Sheryl Grace

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Sheryl Grace

Associate Professor
Rm 407, 110 Cummington
(617) 353 7364
sgrace@bu.edu
Publications
Invited Talks
Departmental profile
I love studying airplanes, engines, helicopters, wind turbines, and anything with an interesting associated unsteady flow!


Boston University Affiliation:

  • Associate Professor of (Aerospace and) Mechanical Engineering, (2001-present)
  • Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (1995-2001)

Education:

  • Ph.D. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, May, 1995, University of Notre Dame
  • M.S. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, May, 1993, University of Notre Dame
  • M.S. Applied Mathematics, May, 1991, Oklahoma State University
  • B.S. Applied Mathematics (minor Computer Science), May, 1989, University of Akron

Boston University Activities (highlights):

  • Women in Science and Engineering Founder, Chair (2004-2006), Vice-chair (2006-2008)
  • NSF ADVANCE PAID – WIN – program manager (2009-2011)
  • Chair web committee – total overhaul of web page – (Fall 2009-present)
  • Council for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion (Fall 2006-Spring 2008)
  • Undergraduate committee AME Dept. (2000-present)
  • BU AME Department ABET coordinator, Fall, 2002.
  • Inaugural Board member, Center for Excellence in Teaching, BU. (2001-2002)
  • Faculty advisor for student chapter of AIAA at Boston University, “outstanding chapter” award 96/97,98/99, & 00/01 (spring 1995-spring 2002)(2013-present)
  • Associate chair for the Aerospace Program at Boston University, Undergraduate engineering committee member at Boston University, ABET coordinator (1996-1998)

Professional Affiliations and Activities (highlights)

Member expert panel on wind turbine noise : Canadian Health Council (2013-present)
MASS Department of Environmental Protection : Wind and Noise Technical Advisory Group (2013)
MASS Clean Energy Commission : Wind turbine study : Technical Advisory Group (2012-present)
MASS Department of Environmental Protection : Working group on Wind Turbines (2011)
Associate Editor Journal of Vibrations and Acoustics (2013-present)
ASME – member:
  • Executive Committee Noise Control and Acoustics Division: Secretary/Treasurer 2003, Chair 2004, Vice Chair 2005.
  • ASME, NCAD program chair for IMECE, Fall, 2004.

AIAA – associate fellow

  • Aeroacoustics Technical Committee 2001-2006, Meetings Subcommittee Chair 2002-2005.
  • AIAA, Aeroacoustics program chair for Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Jan. 2003.

Honors and Awards:

  • Derek Brewer visiting faculty fellowship at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, Lent term 2004.
  • Faculty Service Award, BU COE, Spring 2002.
  • AIAA National Faculty Advisor Award, January, 2001.
  • Invited to be guest lecturer for the von Karman Institute Lecture Series on Aeroacoustics, 2001, 2004.

Courses taught at BU:

  • EK 301 Mechanics I
  • EK 133: Wind
  • AM 420: Aerodynamics
  • AM 422: Fluids II
  • AM 405: Propulsion
  • AM 423: Compressible Flow
  • ME 425: Compressible flow and Propulsion
  • AM 201, ME 321: Introduction to Aircraft Performance
  • ME 303: Fluids I
  • AM 542: Advanced Aerodynamics
  • AM 520: Acoustics I
  • ME 713/ ME 500: Viscous Flow

Outreach Activities:

  • Summer pathways (high-school), U-design (middle school) guest lectures and lab demonstrations (2008-present)
  • Wind energy basics – lecture and meeting – Cambridge middle school as part of BU GK-12 GLACIER program (spring 2012)
  • Developer and Instructor for College’s U-Design Camp: Flight school for middle-school students. (Summer 2007).
  • Bottle rocket activity : King Open grade school Cambridge (2009, 2011)
  • Balloon propulsion activity : King Open grade school Cambridge (2010)
  • AME Day co-organizer (2007)
  • NASA Connect storm tracker film project. AIAA Student group and Gate of Heaven K-8 school in Boston (2008)
  • Engine refurbishment and outreach project  - Hanscom Airshow (1995-1999), Engine continues to be used for outreach today.

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