Colorado State University

Mathematics Alumnus Ed Elgethun Creates New Scholarship

Dr. Edward Elgethun and his wife, JudithOriginally from Minnesota, Dr. Edward D. Elgethun earned his doctorate in Mathematics at CSU in 1972 under advisor Professor Frank DeMeyer. He then joined the faculty of the University of North Florida where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1976 and received tenure in 1977. That same year he joined Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Denver, Colorado working on satellite and space related projects in Denver, Sunnyvale, California and in Yorkshire, England. Dr. Elgethun also helped develop timing systems for the initial GPS system. In 1994 he was asked to start an algorithm and development laboratory by the Scitor Corporation to develop advanced satellite orbit analysis and digital signal processing of satellite data. He was Chief Engineer until the sale of the Lab in 2010. He started Elgethun Analytics and received contracts from several aerospace companies until his retirement in 2013.

Dr. Elgethun and his wife, Judith, an accomplished music educator with degrees from Concordia College (Moorhead Minnesota) and the University of Northern Colorado, created this scholarship to honor his experience at Colorado State University and their strong belief in the value of higher education.