Sheryl A. Sorby

Sheryl A. Sorby

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Professor Emerita, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

  • PhD, Michigan Technological University, 1991

Biography

Dr. Sorby's teaching interests include advanced structural analysis, finite elements, and computer applications/mechanics. Her research interests include advanced composite materials for use in civil infrastructure, and 3-D computer graphics for visualization of complex behaviors. Her current research project is titled Visualization of Groundwater Pollutant Fate and Transport. Sorby has published WordPerfect for Engineers, and Introduction to 3-D Spatial Visualization, (with B. Gimmestad).

Teaching Interests

  • Advanced structural analysis
  • Finite elements
  • Computer applications/mechanics

Research Interests

  • Advanced composite materials for use in civil infrastructure
  • 3-D computer graphics for visualization of complex behaviors

Recent Publications

  • Sheryl Sorby, "Educational Research in Developing 3-D Spatial Skills for Engineering Students," International Journal of Science Education, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 459 - 480, 2009-02-00