Ball Aerospace’s Heidi Hallowell Elected AIAA Associate Fellow

January 08, 2019

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 8, 2019 — The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has recognized Ball Aerospace’s Heidi Hallowell, principal systems engineer, among its 2019 class of Associate Fellows. To earn the honor, professionals must demonstrate notable contributions and leadership in furthering the advancement of aerospace science and technology.

“Heidi is right at home among AIAA’s prestigious class of 2019 Associate Fellows,” said Debra Facktor, vice president and general manager, Strategic Operations, Ball Aerospace. “As a guidance, navigation and controls engineer, she has spent her career ensuring the success of historic missions through technical excellence and sound leadership.”

With more than 15 years at Ball, Hallowell currently serves as an Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) engineer for NASA’s CloudSat spacecraft, which increases scientists’ knowledge of the relationship between clouds and climate. Hallowell also currently serves as the lead ADCS engineer for the NOAA-20 (formerly JPSS-1) spacecraft, the nation’s most advanced polar-orbiting weather and environmental satellite. Previously, she made significant contributions to the EPOXI follow-on to NASA’s Deep Impact mission, which made a close flyby of the Hartley-2 comet. Hallowell holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.    

Hallowell was inducted as an AIAA Associate Fellow at AIAA’s recognition ceremony on Jan. 7, 2019, during the AIAA SciTech Forum.

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