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Boeing Associate Technical Fellow Receives SAE Award for Research

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 5, 2007 - Matt Travis Matt Travis, Associate Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company, is the recipient of SAE International's Arch T. Colwell Merit Award. The award was presented at the SAE A5 meeting in Toronto.

This award, established in 1965, annually recognizes the authors of outstanding papers presented at an SAE or SAE section meeting. The late Arch T. Colwell, who first funded this award, served SAE International in many capacities for nearly 50 years, including a term as President in 1941.

The SAE Foundation now funds this award. In addition to supporting the awards, recognition and scholarship programs of SAE International, the SAE Foundation develops and funds programs and incentives that foster student interest in engineering, scientific and technical education.

Travis is recognized for authoring the paper, "Predicting Landing Gear Carbon Brake Vibration and Performance via Subscale Test and Analysis" (SAE paper 2005-01-3437).

An Associate Technical Fellow at Boeing Integrated Defense Systems in Seattle, Travis has more than 20 years of experience in the aerospace engineering industry. Previously, he conducted research on landing gear and brake vibration, and reduction of cabin noise due to engine vibration.

A member of SAE International, Travis is the co-chair of a brake dynamics committee and the co-author of a brake dynamics standard. He also has published nine technical papers.

Travis earned his master's in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington. He resides in Fall City, Wash.

To set up an interview with Travis, please contact Ellen Lemond, The Boeing Company, at

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