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    AIAA News 2015

    AIAA News 2015

    Here you will find AIAA news from 2015.

    18 December 2015
    AIAA Applauds Passage of FY2016 Omnibus Spending Bill
    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) applauds congressional passage of the “Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016.” The $1.15 trillion spending bill provides funding for key programs at NASA, the Department of Defense, and the FAA.

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    19 November 2015
    AIAA to Assume Publication of Air Traffic Control Quarterly
    AIAA has agreed to assume publication of Air Traffic Control Quarterly (ATCQ), currently published by the Air Traffic Control Association, effective January 1, 2016. ATCQ will be renamed the Journal of Air Transportation (JAT).

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    19 November 2015
    Distinguished Lecturers to Speak at AIAA Science and Technology Forum
    Two distinguished lecturers: Ronald M. Sega and Robert H. Liebeck will speak on 4 and 5 January at the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2016 (AIAA SciTech 2016), 4–8 January, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California.

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    18 November 2015
    AIAA Science and Technology Forum to be Held in San Diego, California, January 4–8
    AIAA will hold its Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2016 (AIAA SciTech 2016), January 4–8 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California.

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    13 November 2015
    Awards to be Presented at AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition
    AIAA will recognize technical achievements and literary excellence during the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2016 (AIAA SciTech 2016), 4–8 January, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California.


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    23 October 2015
    AIAA Mourns the Death of Frederick C. Durant III
    AIAA mourns the death of Frederick C. Durant III, former president of the American Rocket Society (which merged with the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences to create AIAA), from 1953 to 1954; former president of the International Astronautical Federation, from 1953 to 1956; former governor of the National Space Club, 1961; and former assistant director of astronautics at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., from 1965 to 1981. Durant was 99 years old.

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    19 October 2015
    AIAA Mourns the Death of George E. Mueller
    AIAA mourns the death of George E. Mueller, AIAA Honorary Fellow, past president of AIAA, former associate administrator of NASA’s Office of Manned Space Flight, former president and chairman of the System Development Corporation, and former CEO of Kistler Aerospace, on October 12, 2015. Mueller was 97 years old.

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    16 October 2015
    AIAA Foundation Announces Winner of its Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition
    Arthur Brown, a student at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has won the AIAA Foundation’s Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition. He will receive a prize of $500.00.

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    14 October 2015
    AIAA Congratulates Alan Mulally on Election to International Air & Space Hall of Fame
    AIAA Honorary Fellow and Past President Alan Mulally has been elected to the International Air & Space Hall of Fame. Mulally will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during an evening ceremony on November 19 at the San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego, California.

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    9 October 2015
    October Momentum Now Available
    Check out the latest happenings across the Institute!

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    7 October 2015
    Narayanan Komerath Wins 2016 J. Leland Atwood Award
    Narayanan Komerath, an AIAA Associate Fellow, and professor of aerospace engineering in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, has won the 2016 J. Leland Atwood Award

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    6 October 2015
    Joshua Rovey Wins 2016 Lawrence Sperry Award
    Joshua Rovey an AIAA Associate Fellow, and Associate Professor of aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), Rolla, Missouri, has won the 2016 Lawrence Sperry Award.

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    30 September 2015
    From Sandy's Desk–Fall 2015
    It has been a busy summer for all of us! Our members were busy at our three summer forums: AVIATION, Propulsion and Energy, and SPACE. If you did not make it, be sure to visit the forum websites to explore what happened as well as to keep up with current events in those topic areas. Our Board met twice, and in September made some significant decisions that will have positive long-term impact on the Institute. Our TCs, PCs, and Standing Committees continued their important work; and our regions and sections hosted scores of exciting programs and events. The AIAA community is involved in many different areas of the industry. There are a few areas that I wanted to highlight for those of you looking to get involved in some of the many things going on around the Institute…
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    29 September 2015
    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of its 2014–2015 Undergraduate Team Engine Design Competition
    The AIAA Foundation announces the results of its 2014–2015 Undergraduate Team Engine Design Competition. The event was won by the team from TOBB University of Economics & Technology, Ankara, Turkey.

