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UT Tyler Associate Dean Recognized at Phi Kappa Phi Convention

September 21, 2012

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Dr. Muthukrishnan Sathyamoorthy, associate dean and professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Tyler, represented the university at Phi Kappa Phi’s 2012 Biennial Convention in St. Louis, Mo.

Sathyamoorthy serves as treasurer for the UT Tyler chapter and attended the convention as the chapter’s voting delegate.

More than 300 guests including 177 chapter delegates attended the honor society’s two-day convention.

A Phi Kappa Phi member since 2008, Sathyamoorthy holds a Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering, as well as a master of technology, both from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India. He has served UT Tyler since 2006, first as associate provost and currently as associate dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines.

Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually about 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.

For more information, visit the PKP website.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
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