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Call for Nominations

Recognize the achievements of your colleagues by nominating them for an award!

 

Nominations are now being accepted here for the following awards and must be received at AIAA Headquarters no later than the nomination deadline. Awards are presented annually, unless otherwise indicated.

Any AIAA member in good standing may submit a nomination. Before preparing a nomination, nominators are reminded to read the award guidelines and verify that the nominee is eligible. 

 

Note: Current members of the committee responsible for the award are not eligible.  Former members are not eligible until 1 year after expiration of their membership term.  To verify eligibility for technical excellence awards,  click here to view the TAC Manual.  For assistance, contact bettyg@aiaa.org.


Nominations may be submitted online by logging into www.aiaa.org, MY AIAA. You will be guided step-by-step through the nomination entry.  OR, if preferred nominations may be submitted in hard copy.  Click to download form.

 

For further information on AIAA’s awards program, please contact Carol Stewart, Manager, AIAA Honors and Awards.

 

  • Aerospace Power Systems Award

    The Aerospace Power Systems Award, established in 1981, is presented for a significant contribution in the broad field of aerospace power systems, specifically as related to the application of engineering sciences and systems engineering to the production, storage, distribution, and processing of aerospace power. This annual award is generally presented AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum (PROPULSION AND ENERGY). Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Air Breathing Propulsion Award

    Established in 1975, the Air Breathing Propulsion Award is presented for meritorious accomplishment in the arts, sciences, and technology of air breathing propulsion systems.This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum (PROPULSION AND ENERGY). Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Daniel Guggenheim Medal

    The Daniel Guggenheim Medal was established in 1929 for the purpose of honoring persons who make notable achievements in the advancement of aeronautics. The Medal is jointly sponsored by AIAA, ASME, SAE, and AHS. Administration of the Medal resides with AIAA.www.guggenheimmedal.org This annual award is generally presented at the Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala. However, it may be presented at another event, selected by the Board of Award and Medalist. Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Dr. John C. Ruth Digital Avionics Award

    The Digital Avionics Award was renamed in 2007 to honor Dr. John C. Ruth who founded the Digital Avionics Technical Committee and also served as Chair of the 4th Digital Avionics Conference in 1981. The award is presented to recognize outstanding achievement in technical management and/or implementation of digital avionics in space or aeronautical systems, including system analysis, design, development or application, and is presented biennially (in odd-numbered years) at the Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC). Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Durand Lectureship for Public Service

    The Durand Lectureship, named in honor of William F. Durand, was approved by the Board of Directors in 1983. It is presented for notable achievements by a scientific or technical leader whose contributions have led directly to the understanding and application of the science and technology of aeronautics and astronautics for the betterment of mankind. This lectureship is delivered as the keynote address for the AIAA Public Policy Luncheon during the AIAA Science and Technology (SCITECH) Forum. Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Energy Systems Award

    Established in 1981, the Energy Systems Award is presented for a significant contribution in the broad field of energy systems, specifically as related to the application of engineering sciences and systems engineering to the production, storage, distribution, and conservation of energy. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum (PROPULSION AND ENERGY). Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Missile Systems Award

    This award is generally presented during the AIAA Space and Astronautics (SPACE) Forum and may be presented in two categories, Technical and Management. The Technical Award is presented for a significant accomplishment in developing or using technology that is required for missile systems. The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in aerodynamics, guidance, thermophysics, navigation, control, propulsion, or other fundamental technical disciplines that has led to substantial improvement in missile systems. The Management Award is presented for a significant accomplishment in the management of missile systems programs. The candidate must have demonstrated innovative leadership that has established an environment in which creativity in missile system technology can flourish and which led to the successful management of a major program by a government agency or an industry team. Nominaton Deadline: 1 February

  • Propellants & Combustion Award

    First presented in 1990, the Propellants and Combustion Award is presented for outstanding technical contributions to aeronautical or astronautical combustion engineering. This annual award is generally presented at theAIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum (PROPULSION/ENERGY). Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Space Automation & Robotics

    Reactivated in 2005, the Space Automation and Robotics Award is presented for leadership and technical contributions by individuals and teams in the field of space automation and robotics. This biennial award is now presented (in odd-numbered years) at the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum (SPACE). Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Space Operations & Support Award

    Established in 1991, the Space Operations & Support Award is presented for outstanding efforts in overcoming space operations problems and assuring success, and recognizes those teams or individuals whose exceptional contributions were critical to an anomaly recovery, crew rescue, or space failure. This award is presented biennially (in odd-numbered years) generally at the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum (SPACE). Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Space Processing Award

    The Space Processing Award is presented for significant contributions in space processing or in furthering the use of microgravity for space processing. Reactivated in 2007, this award is presented biennially (in odd-numbered years) at the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum (SPACE). Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Space Systems Award

    Formerly the Spacecraft Design Award, the Space Systems Award is now presented to recognize outstanding achievements in the architecture, analysis, design, and implementation of space systems. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum (SPACE). Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management

    Approved by the Board of Directors in 1987, the von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management gives national recognition to an individual(s) for outstanding contributions in the management of a significant space or space-related program or project. The award honors Dr. Wernher von Braun, who was one of the world's first and foremost rocket engineers and a leading authority on space travel. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum (SPACE). Nomination Deadline: 1 February

  • Wyld Propulsion Award

    The Propulsion Award and the James H. Wyld Memorial Award honoring the developer of the regeneratively-cooled rocket engine were combined in 1964 to become the James H. Wyld Propulsion Award. In 1975 the name was again modified to the Wyld Propulsion Award, which is now presented for outstanding achievement in the development or application of rocket propulsion systems. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum (PROPULSION/ENERGY). Nomination Deadline: 1 February