Rotarian Honored for Engineering Accomplishments

Posted By Frank Vinluan

Rotarian Rudy Rodriguez has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions the profession can bestow on an engineer.

Rudy was one of 80 new members and 22 foreign members announced by the academy, bringing total U.S. membership to 2,275. Foreign members of the academy now total 232.

The academy says that membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education. It also honors those who pioneer new and developing fields of technology, or make major advancements in traditional fields of engineering.

Rudy is the founder and chief scientific officer of Research Triangle Park-based Advanced Animal Diagnostics, a company that has developed and commercialized a diagnostic technology for animals. Rudy, who has presented his company’s technology as a speaker during a club meeting, says that the technology can be used to help reduce the use of antibiotics in farm animals.

Members of the newly elected class will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the academy’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on October 9, 2016.

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