Meet the Director: Mike Boone

Real-world experience with a passion for teaching.

Mike Boone works with students in the Engineering Lab.

Mike Boone has been teaching engineering for 10 years. Before that, he spent 13 years in engineering, design, and manufacturing. His industrial experience includes developing biomedical testing machines, test equipment for use in the space shuttle program, nuclear waste handling equipment, and designing theme park rides for Universal Studios. Mr. Boone teaches Manufacturing Technology classes at the University of Minnesota and has completed the Engineering Education program at the University of St. Thomas.

Engineering Experience
PAR Systems
2003 – 2006
Inspection machine for space shuttle booster rockets
Robotic handling systems for nuclear industry

MTS Systems Corp
1996 – 2003
Amusement park rides
Biomedical testing simulators
Load frame testing machines

RFA Minnesota Engineering
1995 – 1996
Agricultural equipment
Hard drive testing machines

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
1994 – 1995
Lock and dam revisions
Government housing installations

Teaching History

Shattuck -St. Mary’s School
Aug 2012 – Present
Director of Engineering

University of Minnesota
2005 – Present
Adjunct Professor
Business, Industry, and Education Dept.
Manufacturing Technology Dept.

Providence Academy
2005 – 2012
Engineering Instructor
Woods and Metals
Science and Math