Boeing Co. VP Chambers Wins Top UT Knoxville Engineering Award

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Howard Chambers, vice president and deputy project manager for Boeing Co.’s 787 commercial airplane program, is this year’s winner of the Nathan W. Dougherty Award from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering.

The Dougherty Award, the college’s most prestigious honor, was given to Chambers at the college’s annual faculty and staff awards dinner. Chambers’ career includes positions as vice president and general manager of space and intelligence systems for Boeing’s Integrated Defense Systems, chairman of the board of Boeing Satellite Systems International Inc., chairman of the board and CEO of Boeing Satellite Systems Inc. and chairman of the board of Spectrolab Inc.

Chambers earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a major in aerospace engineering from UT Knoxville. He is the recipient of the Silver Knight of Management, Executive of the Year and Gold Knight of Management awards from the National Management Association. He is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and was the 2002 Amelia Earhart Award recipient for mentoring. Chambers also is an acting member of the UT Knoxville College of Engineering Board of Advisers.

Other awards presented at the event included:

  • Outstanding Support Staff Awards: Annette Costar, department of civil and environmental engineering, and Judy Evans, department of electrical engineering and computer science
  • Outstanding Faculty Adviser: Brian Edwards, department of chemical and biomolecular engineering
  • Allen & Hoshall Engineering Faculty Award: Lynne Parker, department of electrical engineering and computer science
  • Moses E. and Mayme Brooks Distinguished Professor Award: Michael Berry, department of electrical engineering and computer science
  • Leon and Nancy Cole Superior Teaching Award: Edwin Burdette, department of civil and environmental engineering
  • Charles Edward Ferris Faculty Award: John Schwartz, department of civil and environmental engineering
  • College of Engineering 2009 Teaching Fellow Award: Paul Frymier, department of chemical and biomolecular engineering

2009 Research Fellows:

  • Brian Edwards, department of chemical and biomolecular engineering
  • Baoshan Huang, department of civil and environmental engineering
  • Syed Islam, department of electrical engineering and computer science
  • Veerle Keppens, department of materials science and engineering
  • Fangxing Li, department of electrical engineering and computer science
  • Lawrence Miller, department of nuclear engineering
  • Philip Rack, department of materials science and engineering
  • Arthur Ruggles, department of nuclear engineering
  • Rupy Sawhney, department of industrial and information engineering
  • Jayne Wu, department of electrical engineering and computer science

Awards were presented by Dean Wayne Davis, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Masood Parang and Interim Associate Dean for Research and Technology Wes Hines.

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KNOXVILLE — Howard Chambers, vice president and deputy project manager for Boeing Co.’s 787 commercial airplane program, is this year’s winner of the Nathan W. Dougherty Award from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering.

The Dougherty Award, the college’s most prestigious honor, was given to Chambers at the college’s annual faculty and staff awards dinner. Chambers’ career includes positions as vice president and general manager of space and intelligence systems for Boeing’s Integrated Defense Systems, chairman of the board of Boeing Satellite Systems International Inc., chairman of the board and CEO of Boeing Satellite Systems Inc. and chairman of the board of Spectrolab Inc.

Chambers earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a major in aerospace engineering from UT Knoxville. He is the recipient of the Silver Knight of Management, Executive of the Year and Gold Knight of Management awards from the National Management Association. He is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and was the 2002 Amelia Earhart Award recipient for mentoring. Chambers also is an acting member of the UT Knoxville College of Engineering Board of Advisers.

Other awards presented at the event included:

Outstanding Support Staff Awards: Annette Costar, department of civil and environmental engineering, and Judy Evans, department of electrical engineering and computer science

Outstanding Faculty Adviser: Brian Edwards, department of chemical and biomolecular engineering

Allen & Hoshall Engineering Faculty Award: Lynne Parker, department of
electrical engineering and computer science

Moses E. and Mayme Brooks Distinguished Professor Award: Michael Berry, department of electrical engineering and computer science

Leon and Nancy Cole Superior Teaching Award: Edwin Burdette, department of civil and environmental engineering

Charles Edward Ferris Faculty Award: John Schwartz, department of civil and environmental engineering

College of Engineering 2009 Teaching Fellow Award: Paul Frymier, department of chemical and biomolecular engineering

2009 Research Fellows:
Brian Edwards, department of chemical and biomolecular engineering
Baoshan Huang, department of civil and environmental engineering
Syed Islam, department of electrical engineering and computer science
Veerle Keppens, department of materials science and engineering
Fangxing Li, department of electrical engineering and computer science
Lawrence Miller, department of nuclear engineering
Philip Rack, department of materials science and engineering
Arthur Ruggles, department of nuclear engineering
Rupy Sawhney, department of industrial and information engineering
Jayne Wu, department of electrical engineering and computer science

Awards were presented by Dean Wayne Davis, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Masood Parang and Interim Associate Dean for Research and Technology Wes Hines.

Contact:

Kim Cowart, (865-974-0686, kcowart@utk.edu)
Jay Mayfield, (865-974-9409, jay.mayfield@tennessee.edu)

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