Fred Nitterright

Fred Nitterright
Assistant Teaching Professor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Office Phone
Office Location
227 Burke
PENN STATE BEHREND
242 BURKE CENTER
ERIE PA 16563
    Biography

    Mr. Fred Nitterright is an assistant teaching professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Penn State Behrend. He received the A.A.S. in Mechanical Drafting and Design in 1989 from Westmoreland County Community College, the B. S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology in 1991 from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and the M. S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. Mr. Nitterright is a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers SME, and a member of the American Society for Engineering Education ASEE .

    Fred Nitterright began his career as a machinist at Elliott Support Services in Donora, Pennsylvania in 1986. He was employed as a computer-aided draftsman at Powerex, Inc, a project engineering at Stanko Products, a process engineer at Ami-Doduco, Inc., and a project engineer and team leader at Classic Industries, Inc., in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Mr. Nitterright's employment at Behrend commenced in 1999.


    Teaching

    Courses Taught

    • Applied Solid Modeling
    • Introduction to CAD, ECET
    • MET Summer Internships
    • Manufacturing Materials, Processes, and Laboratory
    • Production Design
    • Production Design Laboratory
    • Solids Modeling I

    Service 

    Service to the University

    • University-wide Course Chair, IE T 101, IE T 215 and IE T 216, 2004-present
    • ETCE Committee, member, 2004-present
    • 2-MET Curricular Committee, member, 2004-present

    Service to the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program

    • IE T Lab Coordinator, 2002-present
    • Material Testing Lab Coordinator, 2006-present
    • Master's of Manufacturing Systems Engineering (MFGSE), committee member, 2000-2002

    Service to student organizations

    • Behrend Car Club, Faculty Adviser, 2001-present.

    Active participation in professional and learned societies

    • American Foundry Society Chapter, Northwest PA, 2007-present.

     

    Research Interests

    Advanced Machining, Manufacturing Cost Analysis and Advanced Graphical Technologies.

    Publications

    Improving Undergraduate STEM Writing through Common Language as a Tool to Teach Engineering “Dialects” - June, 2019
    Collaborators: David Clippinger; Steven Nozaki; Kathleen Jernquist

    Semester-Long Project of a Part Failure for Freshman Mechanical Engineering Technology Students - June, 2019
    Collaborator: David Clippinger, Co-Author

    Update for Managing Engineering and Engineering Technology Summer Internships for Academic Credit - March, 2017

    Introducing Emerging Engineering Materials to Lower-Level Engineering Technology Students, American Society for Engineering Education North Central - March, 2016
    Collaborator: Robert Michael, Co-Author

    Failure Analysis for Engineering Technology Students, American Society for Engineering Education - June, 2014
    Collaborator: Robert Michael, Co-Author

    Design Optimization Problem in a Materials Engineering Course, American Society for Engineering Education - June, 2012
    Collaborator: Robert Michael, Co-Author

    Undergraduate Design: Design of a Reuseable Stir Friction Welding Tool, American Society for Engineering Education - June, 2011
    Collaborators: Robert Michael, Co-Author; Chris Murosky, Co-Author; Michael Ragen, Co-Author

    Development of a Solid Modeling Course for Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) Students, American Society for Engineering Education, Electrical & Computer Engineering Division - June, 2009
    Collaborator: Ronald Krahe, Co-Author

    Development of a Plastic Injection Molding Processing Laboratory for Freshman Mechanical Engineering Technologists, American Society for Engineering Education, Manufacturing Division - June, 2005
    Collaborator: Jonathan Meckley, Co-Author

    Broadening the Scope of a Material Science Course by Experimentally Testing the Effects of Electricity on a Metallic Test Specimen’s Material Properties, American Society for Engineering Education Materials Division Session - June, 2004
    Collaborators: John Roth, Co-Author; Robert Weissbach, Co-Author

    Internships and Program Objectives, American Society for Engineering Education Engineering Technology Division - June, 2004
    Collaborators: Kenneth Fisher, Co-Author; David Roth, Co-Author

    Implementing and Managing Summer Internships at The Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College for Seniors in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Engineering Technology Division Session - June, 2002
    Collaborators: Kenneth Fisher, Co-Author; David Roth, Co-Author

    Design of an Automotive Fuel Tank Test Fixture, American Society of Mechanical Engineers - November, 1992
    Collaborator: Kenneth Fisher, Co-Author

    Education

    MS, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

    BS, Mechanical Engineering Technology , The Pennsylvania State University

    AAS, Mechanical Drafting and Design, Westmoreland County Community College