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2012 Events and Activities

2012 Events and Activities

Explore the many interesting AIAA-organized and co-sponsored events taking place around the world. International companies and organizations are also welcome to sponsor or exhibit at AIAA events to broaden your visibility and outreach to U.S. and international markets.

December 2012

AIAA Announces Selection of Associate Fellow Class of 2013

AIAA is pleased to announce the selection of the AIAA Associate Fellows class of 2013. The 179 new Associate Fellows will be honored at the AIAA Associate Fellows Dinner on Monday, 7 January 2013, at the Gaylord Grand Texan Hotel and Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas, USA, in conjunction with the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. There were 23 members from Region VII (International) selected to be honored this year.

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AIAA Foundation Sponsors Class on Principles of Engineering at the International School of Qingdao in China

Bottle-Rocket-Science-OlympiadTimothy DeKoninck, an AIAA Educator Associate, recently received a grant from the AIAA Foundation to teach his engineering design students principles of engineering at the International School of Qingdao in China. The International School of Qingdao first introduced the Engineering Design class as a middle school elective to prepare students for events within our district Science Olympiad competition. Science Olympiad draws from multiple areas of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering, and presents students with various challenges to solve within a real-world context. The class at this school has since expanded to include more elements of engineering design, such as drawing, testing, and modeling, while still following the Science Olympiad guidelines for projects. As the students work diligently to design and build items like coffee-stirrer bridges, printer-paper towers, and soda-bottle rockets, they not only learn real-world building and design skills, but also learn to appreciate the engineering skill poured out in everyday items around them. The hope is to not only develop skills in teamwork, leadership, and communication, but also to better equip our students for success in the 21st century.  (Image: Bottle Rocket Science Olympiad)