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Scott Danielson

Danielson-Scott-6171_wScott Danielson, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor, Engineering Program
Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs

7231 E. Sonoran Arroyo Mall
Santan Hall 330 (map)
480-727-1185
Mail Code: 8109
Scott.Danielson@asu.edu
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Expertise: engineering mechanics and education, engineering unit leadership and program development, effective teaching, aircraft manufacturing and fluid dynamic

Profile:
Scott Danielson is the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and an Associate Professor in the Engineering Program of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering’s Polytechnic School. Danielson is a registered Professional Engineer with over 33 years of broad-based experience in both industry and academia. In his academic career, a primary theme has been building academic units, including serving as a department chair for over 15 years and working at the national level within professional organizations related to engineering education. Danielson has served as department chair at two different universities, North Dakota State University and Arizona State University.

He enjoys teaching, a generalist technically and has taught a wide variety of topics—engineering mechanics, manufacturing and aeronautical courses. Past industrial experience includes design of machinery, machine installation, engineering management and plant start-up while working for Crown Zellerbach, a forest products company.

His academic experience includes developing new academic programs, obtaining external grants and contracts, publishing and teaching. His external funding and publishing activity has focused on educational capacity building, enhancing student learning, academic leadership, teaching engineering mechanics and the development of academic programs. Most of his work has involved others as he enjoys being part of a team.

His service to his profession has included leadership roles in four national professional organizations: ASME, ABET, SME and ASEE. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. He served on the Board of Directors of the ASME Center of Education, was a charter member and co-editor of the ASME Vision 2030 Task Force, charged with updating the body of knowledge for mechanical engineering education to prepare graduates for the future. He also serves on the Steering Committee of the Manufacturing Education and Research Community within SME. Currently, he serves as a member at large on the ASEE Engineering Technology Division Executive Committee and has served in all the leadership roles within the ASEE Mechanics Division.

Education
Ph.D., Engineering (mechanical engineering concentration), North Dakota State University, 1990
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming, 1977
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming, 1976

Awards:
ASME Ben C. Sparks Medal, 2013 and 2009
Faculty Excellence in Service Award, College of Science and Technology, ASU, 2006
Best Presentation at the ASEE Annual Conference by the Manufacturing Division of ASEE, 2003
Best Paper Award of the ASEE Annual Conference by the Mechanics Division of ASEE, 1999
Teacher of the Year Award, NDSU’s College of Engineering and Architecture, 1995-1996

Publications or presentations (last three years)

Journal Articles, Conference Proceedings, Book Chapters, and White Papers:

Nam, C., & Danielson, S. (2011).  Development of a Small UAV with Real-time Video Surveillance.  In the 2011 Annual Conference Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education, June 27 – 29, Vancouver, BC.  New York: American Society for Engineering Education.

Kirkpatrick, A., Danielson, S., Warrington, R., Smith, R., Thole, K., Wepfer, W. & Perry, T. (2011).  Vision 2030 – Creating the Future of Mechanical Engineering Education.  In the 2011 Annual Conference Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education, June 27 – 29, Vancouver, BC.  New York: American Society for Engineering Education.

Georgeou, T., & Danielson, S. (2011).  Redesign of Outboard Motors for Use in the Grand Canyon.  In the 2011 Annual Conference Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education, June 27 – 29, Vancouver, BC.  New York: American Society for Engineering Education.

Danielson, S., Kirkpatrick, A., & Ervin, E. (2011).  ASME Vision 2030: Helping to Inform Engineering Education.  In the Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, IEEE/ASEE, October 12 – 15, 2011, Rapid City, SD.

Danielson, S., Perry, T. & Kirkpatrick, A. (2012).  ASME’s Vision 2030’s Import for Mechanical Engineering Technology.  In the 2012 Annual Conference Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education, June 10 – 13, San Antonio, TX.  New York: American Society for Engineering Education.

Danielson, S., Kirkpatrick, A. & Perry, T. (2012).  ASME Vision 2030’s Recommendations for Mechanical Engineering Education.  In the 2012 Annual Conference Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education, June 10 – 13, San Antonio, TX.  New York: American Society for Engineering Education.

Danielson, S., & Roberts, C. (2012).  Increasing Student Learning via an Innovative Capstone Program.  In the 2012 Annual Conference Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education, June 10 – 13, San Antonio, TX.  New York: American Society for Engineering Education.

Warrington, R., Kirkpatrick, A., Danielson, S., & Kukacki, F. (2012).  Vision 2030: The Future for Mechanical Engineering Education with a Focus on Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics.  In the Conference Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, July 16 – 18, Malta.

Danielson, S., & Kirkpatrick, A. (2012).  Mechanical Engineering Technology: ASME Vision 2030’s Call for the Future, Journal of Engineering Technology, Vol 29, No 2.

Danielson, S., & Roberts, C. (2013).  A Successful Engineering Program-Corporate Partnership.  In the 2013 Annual Conference Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education, June 23 – 26, Atlanta, GA.  New York: American Society for Engineering Education.

Mott, R., Bennett, R., Gartenlaub, M., Danielson, S., Stratton, M., Jack, H., Kraebber, H., & Waldrop, P. (2013).  Integration of Manufacturing into Mechanical Engineering Curricula.  In the Proceedings of the 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, ASME, November 15-21, San Diego, CA.

Mott, R., Bennett, R., Danielson, S., & Stratton, M. (2014).  Integration of Manufacturing into Mechanical Engineering Education Curricula.  Paper accepted for the 2014 Annual Conference Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education, June 15 – 18, Indianapolis, IN.  New York: American Society for Engineering Education.

Books or Associated Instructor Aids:

Statics & Dynamics—The next generation (2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012).  An instructor’s package published by Prentice-Hall Inc. to accompany the 10th edition of Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics by R.C. Hibbeler.  S. Mehta was the original primary co-author.  The PowerPoint files were revised for the 11th, 12th, and 13th editions of the textbooks with the help of various ASU faculty, including Dr. Changho Nam.

Learning Catalytics for Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics (2014).  Problem development for Pearson Education for the Learning Catalytics instructor tool.  Several hundred problems developed with Dr. Changho Nam (lead author).

Presentations:

Danielson, S. (2011).  Plenary II: Industry-Focused Mechanical Engineering Education. Member of a panel at the 2011 International Leadership Summit, September 28, 2011.  Hong Kong, China.   See http://events.asme.org/Summit2011/.

Danielson, S. (2012).  A Vision of Engineering Technology Education in the US. Presentation in the Future of Engineering Education session of the Pan American Convention of Engineering XXXIII, UPADI, meeting in Havana, Cuba, April 9-14.

Lead numerous workshops in Vietnam in 2013 – 2014 involving Rectors, Vice-Rectors, Deans, Vice-Deans and program leaders from nine Vietnamese colleges and universities as part of the USAID-funded Vocational and University Leadership & Innovation Institute (VULII).

Co-facilitator for a two day workshop in September 2014 held by the USAID-funded Higher Education Leadership and Management (HELM) project in Jakarta Indonesia. Participants from 32 higher education institutions discussed the best way to prepare their institutions for obtaining international recognition/accreditation.