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Gray, Gary L.

Gray, Gary L.

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Officer

Office phone: (814) 863-1778
Office address: 211 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building
Office hours: Wednesday: 1:00 - 2:00pm Starbucks Thursday: 3:13 - 4:45pm in 211 EES
E-mail: gray@psu.edu
Homepage: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993
  • M.S., Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989
  • S.M., Engineering Science, Harvard University, 1987
  • B.S. (cum laude), Mechanical Engineering, Washington University, 1985

Years of Service with Penn State

  • July 2000 – Present Associate Professor
  • Feb 1994 – June 2000 Assistant Professor

Other Related Experience — Teaching, Industrial, Etc.

  • Jan 1993 – May 1993 Teaching Assistant, Department of Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • July 1989 – Jan 1993 Research Assistant, Department of Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • Aug 1987 – June 1989 Teaching Assistant, Department of Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • Sept 1986 – Feb 1987 Teaching/Research Fellow, Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • May 1986 – Aug 1986 Research Assistant, Division of Plastic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Jan 1985 – May 1985 Technical Writer, Paris Productions, St. Louis, MO

Recent Principal Publications

  • Gary L. Gray, Francesco Costanzo, and Michael E. Plesha (2013) Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, New York, NY.
  • Michael E. Plesha, Gary L. Gray, and Francesco Costanzo (2013) Engineering Mechanics: Statics, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, New York, NY.

Consulting, Patents, and Scientific and Professional Society Memberships

  • Society of Engineering Science, Member (1994 – Present)
  • American Society for Engineering Education, Member (1992 – Present)

Honors and Awards

  • Best Presentation Award, Mechanics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (2009)
  • Best Presentation Award, Mechanics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (2008)
  • Best Paper Award, Mechanics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (2005)
  • Overall Best Paper Presentation, Mechanics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (2005)
  • Premier Teaching Award, Penn State Engineering Society (2002)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Penn State Engineering Society (1999)
  • Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award, American Society for Engineering Education (1999)
  • First Prize Winner of the Learning Excellence Award, General Electric (1998)
  • Collaborative and Curricular Innovations Special Recognition Award, Provost of The Pennsylvania State University (1998)

Recent Institutional and Professional Service

  • Senator, Penn State Faculty Senate (Aug 2011 – Present)
  • Chair, ESM Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (June 2009 – Present)
  • Chair, Penn State College of Engineering Academic Computing Committee (Jan 2008 – Present)
  • Chair, Computer Network and Data Management Advisory Committee (Aug 2006 – Present)
  • Member, ESM Candidacy Exam Mechanics Committee (Sept 2005 – Present)
  • Chair, Penn State College of Engineering Firewall Exception Committee (Jan 2005 – Present)

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