Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering
Robert Melendy received the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University in 1992. He completed two separate M.S. degrees in 1994 (Mechanical Engineering – with a research concentration in Continuum Mechanics) and then in 1998 (Electrical Engineering – with a research concentration in Nonlinear Control Systems), both also from Oregon State University.
During this time span he concurrently worked as an engineer and research intern at Burelbach Industries, Hewlett-Packard, and Mitsubishi Silicon America. He joined the faculty at George Fox in 2006. In 2008 he received the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education from Oregon State University.His research interests involve the characterization of engineering students’ mathematical thinking practices and how students respond to ambiguities and uncertainty in mathematically modeling engineering phenomena.
Dr. Melendy is a member of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) – The Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and of Sigma Xi (ΣΞ) – The Scientific Research Society. He serves as George Fox University’s representative to the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium.