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Betsy Dell

Professor
Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology
Director of AdvanceRIT

585-475-6577
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Betsy Dell

Professor
Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology
Director of AdvanceRIT

Education

BSME, General Motors Institute; MS, University of Michigan

585-475-6577

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Currently Teaching

MFET-798
0 Credits
Continuation of Capstone
MCET-110
2 Credits
This class explores the commonly used engineering metals. Differentiation of materials, with a focus on metals, is made based on an understanding and control of fundamental material properties. This knowledge of properties and materials then informs analysis of which metals are selected for various applications. Corrosion and its mitigation are explored. Materials selection software and internet resources are used.
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-699
0 Credits
Work experience in manufacturing position appropriate to selected major in graduate program. Position to be obtained through interviewing process with the assistance of Cooperative Education and Career Services Office. Department permission is required.
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.
MFET-600
0 Credits
This course provides students that are new to the MMSI program an opportunity to develop an understanding of the department’s research activities. The students will become more knowledgeable about the Manufacturing & Mechanical Systems Integration program, career options, the capstone and thesis project process (finding an advisor, required documentation and policies regarding completing a project on co-op) and department policies and procedures related to successful completion of the MMSI program.

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Journal Paper
Dell, Elizabeth. "Supporting Women in Engineering Technology Programs." Journal of Engineering Technology. Fall (2019): 22-30. Print.
Dell, Elizabeth and et al. "The Development and Evaluation of an ADVANCE Professional Development Series to Promote Institutional Transformation." The ADVANCE Journal 1. 2 (2019): 2-29. Web.
Samadi, Kosar, et al. "Mechanical, Rheological and Anaerobic Biodegradation Behavior of a Poly(lactic acid) blend containing a Poly(lactic acid)-co-poly(glycolic acid) Copolymer." Polymer Degradation and Stability 170. (2019): 109018. Print.
Dell, E., 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. Print.
Lewis, Christopher L. and Elizabeth M. Dell. "A Review of Shape Memory Polymers Bearing Reversible Binding Groups." Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 54. 14 (2016): 1340-1364. Print.
Dell, Elizabeth M., et al. "Scholarly Production of an Untenured Cohort of Faculty." Journal of Engineering Technology Fall. (2015): 18-28. Print.
Dell, Elizabeth M., Robert D. Garrick, and Jeanne Christman. "Assessment of an Engineering Technology Outreach Program for 4th-7th Grade Girls." American Journal of Engineering Education 2. 1 (2011): 19-34. Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Dell, Elizabeth and et al. "Diversity in Engineering Technology." Proceedings of the ASEE Conference for Industry & Education Collaboration (CIEC). Ed. ASEE. New Orleans, LA: ASEE, 2019. Web.
Hedge, Swati, et al. "Development of a biodegradable thermoformed tray for food waste handling." Proceedings of the 22nd International Association of Packaging Research Institutes (IAPRI) Symposium on Packaging. Ed. IAPRI. Enschede, the Netherlands, NA: n.p., 2019. Web.
Lucietto, Anne, Elizabeth M Dell, and et al. "Engineering Technology Undergraduate Students: A Survey of Demographics and Mentoring." Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference and Exhibition. Ed. ASEE. Tampa, FL: n.p., 2019. Web.
Lucietto, Anne, et al. "Engineering Technology Graduates: A Survey of Demographics and Mentoring." Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference and Exhibition. Ed. ASEE. Tampa, FL: n.p., 2019. Web.
S.,, Hedge, and Dell, E., Lewis, C., Diaz, C. and Trabold, T. "Anaerobic Digestion of Bioplastic Packaging Materials." Proceedings of the Sustainable Packaging Symposium. Ed. na. New Brunswick, NJ: n.p., 2018. Web.
