About

President and Lead Researcher

Loretta Shaw is President of LMRS Information Services.

She received M.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering, Business Administration and Library and Information Science. While it’s not necessary to have an aerospace engineer conduct your high tech research, it is certainly helpful to have someone on your side who understands the technology, terminology and industry.

LMRS Information Services provides research for a range of enterprises that include:

Fortune 100 to Fortune 500 companies
Mid-Sized Manufacturing Companies
Academia
Individuals and consultants with topics ranging from Education to Market Analysis, Applications of High Technology to Analysis of Marketing Efforts

Research Training

Loretta conducts in-house training and offsite training for any company interested in having their research team be better organized and able to tackle the challenges of using the internet for research.

Loretta created and delivered two training programs, recently, focused on searching the internet for R&D information with over 130 researchers attending. She can create a customized training programs about using the internet for research for you and your employees.

She brings to the table experiences that include:

30 years at NASA Glenn Research Center

Among other positions at Glenn, she was the Compressor Branch Chief, technical assistant to the Space Transportation Project Office and SBIR manager.

At NASA she gained experience as a researcher, project manager, technical manager, grant manager, recruiter and public speaker.

Her recent research activities include writing case studies on developing markets, reports on 3D printing applications, global sourcing with innovative approaches to manufacturing product comparisons, company analysis, competitor analysis, films for high tech applications, high energy physics applications to medical devices, and product advertising in various markets.

Recognition

NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal – 2005
Received a fellowship to attend the Federal Executive Institute Leadership for a Democratic Society – 2002
Cleveland Federal Executive Board Women of Achievement Award – 1980,1983
Amelia Earhart Fellowship – 1970

Academic Honoraries:

Beta Gamma Sigma (business)
Tau Beta Pi (engineering)
Sigma Gamma Tau (aerospace engineering)
Beta Phi Mu (library science)Board of Director for AIIP (Association for Independent Information Professionals)
Co-Founder of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Chapter in Northeast Ohio

Publications

Compiled and had published the following for the Library of Congress Science Reference Section, Science, Technology, and Business Division in 2006:

LC Science Tracer Bullet:  “Space Science Projects”

A few examples of Technical Papers co-authored by Loretta Shaw:

“Plans for the Development of Cryogenic Engines for Space Exploration”, NASA TM105250, 1991

“Unsteady Pressure Measurements on a Bioconvex Airfoil in a Transonic Oscillating Cascade”, ASME Paper 85-GT-212, 1985

“Experimental Evaluation of Shockless Supercritical Airfoils in Cascades”, NASA TM83045, 1983

“Rotor Wake Characteristics Relevant to Rotor-Stator Interaction Noise Generation”, Journal of Aircraft, vol. 19, no. 11, 1982

“Mean Wake Characteristics of an Aerodynamically Loaded Fan”, Synoptic AIAA Journal, vol. 19, no. 1, 1982

Presentations

1975-2006

Numerous presentations to government, professional and corporate audiences on technical topics including:

1977 – “Review of Aircraft Noise Research” to the Society of Women Engineers National Convention

1999 – Represented the NASA Glenn Research Center’s Noise Reduction Project at the NASA/FAA Capital Hill Event during which presented an overview of the project to U. S. Congressional Representatives and their staff.

Requested to represent NASA at the Ninety-Nines Convention in Anchorage, Alaska

Numerous presentations to the public as a member of the NASA Glenn Speakers’ Bureau

Presentations at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) conferences

2006-2013

Training on using the web for technical and business research to corporate audiences

Presentations to various community groups on web searching and independent information professionals

Other

Recruited for NASA for 15 years

Presented numerous career talks to encourage young girls to choose a career in science, engineering and math

A bit personal

Loretta and her husband enjoy gardening, reading and most of all grandparenting.  They also enjoy watching Cleveland Indians baseball games and Ohio State Football games.  Loretta does volunteer work at her community Hunger Center and serves as a Trustee on the Fairview Park Education Foundation.