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    AIAA News 2014

    AIAA News 2014

    Here you will find AIAA news from 2014.

    Wednesday, 17 December
    AIAA Marks 111th Anniversary of Wright Brothers' First Flight
    Salutes the Innovative and Inspirational Thinking that Still Shapes the Future of Aerospace
    AIAA marks today’s 111th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first powered flight on 17 December 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

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    Monday, 15 December
    AIAA Mourns the Death of James J. "Jim" Harford
    AIAA Mourns the death of James J. "Jim" Harford, AIAA Fellow, and past executive director, on December 8, 2014 in Princeton, New Jersey. He was 90 years old.

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    Wednesday 10 December
    Awards to be Presented at AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition
    Awards will be presented on 8 January 2015, at the AIAA Science and Technology Exposition. The awards recognize achievements in aerospace structure and design as well as literary excellence. 

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    Tuesday, 9 December
    netFORUM Upgrade
    AIAA will be upgrading its core Association Management System on Tuesday, 9 December beginning at 1700 hrs EST. The upgrade will last approximately 15 hours. During this time, you will be unable to login to any AIAA websites to conduct transactions (including, but not limited to updating your profile, renewing your membership, registering for forums and events, purchasing books, submitting abstracts or papers, etc.). It is anticipated that the upgrade will be complete and all AIAA website capabilities will be available by 0800 hrs EST Wednesday, 10 December. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this important upgrade that will help us serve you better.


    Friday, 5 December
    AIAA Statement on NASA's Successful Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 Launch
    AIAA has issues the following statement on the successful Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 Launch.

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    Thursda,y 4 December
    Awards to be Presented at AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition
    Awards will be presented on January 6, 2015, at the AIAA Science and Technology Exposition. The awards recognize achievements in aerospace sciences and information systems.

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    Monday, 1 December
    Distinguished Lecturers to Speak at AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition
    Two distinguished lecturers, Professor Dame Ann P. Dowling and Michael W. Wynne will deliver lectures at the AIAA Science and Technology Forum.

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    Tuesday, 25 November 2014
    Science and Technology Forum to be Held in Kissimmee, Florida, 5–9 January
    The Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2015 (AIAA SciTech 2015), 5–9 January at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida.

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    Tuesday, 28 October 2014
    AIAA Congratulates Paragon Space Development Corporation for Successful Collaboration on Record Breaking Freefall
    Paragon Space Development Corporation and Google's Alan Eustace teamed up to set new parachute altitude record, besting the previous record, established by Felix Baumgartner in 2012, by 7,790 feet.

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    Wednesday, 15 October 2014
    AIAA Announces its 2015 Associate Fellows Class to be Recognized 5 January at AIAA SciTech Forum
    AIAA has selected its 2015 Associate Fellows. The class will be recognized at he annual Associate Fellow's Dinner on 5 January 2015 as part of the AIAA 2015 SciTech Forum.

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    Wednesday, 8 October 2014
    Greg F. Naterer Appointed Editor-in-Chief of AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer
    Greg F. Naterer Appointed Editor-in-Chief of AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer.

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    Friday, 26 September 2014
    The AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of its 2013-2014 Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition
    The AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of its 2013-2014 Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition.

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    Wednesday, 24 September 2014
    The AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of its 2013-2014 Team Undergraduate Aircraft Design Competition
    The AIAA Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of it 2013–2014 Team Undergraduate Aircraft Design Competition.

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    Monday, 22 September 2014
    The AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of its 2013-2014 Individual Undergraduate Aircraft Design Competition
    The AIAA Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013–2014 Individual Undergraduate Aircraft Design Competition.

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    Wednesday, 17 September 2014
    AIAA Executive Director Sandra H. Magnus Issues Statement on NASA Commercial Crew Decision
    AIAA Executive Director Sandra H. Magnus today issued the following statement on NASA’s decision to award contracts for commercial crew transportation development.

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    Tuesday, 16 September 2014
    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of its 2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design Competition
    The AIAA Foundation is pleased to announced the results of its annual Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design Competition.

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    Friday, 12 September 2014
    AIAA Foundation Presents Graduate Awards
    The AIAA Foundation and AIAA have awarded four AIAA Foundation Graduate Awards for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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    Thursday, 11 September 2014
    AIAA Foundation Presents Nine Undergraduate Scholarships
    The AIAA Foundation and AIAA have awarded nine AIAA Foundation undergraduate scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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    Wednesday, 3 September
    AIAA Announces Candidates for 2015 Board of Directors Election
    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce that its Nominating Committee has selected candidates for next year’s openings on the AIAA Board of Directors. The Committee’s chairman, Michael Griffin, confirmed the names of the officer and director candidates who will appear on the ballot.

