Professor Wallace Fowler has been selected to receive the 2007 University of Texas Women in Engineering Advocate Award. This award recognizes an outstanding faculty member who is viewed by students as an advocate for advancing women in the field of engineering. Dr. Fowler will be presented with the award at an industry banquet the evening of February 1st.

One of Dr. Fowler’s nominators wrote: “Dr. Fowler was an amazing mentor, he opened up countless doors by providing us funding, lab testing equipment, material resources, and of course smart ideas! Dr. Fowler also has helped me personally by finding scholarships for me, and giving me recommendations for various things. Dr. Fowler deserves this award because he is a huge supporter of women engineers, as well as space-education for K-12…and college level education. He loves and respects his students and does whatever he can to help them succeed.”

Dr. Fowler's research focuses on the area of design and design methodology, the modeling and design of spacecraft, aircraft, and planetary exploration systems. He has served on the Cockrell School of Engineering faculty since 1965. He has three years of industrial experience, has published more than 50 technical articles and reports and has co-authored two books. He is the recipient of 1997 Academy of Distinguished Teachers Ex-Students Association Award and in 1999 he was awarded the Engineering Foundation Advisory Council Award. Dr. Fowler also serves as Director of the Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC).