May 01, 2012
Amos Morse (right), pictured here with Dr. Karen Thole, MNE Department Head
Mr. Amos Morse, graduate of the Penn State Mechanical Engineering program, was recently honored as an Outstanding Engineering Alumnus in the College of Engineering.
Morse graduated with his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State in 1978, and has furthered his education through the Harris/University of Florida Graduate Program in Business, the University of North Carolina Senior Executives Institutes, and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
Morse began his career at Harris, an international communications and information technology company, in 1978 as a mechanical design engineer. He now holds the title of vice president of Proprietary Programs for the Government Communications Systems Division (GCSD). The GCSD develops and produces advanced communications and information systems for the Department of Defense and other government agencies.
Prior, he has held the position of vice president-Space Systems, where he was responsible for strategic planning and operations of the business area.
Morse is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and a co-inventor on U.S. Patent Number 4,609,923, “Gold-Plated Tungsten Knit RF Reflective Surface.”
To stay active with his alma mater, Morse collaborates with the Harris recruiters and the Penn State Executive Champion from Harris to look for ways to formally and informally advocate for expanding the Penn State – Harris relationship. Morse is also an active board member in the Penn State Mechanical Engineering Society and has served as a mentor for the past two years in the Mechanical Engineering Mentoring Program.
The annual Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award is the highest honor conferred by the College of Engineering and recognizes graduates who have reached exceptional levels of professional achievement.
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