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    2011 Press Releases

    AIAA Press Releases

    Our complete archive of 2011 news releases

    Friday, 23 December 2011
    AIAA Congratulates Dr. Henry T. Yang on His Appointment to the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science

    Wednesday, 07 December 2011
    Distinguished Lecturers to Speak at 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting

    Tuesday, 29 November 2011
    50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting to be Held in Nashville
    Aerospace Leaders to Focus on "Advancing the Science of Flight Technology"

    Friday, 11 November 2011
    AIAA Congratulates Rex Bair of the University of Arkansas for His Gold Winning Paper at the 2011 International Astronautical Congress

    Thursday, 10 November 2011
    AIAA Congratulates United Continental Holdings, Inc. on Being First U.S. Airline to Power a Commercial Flight with Biofuel
    Boeing 737-800 Flying Continental Airlines Flight 1403 Sets Mark

    Thursday, 10 November 2011
    AIAA to Present Awards at 50th Aerospace Sciences Meeting
    Academic, Literary, and Technical Achievements to be Recognized

    Tuesday, 01 November 2011
    AIAA Announces 2012 Associate Fellows
    184 New Associate Fellows to be Honored at AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting in January

    Monday, 31 October 2011
    AIAA Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Agreement Strengthens Cooperation and Communication between Societies

    Friday, 28 October 2011
    Delta Air Lines' Original 1940s Buildings Designated a Historic Aerospace Site
    Site Commemorates Partnership between Delta, City of Atlanta, and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

    Wednesday, 05 October 2011
    AIAA Salutes World Space Week

    Tuesday, 04 October 2011
    AIAA Congratulates David Thompson on Receiving the 2011 International Von Kármán Wings Award
    Honored for His Leadership of Orbital Sciences Corporation

    Thursday, 29 September 2011
    AIAA Honorary Fellow Yvonne C. Brill to Receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation
    Honored for Her Contributions to Satellite Propulsion Systems

    Thursday, 29 September 2011
    Bremen Airport in Germany to be Designated a Historic Aerospace Site
    Saw Maiden Flight of First True Helicopter

    Monday, 26 September 2011
    AIAA Announces Section Award Winners
    Awards Honor Outstanding Section Programming in a Variety of Categories

    Thursday, 22 September 2011
    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2010–2011 Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition

    Monday, 12 September 2011
    AIAA Marks National Aerospace Week
    Notes Many Benefits of Aerospace to Science, Prosperity, and Security

    Monday, 12 September 2011
    Nancy Conrad to Testify Before House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

    Friday, 09 September 2011
    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2010-2011 Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition

    Friday, 09 September 2011
    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2010-2011 Individual Undergraduate Aircraft Design Competition

    Friday, 09 September 2011
    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2010-2011 Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Winners

    Wednesday, 31 August 2011
    Eli Livne Selected as Editor-in-Chief of AIAA's Journal of Aircraft

    Thursday, 25 August 2011
    AIAA to Present Awards at SPACE 2011 Conference in Long Beach
    Technical Achievement, Program Management and Sustained Service Honored

    Thursday, 18 August 2011
    AIAA Announces Candidates for 2012 Board of Director Election

    Tuesday, 16 August 2011
    AIAA SPACE 2011 Conference Set for 27–29 September in Long Beach
    Focus is on "Space: Enhancing Today, Inspiring Tomorrow"

    Tuesday, 09 August 2011
    AIAA to Present Awards at August Conference
    Awards Recognize Technical and Engineering Excellence

    Wednesday, 03 August 2011
    Bestselling Author Jason Ryan Dorsey to Speak at AIAA Conference
    Portland, Ore., Talk will Discuss Bridging the Generational Divide in the Workplace for Maximum Results

    Sunday, 31 July 2011
    AIAA to Livestream Sessions from Joint Propulsion and International Energy Conferences

    Thursday, 21 July 2011
    AIAA Hails End of Space Shuttle Era, Looks with Confidence to Future of Human Spaceflight
    Next Generation Will “Stand on the Shoulders of Giants”

    Monday, 18 July 2011
    AIAA Partners with Atypon to Develop New eLibrary Web site
    New eLibrary Site Will Offer Improved User Experience

    Wednesday, 13 July 2011
    AIAA to Present Awards at International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference

    Tuesday, 12 July 2011
    AIAA to Present Awards at 47th Joint Propulsion Conference

    Friday, 08 July 2011
    AIAA Statement on the Final Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis
    NASA and America's Aerospace Industry Will Endure

    Wednesday, 06 July 2011
    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2011 Student Technical Paper Competition in Freshman/Sophomore and Community Outreach Categories

    Wednesday, 06 July 2011
    AIAA Foundation Graduate Student Technical Paper Competition Winners Announced
    First Prize Winners Advance to Nashville, Tennessee for International Competition in January 2012