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    28 September 2015
    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of its 2014–2015 Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition
    The AIAA Foundation announces the results of its 2014–2015 Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition. The event was won by the team from the Polytechnic University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

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    22 September 2015
    A New Book Focuses on Birth of Soviet Union's Air and Missile Defense Systems
    A new book, "Intercept:1961" written by AIAA Associate Fellow Mike Gruntman, focuses on the birth of the Soviet Union's air and missile defense systems.

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    18 September 2015
    AIAA Announces Candidates for its 2016 Board of Directors Election
    AIAA is pleased to announce that its Nominating Committee has selected candidates for next year’s openings on the AIAA Board of Directors.

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    14 September 2015
    AIAA Marks National Aerospace Week
    AIAA is marking National Aerospace Week by thank all aerospace professionals for their efforts to shape our world as we know it.

    “From the Wright brothers achieving powered flight, to Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier, to the triumph of the Apollo 11 mission, to the Space Shuttle era and the International Space Station, Americans have long been captivated by all things air and space," said AIAA President Jim Albaugh.

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    14 September 2015
    Aviation Week Invites AIAA Members to Participate in Aviation Week’s “Jobs, Pay, Careers and More” Webinar

    Aviation Week will hold a webinar on Wednesday, 16 September 2015, at 1:00 p.m. EDT, to review the results of their recent Workforce Study. The three leaders of the Aviation Week 2015 Workforce Study will review key data that should be of interest to employees, including jobs, pay, and which companies are doing a great job of meeting employee needs.  They are also expected to provide insight into what organizations and individuals can do specifically to prepare for the aerospace and defense industry of the future. Speakers include Jim Adams, vice president of PwC's Strategy; Clarke Havener, global A&D leader at Korn Ferry; and Carole Rickard Hedden, executive editorial director of Aviation Week Executive Intelligence.

    Register online or learn more.


    9 September 2015
    The AIAA Foundation has announced the winners of its 2014–2015 Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition

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    8 September 2015
    AIAA Announces Class of 2016 Associate Fellows
    AIAA is pleased to announce its Class of 2016 Associate Fellows. AIAA formally will honor and induct the class at its AIAA Associate Fellows Recognition Ceremony and Dinner on Monday, 4 January 2016, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, in conjunction with the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2016 (AIAA SciTech 2016), 4–8 January.

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    27 August 2015
    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of its 2014–2015 Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design Competition

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    20 August 2015
    Ayodeji T. Bode-Oke Wins AIAA 2015 Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement in Aeronautics

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    19 August 2015
    AIAA Marks National Aviation Day
    AIAA celebrates National Aviation Day today, Wednesday, August 19th, the anniversary of the birth of Orville Wright. This day honors all who work in aviation and aerospace, and commemorates the sacrifices of the early aviation pioneers who first dared to prove that powered flight was possible.

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    17 August 2015
    AIAA to Recognize Achievements During AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition
    AIAA will present four awards recognizing key contributions to space science, historical literature and technology on 2 September, at a noon awards luncheon held as part of the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition 2015.

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    10 August 2015
    AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum to be Held in Pasadena, California

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    7 August 2015
    July-August 2015 Momentum Now Available
    July–August 2015 Momentum, AIAA's member eNewsletter, is now available.  Check out the latest happenings across the Institute.
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    6 August 2015
    AIAA Announces Section Award Winners

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    6 August 2015
    AIAA Mourns the Death of Dale D. Meyers

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    22 July 2015
    AIAA Foundation Presents Graduate Awards

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    16 July 2015
    AIAA to Present Panel on Future of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Use in Florida

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    14 July 2015
    AIAA to Present Awards at its Propulsion and Energy Forum

