LTU President and Alumnus Receive Engineering Society of Detroit Awards

Tarek Sobh, Katrin Bosch // Courtesy of LTU

The president of Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield and one of his recent alumni received the honors June 23 at the annual Engineering Society of Detroit awards dinner.

Tarek M. Sobh, president of LTU, was inducted into the ESD College of Fellows and Katrin Bosch, project engineer at Ruby + Associates Inc., was named one of the young ESD engineers of the year.

ESD’s website states that its Fellows “are members of unusual distinction, conferred at the invitation of the Board of Trustees for their outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in their professions, as evidenced by their achievements in the following main areas: technical implementation; professional success; Service and management of the EDD; and professional society service and leadership – as indicated by honors and awards, publications and patents, academic service and leadership, and community service and leadership.

Sobh is the eighth president of LTU. Previously, he was acting provost, the university’s executive vice president for research and economic development, and founding dean of the College of Engineering, Business, and Education at the University of Bridgeport.

Sobh has authored over 250 referenced journal and conference articles and book chapters, in addition to 27 books. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of 18 journals and has served on the program committees of more than 300 international conferences and workshops in the fields of robotics, automation, sensing, computing, systems , control, online engineering and engineering education.

Bosch joined Bingham Farms-based Ruby immediately after graduating from LTU in 2013 and has since worked on a variety of projects across many of Ruby’s departments and project types, including Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena, the stadium Columbus Crew MLS, the new Wayne County Criminal Justice Center, an amusement park project in Florida, and a submarine hull manufacturing plant in Rhode Island. She is active in the cultivation of Ruby’s quality group and works in the company’s Grand Rapids office.

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