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    April 2014
    AIAA News
    AIAA Announces 2014 Board of Directors Election Results
    New Terms of Office Begin 1 May

    AIAA is pleased to announce the results of its 2014 Board of Directors election. “I congratulate and look forward to working with each of the newly elected board members,” said AIAA President-Elect Jim Albaugh. “Election to the Board of Directors is an acknowledgment by your peers of your commitment to AIAA. It carries with it a responsibility to ensure that AIAA stays a strong, vital organization, committed to shaping the future of aerospace.”

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    AIAA Launches New SciTech 2015 Website!

    SciTech 2015 will feature more than 3,000 participants, 1,800 technical papers and 11 individual technical events at a single location. Engage with participants from more than 40 countries across the entire aerospace enterprise.

    • Submit a Paper! The Call for Papers is available in three areas: Program, Paper Info/Submit, Technical Presenter Resources.
    • What Did You Miss? Read about the SciTech 2014 highlights and watch the free keynote and panel videos.
    • Sponsor and Exhibit. As the largest event for aerospace research, development, and technology, AIAA SciTech 2015 gives you extensive access to a wide range of aerospace innovators and business leaders.
    • Spread the Word. Tweet. Like on Facebook. Share on LinkedIn. Email a colleague. Do it all with the social media links found on every page.
    • Stay Informed. Sign up for our email alerts.

    Visit www.aiaa-scitech.org today!


    World's Space Community to Gather in Pasadena
    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 AIAA, the conference will bring together over 600 attendees from 20 nations in the international space community.

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    AIAA to Celebrate Achievements In Aerospace Sciences at AIAA Aviation 2014

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

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    AIAA Presents Third Annual California Aerospace Week

    This year’s California Aerospace Week event, Launch California: Leading the Nation into Space, took place in Sacramento, 24–26 March. The event began with recognition in the State Assembly, and with a resolution in the California State Senate proclaiming March as California Aerospace Month. Sponsored by California State Senator Steve Knight, the resolution highlights the importance of the aerospace industry to California and praises the industry’s innovative and world-changing technology.

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    New Editor-in-Chief Sought for the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets

    AIAA is seeking an outstanding candidate with an international reputation for this position to assume the responsibilities of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. The chosen candidate will assume the editorship at an exciting time as new features and functionality intended to enhance journal content are added to Aerospace Research Central, AIAA’s platform for electronic publications.

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    New Editor-in-Chief Sought for the Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer

    AIAA is seeking an outstanding candidate with an international reputation for this position to assume the responsibilities of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer. The chosen candidate will assume the editorship at an exciting time as new features and functionality intended to enhance journal content are added to Aerospace Research Central, AIAA’s platform for electronic publications.

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    Conferences and Events
    AIAA Fellows Dinner Set for 29 April

    The annual AIAA Fellows Dinner is set for Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, VA. Please join us to celebrate the induction of the 3 Honorary Fellows and 25 Fellows in the Class of 2014. This event honors persons of distinction in aeronautics or astronautics who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology thereof. This must-attend event is for all Fellows and Honorary Fellows only. Tickets are $140. Please register online.


    AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala to Confer Top Honors

    The AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala will take place 30 April 2014 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in Washington, DC. AIAA cordially invites you to participate in a night dedicated to honoring achievements in aerospace. Join us, along with the most influential and inspiring individuals in the industry, as they are recognized during this momentous celebration.

    You may still purchase a table or individual seats, by visiting www.aiaa.org/gala2014.


    Explore Innovative Ideas for the Control Center of the Future
    5–9 May 2014 in Pasadena, CA

    The Control Center of the Future panel will explore the transformational technologies and resulting new operational paradigms that we might see in the Control Center in the next two decades.

    Join colleagues from around the world to "Explore Innovation" at the 13th International Conference on Space Operations (SpaceOps 2014), set for 5–9 May 2014 in Pasadena, CA. It’s your opportunity to share experiences, challenges, and innovative solutions with colleagues from around the globe. Take home new ideas and make new connections. Hosted by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and organized by AIAA, SpaceOps 2014 will bring together the space operations community to address state-of-the-art principles, methods, and tools.

    View the program or register at www.spaceops2014.org.

    Follow us at #spaceops2014.


    2014 Aerospace Today and Tomorrow
    5 June 2014, Williamsburg, VA

    Hosted by Frank Culbertson and Al Romig, this unique, “executives-only” forum includes a who’s who of industry leaders addressing: Global Competitiveness and Keeping America's Lead in Aerospace; Aeronautics Policies and the Industrial Base Panel Discussion; Space Policies and the Industrial Base Panel; Luncheon Keynote: X-Plane National Initiative; Research and Development for Mitigation of Environmental Impacts Panel Discussion; EAR, ITAR and Export Control Reform; and Effects of Sequestration and Moving Forward.

    Registration is limited to 100 aerospace executives to allow for information exchange in a casual atmosphere. Visit www.aiaa.org/att2014 and Register Today!


    AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition (AVIATION 2014)
    Speakers Announced!

    Confirmed speakers include Edward L. Bolton Jr., Assistant Administrator for NextGen, Federal Aviation Administration, Orlando Carvalho, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Allan McArtor, Chairman and CEO, Airbus Americas, Inc., Larry Lawson, President and CEO, Spirit AeroSystems, Peter Cerda, Senior Vice President, The Americas, International Air Transport Association, Parviz Moin, Center for Turbulence Research, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, and Jeffrey P. Slotnick, Computational Sciences & Aerodynamics, Boeing Research & Technology, The Boeing Company

    Addressing the theme “Aviation’s Global Promise — Challenges & Opportunities,” AVIATION 2014, set for 16–20 June in Atlanta, GA, will address the theme “Aviation’s Global Promise—Challenges and Opportunities.” The technical program includes more than 1,500 technical papers and 11 conferences:  20th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference / 30th AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference / AIAA/3AF Aircraft Noise and Emissions Reduction Symposium / 32nd AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference / AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference / 6th AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference / 14th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference / AIAA Balloon Systems Conference / AIAA Flight Testing Conference / 7th AIAA Flow Control Conference / 44th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference / 19th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference / 11th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference / 21st AIAA Lighter-Than-Air Systems Technology Conference / 15th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference / AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference / 45th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference / 7th AIAA Theoretical Fluid Mechanics Conference.

    The Early-Bird Registration ends 9 June 2014. Register Today!


    Expand Your Knowledge - Over 800 Technical Papers for Inspired Idea and Solution Exchanges
    Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition – 28–30 July, Cleveland, OH

    Leveraging Aerospace and Energy Technology Synergies to Address Future Challenges is the theme for the new AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition*. Join us 28–30 July in Cleveland, OH, as we roll up our sleeves to help answer:


    • How do we define propulsion and energy system architectures that are safe, clean, and economical?
    • How do we develop high energy and power density technologies for clean, sustainable energy production, power generation, and propulsion?
    • How do we Implement Advanced Manufacturing Solutions for Propulsion and Energy Systems?

    *Featuring:
    50th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference
    12th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference

    Visit www.aiaa.org/propulsionenergy2014 for more information.


    Call for Papers Now Open for the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech 2015)
    5–9 January 2015, Kissimmee, FL

    As the largest event for aerospace research, development, and technology, AIAA SciTech 2015 gives you extensive access to a wide range of the latest research and development, not just in your own areas of expertise, but across technological boundaries. Nowhere else will you find the breadth and depth of aerospace research, analysis, foresight, and expertise at a single location.

    SciTech 2015 will feature the following conferences: 23nd AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference / 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting / AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference / AIAA Infotech @ Aerospace / AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference / AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference / AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference / 17th AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference / 56th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference / 8th Symposium on Space Resource Utilization / 33rd ASME Wind Energy Symposium.

    Visit www.aiaa-scitech.org, and Submit Your Paper Today!


    Call for Papers Now Open for the 23rd AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference and Seminar — Co-located with the PIA Meeting and Symposium!
    30 March–2 April 2015 in Daytona Beach, FL.

    The 23rd AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference and Seminar, set for 30 March–2 April 2015 in Daytona Beach, FL, provides the world’s leading scientists, engineers, researchers, and managers, as well as promising students within the field of parachute and aerodynamic decelerator systems, an opportunity to present recent advances before a knowledgeable international audience. Topics include Modeling and Simulation, System Applications and Operations, Testing, Materials and Manufacturing, Design and Development, and more.

    Visit www.aiaa.org/ads2015, or Submit Your Paper Today!


    Standards
    Proposed AIAA Recommended Practice Available for Public Review

    A proposed revision of the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) General Notation System Standard Interface Data Structures (AIAA R-101B-201X) is available for public review. The CGNS standard is a conceptual entity established by the documentation. The CGNS software is a physical product supplied to enable writing and reading data according to this standard. All CGNS software is completely free and open to anyone. By using the supplied software, it is relatively easy for users to adhere to most of the standard described in detail in this document.

    This document focuses on recording and recovering computer data associated with the numerical solution of the equations of fluid dynamics. The intent is to facilitate the exchange of CFD data between sites, between applications codes, and across computing platforms, and to stabilize the archiving of CFD data. This project was originally a NASA-funded contract under the AST program, but control has now been completely transferred to a public forum known as the CGNS Steering Committee. If interested in reviewing this document, please click the "learn more" link below. Please note the review instructions on the page.

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    Call for Nominations for the Excellence in Aerospace Standardization Award Due 1 July

    Recognize the achievements of your standards colleagues by nominating them for the Excellence in Aerospace Standardization Award! This biennial award honors contributions by individuals who advance the health of the aerospace community by enabling cooperation, competition, and growth through the standardization process. Such individuals may have been committee chairs, project leaders, or industry executives; the award is intended to recognize substantive accomplishment. Any AIAA member in good standing may be a nominator; please review the award guidelines for nominee eligibility, letters of endorsement, and page limits. AIAA members may submit nominations online after logging in with their username and password, where you will be guided step-by-step through the process. Paper entries are also acceptable. For more information, please contact Carol Stewart, Manager, AIAA Honors and Awards, at carols@aiaa.org.