V., Datta, and Francisco, M., Hegde, S., Datta, V., Diaz, C., Trabold, T., Dell, E. and C. L. Lewis. "Mechanical Behavior and Anaerobic Biodegradation of a Poly(lactic acid) blend containing a Poly(lactic acid)-co-Poly(glycolic acid) Copolymer." Proceedings of the SPE ANTEC. Ed. SPE. Orlando, FL: SPE, 2018. Web.
R, Nunziato, and Hedge, S., Dell, E., Trabold, T., Lewis, C. and C. Diaz. "Mechanical Properties and Anaerobic Biodegradation of Thermoplastic Starch /Polycaprolactone Blends." Proceedings of the 21st International Association of Packaging Research Institutes (IAPRI) Symposium on Packaging. Ed. IAPRI. Zhuhai, China, CHINA: IAPRI, 2018. Web.
S., Hedge, and Dell, E., Lewis, C., Trabold, T.A. and C. A. Diaz. "Anaerobic Biodegradation of Bioplastic Packaging Materials." Proceedings of the 21st International Association of Packaging Research Institutes (IAPRI) Symposium on Packaging. Ed. IAPRI. Zhuhai, China, CHINA: IAPRI, 2018. Web.
Bailey., Marchetti, C., E. Dell, K. Crawford, M. Valentine, S. Mason, M. "No More Duct Tape! Institutionalization of Advance Initiatives." Proceedings of the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, OH. Ed. ASEE. Columbus, OH: ASEE, 2017. Web.
Dell, E. and C. Marchetti, K. Crawford, M. Bailey, M. Valentine, S. Mason. "Career Navigation Initiatives for Women STEM Faculty in Support of Institutional Transformation." Proceedings of the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, OH. Ed. ASEE. Columbus, OH: ASEE, 2017. Web.
Dell, E. and Yen Verhoeven. "Using Self Determination Theory to Develop Strategies for the Retention of Women in Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs." Proceedings of the ASEE Zone 2 Conference. Ed. ASEE. San Juan, PR: ASEE, 2017. Web.
Dell, Elizabeth M. and et al. "Connectivity at RIT - Developing & Delivering an Effective Professional Development Workshop Series for Women Faculty in STEM." Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Ed. ASEE. New Orleans, LA: n.p., 2016. Web.
Kim, Spencer and Elizabeth M. Dell. "Transforming Curriculum for Workforce Development in Green Plastics Manufacturing Technology (GPMT) for STEM: Lesson Learned." Proceedings of the 2016 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Ed. ASEE. New Orleans, LA: n.p., 2016. Web.
Mason, Sharon and C. Marchetti, E. Dell, M. Bailey, R. Garrick, and M. Valentine. "Advocates & Allies: Engaging More Men in Institutional Transformation." Proceedings of the 2016 ACM & Anita Borg Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Ed. Anita Borg Institute. Houston, TX: n.p., 2016. Web.
Dell, Elizabeth M. and M. Bailey, L. Clayton, J. Christman, R. Garrick C. Marchetti, S. Mason, M. Valentine and Y. Verhoeven. "Women in Engineering Technology at RIT: Strategies to Recruit, Retain and Advance Women Engineering Technology Faculty and Students." Proceedings of the Conference for Industry & Education Collaboration. Ed. ASEE. Austin, TX: ASEE, 2016. Web.
Strachan, Mart, et al. "Surface Response Methodology Approach to Property Improvement in Bioplastics Blends." Proceedings of the 27th International Association of Packaging Research Institutes (IAPRI) Symposium on Packaging. Ed. IAPRI. Valencia, Spain: n.p., 2015. Web.
Mason, Sharon, et al. "AdvanceRIT Connect Grants: Driving Momentum for Disruptive Change for Women STEM Faculty." Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Ed. American Society of Engineering Educators. Seattle, WA: ASEE, 2015. Web.
Bailey, Margaret, et al. "Institutional Transformation Guided by a Multi-frame Organizational Analysis Approach." Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Ed. American Society of Engineering Educators. Seattle, WA: ASEE, 2015. Web.
Mason, Sharon, et al. "Institutional Transformation at a Large Private Technical University: Reporting on the Accomplishments of a Combined Data Driven Top Down and Bottom Up Approach." Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education. Ed. IEEE. Madrid, SPAIN: n.p., 2014. Web.
Dell, Elizabeth, Robert Garrick, and Yen Verhoeven. "Building a Critical Mass of Female Engineering Technology Students." Proceedings of the Conference for Industry & Education Collaboration. Ed. ASEE. Savannah, GA: n.p., 2014. Web.
Dell, Elizabeth M., Jeanne W. Christman, and Sandra Murphy. "A First Year Experience Discovery Course for Women in Engineering Technology." Proceedings of the Women in Engineering Pro-Advocates Network National Conference. Ed. WEPAN. Atlanta, GA: n.p., 2013. Web.
