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educator , Mechanical engineer

Thomas Alva Dow, American mechanical engineer, educator. Registered professional engineer. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Bert L. Newkirk award 1979); member American Society Precision Engineering (board directors 1986-1989, executive director since 1986, Distinguished Service award 1989), Society Optical Engineers.

Background

Dow, Thomas Alva was born on July 3, 1945 in Baltimore. Son of Joseph W. and Ann B. (Gallagher) Dow.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1966. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Case Institute of Technology, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1972.

Career

Research engineer, Battelle Columbus (Ohio) laboratories, 1972-1982; professor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, since 1982. Director Precision Engineering Center, Raleigh.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer.

Membership

Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Bert L. Newkirk award 1979). Member American Society Precision Engineering (board directors 1986-1989, executive director since 1986, Distinguished Service award 1989), Society Optical Engineers.

Connections

Married Katherine F. Reynolds, June 14, 1969. Children: Carrie A., Laura E.

father:
Joseph W. Dow

mother:
Ann B. (Gallagher) Dow

spouse:
Katherine F. Reynolds

children:
Laura E. Dow

Carrie A. Dow