956 Winter 2020 Mechanical Engineering and Practical Societal Applications
Thursday, 11:50-1:15, Feb. 6
Instructor: Robert L. Gallo
Coordinator: Craig Zane
The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the primary engineering disciplines, with specific emphasis on mechanical engineering. We seek to describe the value-added contributions of mechanical engineers to society and their requisite core competencies.
Dr. Robert Gallo is the director of senior projects and professor in the practice department of mechanical engineering at George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering. Prior to joining Mason, Gallo was appointed to the US Naval Academy to serve as its sole adjunct professor for aerospace engineering, instructing midshipmen in the applied science of air-breathing atmospheric flight and aeronautical engineering structural mechanics. Gallo previously directed IBM’s public sector transportation consulting practice, bringing to it more than 35 years of multi-modal transportation and real-world aerospace engineering experience.