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    Wednesday, 20 August 2014
    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2013–2014 Undergraduate Team Engine Design Competition
    The AIAA Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the AIAA Foundation/American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) International Undergraduate Team Engine Design Competition, held in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 30.

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    Monday, 11 August 2014
    Dr. Adam Steltzner Awarded Inaugural Yvonne C. Brill Lectureship
    Dr. Adam Steltzner, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Fellow, NASA JPL, Pasadena, Calif., has been selected to deliver the inaugural Yvonne C. Brill Lecture on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, during a symposium in conjunction with the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) annual meeting. Steltzner will speak on “Engineering the Mars Entry Descent and Landing (EDL) System."

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    Monday, 11 August 2014
    AIAA Announces Winner of 2014 Zarem Distinguished Achievement Award Winner
    Armando Gomez-Farias, of the University of Texas, San Antonio, has won the 2014 AIAA Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement in Astronautics.

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    Friday, 8 August 2014
    AIAA Announces 2013–2014 Section Award Winners
    Awards Honor Outstanding Section Programming in a Variety of Categories
    AIAA has announced its 2013–2014 Section Award winners. The Section Awards annually honor particularly notable achievements made by member sections in a range of activities that help fulfill the Institute’s mission. The Institute believes that vital, active sections are essential to its success.

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    Thursday, 24 July 2014
    Societal Benefits of Space Exploration and Development to be Highlighted at AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum in San Diego
    AIAA will hold its Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition 2014 (AIAA SPACE 2014), August 4–7, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, Calif. The theme of the event will be “Space: Connecting, Protecting, and Enhancing a Global Society.

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    Tuesday, 22 July 2014
    Ohioans To Discuss Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Technologies at Cleveland Forum
    Three expert panels of Ohio-based engineers, industry leaders, and scientists will discuss the future of the American manufacturing and energy markets, including the potential impact on Ohio’s manufacturing and energy sectors, as part of the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition 2014 (AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2014), July 28–30, at the Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44113.

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    Friday, 11 July 2014
    AIAA to Recognize Outstanding Achievement During AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition
    AIAA will present awards for key contributions to space science and technology at a noon awards luncheon on August 7, as part of the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition (AIAA SPACE 2014), August 4–7, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, Calif.

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    Tuesday, 8 July 2014
    Braden J. Hancock Wins Inaugural Vicki and George Muellner Scholarship
    Braden J. Hancock, a senior at Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, Utah, has won the AIAA Foundation’s inaugural Vicki and George Muellner Scholarship.

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    Tuesday, 8 July 2014
    Peter J. Garland to Receive 2014 Aerospace Communications Award
    Mr. Peter J. Garland, director, advanced programs, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA), St. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada facility, has won the AIAA 2014 Aerospace Communications Award.

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    Monday, 7 July 2014
    AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum 2014 to be Held in Cleveland, Ohio
    AIAA will hold its Propulsion and Energy Forum (Propulsion and Energy 2014), 28–30 July, at the Cleveland Convention Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

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    Thursday, 26 June 2014
    AIAA and CLOCKSS Partner to Preserve AIAA Publications
    AIAA has entered into a partnership with Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe (CLOCKSS) to preserve its publications in case of catastrophe.

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    Friday, 20 June 2014
    AIAA to Present Awards at Propulsion and Energy Forum
    AIAA will celebrate technical achievements in propulsion and energy systems at a 12:30 p.m. luncheon on 30 July as part of the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition, July 28–30, at the Cleveland Convention Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

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    Wednesday 18 June 2014
    Stamatios M. Krimigis Wins AIAA 2014 James Van Allen Space Environments Award
    Stamatios M. “Tom” Krimigis, an AIAA Fellow, and emeritus head, Space Department, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APU), Laurel, Md., has won the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) 2014 James A. Van Allen Space Environments Award.

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    Wednesday 18 June 2014
    Paul E. Dimotakis Wins AIAA 2014 Fluid Dynamics Award
    Paul E. Dimotakis, AIAA Fellow, and John K. Northrop Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and professor of applied physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif., has won the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) 2014 Fluid Dynamics Award.

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    Tuesday, 10 June 2014
    Call for Board of Directors Nominations Now Open
    The 2014–2015 AIAA Nominating Committee will meet in August 2014 to review nominees and select candidates to participate in the 2015 Board of Directors election.

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    Thursday, 29 May 2014
    AIAA to Celebrate Achievements in Aircraft and Atmospheric Systems at AIAA AVIATION 2014
    AIAA will celebrate technical achievements in aircraft and atmospheric systems at a 12:30 p.m. awards luncheon on 19 June, as part of the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition (AIAA AVIATION 2014), being held 16–20 June at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Georgia.

