College of Engineering and Science

Schweisinger named RiSE faculty director

Dr. Schweisinger’s research interests include improving the effectiveness of undergraduate engineering education, and machine design and product development. His involvement with the Creative Inquiry (CI) program provides an excellent opportunity to work with motivated undergraduate students on projects that require multi-disciplinary teams of researchers to meet objectives.Todd Schweisinger, mechanical engineering lecturer and coordinator of undergraduate laboratories, has been appointed faculty director for the Residents in Science and Engineering (RiSE) Living-Learning Community. The faculty director is responsible for supporting the RiSE students by participating in sponsored programs, holding office hours in Lever Hall, and planning engineering and science-related activities for RiSE participants.

"The RiSE program provides an excellent opportunity to accelerate the potential of students to solve technical challenges,” observes Schweisinger. “I look forward to helping them achieve their full potential and accomplishing their aspirations."

RiSE is a unique residential community designed for freshmen in the College of Engineering and Science (CES). The mission of this program is to ease a student’s transition to college by supporting academic success, facilitating professional development, and encouraging student engagement.

“Over the years, as the coordinator of undergraduate laboratories, Dr. Schweisinger has shown a profound interest in helping our mechanical engineering undergraduates have a successful lab experience, observes CES Dean, Anand Gramopadhye. “His enthusiasm and penchant for innovative approaches will prove to be valuable assets for our RiSE residents.”