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Courses previously taught by Dr. Tkacik
While as Assistant Professor; the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC).
MEGR 3241 “Motorsports Instrumentation” Fall 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
MEGR 3211 “Road Vehicle Dynamics” Fall 2010*.
MEGR 7090 “Advanced Road Vehicle Dynamics” Fall 2010*.
MEGR 2141 “Engineering Statics” Spring 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014, and Fall 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013.
MEGR 2299 “Motorsports Clinic I” Spring 2010.
MEGR 3221 “Machine Analysis and Design” Spring 2009 & 2011.
MEGR 7090 “Advanced Motorsports Instrumentation” Fall 2008.
* This class was taught in collaboration with Dr. Kent Day, the Technical Director of Richard Childress Racing and the lectures were mostly his.
While as Adjunct Professor for Mechanical Engineering; Clemson University.
ME 201 Statics and Dynamics for Mechanical Engineers, Summer 1993.
While as Graduate Teaching Assistant; Virginia Tech, 1981 to 1982.
ME 4005 Mechanical Engineering Lab. Supervised lab instructors. Responsibilities for automotive engine, piping system, steam power plant, strain gage and thermocouple laboratories.
ME 4006 Mechanical Engineering Lab. Developed and instructed acoustics lab.
Graded technical papers.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Developed a new course MEGR 3241 (originally 3090) “Motorsports Instrumentation” in the Fall 2007 semester and updated it for the Fall 2008 semester with two new “hands-on” labs (engine dynamometer, and shock dynamometer).
Developed a new graduate course MEGR 7090 “Advanced Motorsports Instrumentation” for the Fall 2008 semester and taught it concurrently with MEGR 3090 (above).
Working with Dr. Kent A. Day, the Technical Director of Richard Childress Racing, developed a new syllabus and program for the course MEGR 3211 “Road Vehicle Dynamics” in the Fall 2010 semester.
Working with Dr. Kent A. Day, the Technical Director of Richard Childress Racing, developed a new syllabus and program for a new graduate course MEGR 7090 “Advanced Road Vehicle Dynamics” for the Fall 2010 semester and taught it concurrently with MEGR 3211 (above).
Developed a course with Dr. Tolley and Larry Sharpe entitled “Development, Implementation, and Assessment of a Hands-On Undergraduate Composite Materials Course” and made a CCLI proposal to the NSF but (in its first run through), it was denied. It was resubmitted as a TUES (formerly called CCLI) proposal to the NSF, it was denied. Never did offer the class due to lack of funding.