EDUCATOR AND DIRECTOR OF SEMINARS
Howe has taught for 41 years and served as the Program Director and lead teacher for the past 32 years, for the NIST Time and Frequency Seminars that provide certification, training, and workshops. This series of multi-day regional and international Seminars is the most highly sought accreditation associated with NIST’s metrology programs and is directly because of Howe’s fundamental passion for teaching and mentoring. Costing ~$2000 per participant, Howe has taught over 1,600 students in these Seminars alone. Howe’s lectures cover a large range of state-of-the-art technologies, standards, metrology, and applications. Participants include scientists, engineers, managers, laboratory technicians, students, and educators in industries and laboratories from around the world. Along with lecturing, his responsibilities include the selection and evaluation of many distinguished lecturers and the oversight for all aspects of the organization, budgeting, and marketing of Seminars. During his tenure, referred contact information now stands at over 15,000 and Howe maintains relations with an extraordinary body of scientists. With Howe’s direction, Seminar participation has grown to typically 70 from starting at around 20 participants when he first began teaching and directing.
STUDENT MENTOR, ADVISOR, TEACHER, IEEE DISTINGUISHED LECTURER
For over 30 years, Howe has provided funding, support, and has been an advisor to graduate students and Ph.D candidates from the University of Colorado. He has coordinated valuable, detailed, timely experiments, and mentorship to over 20 students in fields including statistics, physics, and electronics. This work has helped these students establish career paths and win prestigious awards and obtain scientific careers, many within the Time and Frequency industry and military. Howe is recognized for personally guiding, teaching, and mentoring students who work in his Group at NIST. This is evidenced by the prolific number of student authors who are part of Howe’s over 160 publications.
Basic speaking skills originally formed while he worked as a commercial radio on-air host for 7 years at top-ranked FM radio stations in Denver [see Howe Technologies Corporation].
Throughout his career at NIST he has received numerous invitations to speak at conferences and symposia. These invititons were inspired by his reputation of giving informative and entertaining lectures. In addition, his organizational skills are often called upon from valuable experience as technical program coordinator and general chair for the NIST seminars. The IEEE AdCom panel has selected Howe to be the 2017 – 2018 Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Society. He will present the lecture, “Phase Stability in Next-generation Atomic Frequency Standards” for this world-wide tour.