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From Sandy's Desk

Sandy_Magnus_AIAA2Winter 2016
There is a lot going on all around the Institute, but here are a few major items that I wanted to highlight:

Constitutional Vote
As I am sure everyone is aware there is a proposed, amended Constitution up for a vote in the 2016 election cycle...

Looking for Feedback on ITAR Sessions at the Forums
The International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) guidelines restrict some of the material our members work on....

Interested in Helping the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) as a Technical Expert?
AIAA has been approached by the U.S. Department of State for help in assembling a community of technical experts to provide assistance on topics...

Diversity Working Group Update
The Diversity Working Group, chartered last year, has spent some time examining AIAA and the aerospace industry and has established a plan...

Retiree Rate at Forums
AIAA has revisited the registration fee it charges its retired members to attend AIAA forums. We are pleased to announce...

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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. 
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Summer 2015
Communication and collaboration are central to science and technology research. And scientific and technical meetings and conferences, whether big or small, bring researchers, educators, and federal program officers together to advance fields forward and drive innovation.
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Winter 2015
As the New Year begins, I wanted to take a moment to update you on some of the many noteworthy things happening here at the Institute. This email is a bit longer than the ones I’ve sent in the past, but I have a lot of news to share with you.
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Winter 2014
It seems that the year is off to a brisk start, so I thought I would take a moment to update you on some specific happenings around the Institute and the country. First and foremost, in January we had our inaugural AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech), at National Harbor, near Washington, DC.
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Winter 2013
As we start 2013, there is little doubt that the full impact of 2012 events has yet to play out. In 2012 we witnessed a “perfect storm” of the fallout from a scandal within a federal agency – the General Services Administration (GSA) – and the failure of Congress and the White House to achieve meaningful budgetary progress.
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