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Richard Whalen

Associate Director & Teaching Professor, First Year Engineering Program
617.373.4706
369 Snell Engineering
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research & Scholarship Interests

Engineering Education, Microscale Heat Transfer

Honors & Awards

  • First-year Programs Division ASEE, Distinguished Service Award, 2014.
  • Northeastern University, College Of Engineering Outstanding Teacher of First-Year Engineering Students Award, 2014.
  • Best Paper Presentation(coauthor) –First-year Programs Division, 2014 ASEE, Indianapolis, IN, 2014.
  • Northeastern University, College Of Engineering Outstanding Teacher of First-Year Engineering Students Award, 2012.
  • Best Paper Presentation(coauthor) –First-year Programs Division, 2012 ASEE, San Antonio, TX, 2012.
  • Best Paper Presentation(coauthor) –First-year Programs Division, 2011 ASEE, Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
  • Best Paper Professional Interest Council Division 3(coauthor), 2011 ASEE, Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
  • Best Paper Award First-year Programs Division(coauthor), 2011 ASEE, Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
  • Best Overall Conference Paper(coauthor), 2010 ASEE, Louisville, Kentucky, 2010.
  • Best Paper Professional Interest Council Division 3(coauthor), 2010 ASEE, Louisville, Kentucky, 2010.
  • Second  Place Best Paper Award First-year Programs Division(coauthor), 2010 ASEE, Louisville, Kentucky, 2010.
  • Best Paper Presentation(coauthor) –First-year Programs Division, 2010 ASEE, Louisville, Kentucky, 2010.
  • Best Paper  – Freshman Division(coauthor), 2007 ASEE, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2007.
  • Best Paper Presentation(coauthor) – Freshman Division, 2007 ASEE, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2007.
  • Northeastern University, College Of Engineering Outstanding Teacher of First-Year Engineering Students Award, 2006.
  • Best Paper Presentation(coauthor) – Freshman Division, 2005 ASEE, Portland, Oregon, 2005.
  • Northeastern University, College Of Engineering Outstanding Teacher of First-Year Engineering Students Award, 2004.
  • Northeastern University, The Lowell Institute School Excellence in Teaching Award, 2004.

Teaching Interests

  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mechanics and Design
  • Problem Solving and Computations

 

Professional Affiliations

  • The American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE)
  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Airplane Pilots and Owners Association (APOA)
  • Scuba Diving International (SDI)

Selected Publications

  • Jaeger B., Freeman, S. & Whalen, R., “Making a First-year Impression: Engineering Projects that Affect and Connect”. Proceedings of the 2014 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN., 2014.”
  • Whalen, R., Chirag P, Tortoriello, D., Speroni, J. &; Baldacci, J., “Augmenting a First-year Design Course with an Undergraduate Student Administered SolidWorks Module”. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2013.
  • Jaeger B., Whalen, R., & Freeman, S., “Programming is Invisible – or Is It? How to Bring a First-year Programming Course to Life”. Proceedings of the 2012 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX., 2012.
  • Freeman, S., Forman, S., Whalen, R., & Jaeger B., “Service Learning vs. Learning Service in Engineering Design”. Proceedings of the 2009 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2011.
  • Whalen, R., Jaeger, BK, & Freeman, S., “R U All There?Texting, Surfing, and E-Tasking in the Classroom and its Effects on Learning”, Proceedings of the 2011 American Society for Engineering Education for Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2011.

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May 2, 2016

2016 Faculty and Staff Awards Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2015-2016 academic school year. Faculty...

September 25, 2014

MIE Senior Academic Specialists Beverly Kris Jaeger & Rich Whalen were invited to OSU to present on how the Gateway Faculty have transformed our First-year Engineering Program.

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