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Résumé of Stephen Blosser
Stephen R. Blosser:
Assistive Technology and Universal Design Engineer, Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone Design, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Michigan State University
Assistive Technology Specialist
Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD)
Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Artificial Language Laboratory
Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences
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
" To enhance the dignity and independence of persons who have disabilities and/or disadvantages."
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.
Web site: http://www.msu.edu/user/blossers
Date of Birth: 15 November 1949
Family Status: Married, two children Andrew, Nathan
1974 Western Michigan University B.S.M.E.
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.
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.
Please contact me for a list of references.