Secretary of the Air Force news release (March 22, 2005): Air Force announces new chief of Scientific Advisory Board.
WASHINGTON -- Today, acting secretary of the Air Force Peter B. Teets selected Heidi Shyu as chair of the United States Air Force United States Air Force (USAF)
Major component of the U.S. military organization, with primary responsibility for air warfare, air defense, and military space research. It also provides air services in coordination with the other military branches. U.S. Scientific Advisory Board, an independent group that provides technical advice to Air Force leadership.
Shyu, an electrical engineer with Raytheon Company, will start her duties Oct. 1, 2005. Shyu has been a member of the SAB since 2000 and has served as the current vice chair of the Board since 2003.
"Ms. Shyu is superbly qualified to lead this board. She has a proven track record of successful leadership and management in technology development programs from the industry perspective. Her expertise in space and airborne systems technology development, especially in radar systems, will make an important contribution to the studies of the board," said Lt. Gen. John D. W. Corley General John D. W. Corley is Commander, Air Combat Command, with headquarters at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and Air Component Commander for U.S. Joint Forces Command. , SAB military director and principal deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.
As chair, Shyu will be responsible for the overall direction and effectiveness of the board with the assistance of the vice chair, the Air Force chief of staff, and other members of the steering committee steer·ing committee
A committee that sets agendas and schedules of business, as for a legislative body or other assemblage.
Noun . The chair will meet periodically with the secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force chief of staff to report on the Board's activities and to obtain guidance regarding future Board activities.
The SAB was established in 1947 as a vital link between the Air Force and the nation's civilian, scientific, and engineering communities to promote the exchange of the latest scientific and technical information that may enhance the accomplishment of the Air Force mission. Many of the recommendations in SAB studies have been implemented by the Air Force.
Members of the SAB include distinguished scientists, engineers, and academicians primarily from the nation's universities, national laboratories, industry, and retired military, who are screened and interviewed by a steering committee that makes membership recommendations to the secretary of the Air Force. The secretary of the Air Force selects members on the basis of their eminence in scientific fields of interest to the U.S. Air Force. The White House Liaison Office approves all board appointments.
"This is an example of military, industry, science, and technology experts committing themselves to study promising scientific and technological developments that enhance accomplishment of the Air Force mission," said Lt. Gen. Corley.
Shyu received bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics from the University of New Brunswick The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is a Canadian university located in the province of New Brunswick. The university has two main campuses: the principal campus founded in 1785 in Fredericton and a smaller campus which was opened in Saint John in 1964. and the University of Toronto Research at the University of Toronto has been responsible for the world's first electronic heart pacemaker, artificial larynx, single-lung transplant, nerve transplant, artificial pancreas, chemical laser, G-suit, the first practical electron microscope, the first cloning of T-cells, respectively, and master's and engineers' degrees in electrical engineering electrical engineering: see engineering.
Branch of engineering concerned with the practical applications of electricity in all its forms, including those of electronics. from the University of California The University of California has a combined student body of more than 191,000 students, over 1,340,000 living alumni, and a combined systemwide and campus endowment of just over $7.3 billion (8th largest in the United States). Los Angeles.
Shyu replaces outgoing chair, Dr. Daniel E. Hastings of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at Cambridge; coeducational; chartered 1861, opened 1865 in Boston, moved 1916. It has long been recognized as an outstanding technological institute and its Sloan School of Management has notable programs in business, .