Thomas P. Armstrong, Ph.D.

Thomas P. Armstrong

Dr. Armstrong has over 40 years of experience in college teaching and in the conduct and execution of advanced software projects.  Most of this work has been for NASA unmanned space flight projects that include the Voyager, Galileo, Ulysses, and Cassini missions to the outer solar system as well as the IMP, Explorer and ACE series of Earth orbiting spacecraft.  Dr. Armstrong managed the Space Physics Laboratory at the University of Kansas for 20 years and supervised departmental computing for 15 years.   This laboratory is responsible for developing state-of-the-art software systems designed to analyze, process, and archive satellite data.

Click here for the festschrift in honor of Dr. Armstrong's 50th birthday.

Click here to see the program and photos from the 2003 Armstrong Symposium, held at KU on the occasion of Dr. Armstrong's retirement from the university.

Click here for a list of Dr. Armstrong's publications and presentations.

Jerry W. Manweiler, Ph.D.

Jerry W. Manweiler

Dr. Manweiler has more than 25 years of software and project management experience. His work experience includes being a project manager and developer with the Kansas Criminal Justice Information Systems, NASA, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Goddard Spaceflight Center, and The Boeing Company. His background has emphasized support and implementation of advanced technology solutions including Object Oriented Design and Artificial Intelligence solutions for software problems involving work in criminal justice, dusty plasmas, spacecraft project management and manufacturing processes.

Jeanette C. Armstrong, M.S., R.D.

Jeanette Armstrong

Jeanette Armstrong has more than 30 years experience in management fields. Mrs. Armstrong has recently retired from the Lawrence Public Schools where she supervised a $3,000,000 annual budget. She handled all federal, state, and local reporting, maintaining compliance with guidelines and policies in the operation of federal and state funded child nutrition programs. In her position with USD #497, she was instrumental in training approximately half of the 130 employees in basic computer skills required for their job functions. For many years, Mrs. Armstrong has provided training locally and throughout the state in workshops provided by the State Dept. of Education, Nutrition Service Section, and is included on their list of approved vocational education instructors.

Updated 12/16/2010, J. D. Patterson and T. Hunt-Ward