Senator Jon Tester congratulated Montana native Dava Newman, who was unanimously confirmed by the Senate to be Deputy Administrator at NASA.

“Dava Newman will be a strong leader at NASA and play a major role in the future of engineering in this country.  I thank her for her many years in the classroom inspiring young folks to launch a career in STEM.  All Montanans can be proud of her great accomplishments.”

Dava Newman is a graduate of Capital High School in Helena.  She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and her master’s degree and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she is currently a professor of Aeronautics and Engineering Systems.