Watkins, Steve E.
 PROFESSOR
 Electrical & Computer Engineer
 
 121 Emerson Hall
 ROLLA, MO 65409
 573/341-6321
  watkins@mst.edu

Education
University Of Texas at Austin, Doctor of Philosophy, 1989

Accomplishments
Senior Member of IEEE; Senior Member of SPIE; Member of ASEE;
Academy of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Missouri S&T (Elected 2013)

Biography
Director of Applied Optics Laboratory (APOL)
Coordinator for the Smart Composite Bridge Project
Associate Chair for EE Undergraduate Studies 2005-2016

Professional Experience includes:
Editor-in-Chief, IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), THE BRIDGE Magazine 2013-Present
ASEE Zone III Chair (Board of Directors) 2015-2017
IEEE Education Society Director-at-Large (Board of Governors) 2015-18
Distinguished Visiting Professor, US Air Force Academy 2016-17
Faculty Fellow, Summer Institute in Israel, 2013 Program
Faculty-Member-in-Residence for Washington Internships for Students of Engineering 2005
IEEE-USA Congressional Fellow/Legislative Staff for U.S. Congress 2004
Visiting Research Physicist for US Air Force Phillips Laboratory 1989-91
Visiting Scholar for NTT Corp. Japan 1985-86.

Community Service includes:
Dent-Phelps R3 School Board, Salem, Missouri
Terms 2009-2012, 2007-09, 2006-07, 2003-06, and 2001-2003
Offices President 2011-2012, 2010-2011, 2009-2010, and 2008-09 and Vice-President 2007-08

Research Interests
Smart Sensors System, Fiber Optics, Imaging, Optoelectronics, Engineering Education, and Pre-college Education.

Associated Teaching - EE 2200 Introduction to Electronic Devices, EE 5210 (co-listed with Physics) Fourier Optics, EE 5220 (co-listed with Physics) Fiber and Integrated Optics, EE 5270 (Co-listed ME and AE) Smart Materials and Sensors, and EE 6200 Electromagnetic Optics