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  • Carla Ramsdell is a physicist and mechanical engineer who teaches in the physics and astronomy department at Appalachian State University. She is passionate about bridging the gap between scientific research and the general public in areas of energy...More

EXPERIENCE

  • Appalachian State University
    • Physics and Astronomy
    • Senior Lecturer and Sustainability Liaison
    • August 2008 to Present

    Teach courses in general physics, the physics of cooking, pre-engineering climate and sustainable energy generation. Involved in outreach to bridge the gap between the research generated in higher education and the general public. Serve as the sustainability liaison for the college of arts and sciences to promote course offerings, outreach work and research with content related to sustainability.

  • Building Performance Engineering
    • Design
    • Resident Engineer
    • 2004 to 2008

    Analysis and design of HVAC systems for large residential and light commercial projects. Coordinate with the owner and architect as well as in-house drafting staff and other engineering disciplines involved. Emphasis is placed on the most energy efficient solutions to provide maximum comfort for the occupants.

  • Siemens Westinghouse Power Generation
    • Combined Cycle Thermodynamic Design
    • Senior Engineer
    • June 1991 to December 2003

    Thermodynamic design, testing and analysis of power generation equipment. Technical support to marketing department to provide technical input to customer requests.

EDUCATION

  • Stetson University
    • BS
    • January 1995 to May 1988

    Bachelors in Science in Physics

  • University of Florida
    • MS
    • August 1988 to May 1991

    Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering. Thesis: The Reduction of Endotracheal Tube Fires using a Positive End Expiratory Device and Varying Gas Concentrations.

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