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Stengel earns award for work with students

Princeton professor Robert Stengel has received the John R. Ragazzini Education Award of the American Automatic Control Council.

According to the citation, he was recognized for his "outstanding ability to motivate and educate undergraduate and graduate students in optimal control, estimation and flight mechanics." The award and honorarium were given at the American Control Conference in May in Anchorage, Alaska.

A member of the mechanical and aerospace engineering faculty since 1977 and former associate dean of engineering and applied science , Stengel directs Princeton's Program in Robotics and Intelligent Systems . He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He received the AIAA's Mechanics and Control of Flight Award in 2000 and the FAA's Excellence in Aviation Award in 1997.

Early in his career, Stengel was engaged in the design of the Apollo Lunar Module and Space Shuttle guidance and control systems. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Princeton in 1968.

The American Automatic Control Council is an association of the control systems divisions of eight member societies: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; American Institute of Chemical Engineers; American Society of Civil Engineers; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Association of Iron and Steel Engineers; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society; and Society for Computer Simulation.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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