UT Dallas Says “Hello, New Mexico”



Dan Gibson (MS ’90) gave an overview on Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., where he serves as vice president and general manager of systems engineering solutions.

For its last stop of the summer, the “Hello Tour” rolled into New Mexico where alumni and friends welcomed host President David E. Daniel, who provided an update about UT Dallas’ vision of becoming a national research university. Now in its second year, the “Hello Tour” has given alumni the opportunity to celebrate and reconnect with UT Dallas in Indianapolis, Houston, Austin, Pittsburgh, San Diego and Taipei, Taiwan. This marks the first UT Dallas event in New Mexico, which is home to nearly 250 alumni.

Guest speaker Dan Gibson, a School of Management alumnus (MS ’90), shared new developments in space exploration made by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., where he is vice president and general manager of systems engineering solutions. Though based in Boulder, Colo., the company’s significant presence in Albuquerque is overseen by Gibson. He noted that Ball Aerospace’s pending launch of several satellites will enhance communications and space exploration capabilities. He also underscored the importance of strengthening the company’s relationship with UT Dallas through research by faculty and support of student research activities in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Alumni and friends networked with each other at the July event.

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