Mr. Robert Korenic

Associate Professor

Professor Robert Korenic presenting at a conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Robert J. Korenic is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Civil and Construction Engineering Technology program at Youngstown State University. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Youngstown State University. He has eleven years of work experience in water resources planning and management and in the wood and light gauge steel roof truss industry. Professor Korenic teaches a variety of engineering courses including hydraulics and land development, properties and strength of materials, sustainable design pertaining to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and water and wastewater treatment process analysis and design. His research currently encompasses sustainable storm water management process design including storm water volume calculations and bioretention/rain garden design principles. His most recent research on sustainable storm water management was presented and published at the American Society of Engineering Educators national conference in Columbus, Ohio (June 2017) and at the Engineering Sustainability 2017: Innovation and the Triple Bottom Line conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (April 2017). This is a national conference affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering and the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation. The following are a list of recent/relevant publications:

Publications

Recent and Significant:

  • Korenic, Robert J., “Developing a Multi-Faceted Survey of Engineering Course for Junior and Senior Level High School Students,” Proceedings of the ASEE North Central/Indiana & Illinois Regional Conference, Mount Pleasant, MI, April 2011
  • Korenic, Robert J., “LEEDing the Way: A Problem and Project Based Approach to Developing an Undergraduate Course in LEED”, Proceedings of The American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) North Central Conference, Ada, OH, March 2012.
  • Korenic, Robert J., “Assessing ETAC Learning Outcomes in a Green Building Design and Construction Undergraduate Course” Published in the proceedings of and presented at the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, University of Pittsburgh and the Steinbrenner for Environmental Education and Research at Carnegie Mellon University, April 2013.
  • Korenic, Robert J., and Kurtanich, D., “Partnering with the Community Enhances the Student Learning Experience”. Published in The Journal of Engineering Technology, Fall 2013.
  • Cripe, M.K., Lovelace-Cameron, S., & Korenic, Robert J., “STEM Explore: A Summer Program for Middle School Students Engaging in STEM Activities and Careers”. This paper was published in the online peer-reviewed journal Ohio Middle Learners Association (OMLA). Fall 2013.
  • Korenic, Robert J., “Hubbard Ohio Schools Nature Preserve: A Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Sustainable Sites Case Study”. Submitted for publication to the Journal of Sustainable Education (JSE). Expected publication Spring 2015.
  • Korenic, Robert J., “Assessing the Effectiveness of Problem and Project Based Learning in a Green Building Design and Construction Course Using ETAC Criteria”. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Sustainable Education (JSE). Summer 2014.
  • Korenic, Robert J., “In-Situ Soil Composition Analysis of the Youngstown State University “Gateway Project” Rain Garden”. Submitted to The Conference of Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC) Fall 2014. This paper was presented February 2016 at the CIEC conference in Austin, Texas.
  • Korenic, Robert J., “Youngstown State University “Gateway Project” Rain Garden Design Upgrades”. Submitted to Engineering Sustainability 2017: Innovation and the Triple Bottom Line conference. This paper was presented April 2017 at the conference.
  • Youngstown State University “Gateway Project” Rain Garden Design Upgrades and Community Engagement”, Published and Presented at the American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) national conference, Columbus, Oh. June 2017.