Trustee, Madison, Ala.
Bardwell is a Weights and Mass Properties engineer with The Boeing Company. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physics from Texas State University in 2000. While he attended Texas State, he was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Residential College for Brogdon Hall. In 2016, he was honored with the Young Alumni Rising Star Award from Texas State.
While working on the Space Shuttle Program for The Boeing Company, he earned a Master of Science in Physics from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2005 and a Master of Engineering in Engineering Management from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. With NASA and Boeing, he is developing the Space Launch System which provides a critical heavy-lift capability, powering people and cargo beyond our moon and into deep space.
Bardwell has been honored with the Stellar Award from the Rotary National Awards for Space Achievement, the NASA Space Flight Awareness Award, and the Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Modern-Day Technology Leader. He also serves as a mentor to high school and college interns at Boeing through the National Society of Black Engineers.