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Robert Garrick

Acting Department Chair
Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

585-475-4288
Office Location
Office Mailing Address
78 Lomb Memorial Drive Room 70-1179

Robert Garrick

Acting Department Chair
Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BSEE, GMI Engineering and Management Institute; MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

585-475-4288

Areas of Expertise
Computer-aided engineering
Tablet technology in coursework

Currently Teaching

MCET-578
3 Credits
This course introduces students to the macroscopic and microscopic aspects of different types of welding. Students will experience and learn different welding techniques such as MIG, TIG, Stick, and Oxyacetylene welding. Actual practice with the latest technologies such as MIG and TIG will reinforce concepts and provide practical hands-on experience. Several sample test parts will be welded in a lab and broken with a tensile tester to evaluate the calculated load compared to the welded joint strength. Weld samples will also be microscopically inspected to determine the HAZ (heat affected zone) of the material. Oxyacetylene and plasma cutting will be experienced. Interpreting weld symbols on drawings will be learned and applied. **Possible lab fee associated with this course.**
MFET-797
3 Credits
This course provides the MMSI graduate students an opportunity to complete their degree requirements by addressing a practical real-world challenge using the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their studies. This course is not only the culmination of a student's course work but also an indicator of the student's ability to use diverse knowledge to provide a tangible solution to a problem. The capstone project topic can be in the areas of product development, manufacturing automation, management system, quality management or electronics packaging. The course requires a comprehensive project report and a final presentation.
MFET-790
3 Credits
The MMSI thesis is based on thorough literature review and experimental substantiation of a problem, by the candidate, in an appropriate topic. A written proposal has to be defended and authorized by the faculty adviser/committee. The proposal defense is followed by experimental work, a formal written thesis, and oral presentation of findings. The candidate should have completed the requisite courses for the program before enrolling for the thesis.

