Dr. John Harris
Title: Department Chair, Professor of Engineering
Academic Department: Computer Science
Academic Department: Engineering
Academic Department: Mathematics
Office Location: Science Center 004
Office Hours: Mondays: 12p.m. - 2 p.m.Thursdays: 1:00p.m. - 2 p.m.Wednesdays: 12p.m. - 2 p.m.Fridays: 12p.m. - 1p.m.By appointment
- Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering, Penn State University
- M.S. Nuclear Engineering, Penn State University
- B.S. Mathematics/Chemistry, Saint Francis University
- Energy Conversion Engineering I: Mechanical & Nuclear Methods
- Energy Conversion Engineeing II: Electro- Chemical Methods
- Introduction to Engineering
- Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics
- General Physics I & II and Labs
- Introduction to Physics I & II and Labs
- Introduction to Atomic and Nuclear Physics
- Introduction to Physical Sciences
- Fluid Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics
- Nuclear Dreams and Nightmares
- Vector Analysis and Partial Differential Equations
- Development of Regional STEM Education Needs:
- MSP Seeds Grant Mentor and Project Planner: 2010-2012
- Math & Science Partnership Grant Mentor: 2007-2010
- TEAMS Learning Project Summer Science Camp - Faculty & Educator Mentor: 2004-2007
- Grant writing to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education
Development of Numerous STEM Outreach Projects:
- Saint Francis University Science Outreach Center Originator: 2007
- Environmental Engineering Design Academy
- DiSepio Technology Day
Mentoring of Undergraduate Research in STEM Areas:
- Summer 2010: Upscaling the Darcy Apparatus to Study Water Flow through Porous Material. Undergraduate students: Darci Jones & Matt Mary, Engineering majors and Colleen Stock, Computer Science & Mathematics major.
- Summer 2009: Study of the Darcy Apparatus to Study Water Flow through Porous Material. Undergraduate students: Darci Jones & Matt Beiswenger, Engineering majors and Colleen Stock, Computer Science & Mathematics major.
- Summer 2008: Analysis of Best Processes of Benchtop Biodiesel Production and Upscaling Techniques. Undergraduate Student: Darci Jones, Engineering major.
- Summer 2007: Wind Data Modeling for Renewable Energy: Undergradute Student: Kurt Hoffman.
- Summer 2006: Development of Interactive Physics Lab Modules to Enhance Real Time Sharing of Data: Undergradute Student: Alexander Yeisley, Computer Science major.
- Harris, J. & Felix, A. (2010). A Project-Based, STEM-Integrated Team Challenge for Elementary and Middle School Teachers in Alternative Energy. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 3566-3573). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
- Felix, A. & Harris, J. (2010). A Project-Based, STEM-Integrated Alternative Energy Team Challenge for Teachers. The Technology Teacher. 69(5) 29-34.
- Harris, J. A. & McGrath, R. T. (1985) Kinetic Modeling of Plasma-Limiter Interactions in the TEXTOR Edge Region. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology-A, 3(3) 1110-1113.
- Physics Experiments on a Budget: MSP Seeds Workshop, 2011
- Technology in the Classroom: MSP Seeds Workshop, 2010
- Rocketeering: Saint Francis University Science Day, 2009, 2010
- STEP Grant Fourth Year Review Poster Presentation: Washington D.C., March 2009
- STEP Grant Third Year Review Poster Presentation: Washington D.C., March 2008
- TurningPoint Training: Workshop for Elementary & Middle School Teachers, 2008, 2009
- Mathematica Modeling in Health and Wellness: Workshop for TEAMS Project, July 2008
- Wind Energy Project Experience: Saint Francis University Science Day, Nov 2007, 2008
- MSP Seeds Project: 2011-2012
- TEAMS Faculty Member, TEAMS Learning Project: 2004 - 2010
- Western Pennsylvania American Association of Physics Teachers: 2004 - Present
- Project Kaleiodoscope: Faculty for the 21st Century: 1995- Present
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: 1995 - Present
- Teaching Scholar: Academy for the Advancement of College Teaching: 1992- Present
- Active in Church Ministries
- Numerous elementary and high school visits to promote Science,Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) education through presentations to students and faculty.