SciTech Faculty - Larry Allen

Name: 
Allen, Larry
Title: 
Assistant Professor of Electronic Engineering Technology
Department: 
Department of Technology/College of Science and Technology
Degrees: 
B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E. West Virginia University
Biography: 

Larry C. Allen holds his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from West Virginia University. He also holds a Professional Engineer Certificate (PE).  Previously he worked in industry as a Plant Engineer and taught in secondary schools of public education. He has been instrumental in updating the microcontroller classes to the current generation of microcontrollers, using the Parallax Basic Stamp. The ongoing effort to maintain national accreditation under ABET has also been one of his major endeavors.

What have you learned while teaching at Fairmont State?: 

There is a lot more to making something work in practice than just knowing the theory behind it.

What do your students like best about your class?: 

Knowing that what we learn in class will actually be tested in the lab. They also get the opportunity to distinguish between software and hardware problems.