SpaceTEC, Calhoun and North Alabama Aerospace Industry to Host Fourth Annual Aerospace Technician Recognition Event


The 4th Annual Aerospace Technician Recognition Awards dinner for the North Alabama region is scheduled for  Friday, April 15, 2011, to begin at 5:00 pm at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Davidson Center for Space Exploration.

"This event is one of the premier activities of SpaceTEC and is held each year to recognize and honor the many significant contributions of the local aerospace technician workforce," commented Dr. Al Koller, principal investigator and managing director for SpaceTEC.

Guest speakers will be Rex Gevedin, CEO of Teledyne Brown Engineering, and Dr. Al Koller of SpaceTEC, an NSF funded National Resource Center for Aerospace Technician Education. The highlight of the evening will be recognition of each sponsoring company’s Aerospace Technicians of the Year and the presenting the 2011 Regional Aerospace Technician of the Year Award selected by representatives from each sponsoring company.

In addition to Calhoun, other sponsoring organizations for the event are Allied Signal Research Inc., ATK, The Boeing Company, ERC, Jacobs, Lockheed-Martin, Teledyne Brown Engineering, United Launch Alliance and Qualis Corporation.  According to Jim Swindell, assistant dean for Technology Education at Calhoun, more than 300 aerospace employees, students and guests are expected to attend.

For more information on the event, call 256/306-2515. 

SpaceTEC®, the National Science Foundation's Center of Excellence for Aerospace Technical Education, is the focal point for providing aerospace related post-secondary technical education for aerospace employees. SpaceTEC® and its industry partners offer programs that prepare aerospace technicians to become Certified Aerospace Technicians.


Janet Kincherlow-Martin
Director of Public Relations
(256) 306-2561

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