Michael Gregg, associate professor of engineering education in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of associate professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive an emeritus certificate from the university.

A member of the university community since 1992, Gregg made significant contributions to the Engineering Fundamentals and Engineering Education programs. He co-founded programs students encounter early in their plan of study including the engineering fundamentals take-apart lab and the Rising Freshman Abroad Program, and activity in the American Society for Engineering Education First-Year Program Division and Director of the Green Engineering Program.

In the classroom, Gregg taught thousands of engineering students in a variety of undergraduate courses ranging across the engineering fundamentals and engineering education curricula. He co-founded and directed the Frith First-Year Design Laboratory, or Frith Lab, which aids in the retention and development of young engineers through hands-on learning, peer mentoring, and authentic problem-solving.

Gregg received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Bucknell University.