Special Guest David Baumert met with the crew from KISU and with Interim Dean Debbie Ronneburg for this first episode of Tech Tuesday. Baumert is a graduate from the Laser/Electro-Optics program (Class of 1987) at the College of Technology, which has since expanded and become the Robotics & Communications Systems Engineering program. A long-time friend of ISU College of Technology and KISU, Baumert discusses his experience at ISU, his interests with Laser Optics and Robotics, and how he applied these experiences during his career at Microsoft. Baumert also discusses how his love of lasers and robotics led to his most recent ventures in music production and rock and roll.
Debbie Ronneburg was named Interim Dean of the College of Technology in January 2021 and will serve in this capacity until a national search is completed in mid-2023. In total, Debbie has worked at Idaho State University for more than 25 years, with a majority of her career in student services. She was named associate dean of the College of Technology in 2013, serving as Interim Associate Dean for one year prior. Before working in the dean’s office, she served as the director of Student Services in the College of Technology for 12 years and worked in Enrollment Planning for four years.