Welcome! I'm Steve Mitchell, an engineer and academic passionate about innovation in technology development and academic pedagogies.

I specialize in active remote sensing techniques employing engineering concepts to design, develop, and deploy laser radars (lidars), with an extensive background in airborne sensors. I am a hands-on engineer who possesses a holistic view of engineering activities, with experience in all aspects of technology development from fundamental physics to initial concepts, design, integration & testing, field deployment, and data analysis.


I am passionate about properly educating the next generation of engineers. It is my belief that engineering should not only be studied, but should be lived! As such, I strive to provide my students with real-world engineering scenerios inside and outside of the classroom. I am the proud recipient of the 2017 Purple Camshaft Award for impactful teaching (image, right) and continually strive to innovate engineering pedagogies.

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