Raymond W. Flumerfelt, dean of the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston, is a recipient of the NASA Public Service Medal. Flumerfelt is one of 10 people who will receive a Public Service Medal on Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. at a ceremony in Teague Auditorium at the Johnson Space Center.
The Public Service Medal is presented annually to an individual who is not a government employee and is granted for exceptional contributions to the mission of NASA.
Flumerfelt’s award recognizes his efforts to establish and further develop research and education partnerships between UH and the center. Flumerfelt is responsible for initiating a program that sends UH engineering faculty and upper level undergraduate students to JSC to work on space exploration projects. Flumerfelt also initiated a program that offers graduate level engineering courses to NASA employees on site at JSC.
"I am extremely pleased and honored to receive this special award," Flumerfelt said. "I value the relationship that we have with our friends at NASA. It is truly a reciprocal relationship, one that benefits both our programs. I look forward to continuing our efforts together as we advance our engineering programs through NASA’s space exploration program."