Dr. Kim B Blair
A NASA trained engineer and Ironman triathlete, Dr. Kim B. Blair is Vice President of Cooper Perkins, Inc. a technology development consultancy specializing in highly integrated electro-mechanical systems. He holds academic appointments as the founding director of the Sports Innovation Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) now called STE@M, and as a Visiting Professor in the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University in the UK. He has extensive experience in the development of innovative solutions to challenging technical problems in academic, start-up, small-medium enterprise, and large corporate cultures. He is Past President of the International Sports Engineering Association. Dr. Blair earned a B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nebraska, and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University.