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    Tuesday, 27 May 2014
    AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION 2014) To Explore Aviation's Global Promise - Challenges and Opportunities
    AIAA will hold its Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition (AVIATION 2014), June 16–20, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Georgia. The theme of the event will be “Aviation’s Global Promise – Challenges and Opportunities.”

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    Tuesday, 20 May 2014
    AIAA Mourns the Death of Past President Allen E. Puckett
    AIAA mourns the death of Allen E. Puckett, AIAA Honorary Fellow, president of the Institute from 1972 to 1973, and chairman, emeritus, of Hughes Aircraft Company. Puckett passed away on March 31, 2014, in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He was 94 years old.

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    Friday, 16 May 2014
    AIAA to Celebrate Achievements in Aerospace Sciences at AIAA AVIATION 2014
    AIAA will celebrate technical achievements in aerospace science at a 12:30 p.m. awards luncheon on June 17, as part of the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AIAA AVIATION 2014), being held from 16–20 June at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Ga.

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    Thursday, 8 May 2014
    IT Support Technician
    AIAA is seeking a dynamic IT Support Technician to provide day-to-day IT help desk support, perform IT triage and maintenance functions, and grow his/her skillset while on the job to be able to support AIAA’s back-end infrastructure strategy.

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    Thursday, 1 May 2014
    AIAA Mourns the Death of Honorary Fellow John C. Houbolt
    Was Primary Advocate for Lunar Orbit Rendezvous Concept That Helped Make Moon Landing Possible

    AIAA mourns the death of AIAA Honorary Fellow John C. Houbolt. Houbolt’s stalwart advocacy of the lunar orbit rendezvous (LOR) concept made the Apollo 11 moon landing possible. Houbolt passed away on April 15, in Scarborough, Maine; he was 95 years old.

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    Monday, 28 April 2014
    Dr. Arthur F. Rick Obenschain to Receive AIAA National Capital Section Barry M. Goldwater Educator Award

    Dr. Arthur F. “Rick” Obenschain, deputy director, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, has won the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) National Capital Section’s 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Educator Award.

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    Friday, 25 April 2014
    Dr. Kathie L. Olsen to Receive AIAA 2014 Public Service Award

    Kathie L. Olsen, founder, ScienceWorks, Inc., Washington, DC, and affiliate professor of neurosciences at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., has won the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) 2014 Public Service Award.

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    Thursday, 24 April 2014
    AIAA Seeking Managing Director of Business Development

    AIAA is seeking a dynamic Managing Director of Business Development to design and implement marketing and sales strategies for AIAA’s products and services, and oversee outreach to current and potential customers toward new product/program growth.
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    Thursday, 24 April 2014
    Dr. John E. LaGraff to Receive AIAA 2014 International Cooperation Award

    Dr. John E. Lagraff, AIAA Associate Fellow, and professor emeritus, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., has won the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) 2014 International Cooperation Award.

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    Wednesday, 23 April 2014
    Dr. Michael I. Yarymovych to Receive AIAA 2014 Distinguished Service Award

    Dr. Michael I. Yarymovych, AIAA Honorary Fellow, former AIAA President, and president and chief executive officer of Sarasota Space Associates, Osprey, FL, has won the AIAA 2014 Distinguished Service Award.

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    Tuesday, 22 April 2014
    AIAA Celebrates Earth Day and Salutes the Role that Aerospace Professionals Play in Protecting our Fragile Planet

    AIAA celebrates Earth Day and salutes the role that aerospace technology plays in protecting our fragile planet.

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    Monday, 21 April 2014
    Top Honors to be Presented at SpaceOps 2014 Conference in Pasadena

    The International Committee on Technical Interchange for Space Mission Operations and Ground Data Systems (SpaceOps Organization) is pleased to announce that the following awards will be presented during the 13th International Conference on Space Operations (SpaceOps), taking place 5–9 May 2014, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Calif.

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    Thursday, 17 April 2014
    Dr. Ben T. Zinn to Receive AIAA 2014 Reed Aeronautics Award
    Honored for Extensive and Fundamental Contributions to Aerospace Propulsion and Power Technologies

    Ben T. Zinn, AIAA Fellow, and David S. Lewis, Jr., chair, and regents professor, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, Ga., has won the AIAA 2014 Reed Aeronautics Award. Zinn will receive the award on 30 April, during the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in Washington, DC.

