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Robert Rabb

Associate Dean for Education

Affiliation(s):

  • Engineering Dean's Office
  • School of Engineering Design and Innovation

102A Hammond Building

rzr5557@psu.edu

814-863-3750

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Journal Articles

  • A Eggleston and Robert Rabb, 2022, "Survey and Best Practice Identification for Course Development and Integration of Technical Communications for Engineers", Technology Interface International Journal, 22, (N1, Fall/Winter 2021)
  • David Greenburg and Robert Rabb, 2020, "Measuring curriculum effectiveness for developing principled leaders in an undergraduate engineering program", Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 20, (9), pp. 89-101
  • A Eggleston and Robert Rabb, 2020, "Student success impacts in communication and professional networking contexts", Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 20, (10)
  • Robert Rabb and Eric P. Fahrenthold, 2012, "Reply by the authors to E. D. Wetzel and N. J. Wagner", Journal of Aircraft, 49, (2), pp. 673-675
  • Robert Rabb and Eric Fahrenthold, 2011, "Evaluation of shear thickening fluid kevlar for large fragment containment applications", Journal of Aircraft, 48, (1), pp. 230-234
  • Robert Rabb and Eric Fahrenthold, 2011, "Simulation of large fragment impacts on shear-thickening fluid Kevlar fabric Barriers", Journal of Aircraft, 48, (6), pp. 2059-2067
  • Robert Rabb and Eric Fahrenthold, 2010, "Impact dynamics simulation for multilayer fabrics", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 83, (5), pp. 537-557
  • Eric Fahrenthold, Robert Rabb and April Bohannan, 2007, "Numerical simulation of impact effects on multilayer fabrics", Shock Compression of Condensed Matter - 2007, American Institute of Physics, 955, (1), pp. 1285-1288
  • Robert Rabb and Eric P. Fahrenthold, 1999, "Numerical simulation of oblique impact on orbital debris shielding", International Journal of Impact Engineering, 23, (1 PART II), pp. 735-744

