Profile of Professor Ammon S. Andes

   Sigma Gamma Tau, The National Honor Society in Aerospace Engineering, honored Professor Ammon S. Andes on January 27, 1976 by announcing that, in the future, its national honor student award was to be given in his name. This honor was bestowed on Professor Andes in recognition of his 12 years of service to the society as its national executive secretary-treasurer from 1964 to 1976.

   Professor Andes received B.S. and M.E. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University and an M.S. in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. He had three years and 19 summers of engineering experience with aircraft and engineering organizations such as Convair (General Dynamics), Boeing, McDonnell-Douglas, Westinghouse, General Electric, Martin, and NASA. He taught at Cal Tech and, for seven years, at Washington State University before coming to the University of Kansas in 1946. For a period of ten years, Professor Andes was chairman of the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Kansas. He retired in May 1976.

   Ammon Andes, professor and chairman emeritus at KU, died on September 28, 1996 in Lexington, Missouri at the age of 91.