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It is with great sorrow that we share with you the news that Jerry Streichler passed away on July 3, 2015. Jerry Streichler's life began in the lower east side of Manhattan, NYC. He earned his B.S. From Newark State College, N.J.(now Kean University), N.J. an M.A. From Montclair State University, N.J. and a Ph.D. From New York University. His dedication to students and professionals preparing for and serving in technology careers included visiting professorships at Staten Island C.C. of the City University of N.Y., University of Michigan, Rutgers University, and the University of Missouri, Columbia before becoming Professor of Technology and the Founding Dean, College of Technology, Bowling Green State University in 1967. In 1993, upon his retirement, he was named Dean Emeritus of the College of Technology from Bowling Green State University having demonstrated personal faith in and commitment to countless undergraduate and graduate students . During his 30 years as Executive Director of Epsilon Pi Tau (1976-2006), he established the Epsilon Pi Tau International Office at Bowling Green State University, instituted the Journal of Technology Studies, established highly successful exemplary initiations at national and international organization meetings, established the Epsilon Pi Tau Historical Archives at the Bowling Green State University Library, and initiated a successful proposal to become a member of the highly respected Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). Dr. Streichler was living in San Diego, CA with his wife, Rosalind who survives him along with his three children who are also residing in California. We express our deep sympathy and condolences to his wife and family upon his passing on July 3, 2015.
What is EPT
EPT is the Leading International Honor Society for Technology. Epsilon Pi Tau recognizes academic excellence of students in fields devoted to the study of technology and the preparation of practitioners for the technology professions. Epsilon Pi Tau also extends the honor of membership and advancement activities to outstanding practitioners in the technology professions, scholars with exemplary research interests in technology in society and/or persons who have significantly supported or advanced technology professions. All prospective members from these groups must meet Epsilon Pi Tau professional and leadership performance criteria.
Promoting Excellence in Preparation and Excellence in Practice
In addition to a recognition program that extends through members' careers and beyond, Epsilon Pi Tau continually seeks to serve, support, and strengthen the technology professions through publications, conferences, thought leadership, and alliances with corporations, professional associations, government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations.
Founded at The Ohio State University in 1929, Epsilon Pi Tau is the premier academic and professional honors group for technology programs in higher education, workforce development programs, and professionals in practice. Epsilon Pi Tau has provided honor and distinction to members, institutions, programs, and individuals throughout the world for more than 80 years. Members have resided in every state of the United States and in 49 other nations. Epsilon Pi Tau has inducted 90,000 plus members since its inception.
EPT activities occur primarily through our active chapters located in five regions throughout the world.