Panel II-A & B Members
Freshman Engineering Programs
(Examples and Content)
Facilitator: Dr. Robert Gustafson (see bio in “Opening
II-A Panel Members: Dr. Blair
Rowley, Dr. Blaine Lilly, & Dr. Robert Chasnov
Dr. Blair Rowley has been a Professor of Biomedical,
Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering at Wright State University since 1984.
Since 1992, Dr. Rowley has served as a Professor in the Department of
Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine at Wright State. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering
from the University of Missouri School of Mines and
Metallurgy, and his MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of
Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Rowley has
received many distinctions and authored and co-authored many publications in
the area of biomedical engineering.
Dr. Blaine Lilly is an Assistant Professor with a
joint appointment in the Department of Industrial, Welding and Systems
Engineering, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State
University. He has a BS and MS in
Mechanical Engineering, and has received his PhD in Industrial and Systems
Engineering. He is also a journeyman
tool and die maker.
Dr. Lilly helped to create one of the labs used in the IE program
involving the single use Kodak camera and also serves as a lab instructor at Ohio State.
Dr. Robert Chasnov has been
as Associate Professor of Engineering at Cedarville University since 1991. For the past three
years, he has taught freshman in an Introduction to Engineering Design
course. He received his BS in Physics
from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his MS in Physics and PhD in
Materials Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
II-B Panel Members: Dr. Marc Buchner,
Dr. Kenneth Halliday, and Dr. Daniel Suchora
Dr. Marc Buchner received
his BS degree in Mathematics from Michigan State University and the MS and PhD (1976) degrees in Systems Science
also from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. He is
currently teaching and “re-engineering” the freshman Introduction to Computer
Programming course using a new LEGO MINDSTORM robot laboratory to introduce
basic programming concepts to engineering and science students.
Dr. Kenneth Halliday is an
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ohio University. His areas of
expertise are mechanical systems analysis and design, and the history of
technology. Dr. Halliday
has been involved with the freshman engineering courses at Ohio University for eighteen years.
He received his BME from Western New England College and his PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Dr. Daniel Suchora is
currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, assistant to the Dean, and
Freshman Engineering Coordinator at Youngstown State University. He received his BS and MS degrees in Mechanical
Engineering at Youngstown State
and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.