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AIAA Press Releases

Our complete archive of 2016 news releases

20 January
Hanspeter Schaub Appointed Editor-in-Chief of AIAA's Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets

Tuesday, 20 December
John Crassidis Wins 2016 J. Leland Atwood Award
Award Honors Crassidis’ Commitment to Excellence in Aerospace Engineering Education

Wednesday, 14 December
France A. Córdova to Present AIAA Durand Lecture For Public Service

Tuesday, 13 December
Israel J. Wygnanski to Present AIAA Dryden Lecture in Research

Monday, 12 December
AIAA Acknowledges Passage of Continuing Resolution
Calls on Congress to Return to Long-Term, Stable Funding of Future Aerospace Programs

Friday, 9 December
AIAA Mourns the Death of Sen. John H. Glenn Jr.
First American to Orbit Earth, Former U.S. Senator, and AIAA Honorary Member

Monday, 5 December
Awards to Be Presented at AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition
Technical Achievements, Outstanding Educators and Literary Excellence to be Recognized

Tuesday, 29 November
Anthony M. Waas Wins AIAA — ASC James H. Starnes Jr. Award
Honored For Contributions to Experimental, Analytical and Computational Composite Structures

Monday, 28 November
2017 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition to be Held in Grapevine, Texas, January 9 - 13
Forum Will Address Full Spectrum Disruption Across the Global Aerospace Community

Tuesday 25 October
AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of its 2015 – 2016 Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition

Tuesday, 25 October
AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of its 2015 – 2016 Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition

Tuesday, 25 October
AIAA Foundation Announces Results of its 2016 Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition

Wednesday, 12 October
Christopher T. Lynne Wins Graduate Division of Student Paper Competition at the 67th International Astronautical Congress

Thursday, 6 October
AIAA Announces Class of 2017 Associate Fellows
Will be Honored on January 9, 2017, in Grapevine, Texas

Thursday, 29 September
AIAA Announces Candidates for Its 2017 Board of Trustees and Council of Directors Election

Tuesday, 27 September
AIAA and Drone World Expo Announce Winners of Their Innovatie Drone Exploration and Application Contest
Winners Will Present Their Designs at Drone World Expo in November

Tuesday, 20 September
Paul Shumpert Wins AIAA F. E. New Bold V/STOL Award
Award to be Presented During AIAA-AHS-SAE-RAeS International Powered Lift Conference

Tuesday, 20 September
AIAA Mourns the Death of Past President Sam F. Iacobellis

Thursday, 14 Setember
AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of Its 2015-2016 Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design Competition

Friday, 9 September
AIAA Mourns The Death of of Joseph F. "Joe" Sutter

Friday, 9 September
AIAA To Regonize Achievements During AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exhibition

Thursday, 8 September
AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of Its 2015-2016 Space Design Competition
Teams from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Sweep Top Three Places

Thursday, 8 September
AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of Its 2015 - 2016 Graduate Team Engine Design Competition

Thursday, 7 September
AIAA Announces Section Award Winners
Awards Honor Outstanding Section Programming in a Variety of Categories

Tuesday, 6 September
AIAA Space And Astronautics Forum And Exposition 2016 to be Held in Long Beach, California
Visions for Future Space Use, Free Market Space Economy, Mars Exploration, On-Orbit Satellite Servicing Among Agenda Items

Thursday, 6 September
AIAA And AIA To Host National R&D Workforce Summit

Thursday, 1 September
AIAA Foundation Presents Ten Undergraduate Scholarships

Wednesday, 24 August
AIAA Foundation Presents its Graduate Awards

Thursday, 18 August
Christopher T. Lyne Wins 2016 AIAA Foundation Abe M. Zarem Award For Distinguished Achievement in Astronautics Winner is from Vanderbilt University

Thursday, 4 August
21 AIAA Members Elected to International Academy of Astronautics

Thursday, 4 August
Wanda M. Austin Wins 2016 Yvonne C. Brill Lectureship in Aerospace Engineering
Will Deliver Setepember Address on Engineering Leadership: The Need for Technical Excellence and Divesity

