Chuck Drake

Chuck Drake
Professor
Office: SWN 405
Phone: (231) 591-2788
E-mail Address: chuckdrake@ferris.edu


Profile

EDUCATION:

  • Michigan Technological University, M.S.M.E.
  • Lake Superior State College, B.S. Mathematics
  • Additional graduate courses:  Finite Element Analysis (3), U. Virginia; Operations Research (2), Virginia Tech; VisualBASIC, FSU


PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATION:

  • Registered Professional Engineer, Michigan and Virginia
  • Fluid Power Society:  Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Specialist; Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist 


AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Engineering experimentation, data acquisition, analysis and control; structures; finite element analysis; heat transfer; fluid mechanics; strength of materials; statics and dynamics


ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMITTEES:

  • American Society of Engineering Educators
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • Committee on Engineering Technology Accreditation
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Heads Committee
    • Board on Education
  • American Solar Energy Society
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission/Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC/ABET)
    • Commissioner
    • Team Chair
    • Program Evaluator
  • MATHCOUNTS Coordinator


STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Association Advisor
  • Formula SAE Co-Advisor
  • SAE Chapter Co-Advisor
  • Men’s Club Soccer Advisor