nology. In that position he was responsible for the planning, advocacy, and direction of all spacecraft and advanced instrument research and technology activities in that office.
Mr. Venneri started his career at NASA in 1981 as a Program Manager in the Materials and Structures Division, Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology. He was responsible for the technical direction, management, and coordination of programs in spacecraft design technology, structural dynamics, computational analysis and design methodology, and aircraft and engine materials and structures technology. Mr. Venneri was named Director of that office in 1984.
Prior to joining NASA Mr. Venneri was an aerospace consultant with Swales and Associates and principal engineer with Fairchild Space Electronics. In those positions he worked in a variety of areas relating to spacecraft structural design and analysis as well as launch vehicle systems.
Mr. Venneri received his B.S. in aerospace engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1969 and M.S. in engineering science from George Washington University in 1975. He is presently completing a doctoral program in engineering at George Washington University.