Dr. Steven L. Schaeffer

Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information

Office Location: Engineering B9
Phone: 970 491-5140
Fax: 970 491-3827
Email: steven@engr.colostate.edu


Dr. Steven Schaeffer joined the department in 2001 and is the director of the Engineering Manufacturing Education Center (EMEC).  Prior to his career in higher education, Dr. Schaeffer worked in industry as a patternmaker, foundryman, tool and die maker, and as a manager in manufacturing.  He taught classes in engineering graphics, electricity and electronics, power and energy, welding and fabrication, metal casting, and machining at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado.  While serving on the faculty in the Department of Manufacturing Technology and Construction Management (currently Construction Management) at Colorado State University, Dr. Schaeffer taught classes in industrial materials and processes, materials testing and evaluation, forest products manufacturing, and earned a Ph.D.  in Vocational Education – Technology of Industry — Manufacturing.  Professor Schaeffer is currently engaged in rapid/flexible tooling, casting of metals, polymers, and metal-matrix composites.

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  • B.S. 1984, Millersville University of Pennsylvania – Industrial Arts Education
  • M.S. 1986, Colorado State University – Industrial Sciences and Tech. Ed.
  • Ph.D. 1996, Colorado State University – Vocational Education-Ind.Mfg.Tech.