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Niki Kissinger

Niki Kissinger
Aerospace Engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration

Niki Kissinger certifies fixed-wing and rotorcraft aircraft as an Aerospace Engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration. She also serves part-time as an officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserves as an Acquisitions Manager. In her career, Niki has led a variety of diverse and geographically-separated technical teams to launch rockets, sustain a command & control system, and support a $7B satellite program. Further, she has instructed on a variety of topics for both military and civilian organizations. Niki was also hand-selected to represent the Air Force as a visiting Assistant Associate Professor in the Social Sciences Department at the University of California in Los Angeles. Further, Niki is a currently in her 3rd year as a doctoral candidate at the University of Dallas in Texas with an expected graduation date of December 2017.

Education

United States Air Force Academy / B.S., Systems Engineering

University of Central Florida / M.A., Business Administration

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Alumna Establishes Endowed Scholarship to Honor Longtime UD Administrator, Historian

“No one is more deserving of a scholarship in her name than Sybil Novinski,” said President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83, at the ceremony celebrating the Sybil Novinski Scholarship Fund endowed by Eileen McPherson Meinert, BA ’83, and her husband, David Meinert. “This is something that many alumni, faculty and administrators have talked about, and this is a great day because we get to honor someone who’s meant so much to so many.”

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Physics, Chemistry Professors Receive Air Force Grant

In September, the U.S. Air Force awarded the University of Dallas and Cerium Labs a $500,000 STTR Phase II contract to develop a "Silicon Nitride Seal for Thermal Barrier Coating in Gas Turbines for Extended Engine Life.” Affiliate Research Assistant Professor of Physics Will Flanagan, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of Chemistry Ellen Steinmiller, Ph.D., are co-principal investigators on the project. This award builds on a smaller $50,000 Phase I award earlier this year. UD’s portion of the award is $150,000.

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Patriotic Ceremony Honors UD Veterans

Against the backdrop of a picture perfect day, students, faculty and staff gathered on the mall in front of the Haggerty Science Center to pay tribute to veterans who have served our country.

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