Frances Abrams, Scott Beckwith, Lee McKague and Brian Spencer were inducted as SAMPE Fellows. The four join 85 previously named as fellows for their noteworthy contributions and technical achievements.
Abrams is a senior materials engineer with the materials and manufacturing directorate's research laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. She has been with the Air Force for 23 years and currently runs its geographically dispersed composites affordability initiative.
Beckwith is president of BTG Composites LLC of Murray, Utah, and a frequent short-course instructor on resin-infusion processes and technologies. He was SAMPE vice president and secretary for two years and, since March 1998, has served as SAMPE technical director.
McKague is president of Composites-Consulting Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas. He retired in December 2000 as manager of a Lockheed Martin Corp.-funded advanced materials affordability initiative. He was with Lockheed Martin and predecessor General Dynamics Corp.
Spencer is president of Spencer Composites Corp. of Sacramento, Calif., a research and development job shop assisting developers of composite components, techniques and materials. Founded in 1995, the small business manufactures composite risers for use between production platforms and deep-sea oil well holes.