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


    December 5, 2016 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will recognize technical achievements, outstanding educators and literary excellence at recognition luncheons on January 10 and 12, as part of the 2017 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech Forum), January 9–13 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Conference Center, Grapevine, Texas.

    The following individuals will receive awards for technical achievements in aerospace sciences or information systems at a 12:30 p.m. recognition luncheon on January 10:



    • Lyle N. Long, distinguished professor of aerospace engineering, computational sciences and mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, Pennsylvania, will receive the AIAA Aerospace Software Engineering Award. The award honors Long’s “inspiration, innovation and enormous dedication to modernizing aerospace engineering education and research over several decades.”


    • Joseph F. Horn,professor of aerospace engineering at Penn State, University Park, Pennsylvania, will receive the AIAA de Florez Award for Flight Simulation. The award honors Horn’s “pioneering contributions to rotorcraft flight simulation and education, including piloted ship-board landing and real-time simulation of coupled flight dynamics, ship-air wake modeling, and acoustics.


    • John L. Crassidis, CUBRC Professor in space situational awareness and director of the Center for Multisource Information Fusion at the University at Buffalo, Amherst, New York, will receive the J. Leland Atwood Award, sponsored by ASEE and AIAA. The award honors Crassidis’ “commitment to excellence in aerospace engineering education.”


    • Karen T. Berger, aerospace engineer in the Aerodynamics Branch of NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, will receive the AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award. The award honors Berger’s “outstanding contributions to hypersonic boundary layer transition through supporting space shuttle in-orbit damage assessment and leading the Shuttle Boundary Layer Transition Flight Experiment Project.”


    • Robert E. Skelton, TEES Distinguished Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, will receive the AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award. The award honors Skelton’s “lasting contributions at the interfaces of mechanics and control of flight and leading the world in analysis, design, modeling and control of tensegrity structures.”


    • Christopher T. Lyne, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, will receive the AIAA Foundation Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement in Astronautics.

    • Amrutur V. Anilkumar, professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, will receive the AIAA Foundation Abe M. Zarem Educator Award.


    Authors of outstanding technical papers will receive Certificates of Merit during the luncheon as well.

    The following individuals will receive awards for technical achievements in aerospace design/structures and literary excellence at a 12:00 p.m. recognition luncheon on Thursday, January 12:


    • Anthony M. Waas, Boeing-Egtvedt Endowed Chair and chairperson, William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Washington, Seattle, will receive the AIAA–ASC James H. Starnes Jr. Award. The award honors Waas’ “impactful contributions to experimental, analytical and computational aspects of composite structural mechanics, commitment to mentoring the next generation and service to the field.


    • Charbel Farhat, Vivian Church Hoff Professor of Aircraft Structures, and chairman of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University, Stanford, California, will receive the AIAA Ashley Award for Aeroelasticity. The award honors Farhat’s “recent development of powerful reduced order models that have revolutionized computational aeroelasticity and fluid-structure interaction by allowing the simulation of complete practical aircraft configurations.


    • Andrea Beaty, children’s author, will receive the AIAA Children’s Literature Award for the book “Rosie Revere, Engineer.”


    • Layne Karafantis, museum curator, modern military aircraft, at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Washington, D.C., will receive the AIAA History Manuscript Award for the manuscript “Under Control: Constructing the Nerve Centers of the Cold War.”


    • Ashwani K. Gupta, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, will receive the AIAA Pendray Aerospace Literature Award. The award honors Gupta’s “exemplary contributions to aerospace literature, especially on swirl flows and high temperature combustion technology and for his services as a book series editor and associate editor of journals.”


    Authors of outstanding technical papers will receive Certificates of Merit during the ceremony as well.

    For more information about the AIAA Honors and Awards program, please contact Carol Stewart at carols@aiaa.org or 703.264.7538. For more information on the 2017 AIAA SciTech Forum, please contact Duane Hyland at duaneh@aiaa.org or 703.264.7558. Registration is complimentary for credentialed members of the press.

     

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