Donna Gerren
Teaching Professor

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.

Position

Teaching Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Professional Affiliations

AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Associate Fellow
AOPA - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
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SAE - Society of Automotive Engineers
SAWE – Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Fellow (Fellow & Vice-President of Academic Affairs, 2018 – present)
SGT - Sigma Gamma Tau (National Aerospace Honor Society)
Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society
The Ninety-Nines - International Organization of Women Pilots

Awards

Fellow, Society of Allied Weight Engineers, 2017
Northrup Grumman Group Achievement Award for the BLISS Team, 2015
Charles Hutchinson Memorial Teaching Award, 2014
Aerospace Engineering Department’s Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring Award, 2014
National AIAA Special Service Citation “In Recognition of Your Outstanding Leadership, Planning and Executing as General Chair for Region V Student Paper Conference 2012 Hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder”, 2012
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
Boeing Welliver Faculty Fellowship, 2007
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) National Faculty Advisor Award, 2007
Subaru Educator Spotlight Award of $500 from Subaru of America Foundation, 2004
National AIAA Special Service Citation “In Recognition of Your Outstanding Effort in Planning, Coordinating and Executing the 2003 Region V Student Conference”, 2003
University of Colorado Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award (DEAA) in Education, 2002
Nominated for Sullivan-Carlson Teaching Award, 2000
AIAA Rocky Mountain Section Faculty Advisor Award, 1998, 1999 and 2000

Other Skills

FAA certified private pilot with aerobatic training.