- BS Electrical Engineering 1957
Upon receiving his Baccalaureate degree in Electrical Engineering at Michigan Tech in 1957, Jon took a position as an instructor of electrical engineering until completing his Masters Degree in 1960. He was then promoted to Assistant Professor, and taught for two more years before joining Raytheon Mfg. Co. as a computer design engineer. He enrolled at the University of Michigan in 1964, completing his Ph.D. with a specialization in Electromagnetics and Antennas in 1969. Jon then returned to Michigan Tech serving in many positions with the department, including several years as Department Head and Chairman. For three years prior to his retirement in May of 2001, Professor Soper served as the department’s first Coordinator for Senior Design.