Maureen August

Dr Maureen August

Lab Group Manager, R&D

General Motors

About Dr Maureen August

Dr. Maureen August is a Lab Group Manager for General Motors Research and Development.  She graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as an Engineer Officer in the United States Army.  She has deployed to Nicaragua for hurricane recovery and commanded a company in Iraq.  After leaving the Army, Maureen worked as a Senior Systems Engineer developing the Joint Test and Evaluation Methodology for Joint Forces Command.  Before moving to General Motors, Maureen served as the Director of Curriculum for the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program.  In this capacity she was responsible for the education and training of Soldiers across the Army focused on performance, energy management, and resilience.  Dr. August was also selected as the Program Manager for the Special Operations Cognitive Enhancement and Performance Program which adopts the principles of sports and performance psychology to provide mental skills training for Special Operations Forces.  These skills focused on teaching human biorhythms, sleep science, energy management, attention control and memory improvement.  This training was critical for elite Soldiers to remain adaptive and ready during high stress training and deployments.  At General Motors, Maureen has worked in as a human factors expert in Safety, a capture manager for GM Defense, and now works with her team on biosensing, information display, and simulation.  Maureen holds an MS in Engineering Management from Missouri S&T, an ME in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and completed her PhD in Systems and Engineering Management at Texas Tech University.

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