Dr. Richard Rothaupt

ABET Accreditation Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Associate Dean, University of Wiscosnin-Stout
Professor, University of Wisconsin- Stout
College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Office: 102B Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
Phone: 715-232-5021
Email: rothauptr@uwstout.edu

Research Interests: Undergraduate Capstone Industrial Research Advisement Projects •Heli-Coil Insertion into Cast Magnesium Computer Cases. Phillips Plastics, Inc., Menomonie, WI, 2005 •Automated Drawer Branding Cell. Medallion Cabinetry, Inc., Waconia, MN, 2004. •Pellet Making Cell. Darley Pump, Inc., Chippewa Falls, WI, 2004. •Automated Flaring of Tubular Suspension Components Cell. Polaris Industries, Inc., Osceola, WI, 2004. •Automated assembly and welding cell for the fabrication of variable size shafts and yokes. The Toro Company, Tomah, WI, 2003. •Automated insertion of neoprene bushings into shock absorbers. QA1, Inc., Lakeville, MN, 2003. •Design and fabrication of a machine automating the removal of a cloth mesh bag placed around hams before the smoking operation. Hormel, Inc., Austin, MN, 2002. •Design and fabrication of machine to automate inversion of boot tongue sub-unit and final stitching of seams. Red Wing Shoes, Inc., Red Wing, MN, 2002. •The design, development and testing of automated machine to produce orthodontic dental floss. Three different diameters of dental flossing yarn were ultra-sonically welded to a universal plastic needle. PHB Corporation, Osseo, WI, 2000. Academic Advisement of Masters’ Thesis, Technical Papers and Co-op Experience •Gruenke, James, W (Spring/Summer 2012). Effectiveness of Mathematic Workshops to Reduce Remedial Needs for Students Entering the Electro-Mechanical Technology Program at Lakeshore Technical College. Plan B thesis for M.S. Career and Technical Education •Slupe, Gregory T. (Spring 2007). Primary Factors Influencing Students to Choose Engineering as a Career. Plan B thesis for M.S. Industrial/Technology Education. •Kraus, Jason J. (August 2006). Career Choice: An Analysis of the Factors of Wood Technics Students at Hartford Union High School. Plan B thesis for M.S. Career and Technical Education. •Juckem, John R. (Spring 2005). Aligning Sheboygan Area School District’s Metals/Manufacturing Machine Tool Curriculum to Meet Local Needs. Plan B thesis for M.S. Industrial/Technology Education. •Gomez, Alan G. (Spring 2004). An Investigation into the Relative Contribution of Engineering Courses in the Development of the Problem Solving Thought Process. Plan A thesis for M.S. Industrial/Technology Education. •Gomez, Alan G. (Spring 2003). Environmental Engineering in a High School Classroom. Technical research project for M.S. Industrial/Technology Education. •Stenerson, Jeff (1999). Automation: Robotics, Sensors, and Programmable Logic Controllers Study Guide for High School Students. Technical research project for M.S. Technology Education.

Professional Interests: •Society of Manufacturing Engineers – Manufacturing Engineering Leadership Forum, 2007 and 2008. •University of Wisconsin System – Engineering Education Task Force, 2007-08. •UW-Stout Hiring Process Improvement Committee, 2007. •First Lego League youth pre-engineering program referee, 2006 & 2007. •Teacher in the Advanced STEPS program for 10th grade girls, 2006. •Membership committee co-chair for the American Society for Engineering Education, Manufacturing Division, May 2003-05. •Paper Reviewer for the Manufacturing Division of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, 2002 to present. •Contest Judge for the 3M Minnesota Technology Challenge, 2001, 2002 and 2003.

Education

    • Ph D Vocational Education, Technoloy of Industry
      Colorado State University
      CO, 1994
    • MS Vocational Education
      University of Wisconsin - Stout
      Menomonie, WI, 1988
    • BS Industrial Education
      University of Wisconsin - Stout
      Menomonie, WI, 1979

