2017: Thomas Whitney, Milestone Book Selection

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2017: Thomas Whitney, Milestone Book Selection

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Year of Recognition

2017

Recognition

Promotion to the rank of Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Book Selection

Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond, by Gene Kranz

Why the honoree chose the book

The Apollo program inspired my career in engineering. I met Gene Kranz in 2011 and found him personally engaging and inspiring as well. While his book was published long after my career began, it's a reminder of the hard work, discipline, and oftentimes courage that are implicit in any creative endeavor.

2017: Thomas Whitney, Milestone Book Selection

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