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Résumé of Stephen Blosser
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Stephen R. Blosser:

Assistive Technology and Universal Design Engineer, Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone Design, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Michigan State University


Technical Director
Rehabilitation Engineering
Michigan State University
Artificial Language Laboratory
Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences

 Assistive Technology Specialist
Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD)
Michigan State University

Michigan AgrAbility Project Engineer, (National AgrAbility Project) Michigan State University Extension

Vice Chair, Accommodating Technology Committee, Advisory to Vice Provost David Gift of Libraries, Computing and Technology, Michigan State University

Assistive Technology Engineering Consultant, Community Connections, a Center for Independent Living of SW Michigan, Benton Harbor, MI

Earliteen and Junior Sabbath School Youth Leader, Lansing Seventh Day Adventist Church

Pathfinder Youth Leader www.pathfindersonline.org, Lansing Capitals Pathfinder Club

Professional Objective

" To enhance the dignity and independence of persons who have disabilities and/or disadvantages."

Skills

As a designer and builder of custom Assistive Technology systems and through other professional activities. I exercise skills in several areas. For a detailed description of these abilities please visit my web site http://www.msu.edu/user/blossers.

  • Assistive Technology and Universal Design Engineer
  • Professional Team Member
  • Rehabilitation Engineer
  • Client Advocate
  • Electronic Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Assistive Device Mounting Specialist
  • Technical Instructor
  • Commercial and Residential HVAC System Designer and Installer
  • Youth Leader
  • Machine Shop owner and operator
  • Welding (GTAW, GMAW)
  • Address
    Work: Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, MSU
    120 Bessey Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824
    Home : 2619 E. Mt. Hope
    Lansing, MI 48910
    Phone : home (517) 372-2810
    office (517) 353-9642 ext.237

    E-mail: blossers@.msu.edu

    Web site: http://www.msu.edu/user/blossers

    Personal Data

    Date of Birth: 15 November 1949
    Family Status: Married, two children Andrew, Nathan

    Education

    1974 Western Michigan University B.S.M.E.

    Licenses

    Affiliations

    Professional Employment
    2000-Present
    Assistive Technology and Universal Design Engineer, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Michigan State University

    2006-Present Assistive Technology Engineering Consultant, Community Connections, a Center for Independent Living of SW Michigan

    2005-Present Western Michigan University Department of Occupational Therapy, Assistive Technology Guest Lecturer

    2004-Present AgrAbility Project Engineer, Michigan AgrAbility Project, Michigan State University Agricultural Extension

    1998-Present: Assistive Technology Specialist, Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD), Michigan State University.

    1978-Present: Technical Director, Rehabilitation Engineering, Michigan State University, Audiology and Speech Sciences Department, Artificial Language Laboratory, East Lansing, Michigan.

    1997-1999: Assistive Technology Consultant, Cole Rehabilitation Technologies, Holt, Michigan.

    1990-Present: Engineering Consultant, Ergonomic Engineering, Lansing, Michigan.

    1994-1995: Teaching Assistant and co-author of a course textbook/ laboratory manual of Electronics for Telecommunications. MSU, CAS 492

    1975-1978: Engineering Consultant for Michigan Department of Education, Vocational Rehabilitation Department.

    1974-1975: Production Engineer, CTS Corporation, Elkhart, Indiana (a manufacturer of electrical and electronic components).

    1968-1974: Apprentice designer and contractor of residential and commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Sears, Whirlpool and private contractors.


    Publications

    Professional Activities

    Assistive Technology Consultant to Michigan school districts.

    Responsible for training of school district personnel in interfacing equipment, designing augmentative communication systems and in mounting of equipment on an individual's wheelchair.

    Inservice workshops and presentations to Educators.

    Prepared and delivered training seminars to associations, rehabilitation centers and school districts in the successful implementation of AT. The focus of these presentations is assessment, creation of input devices and controls, and positioning and mounting techniques for equipment.

    Research and Development Projects.

    References

    Please contact me for a list of references.

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