Christina Howe

Biography

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After graduating from the University of Evansville in 2003 in computer engineering, Professor Howe attended graduate school at Vanderbilt University. In 2009 she returned to UE to teach and is now an associate professor of electrical engineering. She enjoys mentoring students in and out of the classroom and serves as the SWE co-advisor. She also serves as the Affiliate Director representing UE for the Indiana Space Grant Consortium. She has published papers related to semiconductor electronics and engineering education.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2008
    • Concentration: Radiation Effects on Electronics
    • Dissertation: The Radiation Response of Focal Plane Arrays
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2005
    • Concentration: Radiation Effects on Electronics
    • Thesis: Radiation-Induced Energy Deposition and Single Event Upset Error Rates in Scaled Microelectronic Structures
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, University of Evansville, 2003

Experience

  • Jan. 2009 – Present, Associate Professor, University of Evansville
  • Aug. 2003 – Dec. 2008, Research Assistant, Vanderbilt University
  • Sept. 2007 - Dec. 2007, Technical Staff, The Aerospace Corporation
  • Nov. 2001 - June 2003, Electrical Engineering Assistant, Whirlpool

Specialty Areas

  • Radiation Effects on Electronics
  • Photonics
  • Engineering Education

Grants and Fellowships

  • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015-2016, 2013-2014 Indiana Space Grant Consortium, Granted awarded for The UEngineering Experience, $5000
  • 2018, 2017 Indiana Space Grant Consortium, Granted awarded for Online Circuits Curriculum Development, $5000
  • 2007 Space and Missile Defense Working Group Fellowship Award

Professional Memberships

  • Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Christina Howe, Dick Blandford, Deborah Hwang, “Poster Session for External Reviews of Capstone Projects”, Proceedings of the 2016 American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, 2016.
  • Dick Blandford and Christina Howe, “Frequency Domain Concepts for Electrical Engineering First Year Students”, Proceedings of the 2013 American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, 2013.
  • Owe Peterson, David Kent, Christina Howe, Mary Vollaro, “General Education: Key for Success for an Entrepreneurial Engineering Career”, Proceedings of the 2012 American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX, 2012.
  • Christina Howe, “Confronting the Unique Challenges Faced by New Female Faculty”, Proceedings of the 2010 American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference and Exposition, Louisville, KY, 2010.
  • Dick Blandford, Christina Howe (presenter), Anthony Richardson, and David Mitchell, “Classification and Assessment of Projects in Computer Engineering”, Proceedings of the 2010 American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference and Exposition, Louisville, KY, 2010.
  • C. L. Howe, R. A. Weller, R. A. Reed, B. D. Sierawski, P. W. Marshall, C. J. Marshall, M. H. Mendenhall, R. D. Schrimpf, and J. E. Hubbs, "Effects of Surrounding Materials on Proton-Induced Energy Deposition in Large Silicon Diode Arrays", Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 2168-2171, 2009.
  • C. L. Howe, R. A. Weller, R. A. Reed, B. D. Sierawski, P. W. Marshall, C. J. Marshall, M. H. Mendenhall, and R. D. Schrimpf, “Distribution of Proton-Induced Transients in Silicon Focal Plane Arrays”, IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., vol. 54, pp. 2444-2449, 2007.
  • C. J. Marshall, P. W. Marshall, C. L. Howe, R. A. Reed, R. A. Weller, M. Mendenhall, A. Waczynski, R. Ladbury, T. M. Jordan, “Comparison of Measured Dark Current Distributions With Calculated Damage Energy Distributions in HgCdTe”, IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., vol. 54, pp. 1097-1103, 2007.
  • D. R. Ball, K. M. Warren, R. A. Weller, R. A. Reed, A. Kobayashi, J. A. Pellish, M. H. Mendenhall, C. L. Howe, L. W. Massengill, R. D. Schrimpf, and N. F. Haddad, "Simulating Nuclear Events in a TCAD Model of High-Density SEU Hardened SRAM Technology", IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., vol. 53, pp. 1794-1798, 2006.
  • C. L. Howe, R. A. Weller, R. A. Reed, M. H. Mendenhall, R. D. Schrimpf, K. M. Warren, D. R. Ball, L. W. Massengill, K. A. LaBel, J. W. Howard, Jr., and N. F. Haddad, "Role of Heavy-Ion Nuclear Reactions in Determining On-Orbit Single Event Error Rates," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., vol. 52, pp. 2182-2188, 2005.
  • K. M. Warren, R. A. Weller, M. H. Mendenhall, R. A. Reed, D. R. Ball, C. L. Howe, B. D. Olson, M. L. Alles, L. W. Massengill, R. D. Schrimpf, N. F. Haddad, S. E. Doyle, D. McMorrow, J. S. Melinger, W. T. Lotshawand, "The Contribution of Nuclear Reactions to Single Event Upset Cross-Section Measurements in a High-Density SEU Hardened SRAM Technology," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., vol. 52, pp. 2125-2131, 2005.

