Aerospace Testing Alliance funds MTSU STEM, roboti...

Aerospace Testing Alliance funds MTSU STEM, robotics programs

Aerospace Testing Alliance, the operating contractor for Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tullahoma, Tenn., recently made donations to MTSU programs promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Shown below is a presentation by Philip Stich, ATA deputy general manager, of a $1,000 check to Dr. Judith Iriarte-Gross, MTSU chemistry professor and director of the MTSU Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or WISTEM, Center. Also pictured are, from left, WISTEM advisory board members Dr. Walter Boles, chairman of the University’s Department of Engineering Technology; Kathy Nichols, manager specialist in ATA contract administration at Arnold Air Force Base in Tullahoma.; and Dr. Kathy Mathis, associate professor of engineering technology and coordinator for MTSU’s environmental science and energy technology concentration.

ATA photo courtesy of Rick Goodfriend

ATA photo courtesy of Rick Goodfriend

ATA also made a $500 donation to the MTSU’s NASA robotic program. In the photo above, the ATA’s Stich presents the check to MTSU engineering-technology majors Jordan Qualls, Kristen Zaloudek and Aaron Thompson and ET chairman Boles.

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