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 (ECE), Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly UMR)
1989 – 2004                 Associate & Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, UMR
2005 – 2016                 Associate Chair of EE Undergraduate Studies, ECE, Missouri S&T
2016 – 2017                 Visiting Distinguished Professor, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
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/Core Memory Circuits 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, 51 Archival Papers, & 94 Other Publications
  • Coordinator for S&T Smart Composite Bridge Project
  • IEEE (Senior Member), SPIE (Fellow and Senior Member), & ASEE
  • Member – IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, & Sigma Xi
  • IEEE RAB Achievement Award: Contributions to IEEE Student Ethics Competition 2004
  • IEEE-USA Jim Watson Stud. Professional Awareness Achievement Award 2016
  • ASEE Zone III Chair (BoD) 2015-17 & ASEE Midwest Section Chair 2008-09
  • IEEE Edu. Soc. VP 2019-20 and BOG 2015-18 & IEEE Intelligent Trans. Sys. Soc. BOG 2005-08
  • IEEE R5 ExCom 2006-15 & IEEE St. Louis Section Chair 2003
  • IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu: President 2018, Director (BoD) 2004-07, & S&T Chapter Advisor 1992-Present
  • IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu: Editor-in-Chief, The Bridge Magazine, 2013-2017
  • Eta Kappa Nu: OYEE Award Finalist 1993 & A. B. Zerby Award Recipient 1983
  • Toastmasters International: District 8 Governor 1994-95 & 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 2008-12

 

 

 

April 2013