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    AIAA 2011-2012 Section Awards

    AIAA 2011-2012 Section Awards


    Section Awards honor particularly notable performances by a section as a whole, rather than the work of an individual member.


    Outstanding Section Award

    Very Small
    First Place: Sydney, Michael West, section chair; Second Place: Delaware, Eric Spero, section chair; Third Place: Adelaide, Ian Tuohy, section chair; Honorable Mention: Greater New Orleans, Mounir Sabbagh, section chair.
    Small
    First Place: Savannah, Michael Wolff, section chair; Second Place (tie): Columbus, Jolanta Janiszewska, acting section chair, and Utah, John Armstrong, section chair; Honorable Mention: Vandenberg, Thomas Stevens, section chair.
    Medium
    First Place: Michigan, John Sordyl, section chair; Second Place: Tucson, Kirk Hively, section chair; Third Place (tie): Twin Cities, Kristen Gerzina, section chair, and Long Island, David Paris, section chair.
    Large
    First Place: Phoenix, M. Brett McMickell, section chair; Second Place: Northern Ohio, George Williams, section chair; Third Place: Cape Canaveral, Susie Allen-Sierpinski, section chair; Honorable Mention: St. Louis, Brad Sexton, section chair; Honorable Mention: Albuquerque, Donald Nash, section chair.
    Very Large
    First Place (tie): Dayton/Cincinnati, Marc Polanka, section chair, and Hampton Roads, Melissa Carter, section chair; Honorable Mention: Los Angeles/Las Vegas, Richard Van Allen, section chair; Honorable Mention: Greater Huntsville, Emmett McDonald, section chair; Honorable Mention: Mid Atlantic, Andrea Kodys, section chair.

     

    Career and Workforce Development Award

    Very Small
    First Place (tie): Delaware, Timothy McCardell, career and workforce development officer, and Sydney, Michael West, section chair.
    Small
    First Place: Savannah, Michael Wolff, section chair.
    Medium
    First Place: Twin Cities, Christopher Sanden, vice chair; Second Place: Tucson, Kirk Hively, section chair; Third Place: Michigan, Tori Buckley, career and workforce development officer.
    Large
    First Place: Phoenix, Dennis Barbeau, career and workforce development officer.
    Very Large
    First Place: Dayton/Cincinnati, Jamie Johnson, career and workforce development officer; Second Place: Greater Huntsville, Sheree Gay, career and workforce development officer; Third Place: Hampton Roads, Richard Winski, career and workforce development officer.

     

    Communication Award

    Very Small
    First Place (tie): Sydney, Michael West, section chair, and Delaware, M. David Rosenberg, newsletter editor.
    Small
    First Place: Columbus, Tom Ramsay, membership officer; Second Place: Savannah, Johanna Bussell, secretary.
    Medium
    First Place: Tucson, Mike Wethington, website editor; Second Place: Long Island, David Paris, newsletter editor; Third Place: Twin Cities, Brian Gulliver, webmaster; Honorable Mention: Michigan, John Sordyl, section chair.
    Large
    First Place: Cape Canaveral, Jennifer Holland, communications officer and newsletter editor; Second Place: Albuquerque, Michael Ross, newsletter editor; Third Place (tie): St. Louis, Dave Morgan, communications officer, and Phoenix, Michael Mackowski, website editor; Honorable Mention: Northern Ohio, Peggy Cornell, secretary and communications officer.
    Very Large
    First Place: Rocky Mountain, Sean Keefe, newsletter editor; Second Place: Hampton Roads, John Lin, newsletter editor; Third Place: Dayton/Cincinnati, Michael List, communications officer; Honorable Mention: Los Angeles/Las Vegas, Lisa Kaspin, website editor.

     

    Membership Award

    Very Small
    First Place: Delaware, M. David Rosenberg, membership officer; Second Place: Sydney, Michael West, section chair.
    Small
    First Place: Savannah, Kelly Rombold, membership officer; Second Place: Columbus, Tom Ramsay, membership officer.
    Medium
    First Place: Tucson, Jeffrey Jepson, membership officer; Second Place: Michigan, John Sordyl, section chair; Third Place: Twin Cities, Andrew Carlson, membership officer.
    Large
    First Place: Phoenix, Ryan Carlblom, membership officer; Second Place: St. Louis, Darin Haudrich, membership chair; Third Place: San Fernando Pacific, Carl Ehrlich, membership officer.
    Very Large
    First Place: Dayton/Cincinnati, Oliver Leembruggen, membership officer; Second Place: Hampton Roads, Marlyn Andino, membership officer; Third Place: Los Angeles/Las Vegas, Richard Van Allen, section chair.

