Pamela Kay Strong to Receive 2005 SAE Women Engineers Committee (WEC) BREED Award for Women's Leadership

Pamela Kay Strong Warrendale, PA January 17, 2005) - Pamela Kay Strong, Principal Engineer/Scientist on Boeing's B-1B program in Long Beach, California has been selected to receive the 2005 SAE/WEC BREED Award for Women's Leadership in the field of engineering. The award will be presented during the Honors Convocation at the SAE World Congress in Detroit on Tuesday, April 12, 2005.

The WEC/BREED Award is designed to honor women in the mobility industry based on the contributions they make both professionally and personally. It recognizes women who have demonstrated outstanding performance in several key areas including providing leadership, contributing technical or engineering achievements in the mobility industry, and displaying innovation and uniqueness in achieving corporate and personal goals.

Strong is recognized as the expert in nonmetallic manufacturing processes and material parameters. She was the focal in her area of expertise for the manufacture of liquid and solid rockets for the Delta, Titan and Space Shuttle programs. She was also the focal for MD-80/MD-90 sealants and 787 commercial aircraft composite training, and B-1B Bomber upgrades and maintenance. Prior to her current position, she developed tooling, planning, analytical techniques, quality plans, and specifications for composite products, including jet engine blades and vanes as a senior engineer for advanced composites. Strong began her career in organic and pharmaceutical chemistry, and developed several new pharmaceutical products, including the latest AIDS "cocktail" and five marketed drugs.

One of the few women in her field, Strong is recognized by technical organizations to be an authority on composite nonmetallic materials and processes as a Fellow of both the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) and the American Institute of Chemists (AIC). She has also been honored as a Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and awarded the Woman of Achievement by the Amelia Earhart Society of the Boeing Company. She has mentored and taught classes in her specialty to technical and non-technical Boeing employees, technical society members, college students, and others throughout her career.