Beverly Audeh

Honored by:LeVern Faidley
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Beverly Birchmier Audeh was the seventh Iowa Alpha recipient of the Tau Beta Pi Woman's Badge. She was the first woman to graduate in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State receiving her B.S. degree in 1961.

As a student, she was always at the top of her class. Classmates recall an attempt to have her grades, which was generally well above everyone else, excluded in calculating the average score in her classes in order to make the scores of other students look better. The suggestion didn't fly, however.

Following graduation she spent a year studying in England on a Fullbright scholarship. Prior to returning to Iowa State to work on a Masters degree she and Nadeem F. Audeh, a fellow student at Iowa State, were married in Lebanon, where she had the opportunity to meet his family.

Beverly completed her M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State in 1963 and she had her husband move to Huntsville, Alabama. She was initially employed by the Heat Technology Laboratory, Inc. working on the turbulent mixing of concentric reacting jets and her husband joined the Electrical Engineering faculty at the University of Alabama, Huntsville. She subsequently was employed by Lockheed Martin as a Research Engineer at their Space Systems facility in Huntsville, Alabama.

Currently she is retired from the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and her husband is Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama, Hunstville.

Paver Inscription:

"Iowa Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi
Women's Badge Recipients:
Eloise Zimmerman '46 Arch E
Mary Hurd '47 Civil E
Jane Templeman '53 Arch
Judy May '58 Chem E
Karen Gray '60 Chem E
Idelle Peterson '60 Chem E
Beverly Auden '61 Aero E
Mardith Baenziger '68 Arch E"