AU-speakman

2/1/01

Jim Killian, 334/844-4218

SPEAKMAN NAMED MARKETING REP IN AU COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

AUBURN -- Norman Speakman has been named research marketing representative in Auburn University's College of Engineering.

The announcement was made by John Owens, associate dean of the college and director of the Engineering Experiment Station.

Speakman will represent Auburn's engineering departments and research centers to government agencies and commercial firms in Alabama, particularly in the Huntsville area with its large base of high-technology industries.

He will also represent Auburn Engineering's research efforts at Florida's Eglin Air Force Base; Robins AFB at Warner Robins, Ga.; Arnold AFB in Tennessee; and the Army Aviation Center at Fort Rucker, Ala.

Speakman's technical expertise includes the fields of aerodynamics, analytical and experimental structural analysis, flight mechanics, propulsion, software development, weapon development and design, system simulation and analysis and guidance and control.

A Cullman native, Speakman earned his bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering in 1972, and his master's in 1973 from AU. He serves on the Aerospace Engineering Advisory Board for the College of Engineering.

Speakman also earned the doctorate in electrical engineering in 1984 from the University of Florida.

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