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Kansas City's Timpson: An everyday Inspector Gadget

January 4, 2016

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"I really just love to help people," said Erik Timpson of the National Security Campus in Kansas City. "whether that’s teaching, researching, STEM, being an artist or scientist, being a husband or a dad...all that is just semantics ... I help people.”

National Security Campus Engineer Erik Timpson isn’t your typical engineer; he carries around a bag of supplies ranging from mini-scissors to tape, a flashlight and a wide-array of colored pens and pencils. Always with a new gizmo or gadget to help stimulate the mind for students and employees...Erik himself reminds you of a modern-day, Inspector Gadget.

Timpson followed the path of his father and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering with minors in Math, Physics and Biology.

With his doctorate complete, Timpson knew he wanted to focus his extra time towards engagement, outreach and metrology. He became the engagement focus area lead for the People Center of Excellence and increased his involvement with STEM activities.

“I think it is so important to introduce electrical engineering at a young age. I truly believe soon electrical engineer and computer classes will be a part of the elementary is bound to benefit us.”

Read more about Timpson and the other news at the National Security Campus.