One of Christopher Stemple’s first jobs was installing car stereos. He loved it, but he found himself more interested in the equipment’s inner workings than its installation.
“To understand how electronics worked, you had to understand how they were designed and manufactured,” he said. “My commitment to studying engineering happened in high school.”
Stemple received an MS degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Arizona in 2011. He's also a 2010 graduate of the UA electrical and computer engineering undergraduate program and a 2019 graduate of the Eller College of Management executive MBA program.
Today he’s a program manager and product engineer for Texas Instruments, helping to oversee research and development for new integrated circuits products. He's an active member of the UA Alumni Association, the chief adviser for the Tau Beta Pi student chapter, a senior design team mentor and a recruiter for Texas Instruments.
For his support and service, the UA College of Engineering is honoring him with the 2019 Young Alumni Volunteer Award. He will receive this recognition at the 56th annual Engineers Breakfast on Nov. 1.
“I truly believe that engineers are change agents, so to impact and develop engineering students and get them into prosperous careers is my way of giving back to the profession,” he said.