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    13 July 2015
    AIAA Foundation Presents Nine Undergraduate Scholarships

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    7 July 2015
    Propulsion and Energy Forum Comes to Orlando

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    25 June 2015
    AIAA Congratulates Dennis Muilenburg on Becoming CEO of The Boeing Company

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    5 June 2015
    AIAA to Celebrate Achievements in Aircraft and Atmospheric Systems at AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exhibition 2015

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    4 June 2015
    AIAA to Celebrate Achievements in the Aerospace Sciences at AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition 2015

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    3 June 2015
    Boeing 787-8 Development Team to Receive 2015 Elmer A. Sperry Award

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    27 May 2015
    AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition 2015 to Explore Pushing the Boundaries of the Imaginable: Leveraging the Aviation Ecosystem

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    19 May 2015
    May 2015 Momentum Now Available

    May 2015 Momentum, AIAA's member eNewsletter, is now available.  Check out the latest happenings across the Institute, including the release of our 2014-2015 Annual Report, "Charting a Course for Success."
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    27 April 2015
    Alan Mulally to Receive the AIAA/ASME/AHS/SAE Guggenheim Medal

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    17 April 2015
    AIAA Announces 2015 Board of Directors Election Results
    Welcomes James “Jim” Maser as President-Elect

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    31 March 2015
    Roy V. Harris to Receive AIAA 2015 Distinguished Service Award

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    30 March 2015
    Jean-Jacques Dordain to Receive the AIAA 2015 Goddard Astronautics Award

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    27 March 2015
    Sandy Magnus and AIAA Wishes Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko Good Luck on Their One Year Mission to the ISS

    “The AIAA community is excited about the upcoming one year mission to the ISS and look forward to following the adventures of Scott and Mikhail as they expand the boundaries of human knowledge and experience,” said Sandra Magnus, AIAA executive director and former astronaut. “Step by step we continue to move closer to extending the reach of humans into the stars. Good luck gentleman!”

    More Info (NASA's “A Year in Space” mission page)


    Thursday 26 March
    AIAA Executive Director Sandra H. Magnus Shares Her Views on Building Consensus for the Future of Space

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    Monday, 16 March
    AIAA Congratulates Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream), an AIAA corporate Member, for Its Gulfstream G650 Business Jet Winning the 2014 Robert J. Collier Trophy

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    Monday, 16 March
    The Honorable Ralph M. Hall to Receive the AIAA 2015 Public Service Award

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    Friday, 13 March
    March AIAA Member eNewsletter Now Available

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    Friday, 13 March
    William J. Emirch Named AIAA 2015 Engineer of the Year

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    Wednesday, 11 March
    AIAA and ASA California Chapter Team for Fourth Annual California Aerospace Week

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    Tuesday, 10 March
    Russell Cummings and Andreas Schuette Win AIAA 2015 International Cooperation Award

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    Friday, 27 February
    Ramesh K. Agarwal to Receive the AIAA 2015 Reed Aeronautics Award

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    Wednesday, 25 February
    AIAA Statement on Marion Blakey's Departure From the Aerospace Industries Association

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    Monday, 23 February
    X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Team Wins 2015 AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence

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    Tuesday, 3 February
    AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala to Confer Top Honors

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    Friday, 23 January
    AIAA Foundation Presents Awards at International Student Conference

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    Wednesday, 21 January
    AIAA Mourns the Death of Eugene E. Gene Covert

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    Friday, 16 January
    AIAA Announces its Class of 2015 Fellows and Honorary Fellows

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    Wednesday, 14 January
    AIAA Selects Alexander J. Smits to be Editor-in-Chief of the AIAA Journal

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    Monday, 5 January
    AIAA SciTech 2015 Live!
    Watch. Listen. Discuss. Couldn’t travel to Kissimmee, Florida this year? No worries. We're Livestreaming!

    View Livestreaming, or visit www.aiaa-space.org/headlines.