Dr. Ron Bennett, Professor Emeritus and founding dean of the School of Engineering and Honeywell Fellow in Global Technology Management, was honored by the Minnesota High Tech Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tekne Awards event, held Nov. 1 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Bennett said, “This award represents many things: supporting applied engineering; encouraging diversity in STEM fields; promoting technological literacy; and inspiring students of all ages. I am proud to accept it and to share credit with countless others who deserve the same recognition.”

The annual Minnesota Tekne Awards honor companies, innovations and individuals that positively impact Minnesota’s technology-based economy, awarding those who play a significant role in discovering new technologies that educate, improve lifestyles and impact the lives and futures of people living in Minnesota and all over the world.

This year marks the award’s 13th year.The Tekne Awards began in 2000 and are presented by the Minnesota High Tech Association.