Outstanding Engineering Alumni
 

Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award

Established in 1966, the Penn State Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed by the College of Engineering and recognizes graduates who have reached exceptional levels of professional achievement. It rewards outstanding alumni for their success in their field and for the impact they have had and will continue to have on society and their profession.

Aerospace Engineering Recipients:

  • 2016 - John B. Johns (B.S. '82)
  • 2015 - Ian Waitz (B.S. '86)
  • 2014 - Brian Chappel (B.S. '83)
  • 2013 - Pierson J. Holcombe, Jr. (B.S. '56)
  • 2012 - Duncan Koerbel (B.S. '83)
  • 2011 - Janis Mantini (B.S. '89)
  • 2010 - Michael D. Rudy (B.S. '70, M.S. '73)
  • 2009 - David V. Pauling (M.S. '75)
  • 2008 - Paul C. Bavitz (B.S. '69)
  • 2007 - George Sterner (B.S. '62)
  • 2006 - David C. Wisler (B.S. '63)
  • 2005 - Glenn Spacht (B.S. '68)
  • 2003 - Karl Bergey (B.S. '48)
  • 2002 - James Hargrave (B.S. '69)
  • 2001 - Paul Leamer B.S. '67)
  • 2000 - Louis Borges (B.S. M E with AERSP option)
  • 1999 - Jerome Schutzler (B.S. '61, M.S. E MCH '64)
  • 1998 - John McKeown (B.S. '65)
  • 1997 - Ernest Cross, Jr. (B.S. '59)
  • 1996 - E. Niles Kenyon (B.S. '64)
  • 1995 - Ardell Anderson (B.S. '64)
  • 1995 - Andrew Logan (M.S. '66)
  • 1994 - Barnes W. McCormick (B.S. '48, M.S. '49, Ph.D. '54)
  • 1988 - Mary Ilgen (B.S. '48)
  • 1985 - James Marley (B.S. '57)
  • 1983 - Paul Weitz, Jr. (B.S. '54)
  • 1982 - Guion Bluford (B.S. '64)

OEA Eligibility and Nomination Process

Any College of Engineering alumnus or alumnae may be nominated for the Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award. Eligible candidates should have a record of professional achievements that are widely recognized for their quality and significance.

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About

The Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering, established in 1961 and the only aerospace engineering department in Pennsylvania, is consistently recognized as one of the top aerospace engineering departments in the nation, and is also an international leader in aerospace education, research, and engagement. Our undergraduate program is ranked 16th and our graduate programs are ranked 15th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, while one in 25 holders of a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering in the U.S. earned it from Penn State. Our students are consistently among the most highly recruited by industry, government, and graduate schools nationwide.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry. Through an innovative curriculum and world-class instruction that reflects current industry practice and embraces future trends, Penn State Aerospace Engineering graduates emerge as broadly educated, technically sound aerospace engineers who will become future leaders in a critical industry

Department of Aerospace Engineering

229 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2569