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Dave House

'65

Dave House began his career in 1965 as a computer designer at Raytheon Computer and Communications Division. In 1968 he joined Honeywell Computer Control Division and in 1972 became director of computer development at Microdata.

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Eustace Dereniak

'63, '63

For nearly five decades, Eustace L. Dereniak has explored the frontiers of optics and engineering to help create 21st century breakthroughs in medicine, military hardware, astronomy and many other fields. Dereniak, a 1963 Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate of Michigan Tech, became president of SPIE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to optics and photonics, in January 2012. He has . . .

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Scott Pattullo

'81

Scott received his BS degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Tech in 1981 and then attended the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and received his MBA degree in 1983. He started his career with Cadillac Motor Division in Detroit, where he held several positions before moving to the Chicago area in 1987 where he joined the A. T. Kearney Company as a management consultant. Scott later was employed in management positions . . .

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Timothy Havens

'99, '00

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, commonly called drones) are all over the news, from conflict overseas to future plans for delivering parcels. ECE’s Intelligent Robotics Laboratory—directed by Tim Havens—is aiming high in this field by giving a bird’s-eye view to bridge inspectors and keeping soldiers safe from the threat of explosive hazards. Havens joined Michigan Tech in Fall 2012 as the William . . .

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Lisa Peterson-Nelson

'84, '87

Lisa received a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1984. Following graduation, she accepted a position as Design Engineer for Boeing Aerospace Company. She left Boeing the next year and returned to Michigan Tech to pursue a master’s degree. While working on her master’s, she accepted an intern position with Ford Motor Company.  In 1987, she received her Michigan Tech master’s . . .

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Thomas Karpus

'90

Growing up in the small town of Bessemer, Mich. in the Upper Peninsula, Karpus was essentially interested in sports and science. He participated in basketball, football and baseball along with working on the school yearbook during high school. He worked numerous odd jobs throughout high school as well to be able to afford college.

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