"It never crossed my mind that I would one day get an OAE award," Yen Matsutomi said. "I remember sitting in the OAE banquet when I was a Purdue student, admiring in awe at the achievements that the awardees have accomplished. Being selected as an OAE means a great deal to me and is deeply humbling."
"The education I received at Purdue was instrumental to my career and allowed me to participate in solving some of naval aviation's most challenging aircraft and aviation development problems," Chris Clark said.
Rhonda Walthall (BSAAE '86, OAE '20) hopes "Flight Paths to Success," in which female aerospace engineers share personal career journeys, will be of particular interest to female aerospace engineers in their early-to-mid careers.
"We're a company of about 600 people. To look at a school that's 2,000 miles away and realize we have 10 employees from that school, that doesn't really happen by accident. It says something about the school."
Brandon Terry (PhD AAE '14) is founder and chief technology officer at Adranos, Inc., which announced plans Feb. 3 to construct a facility in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette to manufacture ALITEC in support of various launch systems, including hypersonic systems.