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Mary Kasarda

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PROFESSIONAL ROLES

  • Higher Ed: Engineering 

BIO

BS, MS, and PhD in mechanical engineering from University of Virginia. Worked as a professional engineer at Ingersoll-Rand, Rotor Bearing Dynamics, and DuPont before earning doctorate. Currently an associate professor in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech (joined VT faculty in 1996). Commissioner of ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission, and member of ASME Commission on Engineering Accreditation. Was visiting professor at Sweet Briar College to help them start a degree program in General Engineering (now ABET accredited). 

EXPERTISE

Rotor dynamics, vibration analysis, health monitoring, Educational research in topics on engineering in K-12 and underrepresented groups in engineering programs. 

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