UA Art Alum Appointed Senior Electronics Technician in Physics

Man holding an electric guitar he is making.
Mike Eddins holds the electric guitar he is making from found wood. He will add strings, and electrical parts to complete it.

Mike Eddins (BA, art, BA New College, 2000) has taken a position as the senior electronics technician in The University of Alabama Department of Physics in 2022, where he’ll be installing, troubleshooting and repairing lab test equipment, computer and audio visual equipment. Eddins has worked as senior arts technician in the UA Department of Art and Art History since 2013, where he began part-time in 2012. As senior arts tech, Eddins was involved in specialized projects such as renovating the historic sculpture of Bryce Hospital and upgrading safety equipment in the UA Woodshop. Chair Jason Guynes thanked Eddins for his years of dedicated work in the department, keeping everything running. “He has worked diligently behind the scenes to make sure that our students and the instructional staff were well supported and that we were all operating in a safe manner,” said Guynes.

Eddins is an expert woodworker, and, among other things, makes electric guitars from scratch in his spare time.

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