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

  • 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
  • Successfully Defended My Dissertation +

    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
  • Assessing an affordable and portable laboratory kit in an undergraduate control systems course +

    Final GE 320 Kit At the 2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education conference, I presented the preliminary analysis of the quantitative data we collected about Read More
  • Service-Learning: An Opportunity for Experiential Learning in Project Management +

    Leadership (CC image by NY, At the 2015 American Society of Engineering Management International Annual Conference, I presented a paper I wrote about my experience Read More
  • Developing a new affordable DC motor laboratory kit for an existing undergraduate controls course +

    Breadboard layout for new kit At the 2015 American Control Conference (ACC), I presented a paper in the invited session on Controls Education.  In this Read More
  • ASEE Student Chapter Longevity and Programming +

    ASEE Student Chapter Longevity and Programming I collaborated with two other ASEE Student Chapter Presidents, Anastasia Rynearson from Purdue University and Matthew Priddy from Georgia Tech, Read More
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