The 2nd annual Roe Lecture and Luncheon will take place at the ASME Annual Meeting this month in Desert Springs, Calif. This year’s recipient is Bonnie J. Dunbar, Ph.D, NAE, current president and ceo of The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Wash. The “MOF” is the largest private air and space museum in the world, with an education program that provides for nearly 140,000 students per year and an aircraft restoration center.
Dr. Dunbar will deliver a lecture entitled U.S. Leadership in Engineering: Investing in the Next Generation — When and How.
The Ralph Coats Roe Medal, established in 1972, recognizes an outstanding contribution toward a better public understanding and appreciation of the engineer’s worth to contemporary society.
Ralph Coats Roe was a pioneer and innovator in the design and construction of highly efficient power plants and advanced desalting processes. He was an inspiration to his colleagues by his great achievements through self-education in highly sophisticated technologies.