SIGMA GAMMA TAU
Profile of Professor Harry H. Hilton
Sigma Gamma Tau, The National Honor Society in Aerospace
Engineering, honored Professor Harry H. Hilton on January 8, 2012 during its
Triennial Convention by deciding to award the Great Lakes Regional Award in his
name. This honor was bestowed on Professor Hilton in recognition of more that six
decades of service as the Great Lakes Regional Coordinator since Sigma Gamma Tau's
formation in 1953 as well as eleven years of service as National Secretary-Treasurer.
He was also responsible for the design of the Sigma Gamma Tau logo.
Professor Hilton received his B.S. and M.S. in Aeronautical
Engineering from New York University in 1947 and 1949, respectively. He received
his Ph.D. in Mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1951.
He has been on the Aerospace Engineering faculty at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign since 1949, and most recently became Professor Emeritus in 1990.