Evelyn H. Hirt presides over a technology advocacy group with a membership of more than 210,000 engineers, scientists, and computer professionals. She told NYIT students and faculty that Americans urgently need to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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Evelyn H. Hirt
Director, IEEE Board
Director, American Association of Engineering Societies Board
Principal Professional and Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
With a multidisciplinary career in engineering spanning more than 37 years, Evelyn Hirt’s interests have centered on technical specialization in systems and controls and engineering management. Her professional experiences bridge the industrial, government, and academic communities, and she has held leadership positions in a number of professional technical societies. Her system and controls engineering experience ranges from establishing requirements, creation of conceptual designs, design analysis, design execution, and system integration from mathematical models to production hardware. Her system engineering activities have involved system specification, design, analysis, test, full-scale engineering development, and deployment of commercial and government systems.
Hirt’s projects having included executing systems engineering for HH 60D (helicopter) remote terminal set and control/display set; the reverse engineering of a YAV-8b (Harrier) flight control system for NASA; systems engineering for the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) Phase IIB User Equipment; systems engineering and testing for the Aircraft Alerting Communications (AACE) Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Upgrade and AACE Upgrade EMP Detector programs; and the creation of system specifications and system engineering management plans. She currently applies her professional expertise to a wide variety of research, development, deployment, and management systems activities in support of R&D projects. Most recently. she served as the systems engineering task manager for the Multi sensor Airborne Radiation Survey (MARS) System on the PNNL MARS Flight Project.
Hirt holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Detroit, a master’s degree in engineering management, and a certificate in project management from Washington State University.