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Richard Schwarz

Associate Consultant

schwarz @ physics.umn.edu

Richard Schwarz is 1975 U of M graduate in Electrical Engineering. His career as a Systems Engineer was primarily focused on the development, deployment and support of communications and computer systems. During 1975 to 1983, he worked on the development of telephone switching systems and on the Global Positioning System. From 1983 to 1990, he worked on several product and advanced development communication projects. He also made significant contributions to the development of national and international standards for telecommunications. From 1991 to retirement, he worked primarily as a Senior Systems Engineer/Senior Consultant and, at various times, he also provided consulting services, marketing technical support, project management, and software quality assurance management.

About My Work

Richard is a Life Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

As a retired engineer with a passion for lifelong learning and for understanding how the physical world works, Richard still investigates topics of personal interest. Occasionally, he sits in on formal courses. His interests in science education and physics led to becoming an ex-officio member of the Physics Education Research Group at the University of Minnesota. His goal is to simply make contributions that will have a positive influence on the knowledge and understanding of undergraduate students