Dr. Paul Schreuders
The Engineering Design Graphics Program, housed in the ETID Department and providing required service courses for all freshmen in the College of Engineering, recently acquired a badly needed addition to their teaching faculty, Dr. Paul Schreuders. Dr. Schreuders joined the EDG Program this spring as a senior lecturer. He brings a diverse range of experiences to his teaching. With an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and graduate degrees in biomedical engineering, he has taught courses in biological engineering, technology and engineering education, and engineering graphics.
Most recently, Dr. Schreuders has been involved in engineering education research examining women in engineering, social networking in engineering students, and in the development of pre-engineering curricula for high schoolers. His earlier research centered around cell cryopreservation and the growth and destruction of bacterial biofilms.
Dr. Schreuders appointment was made possible as a result of differential tuition funding available to the ETID Department. The addition of Dr. Schreuders to our faculty this spring resulted in the department being able to accommodate 159 additional students this spring in ENDG 105, Engineering Graphics.
As part of the department's allocated differential tuition funds, the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology program is pleased to welcome Mr. Randy Tucker to their teaching staff as a new Laboratory Lecturer. Randy has already started teaching laboratories this semester and his vast knowledge in the field has greatly benefited our students. He has also begun working on enhancements to the MMET program's extensive laboratory facilities, equipment and procedures.
Mr. Randy Tucker
Randy received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M. While pursuing his degrees, he worked in the various ME laboratories and became a lecturer for that department upon graduation. Prior to receiving his degrees, Randy worked in the areas of welding fabrication and repair for the oil industry. He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and new ideas to the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology program, especially in the areas of machine fabrication and design, and welding. Randy is committed to helping students understand how the concepts taught in the classroom apply to real life solutions to problems in the field. His teaching philosophy is a perfect fit with the "Minds-on, Hands-on" education that the MMET program is known for and which makes our graduates so marketable.