Donna Gerren

Senior Instructor
Contact Information:
Donna.Gerren@colorado.edu
303-735-4870

Office Location ECAE 198 

Education

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, 1995.
M.S.E., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1985.
M.S., Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1979.
B.S., Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1977.
Professional Experience (selected)

Boeing Welliver Faculty Fellowship, Summer 2007
Consulting engineer involved in aircraft accident analysis.
Senior Instructor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Teaches Aircraft Design class (ASEN 4138) fall semester.
Awards

AIAA Rocky Mountain Section Educator of the Year Award (2009)
John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Education Award (2009)
College of Engineering Outstanding Advisor Award (2009)
AIAA Faculty Advisor Award (2007)
Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award (2002)
Professional Affiliations

AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Associate Fellow)
University of Colorado AIAA student branch faculty advisor
Sigma Gamma Tau - National Aerospace Honor Society
Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society
Other Accomplishments

FAA certified private pilot with aerobatic training.
Has flown twice on NASA's KC-135 "Weightless Wonder" reduced gravity aircraft, better known as the "Vomit Comet," as a participant in NASA's Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program. Participated as a journalist for two student teams from University of Colorado (1999 and 2001).