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Professor Laurie Laird

Professional Experience: 
  • Director of Corporate & Alumni Relations and Assistant Professor, Ohio Northern University, 2007-present
  • Interim Chair, Mechanical Engineering, Ohio Northern University, 2006-07 academic year
  • Interim Chair, Mechanical Engineering, Ohio Northern University, 2002-03 winter, spring and summer quarters
  • Director of Cooperative Education and Assistant Professor, Ohio Northern University, 1993-2007
  • Design Engineer, GE Aircraft Engines, 1986-1993
Education: 
  • MSAE, Aerospace Engineering, University of Cincinnati, June 1989
  • BSME,┬áMechanical Engineering, Ohio Northern University, May 1986
Teaching Interests: 
  • Freshman curricula
  • Co-op Orientation
  • Professional Practice
Research Interests: 
  • Freshman persistence
  • K-12 Outreach
Selected Publications: 
  1. D. Mikesell, L. Laird, "Attracting Youth to Engineering Careers: Ohio Northern University's Approach," ASEE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education, Budapest, Hungary, October 2009
  2. E. Baumgartner, D. Blubaugh, L. Laird, A. Friedlein, "The Marathon Petroleum/ONU Engineer-in-Residence Program," ASEE North Central Section Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, March 2009
  3. J. Yoder, D. Sawyers, J. Estell and L. Laird, "Proofreading Exercises to Improve Technical Writing in a Freshman Engineering Course," ASEE Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 2006.
  4. B. Farbrother, L. Laird, L. Grismore, "Pathways and Practice: Ohio Northern University's Approach to Creating "More" and "Better" Engineers," ASEE Regional Conference, Ada, OH, April 2005.
Director of Corporate & Alumni Relations and Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department
Biggs 204
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
l-laird@onu.edu
419-772-2421
Fax: 
419-772-2404