Dean Named to Board of Technology Firm

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Capt. Winston Scott (USN ret.), dean of the Florida Institute of Technology College of Aeronautics and former astronaut, has been named to the board of directors of Environmental Tectonics Corp. The 40-year-old aviation technology and training firm is based in Southampton, Pa.

From 2003 to 2006, Scott was executive director of the Florida Space Authority, based at Kennedy Space Center. Between then and his arrival at Florida Tech in 2008, he was vice president and deputy general manager of the engineering and science contract group of Jacobs Engineering in Houston, Texas.

His biography reads like an American Dream success story. He describes his life, from birth in Miami, Fla., to becoming an astronaut and beyond in his 2005 memoir, Reflections from Earth Orbit.

A resident of Melbourne, Fla., Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Florida State University, a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and honorary doctorates from Florida Atlantic University and Michigan State University.

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