Amy Pritchett

Amy Pritchett

A woman holds a fuel pump to a small aircraft. A mountain is in the background.

Amy Pritchett, professor and head of aerospace engineering at Penn State, fuels a Beechcraft Bonanza at the University Park Airport near Mount Nittany. The single piston engine aircraft is similar to many that perform critical societal functions and requires leaded fuel.

IMAGE: AMY PRITCHETT/PENN STATE