Gulf Oil Investigator Joins University of Michigan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Former Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter will teach a graduate level engineering course.

The Associated Press
Vessels gather at the Deepwater Horizon oil spill site over the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast Tuesday.

A former secretary of the Navy who recently was chosen to chair a Gulf oil spill investigation committee will be teaching at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering this fall.

Donald Winter is leading a panel put together by the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council that is looking into the causes of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill. A preliminary report is scheduled to be released in October.

Winter also is a retired executive at Northrop Grumman Corp. and served as Navy secretary from 2006-09.

He received a doctorate in physics from Michigan in 1972.

The Ann Arbor school announced Tuesday that beginning next semester, Winter will teach Engineering 599, a graduate level Introduction to Systems Engineering class. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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