Geneva College

 

 

David W. Shaw

David ShawOffice Phone: 724-847-6768
dws@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Mechanical Engineering
    • Thermal and Reaction Engineering
    • Applied Fluid and Thermal Instrumentation

Degrees Received

  • Ph.D., 1988, The Ohio State University
  • M.S, 1986, The Ohio State University
  • B.S.M.E., 1983, Geneva College

Courses Taught

  • EGR 100 - Engineering: Calling and Vocation
  • EGR 101 - Introduction to Engineering
  • EGR 315 - Transport Processes
  • EGR 481/482 - Senior Design Project
  • EGR 491 - Instrumentation Engineering
  • MEE 416 - Design of Thermal Systems
  • MEE 417 - Fluid Mechanics
  • MEE 418 - Reacting Systems
  • HUM 304/SCS 491 - Puerto Rico 2008 and 2009 (Applications of Energy Engineering within the interdisciplinary travel course)
  • CIE 454 - Air Pollution Control

Selected Recent Presentations/Publications

  • Warzinski, R.P., I.K. Gamwo, E.J. Rosenbaum, E.M. Myshakin, H. Jiang, K.D. Jordan, N.J. English, D.W. Shaw; “Thermal Properties of Methane Hydrate by Experiment and Modeling and Impacts upon Technology,” [PDF] Proceedings: 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates, Vancouver, Canada; July, 2008.
  • Rosenbaum, E., English, N., Johnson, J., Shaw, D., & Warzinski, R. (2007, November 22). Thermal Conductivity of Methane Hydrate from Experiment and Molecular Simulation. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 111(46), 13194-13205.
  • Warzinski, R. P., R. J. Lynn, D. W. Shaw and E. J. Rosenbaum, “Thermal Property Measurements of Methane Hydrate Using a Transient Plane Source Technique,” in press, AAPG Hedberg Conference book on Gas Hydrates
  • Shaw, David W., and Tanyel, Murat, , “Hot Wheels® and LabVIEW Meet at NHRA Division 1”, ASEE 2006 Illinois-Indiana and North Central Joint Section, Fort Wayne, Indiana,  March 31-April 1, 2006.
  • Shaw, David W., and Gidley, James S. “Addressing the Liberal Arts in a Core Engineering Class: Theology, Philosophy, Social Ethics, and The Second Law of Thermodynamics,” Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah, Session 3261, June 23, 2004.
  • Christian Engineering Educators Conference (CEEC), June 24-25, 2004, Salt Lake City Utah.  Dr. Shaw participated in a panel discussion titled “Where are the Christian Engineers?”
  • Shaw, David W., and Harwood, Richard F., “Practical Application of FEA in Freshman Design using Senior Student Mentors”,    Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition , Montreal, Canada, June, 2002.
  • Shaw, David W., and Gidley, James S., “Addressing the Liberal Arts in a Core Engineering Class: Theology, Philosophy, Social Ethics, and The Second Law of Thermodynamics”, Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah, June, 2004.
  • Shaw, David W. and Tanyel, Murat, “Teaching the Concepts of Calling and Vocation in an Introduction to Engineering Course”, Proceedings of the 2006 Christian Engineering Education Conference, Bourbonnais, Illinois, June 2006,
  • Shaw, David W. and Tanyel, Murat, “Lessons Learned from a Multi-faceted Freshman Design Project: Software Development, Electronics, Mechanical Construction, Software-Hardware Interface and Economics”,  Proceedings of the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008.
  • Shaw, David W., “Enhancing the Laboratory Experience Using Peer Evaluation Of Group Laboratory Reports In A Fluid Mechanics Course”, Proceedings of the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008.
  • Shaw, David W. and Tanyel, Murat , “What Faculty Wish First-Year Students Understood About Calling and Vocation: The Genesis of a New Textbook”, Tanyel Proceedings of the 2008 Christian Engineering Education Conference, Beaver Falls, PA, June 2008.

Current Projects and Research

Awards & Distinctions Received

  • Engineer of the Year, ASME Pittsburgh Section, 2006
  • Excellence in Scholarship Award, Geneva College, 1997

Professional Society Memberships

  • ASME International
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Professional Certification

  • Registered Professional Engineer – State of Pennsylvania

Personal Information

  • Church Membership – Christ Presbyterian Church (PCA)
    • Praise team member (guitar and bass)
    • Music committee member
  • Hobbies
    • Music – guitar, bass, banjo
    • Endurance sports – triathlon, marathon
    • Wilderness canoe tripping (with the entire family)
    • Home remodeling
  • Married with 4 children – All homeschooled by my hard working wife
  • Geneva trivia – was the first of my family to attend Geneva College, followed by all of my siblings

 
 
Upcoming Events
SERVICE
Service opportunities in Beaver Falls
Students can work with Tiger Pause and the Dare2XL programs.
CURRENT STUDENTS
Branches on campus
The Christian indie/folk band is kicking off the Three Past Three program on October 23.
COMMUNITY
Living in Color: Steppin’ Up—Moving from Theory to Action
The conference, which focuses on getting involved in multicultural issues, will be held Nov. 7-8.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
MBA program to host Open House
An information session that includes a complementary dinner will be held at the Cranberry Regional Learning Alliance on Tue., Oct. 28.
VISIT EVENTS
Business Day is November 8
Activities for those interested in business majors include simulations and networking with current students, faculty and local business leaders.