Tamaira E. Ross BSAAE '96, MSAAE '98, inducted as a Boeing Technical Fellow

Event Date: December 31, 2013
Tamaira E. Ross, a 1998 School of Aeronautics and Astronautics alumna, will be recognized for her engineering and aerospace expertise when she is inducted as a Boeing Technical Fellow on January 2, 2014

Tamaira E. Ross, a 1998 School of Aeronautics and Astronautics alumna, will be recognized for her engineering and aerospace expertise when she is inducted as a Boeing Technical Fellow on January 2, 2014. As Technical Fellow, Tamaira is recognized as a company and industry expert in preliminary vehicle design and product development.

The Boeing Technical Fellowship is a highly selective technical leadership career path at Boeing. Established in 1989, the role of the engineers and scientists who serve as Technical Fellows is to solve challenging problems on current programs, create new business opportunities, and set long-term technical strategy. Selection as a Technical Fellow not only concentrates on technical knowledge, but also commends communication strengths, mentoring abilities, and leadership qualities.

Tamaira is an aircraft and spacecraft design engineer at Boeing Defense, Space & Security in Seattle, WA. She is responsible for the complete vehicle design on development programs which, in addition to concept and design, includes prototype build, testing of flight hardware, performance estimates, and integration & test plans.  She has worked on many different projects in Commercial Airplanes, Defense, Space & Security, and Phantom Works. To relate to her work to students in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Tamaira usually tells them that her job is like their senior design class - on a daily basis.

Tamaira graduated from Purdue with a BSAAE in 1996 and a MSAAE in 1998. She received a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington in 2002 and a Technology Management MBA in 2008 also from the University of Washington.

She has been recognized numerous times in her career, including being named as the 2011 Puget Sound Engineering Council Industry Engineer of the Year and by the Purdue Alumni Association in July/August 2010 as 40 alums under the age of 40.

Purdue's graduates launch their outstanding careers in diverse areas and Purdue’s alumni demonstrate that excellence in many fields and communities across the globe. To highlight Purdue alumni’s achievements, you might see Tamaira on the big screen at a home football or basketball game in a short video for Purdue called “Idea Maker”.

Congratulations to Tamaira on this well-deserved honor.