Friday, 22 July
Vigor Yang to Deliver AIAA Von Kármán Lecture in Astronautics

Lecture Entitled "Rethinking Space Propulsion: Enabling the Future of
Space Transportation and Exploration


Monday, 18 July
Orbital ATK Cygnus Program to Receive AIAA Space Systems Award


Monday, 11 July
AIAA to Present Awards at its Propulsion and Energy Forum

Tuesday, 5 July
AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition 2016 To Be Held in Salt Lake City
Low-Carbon Emission Aviation, Propulsion Systems, Launch Vehicle Reusability, Nuclear-Powered Propulsion for Space Exploration, and Electric Aircraft Propulsion Among Subjects For Discussion

Monday, 27 June
Karl D. Bilimoria Appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Air Transportation
Is the Journal's First Editor-in-Chief Under its New Name

Thursday, 16 June
AIAA and Drone World Expo Partner to Create New, Innovative Unmanned Aerial Systems Research Competition
Contest to Reward Outstanding Research Presentations in the Field of Unmanned Aerial Systems

Tuesday, 24 May
AIAA Announces 2016 Board of Directors Election Results

Wednesday, 18 May
DEMAND for UNMANNED Symposium to Highlight Present and Future Unmanned Aerial Systems and Autonomous Technology
Unmanned Aerial Systems, Autonomous Systems and Technology, and the Intelligent Autonomous Systems Roadmap Among Discussion Points

Friday, 13 May
AIAA to Celebrate Achievements in Aerospace Sciences at its June Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition

Friday, 13 May
AIAA to Recognize Achievements in Aircraft and Atmospheric Systems at its June Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition

Tuesday, 10 May
San Jose State University Wins 20th Annual Student Design/Build/Fly Competition
Event Drew Interest from 137 Teams from 16 Countries and 24 States

Monday, 9 May
AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition 2016 to Explore Concepts to Reality: Driving the Next Century of Flight Innovation
Technology Timeline, HondaJet, Cybersecurity, UAS Developments and NASA Aeronautics Among Subjects to be Explored

Tuesday, 29 March
Wanda M. Austin to Receive the 2016 AIAA Goddard Astronautics Award
Honored for Extraordinary Leadership, Vision, Inspiration, and Contributions to the Nation’s Space Programs

Monday, 28 March
Earl Dowell to Receive the 2016 AIAA Reed Aeronautics Award
Honored for Pioneering Contributions to Aerolasticity, Structural Dynamics and Unsteady Aerodynamics

Friday, 25 March
Antony Jameson Wins 2015 Guggenheim Medal
Honors His Contributions to Modern Aircraft Design

Thursday, 24 March
Tom D. Crouch to Receive 2016 AIAA Distinguished Service Award
Honored for Inspirational Leadership and Ceaseless Efforts in Promoting the Public Understanding of the History of AIAA and Aerospace

Monday, 21 March
General John R. "Jack" Dailey Wins 2016 AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence
Honored for Deep Commitment to Sharing Aviation and Spaceflight History and Technology with Present and Future Generations

Tuesday, 8 March
Three AIAA Members Named Presidential Early Career Award Winners

Wednesday, 2 March
Fifteen AIAA Student Members Named to 20 Twenties List
Awards Recognize Outstanding Engineering, Math, Science and Technology Studnts

Tuesday, 1 March
Wanda M. Austin Wins 2016 Yvonne C. Brill Lectureship in Aerospace Engineering
Will Deliver September Address on “Engineering Leadership: The Need for Technical Excellence and Diversity”

Thursday, 18 February
Seven AIAA Members Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Thursday, 28 January
AIAA Congratulates Charles Elachi on Being Selected as the Winner of the 2016 National Space Trophy
AIAA Fellow is Director of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Wednesday, 27 January
AIAA Spotlight Awards Gala to Confer Top Honors
Black-Tie Event Honors Aerospace's Best and Brightest

Wednesday, 21 January
AIAA Announces Its 2016 Class of Fellows and Honorary Fellows
Three Honorary Fellows and 24 Fellows Selected

Thursday, 14 January
Joseph Powers Succeeds Douglas Talley as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Propulsion and Power