Conference Proceedings

  • Alyson Grace Eggleston and Robert Rabb, 2023, "Developing and Scaling Engineering Communication (EC) for New Engineering Education"
  • Robert Rabb, Alyson Grace Eggleston and Ronald W. Welch, 2023, "Active Duty and Veteran Pathways to Engineering Higher Education"
  • Sandra Allain and Robert Rabb, 2023, "Developing Engineer Systems Competencies with a Nexus of Engineering, Law, and Policy"
  • Patrick Tunno, Angela Rothrock, Robert Rabb and Christine B. Masters, 2023, "Preparing for Student Success in Global Competency and Awareness"
  • Alyson Grace Eggleston, Robert Rabb, Ronald W. Welch and Catherine Mobley, 2023, "The Veteran, the Myth, the Legend: Preparing for Engineering Curriculum and Career"
  • Robert Rabb and Nahid Vesali, 2022, "Design of a Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Course to Enhance a New Construction Engineering Program"
  • Alyson Grace Eggleston, Robert Rabb and Ronald W. Welch, 2022, "Employer and Student Mismatch in Early-Career Skill Development"
  • Robert Rabb, Alyson Grace Eggleston and Ronald W. Welch, 2022, "Hyflex for Successful Student Veteran Engineering Education: Say it Like You Mean It"
  • Alyson Grace Eggleston, Robert Rabb and Ronald W. Welch, 2022, "We Can't Go Back: Student Perceptions and Remote Learning Protocols"
  • N Washuta, Robert Rabb, A Eggleston and J Righter, 2022, "Defining and Assessing ABET Student Outcome Design Contexts"
  • G Elamin, M Bubacz, A DeVoria, Robert Rabb, D Ragan and P Niksiar, 2022, "Student-instructor Academic Relationship: Effects of Background and Culture"
  • M Brunet, D Heinz, Robert Rabb and A Eggleston, 2022, "Auditory Assistant – Perspectives on a Robotic Senior Design Project"
  • Robert Rabb, James Righter, Nathan John Washuta and Kevin Skenes, 2021, "Freshman General Education Outcomes that Reinforce ABET Student Outcomes"
  • James Righter, David S. Greenburg, Robert Rabb and Nathan John Washuta, 2021, "Quality Function Deployment (QFD) in Late Stages of Capstone Design"
  • Alyson Grace Eggleston and Robert Rabb, 2021, "Faculty Development and Instructional Design Through a Quality Matters Tool for Online and Hybrid Course Assessment"
  • Alyson Grace Eggleston and Robert Rabb, 2021, "Leader Development Model (LDM) Through Self- and Peer-assessment Across the Curriculum"
  • Ronald W. Welch, Robert Rabb and Alyson Grace Eggleston, 2021, "Using the SWIVL for Effective HyFlex Instruction: Best Practices, Challenges, and Opportunities"
  • Alyson Grace Eggleston and Robert Rabb, 2021, "Video Mediated Communication (VMC) Fluency for Today's Engineering Student: You're on Camera"
  • David S Greenburg and Robert Rabb, 2020, "Measuring curriculum effectiveness for developing principled leaders in an undergraduate engineering program", 2020-June
  • Alyson Grace and Robert Rabb, 2020, "Student success impacts in communication and professional networking contexts", 2020-June
  • Alyson Grace Eggleston and Robert Rabb, 2020, "Assessing department of defense demand for veterans during and after degree completion", 2020-June
  • Robert Rabb and James Righter, 2020, "Just in Time mechatronics in senior design capstones", 2020-June
  • Eliza Gallagher, Anna Marie Vagnozzi, Rachel Lanning, D. Andrew Brown, Christy Brown, Kristin Kelly Frady, Julia Machele Brisbane, Michael A. Matthews, Joseph Murphy, Khushikumari Patel, Aubrie Lynn Pfirman, Robert Rabb, Richard H. Roberts, Ronald W. Welch and Anand K. Gramopadhye, 2020, "Poverty and guidance: Challenges and opportunities in mathematics preparation for engineering", 2020-June
  • Nathan John Washuta, Robert Rabb, Emily Kate Bierman, Patrick Bass, Jason Howison and James Righter, 2020, "Using course workbooks as a classroom supplement", 2020-June
  • Alyson Grace Eggleston and Robert Rabb, 2019, "Experiential learning and communication: IFixit in the technical writing classroom"
  • Robert Rabb and David S. Greenburg, 2019, "Meeting industry needs for professional and technical skills with new graduate degrees"
  • Alyson Grace Eggleston and Robert Rabb, 2019, "Returning to an industry-informed technical writing and communication course design"
  • Alyson Grace Eggleston and Robert Rabb, 2019, "Student teamwork and leadership in an engineering technical writing course"
  • Robert Rabb, Ronald W. Welch, William J. Davis and Robert J. Barsanti, 2019, "Supporting regional engineering demand by effective transition of veterans on campus"
  • Alyson Grace Eggleston and Robert Rabb, 2019, "Veteran student leadership skills in an engineering technical writing course"
  • Jason Howison, Robert Rabb, Emily Kate Book and Nathan John Washuta, 2019, "A simple, economic refrigeration lab for thermal/fluids courses"
  • Robert Rabb, Ronald W. Welch, William J. Davis, Deirdre D. Ragan and Jason Geathers, 2019, "Small mentoring efforts that make a big difference for retention"
  • M Bubacz, Robert Rabb and J Ringgold, 2019, "Veteran Students: The Recruitment, Program Selection, and Issues Related to Transition to College Life at The Citadel"
  • Alyson Grace Eggleston and Robert Rabb, 2018, "Reaching and including veteran students in the technical communication classroom", 2018-June
  • Ronald W. Welch, Robert Rabb and Kevin C. Bower, 2018, "Industry partnerships assist programs for accreditation", 2018-June
  • Ronald W. Welch, Tara Hornor, Robert Rabb and Kevin C. Bower, 2018, "Enhancing student learning through accreditation", 2018-June
  • Ronald W. Welch, Kevin C. Bower, Robert Rabb and Ally Kindel Martin, 2018, "Keeping a prospect on the line and then in the boat: Recruitment and retention efforts that make a difference", Proceedings of the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education, 2018-June
  • Eliza Gallagher, Christy Brown, D. Andrew Brown, Kristin Kelly Frady, Patrick Bass, Michael A. Matthews, Thomas T. Peters, Robert Rabb, Ikhalfani Solan, Ronald W. Welch and Anand K. Gramopadhye, 2018, "Prevalent mathematical pathways to engineering in South Carolina", 2018-June
