Malayali bags NASA Distinguished Public Service MedalJan 3, 2021, 11:14 AM IST
Dr. Renjith Kumar became the first Malayali to win the NASA Distinguished Public Service medal. He is the second Indian after R K Chetty Pandipati to win this prestigious medal. The awards were distributed by the NASA Deputy Administrator Dr. Jim Morhard in a virtual ceremony.
Renjith Kumar did his schooling at Loyola School, Thiruvananthapuram, and B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering at College of Engineering Trivandrum (CET). Then he pursued his MS and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at Virginia Institute of Technology, USA. Later on, he rose to become the CEO of Virginia-based Analytical Mechanics Associates (AMA).