Curriculum vitae STEVEN BENOIT 3010 N. Overland Trail, Laporte, Colorado 80535, USA Telephone: E-mail: Education 8/2006 – 4/2011 8/2002 – 8/2006 9/1986 – 5/1990 970-310-7129 [email protected] Ph.D. (Mathematics), Colorado State University (3.908 GPA) MS (Mathematics), Colorado State University (3.968 GPA) BS (Electrical Engineering) and BS (Physics), Psychology Minor Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Work Experience 8/2014 – Present Colorado State University (Special Assistant Professor) Responisible for classroom and distance teaching and curriculum develioment for distance courses, management and enhancements of on-campus PACe delivery system, distance mathematics course system, online placement exam and ELM tutorial system, and interfaces for tutors, bookstore staff, and departmental staff, as well as interfacing with OnlinePlus for delivery of distance programs. 8/2011 – 8/2014 Colorado State University (Distance Mathematics Facilitator) Development and operation of CSU distance mathematics web platform and web sites for distance courses and placement exams; teaching distance sections of precalculus and science/engineering Calculus; working with OnlinePlus and ProctorU to facilitate student progress; teaching sections of resident courses. 4/2011 – 7/2011 University of New Mexico (Postdoctoral Fellow) Research position at the Center for High Tech Materials. Worked with Dr. Steven Brueck (UNM) and Dr. Ron Kaspi (US Air Force) to develop mathematical models of widely tunable mid-IR semiconductor lasers using chirped gratings. Research resulted in a patent for a novel tunable laser design. 6/2009 – 3/2011 Colorado State University (Fellowship Grant Trainee) Participated in interdisciplinary research project funded by NSF with faculty and graduate students from Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science to study cell communication and migration in developing brain. Worked with area high schools to bring current research topics into the high school math/science classroom, with weekly classroom visits. 2/2013 – 12/2014 Society for Creative Anachronism (Regional President) President of regional branch including Ft. Collins, Loveland, Greeley, and surrounding rural areas. SCA is a nonprofit educational 501c(3) that studies and recreates aspects of the middle ages. Duties included overseeing monthly business meetings, filing regular reports, and ensuring legal and regulatory compliance of group activities. 4/2007 – Present Beken Learning Systems (President) Founded an educational software company that has licensed the distance mathematics delivery platform through Colorado State University Research Foundation to deliver online instruction, homework, and assessment. Developed a Mathematics Placement Exam for University of Wyoming based on this platform. 8/16/2003 – 5/31/2009 Colorado State University (Graduate Assistant) Designed and developed the distance mathematics delivery system for placement exams, course delivery, homework assignments, and exams, replacing an existing paper-based system. Co-authored five pre-calculus electronic books, and taught several pre-calculus courses in a classroom setting. 4/2/2002 – 10/7/2004 NANI Games International, LLC (President) Founded and operated a product oriented company that delivered internet-based amusement machines based on touch-screen and wireless network technologies. 8/1/1999 – 1/3/2008 National Amusement Network, Inc. (CTO) Managed technical architecture design, construction, and project oversight during the creation of a North American network to link retail, point-of-purchase, and amusement devices and provide a rich set of services to consumers, manufacturers, distributors and marketing companies. 8/20/1999 – 6/1/2002 The Brobst-Benoit Company (President) Owned and managed a consulting and contract software development company with six full-time employees. Contracts included software development, database design and implementation, web site creation, and e-commerce implementation. 6/11/1990 – 7/1/1999 Electronic Data Systems Corp. (Systems Engineer) Lead a technical team ranging from four to ten engineers in the operation and enhancement of network systems for several clients. Skills o Online curriculum development and delivery o Classroom teaching o Mathematical modeling and numerical/computational simulation o Twenty four years of professional software development in C, C++, and Java, including scientific/numerical computation, database and network integration, user interfaces (both native and web-based), visualization, and MPI-based parallel processing. o Network design, implementation, and management experience. Publications and Patents Method and Aparatus for Fabrication of Controlled Chirp Gratings With Steven R. J. Brueck and Xiang He, University of New Mexico, U.S. Patent No. 8,908,724, issued Dec. 9. 2014. Helical states of nonlocally interacting molecules and their linear stability: geometric approach With D. D. Holm and V. Putkaradze, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. (44):5 2011. Featured in IOPSelect, and selected for journal cover illustration. (arXiv 1006.1086). Mastery with meaning: access to mathematics online With P. Kennedy, W. Ellis, and J. Oien, Math and Comp Ed, 41 (2), Spring 2007. Book Collaborations College algebra in context I College algebra in context II Logarithmic and exponential functions Numerical trigonometry Analytic trigonometry All electronic textbooks written with P. Kennedy and W. Ellis Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company, 2007. Talks & Other Work A minimum-energy quadratic curve through three points and corresponding cubic Hermite spline October 2011 (arXiv 1010.4615) Mathematical modeling of biological events and cell-cell communication Delivered at the “Understanding cell communication using modern microelectronics” symposium, August 23-24, 2010 at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Modeling ion migration in solution under a nonuniform magnetic field MS Thesis, advisor: P. duChateau, Colorado State University, 2006. Research Interests Mathematical models and computational simulations of complex molecular systems, including biological systems. Geometric methods for mechanics based on Poisson manifold and Lie algebra techniques. General relativity and field theories. Multi-scale and multiphysics computational analysis. Grants/Fellowships 2009 – NSF GK-12 fellowship “A Multi-Disciplinary Research and Teaching Program in Biomedical Engineering for Discovery and Understanding of Cell”, grant #0841259 . 2008 – Albert C. Yates Research fellowship Honors/Awards 2007 – 2008 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Personal Born in Colorado; Married in 1999 with one son; Personal interests include software design, online teaching, the history of science, wood and metal working, and brewing.