The Department of Aerospace Engineering celebrated the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Dinner on Monday night at Reiman Gardens. The department inducted Ken Iliff ‘62 and Jack McGuire ‘63 into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni for the years of work and dedication to aerospace engineering.
A 1962 Aerospace Engineering graduate, Iliff was Chief Scientist at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, applying his methodologies to aircraft across all flight regimes, from low subsonic through hypersonic vehicles, including 15 years on the Space Shuttle. Iliff died in January 2016 and his wife Mary, along with much of his extended family, were in attendance to receive this honor.
Jack McGuire graduate from Iowa State in 1963, joining Boeing that very same year as a structural engineer. McGuire left his mark on many of the Boeing designs, including the 727, 737, and 757 where he managed analysis and design, FAA certification, product development, and fleet support.