Steven Dobbs

I received Christ as my savior when I was 13 years old during an evening church service after hearing a talk by Gottfried Reichel, a former German member of the Hitler Youth in WWII. He shared how Christ changed his life through meeting a Christian American GI among the rubble of his bombed out city. Seven years later, I met my dear wife, June, during a bus trip to a college Navigator conference in Estes Park, Colorado, when I was at Cal Poly Pomona majoring in Aerospace Engineering and she was at Biola University majoring in Math. We have been married and serving the Lord together since 1971 with 2 daughters and 5 grand kids. One of the most exciting interests I have is studying and sharing about the correlation of science and the Bible. Being an engineer by training, I find overwhelming evidence of intelligent design in all of nature. This perspective comes from my 36 years working at Rockwell/Boeing after trying to design complex aircraft , spacecraft, and launch vehicles that can actually function as intended. Comparing intentional complexity of a flying machine's thousands of parts, subsystems and interfaces all being able to be technologically developed at the needed maturity level, and all properly working together at the same time, compared to the improbability of even more complex "living machines" in nature to function successfully with out a "designer" says to me that the universe must have been designed with a purpose, and our lives matter to the "designer".

My Life

Favorite Quote

"A man that cannot figure his income tax should not be surprised if he cannot understand God." - E.V. Hill

Friends describe me

enthusiastic, dedicated

My hobbies

Science and the Bible, Dobbsland backyard theme park for the grand kids

Fantasy dinner guests

Dr. Wernher von Braun, Orville Wright, Dr. Hugh Ross, Apostle Peter

Best advice I ever received

Marry June

My undergrad alma mater

Cal Poly Pomona

My worst subject in school

Freshman physics

In college I drove

Ford Falcon station wagon

If I weren't a professor, I would

still be working at Boeing, or at Disney Imagineering

Favorite books

The Holy Bible, The Fingerprint of God by Dr. Hugh Ross, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Favorite movies

Contact (1997), Star Wars: A New Hope, Sound of Music, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Favorite city

Munich, Germany

Favorite coffee

Starbucks Espresso

Nobody knows I the Dodgers (but not as much as the Angels)

My latest accomplishment

Switching from face-to-face classroom instruction to virtual instruction

Current Research

1. "Flying Battery Electric UAV" (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ): replace conventional aircraft structure with power storage and power generation devices that have structural strength to reduce parasitic weight. 2. Particle Image Velocimetry flow visualization system: system integration and research in the Cal Poly Pomona low speed wind tunnel.