Marquette dean honored for contributions to space flight and engineering education

Special to The Freeman

Jan. 16, 2014


Robert Bishop, opus dean of Marquette University College of Engineering  
Photo submitted by Marquette University

MILWAUKEE – Robert Bishop, opus dean of the Marquette University College of Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2013 Dirk Brouwer Award from the American Astronautical Society.

The award honors those who have contributed significant technical contributions to space flight mechanics and astrodynamics, according to a Marquette statement.

The society selected Bishop for his seminal contributions to the theory and practice of navigation and control of autonomous aerospace systems, the statement said.

Bishop will accept the award Jan. 28, in Santa Fe, N.M., at the space flight mechanics meeting of the American Astronautical Society.

“Marquette University and the city of Milwaukee are fortunate to have the leadership and expertise of Dr. Bishop,” said Margaret Callahan, interim provost and dean of the College of Nursing at Marquette. “He is helping form the next generation of engineers by reimagining engineering education at Marquette.