Resume

Brian C. Huang

huang(dot)brian(dot)c(at)gmail(dot)com ∙ @bri_huang 

Education & Certifications: 

 

Colorado Department of Education - Secondary Education Teacher License - Spring 2008             

Endorsement:  Secondary Science Ed. – Focus: Physics

Addtl. Qualifications:  Secondary Math Ed.

             

University of Colorado – School of Education

Degree:  M.A. in Sec. Science Ed. –  Focus: Physics (May 2008)

 

University of Illinois - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree: B.S. in Electrical Engineering (May 2000)

Teaching Experience:

Aug. ‘17-Present

HadaNou Collective (Hack School)

Founding Center Director and Education Engineer - Hack School and Instructor for Introduction to Engineering (Hack School) at STRIVE Prep Excel. Developing a course focused around integrating technology and community.

Fall 2015

Colorado School of Mines (CSM)

Adjunct Professor - PHGN317 Digital Electronics: 3rd year required course for engineering physics majors at CSM. Re-developed and improved existing lectures and labs to integrate more programming and electronics to equip students to build more.

Jan. ’13–Aug. ‘17

SparkFun Electronics

Education Engineer – Design, develop, and pilot curriculum, activities, and training materials to integrate electronics, programming, and engineering into the K-12 classroom.

Oct. ’11–Dec‘12

EcoTech Institute

Adjunct Instructor – Digital Electronics, AC/DC Circuits, Analog Electronics.  Developed new coursework (lectures and labs) for the Electrical Engineering Technology program at EcoTech focused around training students preparing for careers in green energy fields.

Aug. ’10–Jan‘13

Cherry Creek School District– Overland High School

Science / Technology Teacher – Physics, Hon. Physics, AP Physics, Robotics, Intro to Tech.  Developed and integrated technology into both the physics and the robotics classroom.

Aug. ’08–May ‘10

Boulder Valley School District – Centaurus High School

Math / Science Teacher – Geometry, and IB Physics.  Integrating science application and investigation strategies into both Algebra and Geometry courses.  Incorporating literacy and writing into the mathematics curriculum to provide greater accessibility to mathematics concepts. 

Summer 2007

Boulder Valley School District – Boulder High School Summer School

Director of Summer School Math Program - Alternate Summer School Location at the Family Learning Center.  Development of summer school curriculum and coordination of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus summer school.

Sept. ’01-Jul. ’03

Science Museum of Minnesota

Instructor / Teacher – Develop, design, and teach classes for the Youth & Family Programs department.  Students range in ages from 6 – 12 years old and class topics have varied from:  Lasers, Mirrors, and Light to Buildings and Structures to Electricity and Electronics to Design and Build a Remote Control Car.

Work Experience:

Jul. ’03-Aug. ‘07

Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation

BATC Capacity Expansion Program Compact Range Technical Lead – Research new antenna test technologies.  Develop, compile, and manage the technical specifications and statement of work required for the new compact antenna test chamber.  Lead the technical interface with internal program areas and manage relationships with vendors. 

 

RF Systems / Antenna Engineer – Lead design engineer on L-Band antenna array for DDG-1000 Multi-Function Mast program.  Develop enhancements to tapered antenna chamber test equipment.  Identify, debug, and troubleshoot issues on tapered antenna chambers.    Develop and conduct uncertainty analysis of existing RCS measurement range.  Create RCS Range book to document and standardize operating and calibration procedures for the RCS range. 

July ’00 –July ’03

ADC Telecommunications

Future Leaders Development Program Candidate - One of five (5) candidates hired into a 24 month leadership development program with ADC.  The program offered the opportunity for candidates to participate in 3 - 8 month rotations in various business areas within the company. 

Project Manager - Aid sales market executives to develop a clear and actionable market strategy for ADC’s emerging opportunities. Develop tactical plans to keep ADC focused in key target markets with growth potential.  Coordinate and manage action items necessary to capture new growth business.  Develop and define tools to enable more efficient and consistent tracking of new growth opportunities - sales funnel / pipeline management.

 

Product Manager – Digivance Indoor Coverage Solution (ICS) – Define features and requirements necessary for the European market for an in-building wireless distributed antenna system.  Create business and marketing plans for addressing the European market.  Research and assess the market needs of our customers.  Serve as a central point of contact between marketing, sales, and engineering. 

RF Systems Engineer – Support of system deployment of broadband wireless access system.  Responsible for antenna specification. Qualification, and integration to support the system bandwidth requirements.  Developed and modified existing RF systems integration test procedures.  Setup and design of automated measurement of link performance.

Publications \ Talks:

 

Huang, Brian, and Derek Runberg. The Arduino Inventor's Guide: Learn Electronics by Making 10 Awesome Gadgets. No Starch Press, Inc., 2017.

 

Huang, Brian. “Physical Computing and the Maker Movement”. 2017 International Society of Technology in Education Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX.  June 26, 2017.  

 

Huang, Brian. “LEDs, Sensors & Code: Master Your World w/ Arduino”. 2017 SXSW Interactive Conference. Austin, TX. March 2017. https://schedule.sxsw.com/2017/events/PP67789

 

Huang, Brian.  "Open-source Hardware – Microcontrollers and Physics Education – Integrating DIY Sensors and Data Acquisition with Arduino".  2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington, 2015, June.  ASEE Conferences, 2015.  https://peer.asee.org/24542

ABOUT ME...

I started my career as an RF / Antenna design engineer, but I have now spent more time in education working with digital fabrication tools and encouraging the Maker mindset.

I try to empower my students to tinker, break, and fix things in their lives with digital fabrication and electronics. I now run a center program called HackSchool in North Denver with students at STRIVE Prep Excel where we apply engineering toward solving problems in their community.  

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