GW School of Engineering and Applied Science Inducts Seven New Members Into Hall of Fame
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2015—The George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) inducted seven new members into the GW Engineering Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame, established in 2006, recognizes and honors distinguished SEAS alumni, faculty, staff and friends who have contributed to engineering, technology, management or public service in a sustained and significant way during their careers.
“Our GW Engineering Hall of Fame inductees are a truly impressive group of engineering leaders who have dedicated themselves to excellence in innovation and management and to shepherding into existence numerous cutting-edge technologies that help us protect our nation and explore our universe,” said SEAS Dean David Dolling. “We are honoring a group of individuals whose responsibility for the Hubble Space Telescope Program, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, the Navy’s Electromagnetic Railgun Project, marine engineering projects, and many other technologies, has had a tremendous impact on our society.”
The ceremony took place at GW’s Science and Engineering Hall on Thursday.
Donald Blount is the founder and president of Donald L. Blount & Associates, Inc., which specializes in designing high-performance, military, commercial and recreational vehicles. He earned his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from SEAS in 1963.
Gennaro Colabatistto is president of Defence & Security, CAE, Inc., and has more than 25 years of experience in the global defense industry. He earned his master of science in electrical engineering from SEAS in 1996.
Elizabeth D’Andrea is a program manager at the U.S. Office of Naval Research. She has more than 38 years of experience in weapons development and science and technology. She earned her doctorate of science in engineering management from SEAS in 2006.
Kevin Kelly is chief executive officer of LGS Innovations, a privately held independent technology company with strong ties to the defense and intelligence markets in the U.S. He earned his master of science in engineering from SEAS in 1997.
Ronald Luman is chief of staff of the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, where he has provided technical leadership in undersea and missile guidance systems, ballistic missile defense and intelligence systems architectures. He earned his doctorate of science in systems engineering from SEAS in 1998.
Patrick Marolda is chief operating officer for for Rolls-Royce’s Defence Division, where he has worked in various capacities since 2002. He earned his master of science in engineering administration from SEAS in 1986.
Christopher Scolese is director of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. He previously served as NASA’s associate administrator, one of the agency’s highest-ranking civil servant positions. He earned his master of science in system science, networks and controls from SEAS in 1982.
School of Engineering and Applied Science
GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science prepares engineers and computer scientists to address society’s technological challenges by offering outstanding undergraduate, graduate and professional educational programs, and by providing innovative, fundamental and applied research activities. The school has six academic departments, 11 research centers, 90 faculty and more than 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Core areas of excellence include biomedical engineering, cybersecurity, high performance computing and simulation of engineering systems, nanotechnologies, robotics and systems engineering.