Daniel Acree, Instructor

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Education
  • M.S.,      Mechanical Engineering                             North Carolina A&T, Greensboro,     2004
  • B.S.,       Mechanical Engineering                             North Carolina A&T, Greensboro,     2002
Academic experience
  • 7/2010 – date        Instructor/Projects Coordinator, Department of Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University
  • 8/2006 – 7/2010    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University
Non-Academic Experience
  • 2006 - 2012:       Occasional Consulting, ABCO Automation Inc., Brown Summit, NC
  • 2002 – 2006:      Mechanical Design Engineer, ABCO Automation Inc., Brown Summit, NC
  • 1998 - 2001:       Assistant Manager, Washington Mutual Finance, Greensboro, NC
  • 1997 - 1998:       Automation Technician, Polo Ralph Lauren Distribution, High Point, NC
  • 1995 - 1996:       Fabrication & Machining Support, ABCO Automation Inc., Brown Summit, NC
Current membership in professional organizations
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
Honors and Awards
  • Advisor of the Year Award, North Carolina A&T State University, 2012.
Service activities
  • Director of Aggie Racing
    • Advisor for Baja SAE and Formula SAE
    • Advisor for Baja SAE Since 2006
      • At least 3 competitions per year.
      • New design and build from scratch annually.
  • Restarted Formula SAE Team in 2009
    • First competition since 2002 for NCATSU was in May 2012.
    • Current team is designing new vehicle for 2013.
    • Advisor for Student Chapter of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • Board Member for Carolinas’ Section of Society of Automotive Engineers
      • Baja SAE Carolinas’ 2010 Planning Committee Member
      • Supported SAE International CDS group in recruiting & planning FSAE-VIR
      • Mechanical Engineering Department Lab Committee Chair/Coordinator
      • Mechanical Engineering Department Capstone Project Coordinator
      • Extensive Support of COE Development Office for Corporate Relations
        • Meeting with President of  TEMA (Toyota), February 22, 2012
        • Recruiting & Funding Meetings with Visitors from GM, September 13, 2011
        • Recruiting & Funding Meetings with Visitors from Toyota, TEMA, July 25, 2011
        • Recruiting & Funding Meetings with Visitors from Alcoa, February 18, 2011
        • Secretary of NC Dept. of Transportation at Aggie Racing Lab, February 15, 2011
        • Volvo Truck - Student Competition Planning, November 30, 2010
        • Field Community & Corporate Questions about Automotive, Design, & CAD
          • Wysong Precision Manufacturing, Review of Current Processes, July 27, 2012
          • Review of ‘Torque Multiplier’ Private Research Request, March 20, 2012
          • Discuss Teaching of CAD with local CC Faculty, GTCC, November 10, 2011
          • Average roughly 15-20 such discussions per year.
          • Outreach Activities for COE Primarily Utilizing Aggie Racing as STEM Attraction
            • Guildford County BSA Pinewood Derby, Aggie Racing Display, March 17, 2012
            • NCATSU High School Transportation Institute Presentation, August 1, 2012
            • Atkins High School Tours, Aggie Racing Shop, August 2, 2012
            • Guilford County Schools Career Fair, Greensboro Coliseum, November 15, 2011
            • Hosted ‘Upward Bound’ HS Students at Aggie Racing, July 19, 2011
            • Hosted ‘RISE’ High School Seniors for COE, February 1, 2011
            • NC Opt-Ed Alliance, Aggie Racing Display, November 12, 2010
Professional Development Activities (2007-2013)
  • Manufacturing Presentation& Tour at Deere Hitachi, Kernersville, NC  October 18, 2012
  • Carolinas’ Section of SAE Student Presentations Night, UNCC, February 28, 2012
  • American Society of  Mechanical Engineering, Firearm Safety, December 15, 2011
  • Baja SAE Design Council Meeting, John Deere, Fuqua-Varina, NC September 30,2011
  • Design & Manufacturing Discussions & Tours, Cummins RMEP, July 15, 2011
  • Carolinas Section of SAE Student Presentation Night, Clemson ICAR, February 22, 2011
  • Michelin Research Americas, Tire Workshop, Greenville, SC, November 9, 2010
  • Toyota Racing Development Tours & Design Workshop, November 5, 2010
  • Formula SAE Workshop, University of Michigan, October 16, 2010
  • Carolinas Section of SAE Student Presentation Night, Cummins RMEP, February 23, 2010
  • Performance Racing Industries Trade Show & Workshops, December 9-12, 2009
  • Formula SAE Competition Review w/ UNCC, Brooklyn, MI, May 12-17, 2009