Dunbar awarded membership into the International Honor Society for Systems Engineering

March 10, 2016
| By: Jan McHarg

Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar, director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Institute of Engineering Educations and Innovation, has been awarded membership into the International Honor Society for Systems Engineering by the Omega Alpha Association Board of Directors. 

The Omega Alpha Association was organized as the international honor society for systems engineering to recognize and honor truly distinguished individuals though election to membership, and to celebrate contributions by individuals to the advancement and practice of systems engineering. The objective of the association is to advance the systems engineering process and its professional practice in service to others.

Dunbar, a retired NASA astronaut, joined Texas A&M Engineering in January, and also serves as a TEES Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Dunbar, who is a member of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering, came to A&M from the University of Houston where she provided leadership in the development of a new integrated university science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) center. She was an M.D. Anderson Professor of Mechanical Engineering and she developed a new innovative course for the introduction of engineering to freshmen students. She also directed the SICSA Space Architecture graduate program. She has devoted her life to furthering engineering, engineering education and the pursuit of human space exploration.

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