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Eric Paterson

Eric Paterson
Eric Paterson is the Department Head for the Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech. Under Eric’s leadership the AEDL has become a reality and through AOE support will have resources necessary for the success of engineering design teams. 
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Portrait of Dewey Spangler

Dewey Spangler
Dewey Spangler has been manager of the Ware Lab since 2009 and the AEDL since 2020. He is responsible for daily operation of both facilities, working with student project teams, communicating with corporate and individual sponsors and promoting Virginia Tech to prospective students. Dewey is also responsible for safety compliance in the Ware Lab and AEDL facilities.
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Bob Schoner

Bob Schoner
Bob Schoner is the AEDL Assistant Manager is responsible for the daily operation of the lab, purchasing necessary equipment and materials, and enforcement of lab policy and safety rules. The Assistant Manager also works directly with student team members with project fabrication, design reviews, and testing.
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501 Industrial Park Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: (540) 231-1457 or (540) 231-5873