Dell, Elizabeth M., et al. "Increasing Engagement in the Materials Science Classroom Through the Use of Guided Inquiry in a Technology Rich Learning Environment." Proceedings of the International Materials Education Symposium. Ed. Granta. Cambridge, UK: n.p., 2013. Web.
Garrick, Robert, et al. "The Impact of a Technology Rich Environment with Active Learning Techniques on Engineering Education." Proceedings of the International Technology, Education and Development Conference. Ed. INTED 2012. Valencia, Spain: n.p., 2012. Web.
Dell, Elizabeth, et al. "Using Mind Mapping to Influence Creativity and Innovation." Proceedings of the 2012 Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC). Ed. American Society for Engineering Education. Orlando, FL: n.p., 2012. Web.
Kim, Spencer, Elizabeth Dell, and Mario Castro-Cedeno. "Materials Education for Green Plastics Manufacturing Technology (GPMT)." Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education National Conference. Ed. ASEE. San Antonio, TX: n.p., 2012. Web.
Dell, Elizabeth M., et al. "WE-IMPACT- Women in Engineering - Improving Program Assessment Tools for Outreach and Retention Programs." Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education National Conference. Ed. ASEE. Vancouver, BC: n.p., 2011. Print.
Dell, Elizabeth M., et al. "Breaking Through Barriers-Campus Action Programs." Proceedings of the Women in Engineering ProActive Network National Conference. Ed. WEPAN. Seattle, WA: n.p., 2011. Web.
Garrick, Robert D., et al. "Tablet PC's- Digital Pen-based Technology use and the Impact on Educating Engineers." Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. Ed. International Association of Technology, Education and Development. Barcelona, Spain: IATED, 2011. Print.
Cliver, Richard, et al. "ABET Reporting." Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. Ed. ASEE. Vancouver, BC: n.p., 2011. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Dell, E., C. Marcehetti, and M. Bailey. "Reimagining and Refining Campus Cultures: Promoting an Inclusive Learning Environment at RIT." SIGITE ACM Conference on IT Education / IT Research. ACM. Rochester, NY. 6 Oct. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Dell, E., et al. "Reimagining and Refining Campus Cultures: Promoting Inclusivity Through Organizational Development Initiatives." 2017 ADVANCE/GSE Program Workshop Broadening Participation: Intersectionality. NSF ADVANCE/AWIS. Washington DC, DC. 9 Oct. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Dell, Elizabeth. "Creating Technology Rich Learning Environments for the Classroom." Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference. HETL. Orlando, FL. 4 Jan. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Dell, Elizabeth. "Empowering Women in STEM Careers." Joint Meeting of Society of Women Engineers (Rochester Chapter) and American Association of University Women (Fairport Chapter). Society of Women Engineers (Rochester Chapter) and American Association of University Women (Fairport Chapter). Fairport, NY. 28 Nov. 2012. Keynote Speech.
Dell, Elizabeth. "Use of AAUW Campus Action Grants to Benefit Engineering Students and Single Gender Courses in Fairport Central School District." American Association of University Women- New York State Leadership Conference. American Association of University Women. Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY. 15 Jul. 2011. Keynote Speech.
Eko, Annette. "EMPOWER II-RIT's AAUW Campus Action Program." National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. American Association of University Women. The University of Maryland, College Park, MD. 6 Jun. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Dell, Elizabeth. "Tech Savvy-The Success of Single Gender Technology Courses in the Fairport Schools." Tech Savvy. American Association of University Women-Fairport chapter. Fairport Central School District, Fairport, NY. 24 Mar. 2011. Address.
External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee
9/1/2015 - 8/31/2018
     National Science Foundation-PLAN D
     Amount: $66,225 ($690,639 Main Award, Dell co-PI)
7/15/2014 - 6/30/2015
     New York State Pollution Prevention Institute
     Amount: $60,006
Book Chapter
Garrick, Robert D., et al. "Creating Technology Rich Learning Environments for the Classroom." Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education. Ed. Charles Wankel and Patrick Blessinger. Cambridge, MA: Emerald Publishing, 2013. 263-306. Print.