Title: Aerospace Engineering Educator
Company: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Kenneth G. Powell, DSc, Aerospace Engineering Educator at the University of Michigan, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in aeronautics.
Dr. Powell was entranced by science at an early age and decided on this field of study as an undergraduate. He has now more than three decades of experience in aeronautics. He joined the faculty at the University of Michigan around the same time he graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an ScD in aeronautics. He has remained at the institution for the entirety of his career, encompassing a number of roles that have aided in his professional development. Since 2002, he has served as the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor.
For Dr. Powell, receiving the Teaching Excellence Award in Michigan was “a real feather in his cap.” He was very serious about being a great teacher, and receiving this award meant a lot to him. In his own academic pursuits, he earned a Bachelor of Science in aeronautics and mathematics and a Master of Science in aeronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In his career, Dr. Powell has served as a fellow with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has lectured for the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics and consulted for Ford Motors. His expertise was tapped for the position of executive director role for the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Prize Board from 1998 to 2000.
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