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Janice Means

Janice Means, P.E., LEED AP

Associate Professor

Educational background
Positions held in academic institutions
Courses taught in the past two years
Significant publications, creative projects, and/or paper presentations
Awards, recognitions, grants, competitions
Professional licenses, memberships and service
Professional Development

 

Educational background

MSE in Mechanical Engineering, Univeristy of Michigan-Dearborn, August 1991    
BS in General Engineering, Oakland University, December 1978
BA in Secondary Education, Social Sciences with Concentration in Sociology, Minor in Physics, Oakland University, April 1970    

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Positions held in academic institutions

Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Environmental Control Systems, Lawrence Tech University, Fall 2004-present
Senior Lecturer & Coordinator of Environmental Control Systems, Lawrence Tech University, Fall 2003-Spring 2004 
Lecturer in Architecture,  Adjunct Professor, Lawrence Institute of Technology, February 1986-February 1992
Continuing Education & Professional Development Instructor, Lawrence Institute of Technology, August 1991-February 1996
7th & 8th Grade Math and Science Public School Teacher, Mason Junior High School, Waterford School District, Oakland County Schools, September 1970-June 1974

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Courses taught in the past two years

ARC3413 Environmental Control Systems I 
ARC6002 Special Topics:  Vital Signs 
ARC4423 Environmental Control Systems II 
ARC6882 Directed Study (Passive Solar Design)
ARC4133 Passive Solar Design 
ARC4993 Special Topics:  Vital Signs

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Significant publications, creative projects, and/or paper presentations

1.    Calculating Blasting Effects to Nearby Underground Pipelines:  Fourth High-Tech Seminar State-of-the-Art Blasting
       Technology Instrumentation & Explosives Applications, Nashville, TN, June 1992  (invited paper)
2.    Case Histories of Close-In Blast Excitation of Pipelines and a Box Culvert:  Co-authored with Dr. Charles H. Dowding &
       Dennis A. Clark, 1986 American Society of Civil Engineer's GEOTECH IV-GEOTECHNICAL CONFERENCE, Boston, MA,
       October 1986
3.    Recent Research Results in the Analysis of Pipeline Response to Buried Explosive Detonations:  American Gas Association
       Distribution Conference, Detroit, MI, May 1980.Doing's Solar Primer:  Series of articles co-authored with editor,
       William Griffith, on solar energy basics    for the lay person, Doing More With Less Magazine, 1979-1980
4.    Doing's Solar Primer:  Series of articles co-authored with editor, William Griffith, on solar energy basics for the lay person,
       Doing More With Less Magazine, 1979-1980
5.    Pathfinder Chart for Calculating Blasting Stress on Steel Pipelines:  1987
6.    Value & Ultimate Use of the Pipeline Research Committee-Funded Blasting Research For Projects Pr-15-76 & Pr-15-109: 
       American Gas Association Pipeline Research Committee Meeting, Sulfur Springs, VA, September 1980

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Awards, recognitions, grants, competitions

1.    Vital Signs Grant, State of Michigan Energy grant $6000.00, 2003-2005
2.    Award for Outstanding Contributions to Michigan Solar Energy - 11/87 Michigan Solar Energy Association
3.    Certificate of Appreciation for Her Dedication & Hard Work for Solar Energy in Michigan - 8/85 Oakland Community
       College Solar Energy 1986 Conference
4.    Advised two students in a directed study who placed 1st  in the  2004 ASHRAE Student Design Competition--
       Architecture Division (no awards were made the previous year, and neither 2nd nor 3rd were awarded in 2004)
5.    Support Faculty Member for the State of Michigan 10kW Photovoltaic Project
6.    Support Faculty Member for the 2007 Solar Decathlon Competition

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Professional licenses, memberships and service

1.    Registered Professional Engineer  (State of Michigan #30594, Feb. 15, 1984)
2.    American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE),  member  and active member at
       international level on two technical committees (Solar Energy and Sustainable Buildings)
3.    Universal Refrigeration Service Certification (EPA - 40 CFR 82 subpart F,  Jan. 26, 1994)
4.    Engineering Society of Detroit, member, Affiliate Council Member
5.    Detroit Chapter of ASHRAE, positions held:  President (as of July 1, 2007); President-Elect , Secretary, Governor,
       Chair Student Activities Committee (3 yrs) , Chair Technical Education and Government Activities Committee (2 yrs)
6.    Habitat for Humanity, Coordinator of Volunteers from Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church & LTU, active with HFH since 1985
7.    Permanent Teaching Certificate -GRADES 7-8 ALL SUBJECTS, GRADES 9-12 CX DE (State of Michigan, reinstated Nov. 15, 1993)

