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Mechanical engineering educator

Gloria Jean Wiens, American mechanical engineering educator. Exxon teaching fellow, 1982-1985, National Aeronautics and Space Administration/American Society for Engineering Education summer faculty fellow National Aeronautics and Space Administration-Marshall Space Flight Center, 1989-1990; grantee National Science Foundation, Department Education, Society Manufacturing Engineers; recipient Ralph Teetor Outstanding Educator award, 1990.


Wiens, Gloria Jean was born on October 7, 1958 in Meade, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Raymond Roy and O. Vernelle (Davidson) Wiens.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Kansas State University, 1980;Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Kansas State University, 1982;PhDME, University of Michigan, 1986.


Assistant professor State University of New York, Binghamton, 1986-1987. From assistant professor to associate professor Auburn (Alabama) University, 1987-1994. Associate professor University Florida, Gainesville, since 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Author various technical papers.


Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (newsletter editor Production Engineering division 1990-1992, chair student mechanisms design competition 1992, member mechanism committee since 1990, chair production engineering division professional development committee since 1993, member production engineering division executive committee since 1994, member pre-college education board since 1993), Society Manufacturing Engineers, Society Women Engineers, Sigma Xi (Outstanding Research award 1982).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: wind surfing, snow skiing.


Raymond Roy Wiens

O. Vernelle (Davidson) Wiens