I am a "Yupper" from the UP of Upper Michigan. My wife is a "Troll" from below the bridge (Big Mac, the Mackinac Bridge). I probably would have become a lumberjack or carpenter or ore dock worker like my relatives. However two of my High School teachers encouraged me to go to "Da Tech" , Michigan Tech, and study Mechanical Engineering..
I liked it so much I went on to obtain a M.S.from Ohio State University,and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. I worked as a Senior Research Engineer at Battelle (1959-1968) and later became a Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Tech (1968-1989).and then served as Professor and Chair in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado-Denver (1989-2002).
I currently teach internet courses at Missouri State in Industrial Management and have taught at Missouri Science and Technology University in Rolla, MO.
My research interests have included Computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM); sheet metal forming; and design with polymers and composites.
I now live in Columbia, Missouri, home of the University of Missouri, where I am an Affiliate Staff with "Faculty Commons", formerly "Christian Leadership Ministries" a group that supports Christian Faculty on university campuses. I also volunteer time at the International Community Church where I teach "Engineering English" to international Ph.D.students, postdocs, and visiting scholars and help them with their writing and oral presentations.
Fishing, carpentry, hiking, golf, skiing, snowshowing.
Fantasy dinner guests
A famous author like Os Guiness.
Best advice I ever received
Go to college. Trust Jesus.
If I weren't a professor, I would
The Call by Os Guiness. John Grisham novels.
Bridge over the River Kwai
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