Wacker, Arthur Gordon, 1933- (Professor of Engineering)

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Wacker, Arthur Gordon, 1933- (Professor of Engineering)

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Arthur Gordon Wacker was born on 10 October 1933 in Jansen, Saskatchewan. He received his early education in Regina, and won a scholarship to Queen's University, where he earned his BSc (1955) in Electrical Engineering. He worked briefly for both Northern Electric Co. Ltd. and the Schlumberger Well Survey Corporation, prior to being appointed Special Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in 1957. He earned his MSc in 1962. Wacker was promoted to full professor in 1975. His research activities have included working with the Institute for Northern Studies to improve radio communications in the North; "ground truthing," or collecting agronomic data from microwave radars; and monitoring soil and crop conditions using satellites.

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