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A Donation in Flight

A generous gift donation was recently made to the MEMS Department in honor of Marion Alice Nye “Buzz” Barry. Marion was a licensed commercial pilot, certified flight and ground school instructor, a member of the Ninety-Nine Women Pilots Association, and one of the first women in the aviation industry.

In the spirit of her valiance and technical accomplishments, an annual academic scholarship will be awarded to a student with interest and involvement in aerospace engineering and aviation. The scholarship can be used for tuition or sponsored academic research related to aerospace engineering.   

The donation was facilitated by MEMS professor, Dr. Matt Barry, who is the grandson of Marion. 

Contact: Meagan Lenze