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    Tuesday, 15 April 2014
    Glynn S. Lunney to Receive AIAA 2014 Goddard Astronautics Award
    Honored for Over 50 Years of Outstanding Contributions to America's Manned Space Program

    Glynn S. Lunney, AIAA Fellow, and vice president and program manager, United Space Alliance (retired), Houston, Texas, has won the AIAA 2014 Goddard Astronautics Award. Lunney will receive the award on 30 April, during the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

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    Monday, 14 April 2014
    World's Space Community to Gather in Pasadena, California
    13th International Space Operations Conference Will Explore Innovation

    The 13th International Conference on Space Operations (SpaceOps Conference) will be held 5–9 May at the Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA. Hosted by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and organized by the AIAA, the conference will bring together over 600 attendees from 20 nations in the international space community.

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    Monday, 7 April 2014
    AIAA Announces 2014 Board of Directors Election Results

    AIAA is pleased to announce the results of its 2014 Board of Directors election. The newly elected board members will begin their terms of office on 1 May.

    More Info >AIAA is pleased to announce the results of its 2014 Board of Directors election. The newly elected board members will begin their terms of office on 1 May.

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    Tuesday, 1 April 2014
    AIAA to Celebrate Achievements In Aerospace Sciences at AIAA Aviation 2014

    AIAA will celebrate technical achievements in aerospace science at a 12:30 p.m. awards luncheon on June 17, as part of the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AIAA AVIATION 2014), being held from 16–20 June at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Ga.

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    Wednesday, 19 March 2014
    AIAA Presents Third Annual California Aerospace Week
    Panel Discussions, Hearings and Exhibits to Focus on Importance of Aerospace to California

    AIAA and NASA will co-host California Aerospace Week, 24–26 March, in Sacramento, CA.

    Featuring a mix of panels, exhibits, hearings and discussions, the event will focus on the importance of aerospace to California. A resolution will be introduced in the California State Senate on the afternoon of 24 March, proclaiming the week of 24–28 March: “California Aerospace Week.”

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    Monday, 17 March 2014
    AIAA Debuts New Forum Websites

    To better serve our members and to enhance the value of our new forum line-up, AIAA recently debuted its new forum website for the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION), occurring 16–20 June 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Gone are the days when AIAA event websites revolved around the opening date of registration, or the deadlines for calls for papers. The days of building community and excitement before, during, and after the forum have arrived.

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    Friday, 28 February 2014
    Kendall Says Participation in Technical Conferences Crucial to Government Employees

    Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L), issued a 20 February memo discussing the DoD participation in technical and industry conferences. In his memo, addressed to the Research and Development and Science and Technology departments of the DoD, he highlights that science and technology conferences and symposia are crucial for maintaining the technical competence and professional development of DoD scientists and engineers.

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    Thursday, 27 February 2014
    AIAA Executive Director Sandra Magnus Testifies Before House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

    AIAA Executive Director Sandra Magnus testified before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology today at 10:00 a.m. EST, as part of the Committee’s hearing on “Mars Flyby 2012: The First Deep Space Mission for the Orion and Space Launch System?” Magnus' statement is available at www.aiaa.org/testimony.  


    Wednesday, 12 February 2014
    AIAA Mourns the Death of Honorary Fellow Richard H. "Dick" Battin
    Developed and Led Analytic Software Design of the Apollo Spacecraft Primary Control, Guidance and Navigation System

    AIAA Executive Director Sandra Magnus testified before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology today at 10:00 a.m. EST, as part of the Committee’s hearing on “Mars Flyby 2012: The First Deep Space Mission for the Orion and Space Launch System?” Magnus' statement is available at www.aiaa.org/testimony.  


    Friday, 7 February 2014
    AIAA Congratulates Members Elected to National Academy of Engineering

    AIAA congratulates seven of its members who have been elected as members, or as a foreign associate, of the National Academy of Engineering.

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    Wednesday, 5 February 2014
    Abraham E. “Abe” Karem to Receive the AIAA/ASME/AHS/SAE Guggenheim Medal
    Honored For a Lifetime of Innovative Fixed and Rotary Wing Unmanned Vehicle Designs

    Abraham E. “Abe” Karem, president, Karem Aircraft Inc., Lake Forest, CA, has won the Daniel Guggenheim Medal. Karem will receive the medal on Wednesday, April30, during the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

    Karem is being honored “for a lifetime of innovative fixed and rotary wing unmanned vehicle designs.”

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    Tuesday, 4 February 2014
    AIAA Names 2014 Aerospace Spotlight Awards Recipients
    Gala Will Also Recognize Newly Named AIAAFellows and Honorary Fellows

    AIAA has announced the 2014 recipients of its most prestigious awards. Presentation of these awards, and the recognition of the newly elected Fellows and Honorary Fellows of the Institute, will take place on April 30 at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in Washington, D.C. This annual black-tie event recognizes the most influential and inspiring individuals in aerospace, whose outstanding contributions merit the highest accolades.
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    Friday, 31 January 2014
    AIAA Board of Directors Election Now Open!
    Cast Your Ballot by 24 March!

