Paul D. Scholz
Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1967 – 1992)
Associate Dean, College of Engineering (1979 – 1992)
Paul Scholz derived great pleasure from interacting with students in the classroom, in research labs, and in the student-sponsored extracurricular activities in which he contributed passionately throughout his career. His optimism--evident in his engaging personality, ready smile, and beefy handshake--made him a “go to” mentor among students. His vision for computer-aided design as a vital professional tool helped form breakthrough areas of research excellence in the College. Scholz saw that the engineer has extraordinary power to transform human lives in positive, creative, and meaningful ways. He carried this sense with him into the classroom, into relationships with colleagues, and into the future through those he inspired.
Inducted June 10, 2006