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AppleMr. Stan Apple

Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
Corley Hall
1811 N Boulder Ave
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479) 968-0629
E-mail: sapple@atu.edu

Education

BSME - University of Arkansas
MENGR - Arkansas State Univ-Main Camp

Recently Taught Courses

MCEG 3013 - MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
MCEG 3442 - MECHANICAL LABORATORY I
MCEG 3503 - BASIC NUCLEAR ENGR
MCEG 3512 - RADIATION DETECT LAB
MCEG 3523 - RADIATION HEALTH PHYSICS
MCEG 3993 - SP: BASIC NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
MCEG 4442 - MECH LABORATORY II

Research Interests

Pressure vessel cavity neutron dosimetry for pressurized water reactors (PWR), the counting and analysis techniques for niobium used as an activation monitor in PWR cavity dosimetry, the isolation and identification of hot particles found on workers during exit scanning at nuclear power facilities, the use of high calcium fly ash in the disposal of low level radioactive waste, load leveling for electric utilities through the use of Cool Storage Systems, and the use of innovative teaching methods in lab.

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that it is incumbent on the engineering teacher to provide students with the tools they need to be successful employers of basic engineering principles, and that advanced engineering solution methodologies are provided when needed. In addition, retention of the students is a high priority. To that end, I provide office hours for student-teacher conferences and out-of-class review sessions. I created a formalized drill session for MCEG 2013, Statics, which has now been expanded to include several other mechanical engineering courses. In lecture courses all assigned homework problems are worked in class. In laboratories, students provide oral presentations in class and an emphasis is placed on writing lab reports. Together, these requirements help students become better communicators.

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