  • Eliza Gallagher, D. Andrew Brown, Christy Brown, Kristin Kelly Frady, Marketa Marcanikova, Sez Atamturktur, Stanley N. Ihekweazu, Michael A. Matthews, Robert Rabb, Richard H. Roberts, Ikhalfani Solan, Ronald W. Welch and Anand K. Gramopadhye, 2018, "Statewide coalition: Supporting underrepresented populations in precalcu-lus through organizational redesign toward engineering diversity (SC:SUPPORTED) results from year one", 2018-June
  • Alyson Grace Eggleston and Robert Rabb, 2018, "Technical communication for engineers: Improving professional and technical skills", 2018-June
  • Robert Rabb, Nathan John Washuta and Coleman D. Floyd, 2018, "Using mechatronics to develop self learners and connect the dots in the curriculum", 2018-June
  • Robert Rabb, M Bubacz, J Howison, K Skenes, P Bass, J Geathers, E Book and N Washuta, 2018, "Complete ABET Program Assessment (CAPA) for a New Engineering Program"
  • Robert Rabb, Ally Martin, Emily Book and Kevin Bower, 2017, "Math problem solving sessions for freshman engineering success"
  • Robert Rabb, Patrick Bass, Monika Bubacz and Kevin Skenes, 2017, "A CAD course revision: Active learning in and out of the classroom", 2017-June
  • Ronald W. Welch, Ally Kindel Martin, Robert Rabb and Kevin C. Bower, 2017, "Growing and training effective faculty", 2017-June
  • Ronald W. Welch, Robert Rabb and Kevin C. Bower, 2017, "Non-tenure track faculty professional development opportunities", 2017-June
  • Dimitra Michalaka, Robert Rabb and Susan Marie Engelhardt, 2017, "Tour of engineering summer camp for rising 8th and 9th graders", 2017-June
  • Robert Rabb, Kevin C. Bower, Robert J. Barsanti and Ronald W. Welch, 2017, "Veteran students in engineering leadership roles", 2017-June
  • Ronald W. Welch, Kevin C. Bower, Robert Rabb, Ally Kindel Martin and Robert J. Barsanti, 2017, "STEM scholarships to engage exceptional students", 2017-June
  • M Bubacz, Robert Rabb, J Howison, K Skenes, P Bass, J Geathers and E Book, 2017, "ABET Program Assessment (A.P.A.) for a New Engineering Program"
  • C Floyd, K Johnson and Robert Rabb, 2017, "Engineering Internships – Individual and Program Assessment"
  • Robert Rabb, Monika Bubacz, Jason Howison and Kevin Skenes, 2016, "Effects of readiness initiatives on mechanical engineering retention and success", 2016-June
  • Ronald W. Welch, Ally Kindel Martin, Kevin C. Bower and Robert Rabb, 2016, "Promoting engagement through innovative and pragmatic programs", 2016-June
  • Robert Rabb, A Martin, K Bower and R Barsanti, 2016, "A Math Review’s Impact on Freshman Engineering Retention and Success"
  • Robert Rabb, Monika Bubacz, Jason Howison and Kevin Skenes, 2016, "Integrating 2+2 Transfer Students in a New Mechanical Engineering Program"
  • C Maier, A Martin and Robert Rabb, 2016, "Student and Instructor Perceptions of a Supplemental Instruction Program"
  • A Mills and Robert Rabb, 2016, "New Intern, How are We Going to Use You?"
  • Monika Bubacz, Robert Rabb, Jason Howison and Kevin Skenes, 2016, "Introducing a Tool for ABET Course Assessment (ACA) for a new Engineering Program"
  • Robert Rabb, Monika Bubacz, Jason Howison and Kevin Skenes, 2015, "Design and Assessment of a New First Year Freshman Mechanical Engineering Sequence"
  • A Martin, R Welch and Robert Rabb, 2015, "Extended Abstract – Freshmen Outreach Program to Retain Engineering Majors"
  • Robert Rabb, Monika Bubacz, Jason Howison and Kevin Skenes, 2015, "Assessing Course Outcomes for a Freshman Engineering Computer Programming Course"
  • M Bubacz and Robert Rabb, 2015, "Introducing a Tool for Evaluating Course Objectives (TECO) for a new Engineering Program"
  • H Holt, A Mills, Robert Rabb and D Michalaka, 2015, "An Effective Student Implemented STEM Outreach Program for Title 1 Schools"
  • Robert Rabb, Jason Howison and Kevin Skenes, 2015, "Assessing and developing a first year introduction to mechanical engineering course", 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society, (122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society)
  • Brian M. Wade, Robert Rabb, R. Clayton McVay and Peter Hanlon, 2012, "Adjusting student test preparation through their own self-assessment"
  • Robert Rabb and Eric P. Fahrenthold, 2011, "Simulation of large fragment impacts on neat and STF Kevlar fabric barriers"
  • Robert Rabb and Eric P. Fahrenthold, 2010, "Evaluation of shear thickening fluid kevlar for large fragment containment applications"
  • John Rogers and Robert Rabb, 2010, "Control theory in practice: Magnetic Levitation", 2, pp. 823-829
  • Robert Rabb and John Rogers, 2010, "Enhancing outreach through a summer hands-on engineering workshop"
  • Robert Rabb and J Hitt, 2010, "Designing a Complex Undergraduate Multidisciplinary Capstone Project: Get Your Kicks with a Bionic Foot"
  • Robert Rabb, David Chang and John R. Rogers, 2009, "Dynamic modeling and control: Interdisciplinary faculty teamwork and techniques", 3, pp. 607-611
  • David Chang, Peter Hanlon, Kirk Ingold and Robert Rabb, 2009, "Educating Generation 'Y' in robotics"
  • Robert Rabb, Margaret Nowicki and Elizabeth Bristow, 2009, "Impacts of an early research experience on recruiting and retention in engineering"
  • John Rogers, Robert Rabb, Christopher Korpela and Ryan Ebel, 2009, "Learning mechatronics through graduated experimentation"
  • Robert Rabb, Andrew Biaglow and David Chang, 2009, "Redesign of a dynamic modeling and control course for multidisciplinary engineering"
  • Robert Rabb, David Chang and John Rogers, 2008, "Course Development and Team Teaching Challenges in Interdisciplinary Dynamic Modeling and Control"
  • Robert Rabb and David Chang, 2008, "Interdisciplinary teaching techniques and learning in dynamic modeling and control"
  • Robert Rabb and John S. Klegka, 2002, "An effective engineer design and teambuilding experience for non-engineers", pp. 9173-9185
  • Robert Rabb and Ronald W. Welch, 2002, "Projects day: Completion of the engineering capstone design", pp. 10375-10384
  • Robert Rabb and John S. Klegka, 2001, "A modern mechanical engineering sequence for the United States Military Academy", pp. 649-658
  • Robert Rabb and John S. Klegka, 2001, "Designing an engineering experience for non-engineers", pp. 3433-3443
  • Robert Rabb and John S. Klegka, 2000, "Engineering design opportunities at the united states military academy", pp. 2425-2439