Conference Presentations

  • Christina Howe, Dick Blandford, Deborah Hwang, “Poster Session for External Reviews of Capstone Projects”, at the American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, 2016.
  • Dick Blandford, Christina Howe (presenter), "Frequency Domain Concepts for Electrical Engineering First Year Students”, at the American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, 2013.
  • Owe Peterson, David Kent, Christina Howe, Mary Vollaro, “General Education: Key for Success for an Entrepreneurial Engineering Career”, at the American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX, 2012.
  • Christina Howe, “Confronting the Unique Challenges Faced by New Female Faculty”, at the American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference and Exposition, Louisville, KY, 2010.
  • Dick Blandford, Christina Howe (presenter), Anthony Richardson, and David Mitchell, “Classification and Assessment of Projects in Computer Engineering”, at the American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference and Exposition, Louisville, KY, 2010.
  • C. L. Howe, R. A. Weller, R. A. Reed, B. D. Sierawski, P. W. Marshall, C. J. Marshall, M. H. Mendenhall, and R. D. Schrimpf, “Distribution of Proton-Induced Transients in Silicon Focal Plane Arrays”, by Nathaniel Dodds at NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging Program (NEPP) Review, Nashville, TN, 2007.
  • C. L. Howe, R. A. Weller, R. A. Reed, B. D. Sierawski, P. W. Marshall, C. J. Marshall, M. H. Mendenhall, and R. D. Schrimpf, “Measurement and Simulation of the Variation in Proton-Induced Energy Deposition in Large Silicon Diode Arrays”, at Nuclear Space and Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC), Honolulu, HI, 2007.
  • C. J. Marshall, P. W. Marshall, C. L. Howe, R. A. Reed, R. A. Weller, M. Mendenhall, A. Waczynski, R. Ladbury, T. M. Jordan, and B. Fodness, "Comparison of Measured Leakage Current Distributions with Calculated Damage Energy Distributions in HgCdTe", in Conference of Radiation Effects on Components and Systems (RADECS), Athens, Greece, 2006.
  • R.A. Reed, R.A. Weller, R.D. Schrimpf, L.W. Massengill, M.H. Mendenhall, B. Sierawski, K.M. Warren, D.R. Ball, M. Alles, A. Sternberg, J.A. Pellish, C. Howe, "Applications of RADSAFE", in Geant4 Space Users’ Workshop, SLAC, Palo Alto, CA, 2006.
  • R.A. Reed, R.A. Weller, R.D. Schrimpf, L.W. Massengill, M.H. Mendenhall, K.M. Warren, B. Sierawski, D.R. Ball, M. Alles, A. Sternberg, J.A. Pellish, C. Howe, A. Tipton, K.A. LaBel, M. Xapsos, “Applications of RADSAFE for Single Event Effect Analysis,” in Geant4 Space Users’ Workshop, Pasadena, CA, 2006.
  • R.A. Weller, R. A. Reed, M. H. Mendenhall, K. M. Warren, D. R. Ball, J. A. Pellish, B. D. Sierawski, C. L. Howe, A. D. Tipton, R. D. Schrimpf, L. W. Massengill, M. Alles, L. Sternberg, A. F. Witulski, B. E. Templeton, M. A. Xapsos, K. A. LaBel, J. H. Adams, J. W. Watts “Geant4 and the Vanderbilt Radiation Effects Simulation Strategy, RADSAFE,” in Geant4 Space Users Workshop, Pasadena, CA, 2006.
  • R. A. Reed, R. A. Weller, R. D. Schrimpf, L. W. Massengill, M. H. Mendenhall K. M. Warren D. R. Ball, J. A. Pellish B. D. Sierawski, C. L. Howe, M. Alles, A. L. Sternberg A. F. Witulski A. D. Tipton, M. A. Xapsos, K. A. LaBel, “RADSAFE Development and Applications Overview”, presented at the Single Event Effects Symposium, Long Beach, CA, 2006. (invited)
  • C. L. Howe, R. A. Weller, R. A. Reed, M. H. Mendenhall, R. D. Schrimpf, K. M. Warren, D. R. Ball, L. W. Massengill, K. A. LaBel, J. W. Howard, Jr., and N. F. Haddad, "Role of Heavy-Ion Nuclear Reactions in Determining On-Orbit Single Event Error Rates at Nuclear Space and Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC), Seattle, WA, 2005.
  • R.A. Reed, R. A. Weller, R. D. Schrimpf, L. W. Massengill, M. H. Mendenhall K. M. Warren D. R. Ball, C. L. Howe, J. A. Pellish, E. Montez, A. Kalavagunta, A. Tipton, M. alles, B. Sierawski, M. McCurdy, A. Witulski, "Application of the RADSAFE Concept," in Geant4 Space Users’ Workshop, Leuven, Belgium, 2005.
  • B. C. Fodness, R. A. Reed, T. M. Jordan, C. Howe, J. Lauenstein, P. W. Marshall, "Geant4 and MCNPX Comparison of the Treatment of Displacement Damage Mechanisms in HgCdTe," in Geant4 Space Users’ Workshop, Nashville, TN, 2004.

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