Rebecca Marie (Johnson) Reck is a systems engineer.  She is an Assistant Professor at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan.  She just earned a Ph.D. in Systems and Entrepreneurial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Her areas of research include control systems, mechatronics, and engineering education.

Previously she worked as a systems engineer in the Systems and Software group in the Fight Control Systems Department at Rockwell Collins.  She has completed a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at Iowa State University and Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. 

Recent Blogs

  • Webinar on Tips for Completing Your Dissertation +

    Webinar title slide On December 5, I presented a webinar for GradSWE on tips for successfully completing your dissertation.  The topics included project Read More
  • SWE Award +

    SWE Award This year I was recognized as one of the Society of Women Engineers' Distinguished New Engineers.  This award is given Read More
  • Engineering success: Delivering your Ph.D. on Time, on Budget, and Ready for Your Career +

    Graduates on staircase.  CC photo by: Aaron Hawkins. At the 2016 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, I published a tips and tricks paper about successfully Read More
  • Developing an Affordable and Portable Control Systems Laboratory Kit with a Raspberry Pi +

    Lab kit with Furuta Inverted Pendulum attachment The technical details of my laboratory kit for control systems were published in the Raspberry Pi special edition of Electronics. Read More
  • Video of Control Systems Laboratory Kit +

    My control systems laboratory kit I created a video demonstration of my control systems laboratory kit to help expand the reach of the new possibilities Read More
  • Graduation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign +

    Graduation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign On May 10, 2016, I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Systems Read More
  • Successfully Defended My Dissertation +

    During my dissertation defense. Photo by: Daniel M. Reck On April 1, 2016, I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation in submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Read More
  • Two Presentations at the SWE Region H Conference in 2016 +

    (Social Media Illustration by Esther Gons.) At the 2016 SWE Region H conference, I presented at two different sessions.  The first session was about effectively using Read More
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