Dr. Lynnane George

Dr. Lynnane George

Dr. Lynnane George

Senior Instructor • Space Systems, STEM Education, Robotics


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering
    Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering
    Georgia Institute of Technology, 1989
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, High Honor
    Georgia Institute of Technology, 1988


  • Senior Instructor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, 2018 - present
  • Professor, Space Systems
    Webster University, Colorado Springs, 2010 - present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Engineering
    Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, 2009 - 2018
  • Adjunct Instructor, Department of Math and English
    Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, 2010 - 2018
  • Associate Professor, Department of Astronautics
    US Air Force Academy, 2005 - 2009
  • Acquisition Command Trainer/Mentor
    Office of Military Cooperation - Afghanistan, 2004 - 2005
  • Chief, Spacecraft Component Technology Division, Space Vehicles Directorate
    Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM, 2002 - 2005
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Astronautics
    US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, 1995 - 1999
  • Mission Manager, Titan IV Program Office
    Los Angeles AFB, CA 1991 - 1995
  • Education with Industry, The Aerospace Corporation
    Los Angeles, CA 1990 - 1991
  • Manager, Mechanical Engineering Branch, Defense Satellite Communication System
    Los Angeles AFB, CA 1989 - 1990

Professional Affiliations

  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Faculty Advisor, UCCS AIAA Student Chapter
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Teaching at UCCS

  • MAE 1503, Introduction to Engineering Design
  • MAE 1602, Principles of Aerospace Engineering
  • MAE 2055, Mechetronics
  • MAE 2104, Engineering Mechanics II - Dynamics
  • MAE 4055, Robotics
  • MAE 4150, Mechanical Vibrations
  • MAE 4402, Intermediate Dynamics
  • MAE 4410, Astrodynamics
  • MAE 4425/5091, Space Environment
  • MAE 4470, Space Systems Engineering
  • MAE 4510/11, Engineering Design
  • SPCE 5065, Space Environmental Interactions

Teaching Activities

  • Colorado Department of Higher Education Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant to write textbook, "Orbital Mechanics"
  • Community Lead:  Student Spaceflight Experiments Program Mission 18 Free-Fall Flight Experiment to the International Space Station, Spring 2024.
  • UCCS Lead,  NASA Solar Eclipse Initiative to view Annular and Total Solar Eclipses in Oct 2023 and April 2024
  • UCCS Mentor, Great Lunar Expedition for Everyone (GLEE) Lunar Space Mission
  • Undergraduate Research Projects 
    • Development of a Drone Based Robot for In-Space Servicing and Maintenance
    • A Dual Approach for Developing Efficient Human Round Trip Trajectories to Mars and Ceres
    • Development of a Mars Rover Utilizing Decoupled Axis System Base

Volunteer Activities

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Evaluator, 2006 - present
  • Board of Directors, Cool Science 501C3 Nonprofit, 2007 - present
    • The mission of Cool Science is to promote the wonder and understanding of science by providing engaging, intimidation-free, interactive learning experiences. (indent)
  • Outreach Director, KKrish Energy, 2021 - present
  • STEM Outreach, invited speaker in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) Encourage students to pursue STEM careers. 2002 – Present.

Awards and Honors

  • Educator of the Year, Colorado Technical University, 2016
  • US Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Role Model Award, 2008
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Educator of the Year Award, Rocky Mountain Section, 2008
  • American Society for Engineering Education, Best Paper Award (out of 43), Freshman Programs Division, Second Place, ASEE Conference, 2007
  • Georgia Institute of Technology Callahan Military Graduate Student Award for the Air Force, Outstanding Paper, 2002
  • US Air Force Academy Department of Astronautics Company Grade Officer of the Year, 1997
  • US Air Force Academy Outstanding Military Woman, March 1997
  • UCCS Open Educational Resources Champion Award, 2021

Open Educational Resources

​These works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Introduction to Orbital Mechanics: (https://oer.pressbooks.pub/ lynnanegeorge/)This textbook is designed to cover fundamental information and provide insight into orbital mechanics.  

Portable Orbital Demonstrator (POD): The POD is a 3D printed device to help students visualize satellite orbits