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ASCENT Names New Assistant Director
   

31 January 2018 – The Aviation Sustainability Center (ASCENT), also known as the FAA Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment, has hired Carol Sim as the new Assistant Director. Sim previously served as Director of Environmental Affairs for Alaska Airlines, Carol Sim, as the Assistant Director. See ASCENT’s press release copied below:

Washington State University (WSU)-led Aviation Center hires Assistant Director, Carol Sim
PULLMAN, Wash. - Previously the Director of Environmental Affairs for Alaska Airlines, Carol Sim has been hired as the Assistant Director for the Aviation Sustainability Center (ASCENT) at WSU. Sim brings more than thirty years of experience in managing environmental compliance, sustainability, and biofuel programs and has previously worked with the Center as an industry advisor.

As the Assistant Director, Sim will act as the Center’s industry liaison, working directly with the ASCENT
Advisory Committee, a group made up of industry members, regulatory agencies, non-profits, and more.
Sim will also work closely with the ASCENT director, Dr. Michael Wolcott, to manage the Center’s communication and outreach efforts.

Also known as the FAA Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment, ASCENT is a cooperative aviation research organization co-led by Washington State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Projects funded through ASCENT are providing the aviation industry, governmental agencies, communities, and policy-makers with science-based solutions for the environmental challenges facing aviation.

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