Gamma Theta Chapter, Missouri S&T
Senior member of the S&T Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility
“HKN HAS BEEN WONDERFUL FOR OUR DEPARTMENT. THE STUDENT CHAPTER IS EXTRAORDINARILY ACTIVE, HOSTING EVENTS LIKE A STUDENT/COMPANY CAREER FAIR BANQUET, SERVICE WORK AT LOCAL SENIOR HOMES, ELECTRONICS TUTORIALS FOR UNDERGRADUATES, A STUDENT LABORATORY ‘MAKERSPACE,’ AND MUCH MORE.”
Dr. Daryl Beetner is a member of the Gamma Theta chapter of HKN, and a past winner of the IEEE-HKN C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Young Electrical Engineering Professor award. He won the award in 2003 in part for his high level of educational research in the area of embedded systems, for his medical research in skin cancer and humanitarian demining, and for his service activities with the Toastmasters, Boy Scouts, and K-12 outreach, as well as for his service as a faculty advisor for the Gamma Theta chapter of HKN (a regular winner of the HKN Outstanding Chapter award).
Dr. Beetner went on to become the Associate Chair for Computer Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, and later the Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He was able to continue making substantial contributions to the success of ECE students in both roles. Since winning the award, his research area has shifted to the area of Electromagnetic Compatibility and has grown substantially. He is a senior member of the S&T Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility, one of NSF’s top I/UCRCs, where he conducts research for the Army, Navy, John Deere, Apple, and NExperia, and is a co-investigator on more than a dozen other projects. He remains actively engaged with the educational and professional community, recently serving as Chair of the Central States ECE Department Heads Association, the Chair of the University of Missouri Research Board (which funded approximately US$2.2M in research in Missouri each year), as an officer in multiple IEEE technical committees, and more. He is proud to have won the C. Holmes MacDonald award more than 16 years ago, and of the work that HKN continues to do for education across the world.