Bio


Steve E. Watkins
Salem, Missouri

2013                               Inducted into the Academy of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

EDUCATION

1989                                Ph.D. EE  – The University of Texas at Austin

1985                                MSEE  – University of Missouri – Rolla

1983                                BSEE  – University of Missouri – Rolla

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2004 – Present              Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly UMR)

1996 – 2004                   Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, UMR

1989 – 1996                   Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, UMR

2005 – Present              Associate Chair of EE Undergraduate Studies, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Missouri S&T

2005 Summer               Faculty-Member-in-Residence, Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) Program, Washington, DC

2004                                  IEEE-USA Congressional Fellow / Legislative Staff U.S. Congress, Office of Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (CA 46th),    Washington, DC

2002 – Present              Consultant, Savant LLC

1989 – 1991                   Visiting Physicist, Phillips Laboratory, USAF, Kirtland AFB, NM

1985 – 1986                   Visiting Scholar, Musashino Electrical Communication Laboratories Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp., Tokyo, Japan

 

OTHER

  • 1 Patent, 3 Book Chapters, 45 Archival Papers, & 78 Other Publications
  • Coordinator for S&T Smart Composite Bridge Project
  • IEEE (Senior Member), SPIE (Senior Member), & ASEE
  • Member – IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, & Sigma Xi
  • IEEE R5 ExCom 2006-Present, IEEE Section Chair 2003, & ASEE Section Chair 2008-2009
  • IEEE RAB Achievement Award: Contributions to IEEE Student Ethics Competition 2004
  • IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu: Editor-in-Chief, The Bridge Magazine, 2013-Present
  • IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu: Director 2004-07 & S&T Chapter Advisor 1992-Present
  • Eta Kappa Nu: 1983 A. B. Zerby Award Recipient & 1993 OYEE Award Finalist
  • Toastmasters International: District 8 Governor 1994-1995 & S&T Club Advisor 1991-Present
  • Toastmasters International: 2003 Presidential Citation for Student Outreach
  • Dent-Phelps R3 School Board: 5-term Member Starting 2001 & President 2008-2012

 

April 2013