Veteran NASA space shuttle engineer John P. Mulholland to speak at NMSU

John P. Mulholland, veteran NASA space shuttle engineer and space shuttle vice president for The Boeing Company, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Bromilow Lecture, an annual event held by the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University.

Mulholland received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from NMSU in 1986 and 1995 respectively.  He is the son of George Mulholland, NMSU emeritus professor of mechanical engineering.

Mulholland was recently named Space Shuttle vice president and program manager by The Boeing Company. Prior to his new position, Mulholland directed Boeing’s Orbiter project for nearly two years during which he was responsible for resolving pre- and in-flight space shuttle engineering anomalies and maintaining the fleet’s mission readiness. Mulholland joined Boeing in 2002 as the associate program director of Orbiter Vehicle Engineering and was responsible for space shuttle anomaly resolution and sustaining engineering.

He worked at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas, from 1996 to 1999 as a space shuttle vehicle engineering deputy manager of operations and project engineer. Before joining JSC, he worked at NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico where he was responsible for shuttle propulsion testing and refurbishment.

The Bromilow Lecture is held in recognition of Dr. Frank Bromilow’s leadership and enhancement of the quality of faculty during his tenure as dean of the College of Engineering, a position he held from 1961 until his death in 1974.

The lecture will be held Friday, Feb. 20 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on the NMSU campus, in Thomas and Brown Hall, room 104. All are welcome to attend, and admission is free.

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