2012–13 AIAA Section Winners
Communications - First Place
The Communication Award recognizes sections that develop
and implement an outstanding communications outreach program.
Winning criteria include level of complexity, timeliness,
and variety of methods of communications, as well as frequency,
format, and content of the communications outreach. The winners
Very Small (tie): Sydney, Michael West, section chair. The
AIAA Sydney section is awarded the first place Communications
honor based on their frequent communications with their members
through the use of a designated email address, Facebook,
posting notices on bulletin boards at universities and distributing
posters and emails advertising upcoming events within their
employer’s internal networks.
Delaware, M. David Rosenberg, newsletter editor.
The AIAA Delaware Section is awarded the first place
Communications honor based on using modified newsletter format
(clickable links to AIAA homepage, Quick Response Code
to section pages) and for using LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook,
newspapers and corporate member sites to solidify communication
to STEM K–12 sector, congressional offices, and area professionals.
Small: Utah, Jeffrey Boulware, chair and Spencer Brown,
communications officer. The AIAA Utah Section is awarded
the first place Communications honor based on their proactive
use of SharePoint and Facebook to promote the AIAA message
and the local chapter highlights including section awards and
useful links for their membership.
Medium: Tucson, Mike Wethington, webmaster and STEM
K–12 officer. The AIAA Tucson section is awarded the first
place Communication honor based on their outstanding consistency
in delivering email newsletters and the conviction to
call individuals that require special attention, along with their
introduction of postings on several social media outlets such as
Twitter, Facebook, and e-news.
Large: Northern Ohio, Edmond Wong, communications
officer. The AIAA Northern Ohio Section is awarded the first
place Communication honor based on the effective communication
of Section events and activities, the development of new
professional-quality Section communications and promotional
materials, and the implementation of a commercial server for
distributing Section email communications.
Very Large: Hampton Roads, John Lin, newsletter editor.
The AIAA Hampton Roads Section is awarded the first place
Communications honor based on timely, frequent, and comprehensive
communications with their membership through a highquality
newsletter, up-to-date, and effective use of electronic messaging
and social media, and strategic inclusion of commercial
Communications - Second Place
Small: Savannah, Johnna Bussell, communications officer
Medium: Long Island, David Paris, section chair and newsletter editor
Large: Atlanta, Cameron Miller, section chair
Very Large: Greater Huntsville, Thomas Kmiec, section chair
Communications - Third Place
Small: Twin Cities, Brian Gulliver, webmaster
Medium: Cape Canaveral, Jennifer Holland, newsletter editor and communications officer
Large: San Diego, Cesar Martin, secretary
Very Large: Houston, Daniel Nobles, section chair
Very Small: China Lake, Jeffrey Scott, communications officer and treasurer
Very Large: San Francisco, Rick Kwan, communications officer