AME’s Ron Blackwelder Receives Colorado Alumni Award

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The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder recognized six alumni for contributions to their fields and to the university at a banquet April 28.

Ron Blackwelder after receiving 2017 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award.

Ron Blackwelder addresses the audience after receiving University of Colorado College of Engineering and Applied Science’s 2017 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award. (Photo by Patrick Campbell/University of Colorado)

Among the recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards is USC AME Professor Emeritus Ron Blackwelder. Other recipients are Marco Campos, Robert H. Davis, Lisa Glatch, and Richard Taylor.

The winners, who join a prestigious group of award recipients dating back to 1966, have distinguished themselves through outstanding personal qualities, knowledge and significant contributions to their fields.

The college also recognized Jill Seubert of Altadena, Calif., as recipient of the Recent Alumni Award.

“These award recipients remind us of the significant achievement possible through imagination, determination and a sense of service to humanity,” said Dean Bobby Braun. “They are certainly engineers worth emulating.”

Blackwelder, who earned a BS in aerospace engineering from CU Boulder in 1964, guided and educated hundreds of future engineers as a 42-year faculty member in the Aerospace Engineering and the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Southern California. A visiting professor at CU Boulder in 2001, Blackwelder also remains involved with his alma mater as a member of the External Advisory Board for the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences.

–taken from news release by Kellen Short