     
    Honors & Awards
    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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    Glynn S. Lunney to Receive the 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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    AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala to Confer Multiple Top Honors

    In addition to the AIAA 2014 Reed Aeronautics Award and the AIAA 2014 Goddard Astronautics Award, the 2014 AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, taking place 30 April at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, will also confer a number of additional top honors.

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    Nominations for Sustained Service Award Due 1 July 2014!

    The Sustained Service Award is presented to recognize sustained, significant service and contributions to AIAA by members of the Institute. The nominee/recipient must be a member in good standing who has shown continuing dedication to the interests of the Institute by making significant and sustained contributions over a period of time, typically 10 years or more.

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    Call for Nominations
    Membership Advancements

    Now is the time to start thinking about who in your Region/Section or Technical Committee is eligible for Associate Fellow, Fellow, and Honorary Fellow. Associate Fellow nominations are due 15 April 2014 and references are due 15 May 2014. Fellow and Honorary Fellow nominations are due 15 June 2014 and reference forms are due 15 July 2014.

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    Member Spotlight
    AIAA Congratulates Georgia Tech’s Ben T. Zinn

    The Member Spotlight’s beam swept south this month, falling on the city of Atlanta, Georgia, and singling out Ben T. Zinn, AIAA Fellow; David S. Lewis, Jr. Chair, School of Aerospace Engineering; Regents Professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; and winner of the AIAA 2014 Reed Aeronautics Award, AIAA’s highest honor for work in aeronautics, for this month’s column.

    (Pictured: Dr. Ben T. Zinn)
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    Featured Products
    Hot Off the Press

    Introduction to Aircraft Flight Mechanics, Second Edition

    Thomas R. Yechout; Steven L. Morris; David E. Bossert; Wayne F. Hallgren; James K. Hall
    Hardback – AIAA Education Series
    ISBN: 978-1-62410-254-7

    Introduction to Aircraft Flight Mechanics, Second Edition revises and expands this acclaimed, widely adopted textbook. Outstanding for use in undergraduate aeronautical engineering curricula, it is written for those first encountering the topic by clearly explaining the concepts and derivations of equations involved in aircraft flight mechanics.

    AIAA Member Price: $89.95
    List Price: $119.95

    Visit AIAA's Aerospace Research Central (ARC) > today!


    Book of the Month

    Multiple Scales Theory and Aerospace Applications

    Rudrapatna V. Ramnath
    Hardback – AIAA Education Series
    ISBN: 978-1-60086-762-0

    Multiple Scales Theory and Aerospace Applications focuses on the powerful technique of multiple scales theory—a recently developed approach that rests on asymptotic analysis and perturbation theory. The book skillfully bridges the gap between esoteric applied mathematics and practical real-world applications.

    AIAA Member Sale Price: $54.95
    List Price: $99.95

    Visit AIAA's Aerospace Research Central (ARC) > today!


    Quick Takes
    April Trivia

    Trivia Question
    2 April 1959, NASA selects America’s first seven astronauts for what mission?

    Bonus Question
    Can you name the seven astronauts?

    Trivia Answers >


    April Aerospace America Digital Magazine Now Online

    The April 2014 issue of Aerospace America is now available online for AIAA members. Don’t miss this month's cover story, “Funding the Triad,” by Marc Selinger, which discusses how modernizing and maintaining U.S. nuclear forces could require $355 billion over the next decade, and that, while support for the triad remains bipartisan, as Selinger writes, “there is no consensus over exactly which work is necessary or how it will be squeezed into the long-term budget.”



    To access the April issue of Aerospace America visit www.aiaa.org/myaiaa, log in, and navigate to “Access Publications & Materials” to select “Aerospace America.”


    AIAA–Bank of America Partnership Wrapping Up

    Effective 30 April, our affinity partnership with Bank of America will officially terminate. Members who have the credit card will be notified via a statement message that the program is terminating. If you have any questions regarding your AIAA credit card, please call the customer service number on the back of your card. AIAA thanks all members who participated in the program.


    AIAA in the News

    15 April 2014
    Team from Mexico Wins AIAA Award for Best Telemetry and Electronics at NASA Great Moonbuggy Race
    SpaceRef – Great Moonbugy Race Winners

    9 April 2014
    Former AIAA President Norman Augustine to Speak at Michigan State University Graduation
    MSU News–Global Business Execs to Take Center Stage at MSU Commencement

    14 April 2014
    AIAA Executive Director Sandra Magnus Featured Speaker at Washington Exec K-12 STEM Symposium
    Washington Technology–Contractors Have More Than One Pipeline to Worry About

    More AIAA in the News >


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