Alumnus Gregory James Nazaroff, who passed away on Feb. 16, 2012, bequeathed a generous gift of $550,000 to the University of Arizona Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.
Nazaroff, who received his bachelor's degree in 1968 and his master's degree in 1969, was an accomplished mechanical engineer. He published 12 papers with 28 citations, which included recent mentions in Control Engineering Practice, Aerospace Science and Technology, and the International Journal of Systems Science. In 2006, he represented employer Northrop Grumman as a sponsor at UA's Engineering Design Day, and he finished his career with Hughes Aircraft in Fullerton, California.
He will be remembered for his many contributions to his field, and his continued support of future aerospace and mechanical engineers.