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Dr. Scott Anson, P.E.

Dr. Scott Anson

CAST Scholar Promotes Faculty-Student Collaboration

Dr. Scott Anson, P.E., assistant professor and program chair of the College of Applied Science and Technology's (CAST's) manufacturing engineering technology program, has consistently promoted faculty-student research collaboration. Since joining CAST's manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology/packaging science (MMET/PS) department in 2003, Dr. Anson has conducted multiple research projects and coauthored 11 publications with students.

"I am extremely passionate about combining research and teaching to inspire today's students to fully engage in their education and future careers," states Dr. Anson. "Simply put, I enjoy seeing students 'get it' and realize that they can learn, discover, publish and ultimately excel in their careers." Dr. Anson continually integrates his research publications back into RIT's electronics manufacturing curriculum.

In August 2008, Dr. Anson was interviewed at the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) international conference in Orlando, Fla., where he discussed how the SMTA professional society and conferences facilitate student mentoring, research, dissemination and a student-industry connection.

In addition to student-focused research, Dr. Anson has also produced five additional publications at RIT and has been co-PI and PI on two NSF proposals and one Small Business Innovation Research proposal totaling more than $630,000.

Prior to joining RIT, Dr. Anson spent eight years in the electronics manufacturing industry conducting failure analysis and process development. Today he greatly enjoys a career where one set of people can be his customers, products, and research collaborators, often at the same time - his RIT students.

Dr. Anson earned his BS, MS, and Ph.D. from Binghamton University. He was nominated for RIT's Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2005, RIT'S Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2008, and repeatedly receives top ratings on his students' teaching evaluations. Dr. Anson was recently named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied Science and Engineering Technology (JASET).