Chow named 2007 William L. Robinson Young Alumni Award recipient
The award is given each year to an individual who is committed to ONU, his/her profession and the community. The award is named in honor of Bill Robinson, BSEd '61, Hon. D. '05, H of F '05. Robinson has served ONU for more than 50 years in numerous capacities and has been a positive influence on countless students and alumni.
"Michael truly symbolizes the meaning of the William L. Robinson Young Alumni Award," said Ann Donnelly, BA '99, ONU director of alumni relations. "He has been active in every aspect of campus life, including the engineering college and with his fraternity. It is an honor to be able to recognize him as someone who has done so much for ONU."
Chow will serve as this year's homecoming parade grand marshal and will be recognized prior to ONU's game against Mount Union.
Chow was the first ONU engineer-in-residence, serving during the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 academic years. The engineer-in-residence program is a joint venture between Ohio Northern and Marathon Oil Company.
He is also active as a member of the ONU alumni board and past alumni board president for the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity chapter at ONU.
Chow is the managing principal for Metro CD Engineering, a firm he founded in 2004 in Worthington, Ohio. Metro CD Engineering specializes in electrical, HVAC, plumbing engineering and green building design. The firm's vision is "Engineering a greener tomorrow ... today."
Chow is a registered professional engineer in over 20 states, including Ohio. He is also a LEED® AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional), knowledgeable and experienced in green building design and operation.
Chow is the education and membership chairman in the Central Ohio IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) Section. He is an active member in the United States Green Building Council, Columbus Green Building Forum, Franklin County Chapter of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
Chow is married to Heidi Woebkenberg, PharmD '96. They have an 18-month-old daughter, Lillian, and live in Dublin, Ohio.