The Dayton Engineer

Dayton Society of Professional Engineers

Luncheon Presentation


Date:      Thursday, May 11, 2023


Time:     12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM


Topic:    “WSU Mechanical Engineering Department ‘State of the Union’”

                   Presented by:  Craig Baudendistel, Ph.D., Director of Engineering Mathematics, Lecturer, Department of Mechanical                                                 & Materials Engineering, Wright State University

A buffet lunch will be served.


Attendees will receive 1.0 Professional Development Hours for Engineering.


Reservations: Those wishing to attend should make your reservations no later than noon on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, with Jon Wheeler by email at or by phone at (937) 239-5982 (mobile).


Cost: $20-Members                    Location:  Engineer’s Club of Dayton

         $30-Non-Members                                 110 East Monument Avenue

          $10-Students                                          Dayton, OH 45402



As Wright State University has downsized, weathered legal trouble, a faculty strike, a budget crisis, and a global pandemic, two Engineering departments jockey for most students per department in any given year while both programs consistently earn national recognition in quality and student success.  This presentation will highlight student work of the past two years by WSU’s outstanding graduating seniors.


Craig Baudendistel, a graduate of WSU with a BS, MS, and Ph.D in mechanical engineering, worked 2-3 years in AFRL exploring and validating component life models and simulation. Having fostered a love for teaching during graduate school, he returned to teach at WSU and helped implement a novel restructuring of the curriculum in engineering. Craig has won the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Instructor and Lecturer rank and numerous Outstanding Teaching Awards from the Department and College levels.

Members of the Dayton Society of Professional Engineers (DSPE),

First and foremost, thank you for your continued membership in the Dayton Society of Professional Engineers (DSPE)!

 The DSPE Official Ballot for FY 2023-2024 was emailed to you; a snapshot of this ballot can be found here!

Please return your ballot by 31 May 2023 (although 2 or 3 June is acceptable since this email is going out late).

The ballot may be returned by email or snail mail, if preferred, to one of the addresses on the ballot.

Please include your name and member number (only to be seen by our ballot committee of one) for validation.

Please note that three (3) vacancies exist if you are interested in volunteering!

Whether or not you return the ballot, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you via (separate from returning the ballot) about what the Society can do for you!

Thank you, in advance, for taking a few moments to vote and reply (separately)!

I appreciate your service to your community, your industry, and your profession by dedicating your knowledge, skills, and abilities to the advancement and betterment of public health, safety, and welfare!



Winn Holcombe

President, Dayton Society of Professional Engineers