Alton D. Romig, Jr., B.S. ’75, M.S. ’77, Ph.D. ’79 and executive officer of the National Academy of Engineering, will deliver the commencement address for Penn State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences on May 5, 2017.
Romig was honored with a distinguished alumni award from the department of Materials Science and Engineering in 2004 and is widely recognized for his pioneering work in materials science.
Romig was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2003 and the Council on Foreign Relations in 2008. He is a fellow of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a fellow and honorary member of ASM International, which awarded him the ASM Silver Medal for Materials Research in 1988.
Source: PSU news