    Wednesday, 06 July 2011
    AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Student and Team Technical Paper Competition Winner Announced
    First Prize Winners Advance to Nashville, Tennessee for International Competition in January 2012

    Friday, 01 July 2011
    AIAA Foundation Announces Graduate Award Winners
    $80,000 Awarded to Aerospace Graduate Students

    Friday, 01 July 2011
    AIAA Foundation Presents Thirty Undergraduate Scholarships

    Thursday, 30 June 2011
    San Diego Conferences to Explore Clean Energy and Efficient Propulsion Systems

    Monday, 20 June 2011
    Getafe Airfield in Spain to be Designated a Historic Aerospace Site
    Location of First Successful "Autogiro" Flight in 1923

    Tuesday, 14 June 2011
    AIAA Conference to Focus on Environmental Systems for Humans Working or Living in Hostile Conditions in Outer Space
    41st International Conference on Environmental Systems Taking Place in Portland, Oregon in July

    Tuesday, 07 June 2011
    Site of Thaddeus Lowe's 1861 Balloon Observation Flight to be Designated a Historic Aerospace Site
    Site is on National Mall at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum

    Monday, 06 June 2011
    AIAA to Present Technical Awards at June Conference in Honolulu
    Achievements Honored in Fluid Dynamics, Ground Testing, Aerodynamics and More

    Wednesday, 18 May 2011
    Gen. John R. "Jack" Dailey Wins AIAA National Capitol Section Barry M. Goldwater Education Award

    Tuesday, 17 May 2011
    AIAA Signs Agreement with Project Lead The Way to Increase "STEM" Education in America's Schools
    Agreement will Strengthen Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Curricula Across the Country

    Thursday, 05 May 2011
    AIAA Selects Matthew Cannella as Board of Directors Student Liaison

    Wednesday, 04 May 2011
    Edwin Vickery to Receive AIAA 2011 Theodor W. Knacke Award
    Honored for Five Decades of Dedication to and Innovation in Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems

    Thursday, 21 April 2011
    AIAA Salutes Earth Day and the Role of Aerospace Technology in Understanding and Protecting the Earth

    Thursday, 21 April 2011
    AIAA Student "Design/Build/Fly" Winners Announced
    Fifteenth Annual Competition Drew a Record 71 Teams from 25 States and Eight Foreign Countries

    Monday, 04 April 2011
    AIAA Executive Director Bob Dickman Inducted into the International Academy of Astronautics
    21 March Induction Ceremony Held in Paris

    Thursday, 31 March 2011
    AIAA and IAF to Host Global Space Exploration Conference in Washington
    Addressing Policy, Science and Technology, Conference Will Also Strengthen International Relationships

    Thursday, 31 March 2011
    Special Delivery: NASA’s MESSENGER Enters Orbit about Mercury and Sends Data to Earth Using CCSDS File Delivery Protocol Developed for Deep Space by International Team

    Wednesday, 30 March 2011
    U.S. Must Develop a Clear and Comprehensive Space Policy, AIAA Corporate Membership Committee Chair Testifies

    Thursday, 24 March 2011
    Air Force Secretary Michael Donley to Receive AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence on Behalf of U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board

    Tuesday, 15 March 2011
    AIAA to Host First Congressional Aerospace Policy Retreat
    Will Explore the Future of American Aerospace in the "Post-Shuttle" Era

    Wednesday, 09 March 2011
    AIAA Congratulates X-51A Waverider Team on Aviation Week & Space Technology Laureate Award
    Award Given in Aeronautics and Propulsion Category

    Friday, 04 March 2011
    AIAA to Present Awards at Infotech@Aerospace Conference
    To Honor Achievements in Aerospace Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems

    Friday, 04 March 2011
    Dr. Chin-Teh Sun Wins AIAA Crichlow Prize
    Honored for Pioneering Developments in Damage Tolerant Design

    Friday, 04 March 2011
    AIAA Honorary Fellow Simon Ramo Wins Goddard Memorial Trophy
    Award Honors His Lifetime of Engineering and Scientific Leadership

    Wednesday, 02 March 2011
    AIAA Fellow Christine Anderson Named Executive Director of New Mexico Spaceport Authority

    Tuesday, 22 February 2011
    AIAA Congratulates Norman R. Augustine on Being Named Drexel University's 2011 Engineering Leader of the Year

    Wednesday, 16 February 2011
    AIAA Mourns the Death of Past AIAA President Bastian J. "Buzz" Hello

    Tuesday, 01 February 2011
    AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala to Confer Top Honors
    Event Will Also Recognize Newly Elected AIAA Fellows and Associate Fellows

    Monday, 24 January 2011
    14th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference to Examine Technologies and Capabilities

    Saturday, 08 January 2011
    AIAA Expresses Concern and Sympathy for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Other Victims of Today’s Shooting in Tucson

    Thursday, 06 January 2011
    McMickell to Receive 2011 AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award