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Notable Alumni: Science

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Nadim Aziz Nadim M. Aziz   (BSCE ’78; MS ’80; PhD ’84)

  • Department Chair and Professor of Civil Engineering, Clemson University
James W. Barnette  (BSCE ’58)

  • President of Coastcon Corporation in Corpus Christi, TX
  • UM 2001 Engineers of Distinction Award
Henry C. Brevard, Jr.  (BSCE ’43)

  • Founder of B&B Concrete in Tupelo, MS
  • UM 1987 Engineers of Distinction Award
Joseph Cerny Joseph Cerny (BSCHE ’57)

  • Head of Nuclear Science Division, Associate Director of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Jerry Harris Jerry Harris  (BSEE ’73)

  • Chair, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University
R. Glynn Holt R. Glynn Holt (BS ’82, PhD ’88)

  • NASA payload specialist (alternate) crew member for the Second United States Microgravity Laboratory, which flew aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 1995
  • Professor of Physics, Boston University
Richard Mayo Richard E. Mayo (BSCHE ’59)

  • Subsystem Manager, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, TX
Paul Murrill Paul Whitfield Murrill (BSCHE ’56)

  • CEO of Gulf States Utilities in Beaumont, TX
  • Former Chancellor of Louisiana State University
Bill Parsons Bill Parsons (BE ’79)

  • Director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
  • Former Director of John C. Stennis Space Center
John Prados (BSCHE ’51)

  • Served as Acting Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus
Pedro Rodriguez Dr. Pedro “Pete” Rodriguez (PhD ’97)

  • Director of the test laboratory in the Engineering Directorate at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Led the solid rocket booster accident investigation team following the Space Shuttle Columbia accident in February 2003
  • Inventor of a portable, battery-operated lift seat for people suffering from arthritis
Gorman Schaffer J. Gorman Schaffer (BSCE ’67)

  • Principal and Executive Vice President of Neel-Schaffer, Inc., Jackson, MS
  • UM 2000 Engineers of Distinction Award
  • Fellow of the American Council of Engineering Companies
Prescott Sherman Prescott Sherman (BSCE ’38)

  • Retired President of PASCO Realty and Development Corporation
  • UM 2003 Engineers of Distinction Award
T. Paul Teng (MSCE ’66)

  • Director, Office of Infrastructure R&D, Federal Highway Administration
Chun-Tsung Wang   (MSCE ’66)

  • Former President of National Taiwan Ocean University
Richard Baxter Wilson (BE ’27)

  • Retired CEO of Mississippi Power & Light
William G. Yates, Jr.   (BSCE ’63)

  • President, W.G. Yates & Sons, the largest construction company in Mississippi and ranked in the top 50 in the United States
  • UM 1992 Engineers of Distinction Award
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