David M. Rooney
Associate Professor of Engineering
Weed Hall 212
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Degrees: PHD, 1978, North Car State Univ Raleigh; MS, 1976, North Car State Univ Raleigh; BS, 1974, North Car State Univ Raleigh
Experimental fluid mechanics, with concentration on wind tunnel studies of airflow patterns and vortex shedding around three-dimensional objects in subsonic flow.
History of engineering education and of aviation. Completed manuscript on “Transforming Science into Pedagogy: The Development of Mechanics of Materials in the Nineteenth Century,” submitted for publication.
Assessment tools in engineering education
Courses Most Frequently Taught:
ENGG 28: Strength of Materials
ENGG 115: Fluid Mechanics
ENGG 140: Aircraft Performance
ENGG 142: Mechanical Analysis and Design II
ENGG 145: Aerodynamics
ENGG 147: Soil Mechanics and Foundations
ENGG 169: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
Most Recent Publications:
D.M. Rooney, “Envisioning Supersonic Flight: The 1935 Volta Conference and its Aftermath,” 1935: The Reality and the Promise Conference, Hempstead, NY, April, 2011
D.M.Rooney, The Wine of Certitude: A Literary Biography of Ronald Knox (SanFrancisco: Ignatius Press, 2008), 427 pp.
D.M. Rooney and R.J. Puerzer, “Comparing Alumni Survey Data over Time to Close the Assessment Loop,” 34th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, October 2004, Vol. 2, pp. 10-14.
D.M. Rooney and M.S. Gaspin, “Modification of a Circular Cylinder Near Wake by a Rectangular Jet,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2003, pp. 137-139.
D.M. Rooney and R.J. Puerzer, “The Smaller Engineering School and Its Industrial Advisory Board: An Effective Partnership?” 32nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, November 2002, pp. F1B 16-21.
R.J. Puerzer and D.M. Rooney, “The Alumni Survey as an Effective Assessment Tool for Small Engineering Programs,” Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 91, No. 1, January 2002, pp. 109-116.