By: Ashley Duvelius
The University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) celebrates the recognition of two electrical engineering professors—Jason Heikenfeld and Andrew J. Steckl—who now rank in Ohio’s Top 25 STEM Professors.
The University of Cincinnati is deeply committed to supporting and expanding the quality of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education and is a national leader through its distinguished faculty and innovative programs. UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science celebrates the recognition of Jason Heikenfeld, PhD and electrical engineering associate professor, and Andrew J. Steckl, PhD and electrical engineering professor, who now rank in Ohio’s Top 25 STEM Professors, according to Online Schools Ohio.
Most universities have general education requirements that include a body of studies in the STEM fields. STEM subjects form the academic backbone of many liberal arts or applied science programs. Ohio universities and colleges are staffed by faculties who teach in one or more STEM field. Some teach in interdisciplinary programs, while others offer specialized courses to upper division or graduate students who are majoring in a STEM field.
All of the Ohio professors that made the list, however, are celebrated for achievement in the teaching, mentoring students and conducting research into their STEM specialty. Some lead research teams at university labs or mentor graduate students who are preparing for their college careers. Others pioneer their own inquiries into fields like information technology, astronomy, mathematics, biotechnology or nuclear science. They hail from large, medium and small colleges and universities across the state. What they all have in common is a commitment to academic excellence.
Both Heikenfeld and Steckl are internationally renowned—not only in academia but also in industry.