Carbon Fiber


Carbon fibers go all the way back to Thomas Edison’s invention of the first incandescent light bulb in 1879 with the help of Lewis Latimer’s invention of “carbonized cotton threads and bamboo slivers to

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Burt Rutan


After serving with the U.S. Air Force as a flight test project engineer at Edwards Air Force Base, Burt Rutan became the director of the Bede Test Center for Bede Aircraft in Newton, KS. 

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Susan Ruth


Susan Ruth is a talented engineer and supervisor who brought these same skills to SAMPE.  After SAMPE expanded internationally, Susan was our first female international president.  (Peggy Moore was the first woman to serve

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