    The 2014 AIAA Board of Directors Election is now open. As a voting member, you can help determine AIAA’s future direction. An outstanding slate of candidates has been nominated. We urge you to learn about each candidate and then vote for those you consider the best qualified. The complete Election Booklet includes the candidates’ full statements and can be accessed at www.aiaa.org/BODvote, where you can also vote electronically, which is faster, more cost-effective, and more secure than paper balloting. If you want a paper ballot, or a printed copy of the candidates’ statements, contact us at 800.639.2422, 703.264.7500, or custserv@aiaa.org. The polls are open through 24 March 2014 – vote now to make sure your voice is heard! Thank you for your continued support of AIAA!


    Thursday, 30 January 2014
    AIAA Executive Director Provides Formal Statement to U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

    On 14 January 2014, Dr. Sandy Magnus, executive director of AIAA, testified before the Unites States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, speaking on, "Examining Conference and Travel Spending Across the Federal Government." In her testimony, Dr. Magnus requested consideration of changes to the guidance for and implementation requirements of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-12-12 Section 2 regarding federal employee participation in conferences.

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    Wednesday, 29 January 2014
    X-51A WaveRider Team Wins 2014 AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence
    Honored for the Demonstration of the Feasibility of Sustained Air Breathing Hypersonic Flight

    The X-51A WaveRider team has won the 2014 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation’s Award for Excellence. The team will receive the award on April 30 at the AIAA Spotlight Awards Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in Washington, DC.

    The team is being honored “for the demonstration of the feasibility of sustained air breathing hypersonic flight by achieving a 300 second flight at Mach 5.”

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    Wednesday, 22 January 2014
    AIAA Headquarters Closed Wednesday, 22 Jan. 2014

    Due to the recent snow event in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, AIAA headquarters is closed today, Wednesday,  22 January 2014. You may still purchase AIAA merchandise or register for AIAA events via www.aiaa.org.   If you need immediate assistance, please email your request to custserv@aiaa.org and a customer service representative will be able to respond to your request.  


    Monday, 13 January 2014
    AIAA Live Streaming from SciTech2014
    Taking Place 13-17 January in National Harbor, Maryland

    AIAA is live streaming sessions from the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech2014). Live streaming kicks off today, 13 January, at 8:30 a.m. EST, with the Plenary Panel: R&D Policy Implications & Investments, featuring Robert Braun (Moderator), David and Andrew Lewis Professor of Space Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology; Michael Gazarik, Associate Administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA; Arati Prabhakar, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; and Michael D. Griffin, AIAA President and Chairman and CEO, Schafer Corporation. At 12:30 p.m. EST, watch the Durand Lectureship and Luncheon: American Space Strategy: Choose to Steer, Not Drift, featuring Scott Pace, Director, Space Policy Institute, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.
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    Monday, 13 January 2014
    AIAA SciTech 2014 Kicks Off
    More than 3,000 Engineers, Academics, Policy Makers, and Students Gather for World’s Largest Aerospace Conference

    AIAA will hold its 2014 Science and Technology Forum (SciTech 2014), 13–17 January 2014, at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel and Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

    The AIAA Science and Technology Forum (SciTech Forum) opens today with a keynote address by the Honorable Chaka Fattah (Dem-PA 2nd). Fattah's address will be livestreamed at 8:00 a.m. (EST), at www.livestream.com/aiaa. SciTech 2014 is the world’s largest aerospace forum, bringing together 3,000 representatives from business, government, and academia for a week of dialogue on aerospace research, development, and technology – and the future of the industry.

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    Friday, 10 January 2014
    AIAA Mourns the Death of Thomas V. Jones
    AIAA Honorary Fellow and Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Northrop Corp.

    AIAA will hold its 2014 Science and Technology Forum (SciTech 2014), 13–17 January 2014, at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel and Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

    AIAA mourns the death of Thomas V. Jones, an AIAA Honorary Fellow, and past chairman and chief executive officer of Northrop Corp., now Northrop Grumman. Jones passed away on January 7 at the age of 93.

    “We mourn the passing of Thomas V. Jones, under whose leadership of Northrop Corporation for more than three decades developed some of the groundbreaking military aircraft that won the Cold War and still keep America safe today” said AIAA president Mike Griffin. “His contributions to our nation, and to AIAA, will not be forgotten.”

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