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Engineering educator

John Patrick Henry Steele, American engineering educator. Named Outstanding Faculty Member graduating Special Research Student Colorado School Mines, 1990.


Steele, John Patrick Henry was born on October 19, 1948 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of Orvie Allen and Eleanor Steele.


Bachelor of Science in Physics cum laude, New Mexico State University, 1970. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University New Mexico, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, University New Mexico, 1988.


Cooperative research assistant physical science laboratory Satellite Tracking Program, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1967-1970;engineer, shop foreman, Ampex Corporation, Albuquerque, 1970-1972;cartographer Alaska Task Force, National Park Svc., Anchorage, 1972-1973;apprentice/journeyman steamfitter and welder, United Association Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #367, Anchorage, 1973-1981;research assistant Tribology Program, U. New Mexico Department Mech. Engineering, Albuquerque, 1982-1984;instructor, U. New Mexico Department Mech. Engineering, Albuquerque, 1983-1984;research assistant Robotics Research Laboratory, U. New Mexico and Sandia National laboratories, Albuquerque, 1984-1987;project engineer, Advantage Production Technology, Albuquerque, 1987-1988;assistant professor Engineering division, Engineering Department Colorado School Mines, Golden, since 1988.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


Director credit union Colorado School Mines, 1990. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (vice chairman Colorado chapter 1992-1993, chairman 1993-1994, director professor development 1994-1995), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Association Artificial Intelligence, Society Manufacturing Engineers-Robotics International.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bicycle riding, skiing, hiking.


Married Kathleen Higdon, June 4, 1969 (divorced June 1974). 1 child, Eleanor.

Orvie Allen

Eleanor Steele

Kathleen Higdon

Eleanor Steele