Rebecca Marie (Johnson) Reck is a systems engineer.  She is an Assistant Professor at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan.  She 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 Flight Control Systems Department at Rockwell Collins (now Collins Aerospace).  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. 

  • Creating Video Lectures Quickly +

    Microsoft Surface Pro, headset, and stylus Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many faculty have been asked to move their courses online with very short notice.  Last Read More
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Affordable and Portable Laboratory Kit for an Introductory Control Systems Course +

    DC Motor laboratory kit with 3D printed parts and a Raspberry Pi The final results of my dissertation research about affordable and portable laboratory kits were published in Advances in Engineering Education in Read More
  • Strategies for Applying for a Job in Academia +

    At WE19 I collaborated with Yanfen Li and Nicole Jackson to facilitate a flipped session on applying for academic jobs.  Read More
  • Designing a Student Video Presentation Assignment: Considerations for Minimizing Stress +

    Research poster with data from a paper about logistics of a video assignment In 2018, I switched from live in-class presentations of project results to video-recorded presentations.  I surveyed the students about their Read More
  • A Systematic Review of Technologies for Providing Feedback and Grades to Students +

    Logos for GradeScope, Crowdmark, iRubric, SAGrader, iAnnotate, and Kaizena At the 2019 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, I published a tips and tricks paper about technologies Read More
  • Validating DC Motor Models on the Quanser Qube Servo +

    computer, keyboard, monitor, Quanser Qube, NI myRIO, cables At the 2018 Dynamic Systems and Controls (DSCC) Conference, I published a paper detailing the methods for validating various DC Motor Read More
  • Applications Monday: Students bring real-life control system experiences into the classroom +

    Faculty member presenting in front of a whiteboard In 2018, I was asked to share an innovative assignment as part of Kettering University's Principles of Effective Teaching (PoET) Read More
  • Student and faculty reflections after using MathWorks' Cody Coursework in a control systems course +

    Poster of findings from paper on adding MATLAB Grader to a control systems course At the 2018 IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, I published an innovative practice about adding Cody Coursework (now MATLAB Grader) Read More
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