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Engineering, Computer, and Engineering Technology Commissions
        ABET Accreditation Coordinator
        2011 -
      • University of Wiscosnin-Stout, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematicsat
        Associate Dean
        2009 -
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Professor
        2004 -
      • University of Wiscosnin-Stout, B.S. in Packaging
        Program Director
        2009 - 2010
      • University of Wiscosnin-Stout, CSTEM
        Interim Associate Dean
        2008 - 2009
      • University of Wiscosnin-Stout, Engineering & Technology Department
        Chair
        2005 - 2007
      • University of Wiscosnin-Stout, Engineering and Technology Department
        Department Chair
        2005 - 2007
      • University of Wiscosnin-Stout, Manufacturing Engineering
        Program Director
        2002 - 2007
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Associate Professor
        1995 - 2004
      • University of Wiscosnin-Stout, B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering
        Program Director
        2002 - 2003
      • , Trades and Industry
        Division Chair
        1994 - 1995
      • , Mountain States Journeyman & Apprentice Instructor Training Seminar
        Project Director
        1994 - 1995
      • Casper College, Machine Tool Technology and Welding
        Faculty
        1982 - 1995

    Industry

      • General Machinist
        Industrial Tool Specialists
        May 1984 - August 1985
      • Donaldson Company Inc
        Development Engineer
        1981 - 1982

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Bee, D., Rothaupt, R., & Stradins, L. (June, 2008). Capturing Students for Manufacturing Engineering – Countering the Reverse Funnel Pipeline. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Rothaupt, R., & Hunter, R. (2005). Redesigning a Rocket Fuel Injector for Investment Casting. American Foundry Society Regional Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
    • Asthana, R., Bee, D., & Rothaupt, R. (2004). An Experiment on Sintering Characteristics of Coarse Nano-Scale Alumina for Manufacturing Students. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT.
    • Rothaupt, R. (2004). Industrial Projects in Manufacturing Engineering Education. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT.
    • Rothaupt, R., & Stradins, L. (2003). A Complete Approach to the Capstone Experience. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Nashville, TN.
    • Rothaupt, R. (2003). Articulation to UW-Stout Engineering. UW-Colleges and Technical College Mechanical Design Faculty, State-called meeting, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
    • Rothaupt, R. (2001). I-DEAS in Manufacturing Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Stout. International Conference for SDRC Users, Nashville, TN.
    • Rothaupt, R. (2001). Wisconsin Technology Challenge. UW-Stout Technology Education Conference, Menomonie, WI.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Springer, S. L., & Rothaupt, R. Distance Delivery Engineering Technology. Sponsored by UW System, $150000.
    • Rothaupt, R. First Lego League Tournament at UW-Stout. Sponsored by Xcel Energy, $3700 (Funded).
    • Rothaupt, R. Co-PI, PFI: Partnership for Innovation in Wisconsin's Packaging and Printing Industry Cluster. Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $600000.
    • Rothaupt, R. Rocket Fuel Injector: PI for the investigation of the feasibility of utilizing low-cost casting techniques to produce rocket engine fuel injectors for a segmented launch vehicle. Sponsored by Wisconsin Industrial and Economic Development Research Fund, $42435.

    Contract

    • Rothaupt, R. 2002) Sponsored by EduSystems, Inc..

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Award

    • Nelva G. Runnals Research Support Recognition Award,
    • Small group category, Engineering Expo 2001 (April 2001)
    • Small group category, Engineering Expo 2001 (April 2001)
    • Small group category, Engineering Expo 1999 (April 1999)

    Honor

    • Tenure to the University of Wisconsin- Stout, (2000)

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • American Vocational Association
  • National Association of Industrial Technology
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Service

    Department / School

    • Academic Staff, Industrial Technology Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (1992 - 1993)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Coordinator, (2009 - Present)
      • Acadenuc Advisment of Master's Thesis, (2014)
      • Acadenuc Advisment of Master's Thesis, (2012)
      • Negotiator for the University, (2008)
      • Acadenuc Advisment of Master's Thesis, (2007)
      • Negotiator for the University, (1998 - 2007)
      • Acadenuc Advisment of Master's Thesis, (2006)
      • Falculty, National Science Foundation Grant (2005)
      • Acadenuc Advisment of Master's Thesis, (2005)
      • Acadenuc Advisment of Master's Thesis, (2004)
      • Acadenuc Advisment of Master's Thesis, (2003)
      • Negotiator for the University, (2003)
      • Negotiator for the University, (2002)
      • Negotiator for the University, (2002)
      • Negotiator for the University, (2002)
      • Developer, EduSystems, Inc (June 2002 - August 2002)
      • Negotiator for the University, (2001)
      • Negotiator for the University, (2001)
      • Negotiator for the University, (2001)
      • Negotiator for the University, (1999)
      • Negotiator for the University, (1999)