IPAC
 

Industrial and Professional Advisory Council

The Industrial and Professional Advisory Council (IPAC) is a select group of representatives from industry, government agencies, academia, and the profession who advise the department on academic issues, current industry trends, and emerging opportunities in iaerospace engineering. IPAC is a forum where ideas are exchanged and recommendations are made. IPAC provides direct linkage and communication between the department and the engineering profession.

The functions of IPAC are to:

  • Act as an advisory group on specific academic and research issues;
  • Serve as a link between the department and its industrial and professional partners, providing an opportunity for communication of current and future industry and professional needs to the department;
  • Identify steps that the department should take to meet special needs; and
  • Provide recommendations on initiatives that the department should explore to improve educational and research programs to meet the needs of the world and the profession.

If you are interested in finding out how your company can strategically partner with the aerospace engineering department, please contact us at 814-865-2569.

Current Members

Jennifer Cole
Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
Edwards Air Force Base

Doug Hallman (Co-chair)
Lockheed Martin F-35 Customer Solutions Program Manager
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

David E. Heverly, II, Ph.D. (Chair)
Principal Engineer-Structural Dynamics
Bell Helicopter, Textron

Cecil Teets
President and CEO
Automated Systems in Aircraft Performance, Inc.

Lawrence L. Trick
Lead Government Air Vehicle Systems Engineer
H-60 Seahawk
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Debby Mayes
Department Head Staff Assistant
814-863-0065
dvm3@engr.psu.edu

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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