Other

  • Robert Rabb, 2015, "United States Army Corps of Engineers Overseas Contingency Operations Playbook"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Committee Member, LionPath, LionPath (PeopleSoft) Governance Committee, 2022
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, LionPath, Digital Learning Advisory Committee, 2022
  • Committee Work, Chairperson, LionPath, Engineering Digital Learning Advisory Committee (eDLAC), 2022
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Administrative Council on Undergraduate Education (ACUE), Undergraduate Education, Administrative Council on Undergraduate Education (ACUE), August 2022
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Advisory Committee for Graduate Education (ACGE), Advisory Committee for Graduate Education (ACGE), August 2022
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Digital Learning Academic Council (DLAC), Digital Learning Academic Council (DLAC), August 2022
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, LionPATH Development and Maintenance Organization (LDMO), LionPATH Development and Maintenance Organization (LDMO), August 2022
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Unit Planning Advisory Group (UPAG), Unit Planning Advisory Group (UPAG), August 2022
  • Academic Leadership and Support Work, Attendee, Service Systems Engineering (SSE) Advisory Board, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, SSE Advisory Board, September 2022
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Hankin Committee and Glunt Committee (Scholarship), Hankin Committee and Glunt Committee (Scholarship), August 2022
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Millenium Scholars Program (MSP), Millenium Scholarship Program - Internal Steering Committee, August 2022
  • Committee Work, Administrator, Monitor College of Engineering Strategic Plan, College of Engineering, September 2022

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Secretary, American Society for Engineering Education, July 2022
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Volunteer, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Mechanical, January 2018
 


 

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The Pennsylvania State University

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Phone: 814-865-2952