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educator , Mechanical engineer

Leroy Stevenson Fletcher, American mechanical engineer, educator. Registered professional engineer, Arizona, New Jersey, Virginia, Texas, Australia; chartered engineer, United Kingdom. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award Arizona State University, 1985, Exceptional Achievement medal National Aeronautics and Space Administration-Ames, 2002, Outstanding Leadership medal National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005.

Background

Fletcher, Leroy Stevenson was born on October 10, 1936 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Son of Robert Holton and Jennie Lee (Adkins) Fletcher.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1958. Master of Science, Stanford University, 1963. Engineer, Stanford University, 1964.

Doctor of Philosophy, Arizona State University, 1968.

Career

Research scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, 1958-1962;director aeronautics, National Aeronautics and Space Administration-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, since 1999;instructor, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1964-1968;professor aero, engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1968-1975;associate dean, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1974-1975;professor, department chairman mechanic and aero engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1975-1980;director, Center Energy Analysis, 1979-1980;associate dean, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., College Station, 1980-1988;associate director Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., College Station, 1985-1988;Dietz professor mechanic engineering, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., College Station, since 1988;Regents professor, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., College Station, since 1998. Visiting professor Tokyo Institute Technology, 1993, regents professor, since 1998. Honorary professor Ruhr U.-Bochum, Germany, since 1988.

Distinguished visiting professor American U., Cairo. Consultant to various industries, government laboratories universities. Member Executive Committee International Center for Heat and Mass Transfer, Ankara, Turkey, since 1994, fellow, 1998.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Arizona, New Jersey, Virginia, Texas, Australia. Chartered engineer, United Kingdom.

Membership

Served to captain United States Air Force, 1958-1961. Fellow: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (director 1981-1984, vice president education 1992-1995, director 1992-1998, president 1996-1997, Lee Atwood award 1982, Enery Systems award 1984, Thermophysics award 1992, Distinguished Service award 2002, honorary fellow 2004), American Association for the Advancement of Science (chair section M-engineering 1988-1989, International Science Cooperative award 2003), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (board governors 1983-1987, president 1985-1986, Charles Russ Richards award 1982, Heat Transfer Memorial award 1996, honorary, medal 2002), International Academy Astronautics, Pan American Academy Engineering, International Astronomical Federation (Frank J. Malina award 1997), Royal Aeronautical Society United Kingdom, Institute Engineers Australia, Accreditation Board Engineering and Technology (director 1979-1989, 1991-1994, since 2003, president 2007-2008, Linton Grinter award 2002), American Astronomical Society (board directors 1993-1996), Institute Mechanical Engineers United Kingdom (James Watt International Gold medal 2005), American Society Engineering Education (director 1974-1977, vice president 1978-1989, George Westinghouse award 1982, Ralph Coats Roe award 1983, Donald E. Marlowe award 1986, Leighton W. Collins award 1993, Benjamin Garver Lamme award 2001). Member: Union Panam. Associations Engineers (Vector de Oro award 2000), Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Gamma Tau, Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Nancy Louise McHenry, August 14, 1966. Children: Laura Malee, Daniel Alden.

father:
Robert Holton Fletcher

mother:
Jennie Lee (Adkins) Fletcher

spouse:
Nancy Louise McHenry

children:
Laura Malee Fletcher

Daniel Alden Fletcher