About the Author

    Born in 1930 Carl  Zorowski grew up in Pittsburgh, PA.   His childhood and early teens coincided with the Great Depression and World War II.  In 1948 he attended Carnegie Institute of Technology earning baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees in Mechanical Engineering.  He began teaching as a graduate student at CIT in 1953. That experience set him on a lifelong academic career.  In 1956  he formally became a member of the Mechanical Engineering faculty at CIT teaching engineering mechanics and mechanical design. 

   In 1962 he left CIT to take on the task of revitalizing the Mechanical Engineering program at North Carolina State University.  For the next 35 years his academic career at NCSU included serving as Head of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering and Co-founder and Director of the Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute.

   Although his career included academic administration, discipline research, industrial outreach and consulting, it was classroom teaching, student interaction and educational program development that provided the greatest satisfaction and joy. His passion was to help students develop their creative and innovative abilities to apply engineering fundamentals to the modeling and solving of real engineering design problems

   After serving as Director of the South East University and College Coalition for Engineeering Education ( an NSF funded engineering education reform program) he retired from NCSU in 1997 from full time faculty service as Reynolds Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  He continues teaching part time at the graduate level for “Engineering on Line”, the Distance Education Division of the NCSU Engineering College.

  He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Engineering Education.  In addition to many awards for academic and professional service and achievement he is recipient of
the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence awarded by the North Carolina State University Board of Trustees for an outstanding career in teaching, research and outreach.

  The materials presented ion this site are samples of his class notes and lectures over the latter years of his career.


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