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Tickle College of Engineering Honors Howard Chambers at Awards Dinner

Dean Davis Presents Dougherty Award to Howard Chambers

TCE Dean Wayne Davis (left) presents the Nathan W. Dougherty Award to Howard Chambers at the Faculty and Staff Awards Dinner on April 23, 2009.


The University of Tennessee Tickle College of Engineering held its Faculty and Staff Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at the Knoxville Convention Center. The event included a reception, dinner and awards program.

The Nathan W. Dougherty Award, the college’s most prestigious honor, was given to Howard Chambers, Vice President and Deputy Program Manager, Boeing 787 Commercial Airplane Program, the Boeing Company. Mr. Chambers’ long and distinguished 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 Boring Satellite Systems, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Spectrolab, Inc.

Mr. Chambers has a B.S. in mechanical engineering with a major in aerospace engineering from the University of Tennessee, 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. Mr. Chambers is an acting member of the UT Tickle College of Engineering’s Board of Advisors.

College-wide faculty and staff awards presented at the event included:

Outstanding Support Staff Awards (2 recipients): Annette Costar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Judy Evans, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Outstanding Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brian Edwards, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Allen & Hoshall Engineering Faculty Award: Dr. Lynne Parker, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Moses E. and Mayme Brooks Distinguished Professor Award: Dr. Michael Berry, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Leon and Nancy Cole Superior Teaching Award: Dr. Edwin Burdette, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Charles Edward Ferris Faculty Award: Dr. John Schwartz, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Tickle College of Engineering 2009 Teaching Fellow Award: Dr. Paul Frymier, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

2009 Research Fellows:
Dr. Brian Edwards, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Dr. Baoshan Huang, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Syed Islam, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr. Veerle Keppens, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Dr. Fangxing Li, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr. Lawrence Miller, Department of Nuclear Engineering
Dr. Philip Rack, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Dr. Arthur Ruggles, Department of Nuclear Engineering
Dr. Rupy Sawhney, Department of Industrial and Information Engineering
Dr. Jayne Wu, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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

For more information, contact Kim Cowart, Communications Manager, Office of Engineering Communications, at (865) 974-0686/kcowart@utk.edu.

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