– Ronald W. Hansrote, M.D., associate professor in the Florida Tech School of Aeronautics, has been selected as an Aerospace Medical Association Fellow. He
was one of 16 fellows selected worldwide in 2003. In fact, just one percent of 20,000 military and civilian members have been elected to Fellow status.
At Florida Tech, Hansrote teaches aviation chemistry, commercial pilot, law ethics, aviation physiology and aviation safety research. He is working to
expand the Aviation Safety graduate program. Hansrote formerly was manager of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Washington Division of Occupational
Medicine, Environmental Health and Medical Accident Investigation Research.
The Aerospace Medical Association, based in Alexandria, Va., was formed to advance the frontiers of aerospace medicine and to ensure the highest levels of
safety and health in aviation and aerospace operations. It is the largest medical association in the fields of aviation, space and environmental research
programs and exists to promote the exchange of information on aerospace medicine to industry and the general public. Aviation-related undergraduate degrees
in the Florida Tech School of Aeronautics currently include six bachelor of science degrees. Three of the bachelor’s degrees have a flight option. The
university also offers four master’s degrees and a doctoral degree in science education with a concentration in aeronautics.