Middle Tennessee ITEA Chapter selects officers

Release Number: 070210

The local Tennessee chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA) recently selected new officers, including Nick Frederick, president; Phil Stitch, vice president; Tom Best, treasurer; Rick Kamykowski, secretary; and Dr. Don Malloy, publications. Christa Herron and Doyle Veazey were selected as the newest board members.

ITEA is an international professional association for the Test and Evaluation community. World-wide, ITEA is the leading association for professionals in the field of test and evaluation (T&E). Members share a common interest in the discipline and advancement of the art and science of T&E. ITEA provides an ongoing program of workshops, symposia, short courses, awards and scholarships.

Four times a year, ITEA publishes the "ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation." Each issue supports a specific theme containing technical papers by T&E experts from around the world in industry, government and academia.

Nick Frederick, who came to Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) five years ago armed with a bachelor's degree in aerospace and mechanical engineering, is currently pursuing a master's degree in mechanical engineering. Frederick said the Volunteer Chapter of ITEA is based at AEDC, but represents ITEA members in the middle Tennessee area.

"Our chapter is small compared to other ITEA chapters," said Kamykowski, who was the Volunteer Chapter's outgoing president. "We have 23 members of which 16 are at AEDC. Nearly all ITEA members are also members of other engineering organizations such as AIAA, IEEE, ASME and TSPE. They maintain their ITEA affiliation since they recognize ITEA provides unique insight into the art and science of T&E."

To learn more about ITEA, contact Nick Frederick at (931) 454-3569 or plan to attend the membership social in April hosted by the Arnold Association of Professional Societies.