Francis T. Bowles Medal

 2018 Francis T. Bowles Medalist for Notable Early Career Achievement by a Young Maritime or Ocean Professional

 Margaret Nate (Gibbs & Cox)


Maggie Nate joined Gibbs & Cox in 2017 as a Survivability Engineer and temporarily relocated from Northern Virginia to Halifax, Nova Scotia with her family in order to provide on-site support for Canadian naval programs.  When she returns to Virginia at the end of the year, Maggie will transition into the role of Department Manager for Survivability.  Prior to joining the Gibbs team, Maggie had a variety of naval platform assignments in the areas of Survivability and Test and Evaluation for various countries including serving as a Senior Test Engineer providing LFT&E support to PMS377, the amphibious warfare program office.  Originally an aerospace engineer, she has also previously worked with NASA Langley supporting Human Factors Integration and AAI Corporation on the Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle program. 

 Maggie is a born and raised Virginian having grown up in Newport News and attended college in Blacksburg before settling in the Alexandria area.  Outside of work, Maggie is active in both the Chesapeake and Canadian Atlantic Sections of SNAME and serves on the editorial board for (mt) Magazine and the Journal of Ship Production and Design.  In her spare time, Maggie enjoys triple integrals in spherical coordinates, taking keelboat sailing lessons with her husband (Justin), and cheering on the Hokies every chance she gets.

Previous Recipients:
2018 Katherine L. Beaumont
2017 Matthew Unger