Jim Cook has been hired as a Lab Coordinator for the STEM College. He began in April and is assisting with automating research and teaching equipment. He is also interfacing general purpose and custom hardware with computers. He works primarily with faculty and researchers, but also assists students with computer hardware needs.
Jim graduated in 2005 from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS degree in Bioengineering. He worked for six years in the Medical Virtual Reality Lab at the University of Pittsburgh where he fabricated and maintained electronic and mechanical testing equipment. He also programmed data acquisition, automation, and data analysis software.
Some major projects Jim was involved with include the automation of a chemical reactor used for carbon absorption research and the configuration of a data logger for acquisition of weather data and wind turbine power generation data.
Jim hopes to enhance the learning and research environment at the University and continue to be a resource for the faculty and researchers at YSU.