Aaron Straus

Aaron Straus
Aaron Straus
Adjunct Professor of Engineering
Creative Engineering Coordinator

Division of Physical and Computational Sciences

Contact Information:
Phone: 814-362-0261
Location: 122A Duke Building

Degrees and Credentials

NY Advanced Certificate (AC), School Leadership, University of Rochester
M.Ed. Education Technology, American College of Education
M.S. Advanced Study, Integrated Physics, American College of Education
B.S. Individualized Degree, SUNY College at Buffalo
A.S. Engineering Technology, University of Arkansas Grantham


The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), Safety & Quality 
American Red Cross, (ARC) Authorized Training Provider, First Aid, AED, CPR & Wilderness First Aid 
American Canoe Association (ACA) Level II Kayak Instructor
New York State Teaching Certification in Computer Technology, 7-12
New York State Specialist Certification in Educational Technology, Grades K-12

Short Bio

Aaron Straus is Adjunct Professor and Creative Engineering Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Straus earned his undergraduate degree in Engineering Technology at the University of Arkansas Grantham, Master of Advanced Study in Integrated Physics at the American College of Education, and post-graduate School Leadership Certificate at the University of Rochester. In 2019, Straus was honored by the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE-NY) for his contribution to engineering education and STEM facility design. Mr. Straus’s primary research interests lie in engineering education, systems engineering, and advanced manufacturing. Straus is an active participant in the Growing Rural Infrastructure Together (GRIT) program, which investigates safety, quality assurance, and advanced manufacturing concepts through VR and hands-on techniques, and sits on several local committees for workforce advancement.