Engineering's Maughmer receives Atwood Award for aerospace contributions

Curtis Chan
August 07, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Mark Maughmer, Penn State professor of aerospace engineering, recently received the 2013 John Leland Atwood Award.

The award, given by American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) Aerospace Division and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), is bestowed annually on an outstanding aerospace engineering educator in recognition of that person's contributions to the profession.

A member of the Penn State faculty since 1984, Maughmer has won a number of awards for his teaching, including the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society's Outstanding Teaching Award in 1993 and its Premier Teaching Award in 2001.

His other honors include the NASA Group Achievement Award in 2007 as a member of the Heavy Lift Rotorcraft Systems Integration Team, ASEE's Aerospace Engineering Division Distinguished Service Award in 2006, the Soaring Society of America's Exceptional Service Award in 1991 and 2004, and the University of Illinois' Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Outstanding Young Alumnus Award in 1992.

Maughmer was named an associate fellow of AIAA in 2002.

He received his bachelor's degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Illinois in 1972, his master's degree in aerospace and mechanical sciences from Princeton University in 1975, and his doctorate in aeronautical and astronautical engineering in 1983.

Established in 1985, the Atwood Award is named for John Leland Atwood, a prominent engineer and executive in the aerospace engineering industry who served as president and CEO of North American Aviation, now part of Boeing.

Winners of the Atwood Award receive a $2,000 honorarium, certificate and engraved medal.

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