Fowler To Become President-Elect of Engineering Education Society

     Dr. Wallace T. Fowler, Paul D. and Betty Robertson Meek Centennial Professor in Engineering and professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin, will become president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education in June. His term as president will span the 2000-2001 academic year.  

     Fowler has been active at all levels of the society and was named a Fellow in 1990.  Among his priorities as president-elect will be making the society more relevant for younger faculty members, encouraging better communication and less duplication of efforts among members, and enhancing understanding of engineering and science in society.

     A 34-year veteran of UT, Fowler has won numerous teaching awards, including induction into the UT Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 1997.  He has developed a nationally recognized program in space-related engineering design at UT over the past 18 years.

     Fowler’s major research interests include dynamics, orbital mechanics, flight mechanics, spacecraft design and mission planning, and aircraft flight test. His current activities focus on spacecraft and mission design research for lunar and interplanetary exploration and settlement. He has worked in conjunction with NASA since the Apollo program.