Stephen Kent Stephenson, Credentials

Revised 28 November 2013


Massachusetts Professional Educators License

Academic Achievements

Bachelor of Science degree, Cornell University, September 13, 1969.

Master of Engineering (Electrical) degree, Cornell University, January 20, 1971.

Master of Education degree, University of Massachusetts Lowell, October 15, 2004.

Graduate Certificate, Mathematics for Teachers, University of Massachusetts Lowell, February 2007.

Military Service

Honorable Discharge from US Air Force after 5 years of service during Vietnam Era.




A Virtual Astronaut

On 19 August 2008, I entered the following message at in answer to the question, "Why do you think the Kepler Mission is important?"

Humans need tangible goals before committing to substantive action. In the U.S.A., Manifest Destiny spread us 3000 miles from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts. President John F. Kennedy's expressed goal of "landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth" got us there and back. If we had evidence that there were Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, we would find a way to reach out to touch them, and perhaps find new friends to assuage our species' loneliness.

by Stephen Kent Stephenson,, 19 August 2008.