Congratulations to GTMI Staff

Mar 15, 2017 | Atlanta, GA

For More Information Contact

Laura Day
Marketing Communications Manager
Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute

Latanya Buckner - Ms. Buckner was accepted into the Georgia Tech Inclusive Leaders Academy, a professional leadership and legacy development program for managers at Tech. The goals of the program are two-fold: 

  • To support managers' career development by creating opportunities to learn and grow.
  • To build a leadership community who will transform the culture at the Institute through modeling inclusive excellence.

Ms. Buckner is the assistant director of business operations at GTMI.

Dr. Richard E. Cowan - Dr. Cowan was one of up to 40 Georgia Tech faculty honored in 2016 as recipient of the Class of 1940 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award. The criteria for selection included a CIOS response rate of at least 85% for Fall and/or Spring semesters with a class size of at least 40 students, and a CIOS score for the question that reads “Overall, this instructor is an effective teacher” of at least 4.9 (out of 5.0). Dr. Cowan is a senior research scientist and the director of the Laboratory for Extreme Tribology & Diagnostics at GTMI.

Dr. Ben Wang - Dr. Wang recently recently served as a panelist for a session at the Airodef Conference held in Texas in early March 2017. Dr. Wang joined in a panel discussion to explore how the Air Force’s Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program can be responsive to future warfighting game changers such as directed energy, hypersonics, and autonomy, as well as “third offset” technologies. 

The panel included discussion of technology, emerging trends, workforce development, public policy, and legislation required for Air Force ManTech to improve warfighting capability and to reduce acquisition and sustainment costs.

Dr. Wang, who serves as the executive director of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, was joined by John Russell, Air Force Research Laboratory; Lane Ballard, Boeing Research and Technology; Michael Maher, Maher & Associates, LLC; Ralph Resnick, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining; and Charles Wessner, Georgetown University.