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The 30th Annual


Dr. John Tracy

Dr. John J. Tracy

The Athenaeum, California Institute of Technology
Monday, 6 p.m., October 20, 2014

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The Aerospace Historical Society and the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology have a rich heritage in the preservation of the world history of aerospace and in the recognition of renowned aerospace pioneers.

Since 1985 the Society has honored many aerospace pioneers with the International von Kármán Wings Award.

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The 2014 recipient is Dr. John Tracy, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering, Operations and Technology, The Boeing Company. He is being recognized for his visionary technology and leadership contributions to the aerospace industry, in particular, technical and functional excellence, and transforming structural and material technologies for commercial and defense applications.

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Shirley Thomas The Aerospace Historical Society established an Academic Scholarship in 2010 in memory of its founder Dr. Shirley Thomas. The award is presented annually at the International von Kármán Wings Award banquet to a student in aerospace engineering or a related science that shows promise for continued future contributions to the field. Learn more »