Gary Roberson has been an associate professor and Extension specialist since 1983 at North Carolina State University. He is responsible for teaching courses in these areas: light equipment technology, shop operations and management, agricultural and environmental safety and health, and precision agriculture technology. Courses are constantly refreshed and updated to match changes in technology. Extension projects include agricultural machinery, precision agriculture, and ergonomics. He is experienced in prototype design and field testing of equipment modifications. He conducts extension education programs in machinery management and precision agriculture.
Prior to his work at NCSU, he was a product analysis manager for Long Manufacturing NC Inc.in Tarboro, N.C., from 1980-1983. There he was responsible for testing and analysis of prototype agricultural equipment. He designed test procedures, developed reports and provided feedback to the design team, and he supervised prototype shop staff. The products included tractors, implements, peanut combines, irrigation units, and wood stoves.
He holds professional memberships in the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Alpha Epsilon, Gamma Sigma Delta and the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. He earned registration as a Professional Engineer in North Carolina in 1987.
He received the Blue Ribbon Award in the 1993 Educational Aids Competition of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. He was honored with the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1990 by North Carolina State University.
Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1988
M.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1980
B.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering Technology, North Carolina State University, 1978
B.S. in Agricultural Education, North Carolina State University, 1978,
Teaching Effectiveness Workshop, "Creating an Environment for Success," College of Agriculture and Life Science, North Carolina State University, 1991.
Teaching Effectiveness Workshop, "Teaching Effectiveness for Engineering Professors," College of Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1989.
Product Safety and Liability Engineering Conference, Office of Continuing Education, Texas A & M University, 1983.
Accident Prevention Through Product Safety, Farm and Industrial Equipment Institute, 1982.