Professor Finne came to Middlesex County College in 1999 after a 30 year career as an engineer. He graduated from Lehigh University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and followed this up with a MS in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University. He holds a New Jersey Professional Engineers license.
During his career Professor Finne worked as an engineer and in engineering management for several pharmaceutical companies. In these capacities he was responsible for the design and construction of several pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities as well as custom manufacturing equipment and systems. He was also responsible for overseeing the routine maintenance and some of the validation activities in these facilities. This was a rich area of engineering that required a broad range of engineering skills. He would consider himself a “Jack of all trades”. An engineer needs to be conversant in a wide range of technical areas.
At Middlesex County College Professor Finne teaches a broad range of courses, primarily Electrical Engineering Technology but also Physics and Computer Science. While at Middlesex he has earned additional graduate credits in Computer Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. His favorite courses are Introduction to Microcomputers and Design and Manufacturing.
Professor Finne’s teaching approach tends to be “hands-on”. He is a tinker with skills in woodworking and some machine tool operation. He has a couple of antique cars, one for driving and one that he is restoring so these skills come in handy. He has mentored a FIRST Robotics team, Team 136 from Plainfield High School, for 10 years and has, hopefully, passed along some of his hands on design skills to these young students.
Izabela Jedruchniewicz is the senior lab coordinator for the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Technology programs in the Engineering Technologies Department at Middlesex County College. She joined the department in 2006 after earning an Associate’s degree from MCC in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Since then she has continued her education and earned an additional Associate’s degree in Civil Engineering.
Ms. Jedruchniewicz earned a B.S. in Electromechanical Engineering from Electronics Technology School and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Gdansk in Poland. In Poland, she worked as an electrical design engineer for a company which specialized in building industrial power systems for ships (up to 36 KV / 80 kA).
Along with many other activities, Izabela manages the department’s tutoring and STA programs.
Professor Stickler came to Middlesex County College in 2002 after a 30+ year career in engineering.
As a practicing engineer, Professor Stickler worked in a number of fields. At GE, he analyzed vibrations and thermal stresses in steam turbines. Early in his career he worked for an aerospace company analyzing the motion of earth orbiting satellites and the control systems that keep them correctly oriented in space. At John Deere, he held several positions in the engine engineering department.
Professor Stickler moved to NJ in 1977 to work for Bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel, where he worked until “retirement” in 2001. At Bell Labs his assignments included traditional electronics packaging, manufacturing support, managing a team of engineers responsible for supporting products in the field and an engineering group responsible for developing voice messaging products.
Professor Stickler teaches traditional mechanical engineering courses (AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Statics, Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics) along with MCT101, Introduction to Technology, and occasionally other courses. He is the curriculum coordinator for the Engineering Science program.
Professor Stickler earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. His technical interests include statics, dynamics and the use of software to solve engineering problems.
Jack Waintraub received the AAS degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from the Academy of Aeronautics (currently Vaughn College of Aeronautics), a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (currently New York University-Tandon School of Engineering), and a MS from Rutgers University. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in the state of NJ.
Through his career, he served as a technician and engineer in the field of Electronics Communications, as an engineering educator at a number of colleges, as well as a consultant to industry and educational institutions.
At MCC, Professor Waintraub served for many years as Chairperson of the Electrical Engineering Technology Department and teaches electrical/electronics, mathematics and physics courses. He is the coauthor of two textbooks and author of numerous papers and articles.
Professor Waintraub served as a Program Director at the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Executive Director of the NJ Center for Advanced Technological Education funded by NSF. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) and the recipient of the 2002 Fredrick J. Berger Award for Excellence in Engineering Technology Education. He has served ASEE in numerous offices of the Engineering Technology Council and Division, and the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. He is also a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) society.