Select Scholarship

Published Conference Proceedings
Gupta, Surendra ”Vinnie” K., et al. "Scholarship Programs for Vertical Transfers in Engineering and Engineering Technology." Proceedings of the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Ed. ASEE. Salt Lake City, UT: ASEE, 2018. Web.
Garrick, Robert. "Flipped Classroom Video Analytics." Proceedings of the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference Exposition. Ed. ASEE. Salt Lake City, UT: ASEE, 2018. Web.
Mason, Sharon, et al. "Advocates & Allies: Engaging More Men in Institutional Transformation." Proceedings of the at The 2016 ACM & Anita Borg Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Ed. Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology and the Association for Computing Machinery. Houston, Texas: n.p., 2016. Web.
Lobo, Joel, et al. "The Effect of Lean Operation, Ignition Advance, and Compression Ratio on the Performance and Emissions of a Propane Fueled Electronic Fuel Injected Engine." Proceedings of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/(JSAE) Small Engine Technology Conference. Ed. Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Charleston, South Carolina: n.p., 2016. Web.
Gunderson, Kate, et al. "The Effect of Cooperative Education on Retention of Engineering Students & the Transition to Full-Time Employment." Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE). Ed. American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE). New Orleans, Louisiana: n.p., 2016. Web.
Dell, Elizabeth, et al. "Women in Engineering Technology at RIT: Strategies to Recruit, Retain and Advance Women Engineering Technology Faculty and Students." Proceedings of the 2016 American Society for Engineering Education Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration. Ed. American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE). Austin, TX: n.p., 2016. Web.
Dell, E., R. Garrick, and Y. Verhoeven. "Building a Critical Mass of Female Engineering Technology Students." Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Educators, Proceedings of the 2014 Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC), Savannah, Georgia; February 5-7, 2014. Ed. ASEE. Savannah, GA: n.p., 2014. Web.
Dell, Elizabeth M., et al. "WE-IMPACT: Women in Engineering-Improving Program Assessment Tools for Outreach and Retention Programs." Proceedings of the 2011 American Society of Engineering Educators. Ed. Eugene F. Brown. Vancouver, BC, Canada: American Society of Engineering Educators, 2011. Print.
Rock, Meghan M., et al. "Effectively Utilizing Local and Remote Thermo-Fluids Laboratory Experiments to Enhance Student Learning." Proceedings of the 2011 American Society of Engineering Educators. Ed. Asad Yousuf. Vancouver, BC, Canada: American Society of Engineering Educators, 2011. Print.
Garrick, Robert D., Elizabeth Dell, and Larry A. Villasmil Urdaneta. "Tablet PCs - Digital Pen-based Technology Use and the Impact on Educating Engineers." Proceedings of the Edulearn 11 International Conference on Education and New Learning Technology. Ed. International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED). Barcelona, Spain: n.p., 2011. Print.
Dell, Elizabeth M., et al. "Using Mind Mapping to Influence Creativity and Innovation." Proceedings of the 2012 Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC), American Society for Engineering Education. Ed. ASEE. Orlando, FL: n.p., 2012. Print.
Garrick, Robert D., et al. "The Impact of a Technology Rich Environment with Active Learning Techniques on Engineering Education." Proceedings of the 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference INTED 2012. Ed. INTED. Valencia, Spain: n.p., 2012. Print.
Garrick, Robert D. and Larry A. Villasmil Urdaneta. "Implementing a Virtual Laboratory for a Directed and Synchronous Student Learning Experience in Fluid Power." Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Educators 119th Annual Conference & Exposition. Ed. ASEE. San Antonio, TX: n.p., 2012. Print.
Gautam, Amitabh, et al. "A Comparison of the Emissions from Gasoline vs. Compressed Natural Gas for an Electronic Fuel Injected Two Cylinder, Four-Stroke Engine." Proceedings of the SAE - 2012 Small Engine Technology Conference & Exhibition. Ed. SAE. Madison, WI: n.p., 2012. Print.
Gramstad, Riis S, et al. "Accelerated Wear Testing of the Effects of Biodiesel on Piston Ring to Cylinder Wall Wear." Proceedings of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 2012 Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Conference. Ed. SAE. Kyoto, Japan: n.p., 2011. Print.
Garrick, Robert D., et al. "Comparison of New Ultrasonic and Hot Wire Thermo-Anemometer Gas Flow Meters." Proceedings of the 2011 Future of Instrumentation Workshop (FIIW). Ed. IEEE. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN: IEEE, 2011. Print.
Journal Paper
Dell, Elizabeth, et al. "Using Self Determination Theory to Build Communities of Support and Improve the Learning Environment for Women in Engineering." European Journal of Engineering Education. (2017): 1-16. Web.
Piekarski, D., et al. "Performance and Emissions of a Methane Fueled V-Twin Four Stroke Spark Ignited Engine." International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering 3. 1 (2014): 21-27. Print.
LaCarte, Joseph, et al. "Modern Tools for Communication in Concurrent Engineering." The GSTF Journal of Engineering Technology (JET) 1. 1 (2012): 66-72. Print.
Dell, Elizabeth M., Jeanne Christman, and Robert D. Garrick. "Assessment of an Engineering Technology Outreach Program for 4th-7th Grade Girls." American Journal of Engineering Education 2. 1 (2011): 19-34. Print.
Dell, Elizabeth M., Robert D. Garrick, and Larry A. Villasmil Urdaneta. "The Impact of Tablet PCs use in Engineering Education." International Journal of Applications and Practices in Engineering Education 2. 2 (2011): 66-76. Print.
Full Length Book
Villasmil, Larry and Robert Garrick. Fluid Power and The Mechanics of Fluids. Third Revised Preliminary Edition ed. San Diego, CA: Cognella academic publishing, 2016. Print.
Villasmil, L. and R. Garrick. Mechanics of Fluids and Fluid Power. Revised Preliminary Edition ed. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing, an Imprint of University Readers, Inc., 2014. Print.
Villasmil, Larry and Robert Garrick. Mechanics of Fluids and Fluid Power. 1st ed. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing, 2013. Print.
Book Chapter
Garrick, Robert, et al. "Creating Technology Rich Learning Environments for the Classroom." Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Classroom Technologies: Classroom Response Systems and Mediated Discourse Technologies. Ed. Patrick Blessinger and Charles Wankel. Bingley, United Kingdom, UK: Emerald Publishing, 2013. 263-304. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Dell, Elizabeth, et al. "Increasing Engagement in the Materials Science Classroom Through the Use of Guided Inquiry in a Technology Rich Learning Environment." 5th International Materials Education Symposium. Materials Education. Cambridge, United Kingdom, UK. 4 Apr. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Dell, Elizabeth, Robert Garrick, and Larry Villasmil. "Creating Technology-Rich Learning Environments for the Classroom." 2013 International Higher Education Teaching and Learning (HETL) Association Conference. Higher Education Teaching and Learning (HETL) Association. Orlando, FL. 13 Jan. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Garrick, Robert. "Creating Technology Rich Learning Environments for the Classroom." New York State Engineering Technology Association (NYSETA). Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 25 Oct. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Published Article
Garrick, Robert and Marybeth Koon. “A Mixed-MethodComparison Evaluation on the Impact of Tablet PCs and Pen-Based Technology for a Pneumatics and Hydraulics Class.”The Impact of Tablet PCs and Pen-based Technology on Education: Going Mainstream, (2010): 31-38. Print. «
Garrick, Robert, ScottAnson, Elizabeth Dell, Carol Romanowski,Michael Slifka and Larry Villasmil.“Accelerating Untenured FacultyScholarship.” Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC), 3-5 Feb. 2010. n.p. Print. «
Christman, Jeanne, Elizabeth Dell, and Robert Garrick,“Increasing Girls Interest in Engineering by Making It Fun.” ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, 2010. n.p. Print. «
Garrick, Robert, ScottAnson, Mario Castro-Cedeno, Elizabeth Dell,Christopher Greene, Carol Romanowski, Michael Slifka, Larry Villasmil, and James Lee.“UFAST - Practical advice for accelerating new faculty scholarship.” ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, 2010. n.p. Print. «
Garrick, Robert. “A Mixed-Method Comparison Evaluation onthe Impact of Tablet PCs and Pen-Based Technology for a Pneumatics andHydraulics Class.” American Society for Engineering Education - St. Lawrence Section Conference, 26-27 Mar. 2010. n.p. Print. «