Russell Marzette Jr.
Mr. Russell K. Marzette Jr. is an engineer, educator, mentor, and entrepreneur focused on building the next generation of engineers. In autumn of 2016, Mr. Marzette joined The Ohio State University as an Assistant Professor of Practice in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with emphasis on Mechanical Design. As a course coordinator, Mr. Marzette oversees the overall course objectives and outcomes of the General Capstone Course. In this role he builds relationships with organizations within the community to provide industry and community based high impact learning opportunities for undergraduate mechanical engineers enrolled in capstone design. During his five years, approximately 600 students and 100+ teams have matriculated through the ME General Capstone course and experience. At $6k per project, Mr. Marzette has raised more than $147,000 through sponsored capstone projects. Prior to joining the Ohio State University, Mr. Marzette worked as a Project Engineer for the Hobart Food Equipment, part of Illinois Tool Works (ITW). There he supported design, verification, and the transition from engineering to manufacturing. Before joining ITW, Mr. Marzette was a Mechanical Engineering Research Scientist for Battelle Memorial Institute. There as a task lead, he supported the development of custom mechanical solutions for a mixture of government and private industry clients. Within the National Society of Black Engineers, Mr. Marzette currently serves as the National Professionals Programs Chair responsible for oversight of pre-college, collegiate, and professional programs produced by the NSBE Professionals division. Mr. Marzette is a member of ASEE, where he serves on the Design in Engineering Education Division’s board. As well as a long-time member of ASME, and a member of AIAA. Mr. Marzette received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Pacific and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.