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2011 Press Releases

AIAA Press Releases

Our complete archive of 2011 news releases

Friday, 23 December 2011
AIAA Congratulates Dr. Henry T. Yang on His Appointment to the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science

Wednesday, 07 December 2011
Distinguished Lecturers to Speak at 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting

Tuesday, 29 November 2011
50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting to be Held in Nashville
Aerospace Leaders to Focus on "Advancing the Science of Flight Technology"

Friday, 11 November 2011
AIAA Congratulates Rex Bair of the University of Arkansas for His Gold Winning Paper at the 2011 International Astronautical Congress

Thursday, 10 November 2011
AIAA Congratulates United Continental Holdings, Inc. on Being First U.S. Airline to Power a Commercial Flight with Biofuel
Boeing 737-800 Flying Continental Airlines Flight 1403 Sets Mark

Thursday, 10 November 2011
AIAA to Present Awards at 50th Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Academic, Literary, and Technical Achievements to be Recognized

Tuesday, 01 November 2011
AIAA Announces 2012 Associate Fellows
184 New Associate Fellows to be Honored at AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting in January

Monday, 31 October 2011
AIAA Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Agreement Strengthens Cooperation and Communication between Societies

Friday, 28 October 2011
Delta Air Lines' Original 1940s Buildings Designated a Historic Aerospace Site
Site Commemorates Partnership between Delta, City of Atlanta, and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Wednesday, 05 October 2011
AIAA Salutes World Space Week

Tuesday, 04 October 2011
AIAA Congratulates David Thompson on Receiving the 2011 International Von Kármán Wings Award
Honored for His Leadership of Orbital Sciences Corporation

Thursday, 29 September 2011
AIAA Honorary Fellow Yvonne C. Brill to Receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation
Honored for Her Contributions to Satellite Propulsion Systems

Thursday, 29 September 2011
Bremen Airport in Germany to be Designated a Historic Aerospace Site
Saw Maiden Flight of First True Helicopter

Monday, 26 September 2011
AIAA Announces Section Award Winners
Awards Honor Outstanding Section Programming in a Variety of Categories

Thursday, 22 September 2011
AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2010–2011 Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition

Monday, 12 September 2011
AIAA Marks National Aerospace Week
Notes Many Benefits of Aerospace to Science, Prosperity, and Security

Monday, 12 September 2011
Nancy Conrad to Testify Before House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

Friday, 09 September 2011
AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2010-2011 Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition

Friday, 09 September 2011
AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2010-2011 Individual Undergraduate Aircraft Design Competition

Friday, 09 September 2011
AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2010-2011 Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Winners

Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Eli Livne Selected as Editor-in-Chief of AIAA's Journal of Aircraft

Thursday, 25 August 2011
AIAA to Present Awards at SPACE 2011 Conference in Long Beach
Technical Achievement, Program Management and Sustained Service Honored

Thursday, 18 August 2011
AIAA Announces Candidates for 2012 Board of Director Election

Tuesday, 16 August 2011
AIAA SPACE 2011 Conference Set for 27–29 September in Long Beach
Focus is on "Space: Enhancing Today, Inspiring Tomorrow"

Tuesday, 09 August 2011
AIAA to Present Awards at August Conference
Awards Recognize Technical and Engineering Excellence

Wednesday, 03 August 2011
Bestselling Author Jason Ryan Dorsey to Speak at AIAA Conference
Portland, Ore., Talk will Discuss Bridging the Generational Divide in the Workplace for Maximum Results

Sunday, 31 July 2011
AIAA to Livestream Sessions from Joint Propulsion and International Energy Conferences

Thursday, 21 July 2011
AIAA Hails End of Space Shuttle Era, Looks with Confidence to Future of Human Spaceflight
Next Generation Will “Stand on the Shoulders of Giants”

Monday, 18 July 2011
AIAA Partners with Atypon to Develop New eLibrary Web site
New eLibrary Site Will Offer Improved User Experience

Wednesday, 13 July 2011
AIAA to Present Awards at International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference

Tuesday, 12 July 2011
AIAA to Present Awards at 47th Joint Propulsion Conference

Friday, 08 July 2011
AIAA Statement on the Final Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis
NASA and America's Aerospace Industry Will Endure

Wednesday, 06 July 2011
AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2011 Student Technical Paper Competition in Freshman/Sophomore and Community Outreach Categories

Wednesday, 06 July 2011
AIAA Foundation Graduate Student Technical Paper Competition Winners Announced
First Prize Winners Advance to Nashville, Tennessee for International Competition in January 2012

