About the Chapter Founder
Dr. Robert L. Howard, Jr. was born in
received a B.S. in General Science from
If you would like, you can preview or order a copy of his dissertation here. (Click the “continue” box to move to the page with my dissertation.)
As a college student, Dr. Howard was a JSC regular through eight student summer work tours. He was part of Morehouse’s first class of Ron McNair NASA Scholars, interning as a McNair Scholar while at Morehouse and Georgia Tech. He matriculated through NC A&T and UTSI as a graduate co-op. Work tours included the no longer existent User Products Section of the Information Systems Directorate, the Mission Operations Directorate’s Systems Division shuttle Guidance and Controls Systems Group, and the X-38 (X-35 at the time) Avionics Group.
Dr. Howard has also been an active member of NSBE, serving in numerous chapter and regional offices. He has received a number of awards, including the NASA Group Achievement Award, NSBE Golden Torch Awards Graduate Student of the Year, NSBE National Member of the Year, NSBE Alumni Extension National Member of the Year, NSBE National Distinguished Fellow, NSBE Technical Paper Competition First and Second Place, NSBE Fellow, UTSI-NSBE Chapter Member of the Millennium, and United States Achievement Academy All American Scholar. Currently, Dr. Howard is the National Alumni Technical Excellence Chair, as well as the founder and president of the Houston Space Chapter. Dr. Howard is also the Founder of the Space Special Interest Group.
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