     

    Harry Staubs STEM K–12 Outreach Award

    Very Small
    First Place: Wisconsin, Michael Fidler, STEM K–12 outreach officer; Second Place: Delaware, Breanne Wooten, STEM K–12 outreach officer; Third Place: Sydney, Michael West, section chair.
    Small
    First Place: Savannah, Francois Hugon and Craig Willis, STEM K–12 outreach officers; Second Place: Columbus, Tom Ramsey, membership officer.
    Medium
    First Place: Tucson, Catherine McKay, STEM K–12 outreach officer and Mike Wethington, website editor; Second Place: Southwest Texas, Joan Labay-Marquez, education and STEM K–12 outreach officer; Third Place: Michigan, Jamey Condevaux, STEM K–12 outreach officer.
    Large
    First Place: Greater Philadelphia, Karl Fetzer, STEM K–12 outreach officer; Second Place: Phoenix, Tracey Dodrill, STEM K–12 outreach officer; Third Place: Cape Canaveral, David Fleming, honors and awards officer.
    Very Large
    First Place: Dayton/Cincinnati, Carl Tilmann, STEM K–12 outreach officer; Second Place: Hampton Roads, Karen Berger and Shann Rufer, education and STEM K–12 outreach officers; Third Place: Mid Atlantic, Tom Milnes, STEM K–12 outreach officer.


    Public Policy Award

    Very Small
    First Place (tie): Delaware, Timothy Dominick, public policy officer, and Sydney, Michael West, section chair.
    Small
    First Place: Savannah, Shawn Herrmann, treasurer and Wallace Isom, public policy officer; Second Place: Columbus, Tom Ramsay, membership officer.
    Medium
    First Place: Long Island, Frank Hayes, public policy officer; Second Place: Central Florida, Amanda DePreta, public policy officer; Third Place (tie): Tucson, Matt Angiulo, public policy officer, and Michigan, Jan Rigterink, public policy officer.
    Large
    First Place: Phoenix, Richard Christiansen, section chair; Second Place: Northern Ohio, James Gilland, public policy officer; Third Place: Cape Canaveral, Kevin Simmons, public policy officer.
    Very Large
    First Place: Hampton Roads, Lee Rich and Lina Little, public policy officers; Second Place (tie): Dayton/Cincinnati, Troy Welker, public policy officer, and Greater Huntsville, Thomas Hancock, public policy officer; Honorable Mention: Los Angeles/Las Vegas, Seth Potter and Colin McCaughey, public policy officers.

     

    Young Professional Award

    Very Small
    First Place: Delaware, Jeremiah Shiflet, young professional activities officer; Second Place: Sydney, Michael West, section chair; Third Place: Adelaide, Matthew Tetlow, vice chair and young professional activities officer.
    Small
    First Place: Savannah, Antonio Hsieh and Anne Carobine, young professional activities officers.
    Medium
    First Place: Twin Cities, Weston Kirch, young professional activities officer; Second Place: Michigan, Andy Mazurkiewicz, young professional activities officer; Third Place: Tucson, Elishka Jepson, vice chair.
    Large
    Honorable Mention: Phoenix, Lindsay Harding, Jake Downey and Ryan Carlblom, young professional activities officers; Honorable Mention: Greater Philadelphia, Abebe Peters, young professional activities officer; Honorable Mention: Cape Canaveral, Luke Roberson, young professional activities officer.
    Very Large
    First Place: Dayton/Cincinnati, Robert Mitchell, young professional activities officer; Second Place: Los Angeles/Las Vegas, Eric Gever, young professional activities officer; Third Place: Hampton Roads, Jeremy Pinier, young professional activities officer.


    Outstanding Activity Award

    Very Small
    Sydney, Michael West, section chair. Young Professionals Aerospace Field Trip Around Canberra.
    Small
    Savannah, Michael Wolff, section chair. Girl Scouts Engineer It Day.
    Medium
    Central Florida, Randal Allen, section chair. Wings ’n’ Things.
    Large
    Northern Ohio, Julie Kleinhenz, “Young Astronauts Day” representative, Young Astronauts Day.
    Very Large (tie)
    Hampton Roads, Melissa Carter, section chair. NASA Langley Day of Education.
    Very Large (tie)
    Greater Huntsville, Emmett McDonald, section chair. Kick-Off for Formation of Alabama A&M University AIAA Student Branch.