Nicholas Bertozzi

Dean, School of Engineering and Computer Science

Nick is a Professor of Engineering at Daniel Webster College (DWC) and Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS). His major interest over the past fourteen years has been the concurrent engineering design process, an interest that was fanned into flame by attending an NSF faculty development workshop in 1996 led by Ron Barr and Davor Juricic. As a result of this workshop, in 1998 a three-semester engineering design sequence was introduced in DWC’s two-year engineering program. The evolution of this program is described in the article, ‘Implementation of a Three-Semester Concurrent Engineering Design Sequence for Lower-Division Engineering Students’, and was published in the Winter 2007 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Engineering Design Graphics Division (EDGD) Journal. The sequence was well received by the DWC engineering students and in 2005 the College introduced BS degrees in both aeronautical and mechanical engineering. The new BS programs both contain a five-semester design sequence. Engineering graphics and concurrent engineering are developed and exercised through-out the new curriculum. In 2006 DWC was accepted into the CDIO ( collaborative.  Nick has a particular interest in helping engineering students develop good communications skills and has made this a SECS priority. Over the past six years he and other engineering and humanities faculty colleagues have mentored a number of undergraduate student teams who have co-authored and presented papers and posters at EDGD and other ASEE, CDIO, and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) meetings as well.  He was delighted to serve as the EDGD program chair for the 2008 ASEE Summer Conference and is currently serving on the ASEE EDGD executive committee as the Director of Communications.

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