Michael E Keller Memorial Scholarship
for Instrumentation Engineering Fund
Michael E. Keller was born in Bad Grund, Germany to Franz Keller and Gisela Hoffmann Keller. He immigrated to the United States with his family as a child. He was a 1969 graduate of Boston Latin School and held undergraduate and graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.
Michael spent his career as an Electronics Test Engineer working for Honeywell, Raytheon and Gemini, among others. He worked on Air Force Command and Control Systems as a contractor for the Air Force. He was also the Executive Director of the American Society of Test Engineers (ASTE) for nearly 20 years. Before the Internet became what it is today, the ASTE worked to provide test engineers with the knowledge needed to find the correct test platforms, define test strategies and help the engineers with ways to justify their projects to management. ASTE published a quarterly newsletter on these subjects as well as recruited consultants to assist test engineers.
Michael's avocation was music. He was a proud member of the Boston Philharmonic's violin section for thirty-six years. With the Philharmonic he played numerous concerts including several at Symphony Hall, Boston and Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York.