Carl F. Zorowski Papers 1949-2000

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Zorowski, Carl F.
Size
44.5 linear feet (74 boxes, 4 cartons, 1 legal box, 1 half box, 1 card box)
Call number
MC 00280

The Carl F. Zorowski Papers contain items relating to his career as a Professor, Researcher and Department Head of the North Carolina State University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Materials include correspondence, personal papers, course materials, lecture notes, course CD's, handouts and publications. As a researcher, his projects and correspondence reflect his interest in the practical side of engineering. Topics include tire mechanics, metal forming mechanics, shock and vibration, robotics, stress management, and fiber mechanics research. From Zorowski's years as department head, materials include administrative board minutes, curriculum committee reports and building renovation plans. From his work as a professional consultant, materials include correspondence and photographs of cases of mechanical engineering defects. Other materials relate to his time as the Director of the Integrated Systems Engineering Institute and the Southeastern and College Coalition for Engineering.

Carl F. Zorowski was born on July 14, 1930 and received a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1952. In 1953, he received a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and in 1956 a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering degree from the Carnegie Institute of Technology. Dr. Zorowski began teaching as an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department in 1962. Other positions held at the university consisted of Associate Department Head, Department Head, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He also participated in the Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education. In addition, he served as a consultant for business organizations and professionally testified at court hearings involving machinery failures.

Biographical/historical note

Carl F. Zorowski was born on July 14, 1930 and received a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1952. In 1953, he received a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and in 1956 a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering degree from the Carnegie Institute of Technology. Dr. Zorowski began teaching as an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department in 1962. Other positions at the university consisted of Associate Department Head, Department Head, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He also participated in the Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education. In addition, he served as a consultant for business organizations and professionally testified at court hearings involving machinery failures.

Scope/content

Dr. Carl F. Zorowski's papers reflect his academic career at North Carolina State University's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. As a Professor, he provided his students with course experiences that brought together the analytical and technical elements of a mechanical engineering education. Subjects included: aircraft structure, automated assembly, machinery, engineering analysis and concepts, fluid mechanics, mechanical engineering and design, mechanics of twisted fiber, and stress analysis.

As a researcher and writer, Dr. Zorowski produced a large number of publications relating to engineering, robotics, textiles, tire mechanics, and metal forming. Research proposals led to the establishment of the Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education (SUCCEED), a coalition of colleges and universities to create a new undergraduate engineering curriculum. The purpose of this coalition is to establish content, instructional techniques, advising and mentoring mechanisms, learning environment, and evaluation procedures for a new curriculum model.

As a Department Head, he attended Board and Committee meetings, was involved in the Broughton Building renovation, and corresponded with granting and foundation organizations, such as the Faculty Development Grant, the National Science Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. He also served as the Director of the Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute at North Carolina State College of Engineering (IMSEI). The IMSEI's master degree program provides training in theory and practice of integrated manufacturing engineering. Research projects include automated manufacturing systems, robotics, and computer integrated manufacturing systems.

Arrangement

The records of the Carl F. Zorowski Papers, North Carolina State University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are arranged in twelve series:

  • 1. Personal Papers
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  • 5. Teaching
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  • 6. University
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  • 7. IMSEI
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  • 8. Accreditation
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  • 9. Associations
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  • 10. Consulting
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  • 11. SUCCEED
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  • 12. Equipment

Access to the collection

Portions of this collection have restricted access; the remainder of this collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Audiovisual material and computer disks require production of listening or viewing copies prior to patron use.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Carl F. Zorowski Papers, MC 00280, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Received from Carl F. Zorowoski in 2000 (Accession no. 2008.0008) and 2011 (Accession no. 2011-0084).

Processing information

Processed by: Beverly King, 2011 November; Finding aid written by: Beverly King, 2011 November

Please note that some historical materials may contain harmful content and/or descriptions. Learn how we’re addressing it.

Access to the collection

Portions of this collection have restricted access; the remainder of this collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Audiovisual material and computer disks require production of listening or viewing copies prior to patron use.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Carl F. Zorowski Papers, MC 00280, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.