Rice
FIS

FIS image header
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Download 
Scholarly Interest Report
         
David M. McStravick
Professor in the Practice
Professor in the Practice in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
 
e-mail:dmcs@rice.edu
 
  • B.S. Engineering (1965) Rice University, Houston
  • M.S. Heat Transfer (1968) Rice University, Houston
  • Ph.D. Heat Transfer (1972) Rice University, Houston, TX
 
Picture
 
Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  •  
     
    Research Areas
     Research interests are in the areas: 1) Wind Energy: Turbine blade design and testing 2) medical equipment design and testing
     
    Teaching Areas
     Engineering Design, Mechanics, and Fluids
     
    Selected Publications
     Abstracts
     

    D. M. McStravick "MEDI-FRIDGE CAPSTONE DESIGN PROJECT." 

     
     

    "AC POWERED BACKPACK PROJECT." 

     
     Articles
     D. M. McStravick, M. K. O'Malley, and S. Gomez, Robotic Turtle Kit Project, 5th Annual ASEE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 9-12, 2006
     
     D. M. McStravick, M. K. O'Malley, and S. Gomez, Human Power Backpack Project, 5th Annual ASEE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 9-12, 2006
     
     Refereed conference papers
     D. M. McStravick, AC Powered Backpack Project, 2007 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Honolulu HI, June 24-27, 2007
     
     D. M. McStravick and Marcia K. OMalley, Improving Interdisciplinary Capstone Design Projects with Cooperative Learning in the Medi-Fridge Project, 2007 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Honolulu HI, June 24-27, 2007
     
     Beach, K.E., Boyle, P.M., Corcoran, C.C., Hamshari, A.N., Tuttle, J.J., McStravick, D.M., Houchens, B.C. ┐Integrating Research, Undergraduate Education and Engineering Outreach.┐ International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, 2 (2), 89-101, 2007.
     
     Marcia K. O┐Malley and D. M. McStravick, ┐Virtual Lab for System Identification of an Electromechanical System,┐ 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, , Orlando, FL. November 5-11, 2005
     
     Conference papers
     

    McStravick, D.M.. Houchens, B. C., Davis, K., Garland, D. C. "INVESTIGATION OF AN EPPLER 423 PROFILE WIND TURBINE BLADE." 

     
     Other
     

    D.M. McStravick and J. L. Kelly "Mechanical Engineering Lab Courses Using Virtual Instrument Computer Software." Laboratory Robotics and Automation., Vol. 10, No. 2 (May, 1998) : pp. 83-87.

     
    Presentations
     Invited Papers
     

    "Virtual Labs in the Engineering Curriculum." ASEE, Salt Lake City, Utah. (6/22/04) With Dr. Marcia O'Malley

     
     

    Authors.  "Laboratory Special Topics Reports." ASEE, Nashville TN. (June, 2003) With T. M. Volz

     
     Other
     

    "Virtual Instrument Data Reduction." N. I. Week, Austin, TX. (Aug. 1999) With C. G. Caballero

     
     

    "Virtual Instrument Data Reduction in Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Courses [This paper won first place in the education category]." N I Week 98 Conference, Austin, TX. (August, 1998) With C. G. Caballero

     
     

    "Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Data Acquisition and Control Using Computer Software." N I Week 97 Conference, Austin TX. (August, 1997) With J. L. Kelly

     
    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Outstanding Baker College Faculty Associate, Baker College (May 2009)

     Baker Associate Award, Baker College (spring 2005)

     Best poster award, ASEE (6/22/04)

     Poster Paper Award, ASEE (June, 2003)

     Virtual Labs, Brown Teaching Grant Committee (March, 03)

    Positions Held
     President of the Rice/Texas Medical Center Chapter of Sigma Xi, Sigma Xi. (2010 - 2010)