Longtime board member Dr. Michelle Rambo-Roddenberry, PE, resigned from the Florida Board of Professional Engineers in August. Dr. Rambo-Roddenberry was appointed to the Board in March 2012, where she filled the Education seat.
Dr. Roddenberry is associate dean for Student Affairs & a professor at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering in Tallahassee, Fla. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in civil engineering from Florida State University, and her Ph.D. in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. She has seven years of previous experience as a bridge engineer and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida.
At FAMU-FSU, she has taught “Senior Design Project,” an engineering professional issues course, and structural engineering courses, including concrete design, bridge engineering, and pre-stressed concrete. Her research is primarily in concrete failure behavior and bridge engineering, particularly pre-stressed concrete bridges, analysis, in-field measurements, and load rating.
Based on Dr. Roddenberry’s work with the “Senior Design Project” course, her department is the past winner of the NCEES Engineering Award Grand Prize for the “Connecting Professional Practice With Education.” She is an active member of the Florida Engineering Society and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Aside from normal academic service activities such as reviewing technical journals and National Science Foundation proposals, she is involved in service to the community and students through her work in K-12 outreach, MathCOUNTS, the regional science fair, advising the FAMU-FSU ASCE-FES Student Chapter, and hosting the annual Order of the Engineer ring ceremonies for students and engineering professionals. She is also author of several technical journal articles and conference papers.
Dr. Roddenberry has served on the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying’s Committee on Education since 2013 and currently is its chair; has served as a judge for the NCEES engineering award in 2014, 2015, and 2016; has attended and participated in every NCEES Southern Zone meeting and Annual Meeting since 2013; and participated with the team awarded the first-ever NCEES Engineering Award grand prize in 2009.
We wish to express our gratitude for the invaluable service Dr. Roddenberry provided by serving on the Board, and to her dedication to the engineering profession. We wish her continued success in her future endeavors. She will be missed.