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Professional Development (meetings/conferences attended, continuing education courses, etc., in the last five years)

1.    Conference Chair and speaker for Seminars On Sustainability:  SOS for the Environment, Feb. 20, 2007, 
       30 speakers and webcast, LTU
2.    ASHRAE Winter Meeting, January 2007,(Dallas, Texas), Technical Committee Participation:  TC 2.8 Building TC6.7 Solar Energy,
       Meeting Monitor, and attended several sessions including ASHRAE and ASES Views on Solar Utilization in Zero-Energy
       Footprint Buildings
3.    ASHRAE Winter Meeting, January 2006 (Chicago, IL), Member Technical Committee Participation:  TC 2.8 Building    
       TC6.7 Solar Energy, Train-The-Trainer ANSI/IESNA/ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004, , and attended several sessions including
       Distinguished Lecturer:  The Energy Design Process for High Performance Buildings
4.    ASHRAE Annual Meeting, June 2005 (Denver, CO), Member Technical Committee Participation:  TC 2.8 Building TC6.7 Solar Energy
5.    ASHRAE Winter Meeting, January 2004 (Orlando, FL)
6.    ASHRAE  Annual Meeting,, June 2003 (Nashville, IL), Train-The-Trainer ANSI/IESNA/ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001
7.    Detroit Greenmap OutsideIn Workshop at Marygrove on November 20, 2004
8.    Veraldi "Hybridization of Student Learning" seminar co-sponsored by Macomb Community College on March 11, 2005 and
       ALSO co-sponsored by University of Detroit April 18, 2007, both at LTU
9.    Classroom Assessment of Critical Thinking (Workshop by Peter A. Facione) September 15, 2006
10.  Distinguished Lecturer:  The Energy Design Process for High Performance Buildings

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Janice Means

Janice Means, P.E., LEED AP

Associate Professor

Educational background
Positions held in academic institutions
Courses taught in the past two years
Significant publications, creative projects, and/or paper presentations
Awards, recognitions, grants, competitions
Professional licenses, memberships and service
Professional Development

 

Educational background

MSE in Mechanical Engineering, Univeristy of Michigan-Dearborn, August 1991    
BS in General Engineering, Oakland University, December 1978
BA in Secondary Education, Social Sciences with Concentration in Sociology, Minor in Physics, Oakland University, April 1970    

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Positions held in academic institutions

Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Environmental Control Systems, Lawrence Tech University, Fall 2004-present
Senior Lecturer & Coordinator of Environmental Control Systems, Lawrence Tech University, Fall 2003-Spring 2004 
Lecturer in Architecture,  Adjunct Professor, Lawrence Institute of Technology, February 1986-February 1992
Continuing Education & Professional Development Instructor, Lawrence Institute of Technology, August 1991-February 1996
7th & 8th Grade Math and Science Public School Teacher, Mason Junior High School, Waterford School District, Oakland County Schools, September 1970-June 1974

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Courses taught in the past two years

ARC3413 Environmental Control Systems I 
ARC6002 Special Topics:  Vital Signs 
ARC4423 Environmental Control Systems II 
ARC6882 Directed Study (Passive Solar Design)
ARC4133 Passive Solar Design 
ARC4993 Special Topics:  Vital Signs

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Significant publications, creative projects, and/or paper presentations

