Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer T. Dwayne McCay was recently presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Technology Award, a congressional medal bestowed by Congressman Bill Posey. The award was made at the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida’s Second Annual TechNovation banquet.
“While certainly a distinct honor, the presentation is also a humbling reminder of a shared mission,” McCay said. “Expanding knowledge to improve the human condition is at the core of what all scientists and engineers labor to achieve. Pursuing that work is indeed the highest privilege.”
McCay previously served as vice president for research and information technology for The University of Tennessee system. He also served as Alumni Distinguished Service Professor of Engineering Science and Program Chair of Engineering Science and Mechanics at The University of Tennessee Space Institute.
Prior to joining The University of Tennessee in 1986, he was senior engineer, branch chief and division chief at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and a senior research physical scientist at the Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory.