Congratulations to AMAA Board Member, Dr. Ann R. Karagozian Sarafian!

AMAA BOARD MEMBER, Dr. Ann R. Karagozian Sarafian, Ph.D. Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

The Armenian Missionary Association of America extends congratulations to Board Member Dr. Ann R. Karagozian Sarafian, who has the distinguished honor of being elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for her ‘”contributions to combustion and propulsion, education of future aerospace engineers, and service to the country.”

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”

The NAE is an American nonprofit, non-governmental organization; that is part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, along with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Research Council.

Dr. Karagozian Sarafian received her bachelor’s degree in engineering from UCLA, graduating summa cum laude. She received her master’s degree and doctorate from Caltech. She joined the UCLA faculty in 1982 and has advised 26 Ph.D. recipients, 53 M.S. recipients, and has supervised 13 postdoctoral scholars and visiting scientists. Bravo Dr. Karagozian!

The AMAA has the honor and pleasure of Dr. Karagozian Sarafian serving on its board since 2015. She has served various roles on AMAA committees which include: the Ethics Committee, Nominating Committee and Current Co-chair of the Armenia Committee.

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