1.    Calculating Blasting Effects to Nearby Underground Pipelines:  Fourth High-Tech Seminar State-of-the-Art Blasting
       Technology Instrumentation & Explosives Applications, Nashville, TN, June 1992  (invited paper)
2.    Case Histories of Close-In Blast Excitation of Pipelines and a Box Culvert:  Co-authored with Dr. Charles H. Dowding &
       Dennis A. Clark, 1986 American Society of Civil Engineer's GEOTECH IV-GEOTECHNICAL CONFERENCE, Boston, MA,
       October 1986
3.    Recent Research Results in the Analysis of Pipeline Response to Buried Explosive Detonations:  American Gas Association
       Distribution Conference, Detroit, MI, May 1980.Doing's Solar Primer:  Series of articles co-authored with editor,
       William Griffith, on solar energy basics    for the lay person, Doing More With Less Magazine, 1979-1980
4.    Doing's Solar Primer:  Series of articles co-authored with editor, William Griffith, on solar energy basics for the lay person,
       Doing More With Less Magazine, 1979-1980
5.    Pathfinder Chart for Calculating Blasting Stress on Steel Pipelines:  1987
6.    Value & Ultimate Use of the Pipeline Research Committee-Funded Blasting Research For Projects Pr-15-76 & Pr-15-109: 
       American Gas Association Pipeline Research Committee Meeting, Sulfur Springs, VA, September 1980

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Awards, recognitions, grants, competitions

1.    Vital Signs Grant, State of Michigan Energy grant $6000.00, 2003-2005
2.    Award for Outstanding Contributions to Michigan Solar Energy - 11/87 Michigan Solar Energy Association
3.    Certificate of Appreciation for Her Dedication & Hard Work for Solar Energy in Michigan - 8/85 Oakland Community
       College Solar Energy 1986 Conference
4.    Advised two students in a directed study who placed 1st  in the  2004 ASHRAE Student Design Competition--
       Architecture Division (no awards were made the previous year, and neither 2nd nor 3rd were awarded in 2004)
5.    Support Faculty Member for the State of Michigan 10kW Photovoltaic Project
6.    Support Faculty Member for the 2007 Solar Decathlon Competition

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Professional licenses, memberships and service

1.    Registered Professional Engineer  (State of Michigan #30594, Feb. 15, 1984)
2.    American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE),  member  and active member at
       international level on two technical committees (Solar Energy and Sustainable Buildings)
3.    Universal Refrigeration Service Certification (EPA - 40 CFR 82 subpart F,  Jan. 26, 1994)
4.    Engineering Society of Detroit, member, Affiliate Council Member
5.    Detroit Chapter of ASHRAE, positions held:  President (as of July 1, 2007); President-Elect , Secretary, Governor,
       Chair Student Activities Committee (3 yrs) , Chair Technical Education and Government Activities Committee (2 yrs)
6.    Habitat for Humanity, Coordinator of Volunteers from Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church & LTU, active with HFH since 1985
7.    Permanent Teaching Certificate -GRADES 7-8 ALL SUBJECTS, GRADES 9-12 CX DE (State of Michigan, reinstated Nov. 15, 1993)

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Professional Development (meetings/conferences attended, continuing education courses, etc., in the last five years)

1.    Conference Chair and speaker for Seminars On Sustainability:  SOS for the Environment, Feb. 20, 2007, 
       30 speakers and webcast, LTU
2.    ASHRAE Winter Meeting, January 2007,(Dallas, Texas), Technical Committee Participation:  TC 2.8 Building TC6.7 Solar Energy,
       Meeting Monitor, and attended several sessions including ASHRAE and ASES Views on Solar Utilization in Zero-Energy
       Footprint Buildings
3.    ASHRAE Winter Meeting, January 2006 (Chicago, IL), Member Technical Committee Participation:  TC 2.8 Building    
       TC6.7 Solar Energy, Train-The-Trainer ANSI/IESNA/ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004, , and attended several sessions including
       Distinguished Lecturer:  The Energy Design Process for High Performance Buildings
4.    ASHRAE Annual Meeting, June 2005 (Denver, CO), Member Technical Committee Participation:  TC 2.8 Building TC6.7 Solar Energy
5.    ASHRAE Winter Meeting, January 2004 (Orlando, FL)
6.    ASHRAE  Annual Meeting,, June 2003 (Nashville, IL), Train-The-Trainer ANSI/IESNA/ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001
7.    Detroit Greenmap OutsideIn Workshop at Marygrove on November 20, 2004
8.    Veraldi "Hybridization of Student Learning" seminar co-sponsored by Macomb Community College on March 11, 2005 and
       ALSO co-sponsored by University of Detroit April 18, 2007, both at LTU
9.    Classroom Assessment of Critical Thinking (Workshop by Peter A. Facione) September 15, 2006
10.  Distinguished Lecturer:  The Energy Design Process for High Performance Buildings

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