Wednesday, 06 July 2011
AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Student and Team Technical Paper Competition Winner Announced
First Prize Winners Advance to Nashville, Tennessee for International Competition in January 2012

Friday, 01 July 2011
AIAA Foundation Announces Graduate Award Winners
$80,000 Awarded to Aerospace Graduate Students

Friday, 01 July 2011
AIAA Foundation Presents Thirty Undergraduate Scholarships

Thursday, 30 June 2011
San Diego Conferences to Explore Clean Energy and Efficient Propulsion Systems

Monday, 20 June 2011
Getafe Airfield in Spain to be Designated a Historic Aerospace Site
Location of First Successful "Autogiro" Flight in 1923

Tuesday, 14 June 2011
AIAA Conference to Focus on Environmental Systems for Humans Working or Living in Hostile Conditions in Outer Space
41st International Conference on Environmental Systems Taking Place in Portland, Oregon in July

Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Site of Thaddeus Lowe's 1861 Balloon Observation Flight to be Designated a Historic Aerospace Site
Site is on National Mall at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum

Monday, 06 June 2011
AIAA to Present Technical Awards at June Conference in Honolulu
Achievements Honored in Fluid Dynamics, Ground Testing, Aerodynamics and More

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Gen. John R. "Jack" Dailey Wins AIAA National Capitol Section Barry M. Goldwater Education Award

Tuesday, 17 May 2011
AIAA Signs Agreement with Project Lead The Way to Increase "STEM" Education in America's Schools
Agreement will Strengthen Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Curricula Across the Country

Thursday, 05 May 2011
AIAA Selects Matthew Cannella as Board of Directors Student Liaison

Wednesday, 04 May 2011
Edwin Vickery to Receive AIAA 2011 Theodor W. Knacke Award
Honored for Five Decades of Dedication to and Innovation in Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems

Thursday, 21 April 2011
AIAA Salutes Earth Day and the Role of Aerospace Technology in Understanding and Protecting the Earth

Thursday, 21 April 2011
AIAA Student "Design/Build/Fly" Winners Announced
Fifteenth Annual Competition Drew a Record 71 Teams from 25 States and Eight Foreign Countries

Monday, 04 April 2011
AIAA Executive Director Bob Dickman Inducted into the International Academy of Astronautics
21 March Induction Ceremony Held in Paris

Thursday, 31 March 2011
AIAA and IAF to Host Global Space Exploration Conference in Washington
Addressing Policy, Science and Technology, Conference Will Also Strengthen International Relationships

Thursday, 31 March 2011
Special Delivery: NASA’s MESSENGER Enters Orbit about Mercury and Sends Data to Earth Using CCSDS File Delivery Protocol Developed for Deep Space by International Team

Wednesday, 30 March 2011
U.S. Must Develop a Clear and Comprehensive Space Policy, AIAA Corporate Membership Committee Chair Testifies

Thursday, 24 March 2011
Air Force Secretary Michael Donley to Receive AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence on Behalf of U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board

Tuesday, 15 March 2011
AIAA to Host First Congressional Aerospace Policy Retreat
Will Explore the Future of American Aerospace in the "Post-Shuttle" Era

Wednesday, 09 March 2011
AIAA Congratulates X-51A Waverider Team on Aviation Week & Space Technology Laureate Award
Award Given in Aeronautics and Propulsion Category

Friday, 04 March 2011
AIAA to Present Awards at Infotech@Aerospace Conference
To Honor Achievements in Aerospace Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems

Friday, 04 March 2011
Dr. Chin-Teh Sun Wins AIAA Crichlow Prize
Honored for Pioneering Developments in Damage Tolerant Design

Friday, 04 March 2011
AIAA Honorary Fellow Simon Ramo Wins Goddard Memorial Trophy
Award Honors His Lifetime of Engineering and Scientific Leadership

Wednesday, 02 March 2011
AIAA Fellow Christine Anderson Named Executive Director of New Mexico Spaceport Authority

Tuesday, 22 February 2011
AIAA Congratulates Norman R. Augustine on Being Named Drexel University's 2011 Engineering Leader of the Year

Wednesday, 16 February 2011
AIAA Mourns the Death of Past AIAA President Bastian J. "Buzz" Hello

Tuesday, 01 February 2011
AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala to Confer Top Honors
Event Will Also Recognize Newly Elected AIAA Fellows and Associate Fellows

Monday, 24 January 2011
14th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference to Examine Technologies and Capabilities

Saturday, 08 January 2011
AIAA Expresses Concern and Sympathy for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Other Victims of Today’s Shooting in Tucson

Thursday, 06 January 2011
McMickell to Receive 2011 AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award