Michael E Keller Memorial Scholarship for Instrumentation Engineering


Type

Scholarship / Fellowship

Value

$25,000 (2021)

Year Established

2021

Purpose

Provide scholarship support for electrical engineering students. (GF000443)

Description

This fund will be awarded to electrical engineering students who are U.S. citizens and maintain good academic standing as determined by the Financial Aid Office each year.


History

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.

Sadly, Michael passed away in September 2020 from ALS complications.

Bob Stasonis, a former officer for the American Society of Test Engineers (ASTE), worked with Florida Tech to coordinate the creation of the Michael E Keller Memorial Scholarship for Instrumentation Engineering.

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