AME Director Farrokh Mistree, Ward Winer, and AME students Matt Summersgil and Mason Kuehler during Dr. Winer’s visit to campus.

On April 11, Ward O. Winer presented the Charles W. Bert Distinguished Lecture.  In his address, Georgia Tech Mechanical Engineering: THEN, NOW and LESSONS LEARNED, he chronicled the ways he helped advance the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering from a regional engineering school to the research institution it today during his tenure as the school’s chair from 1988 through 2007.

Winer’s lecture was attended by faculty, students and administration from throughout the College of Engineering.

Professor Charles W. Bert retired from the University of Oklahoma after serving 41 years as a faculty member in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.  In recognition of his distinguished career, the Charles W. Bert School Lecture Series was established to feature outstanding professors and researchers lecturing on cutting-edge topics in aerospace and mechanical engineering.

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