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    AIAA News - 2013

    AIAA News – 2013

    Here you will find the latest happenings throughout the Institute.


    Monday, 16 December 2013
    AIAA Science and Technology Forum to Focus on Aerospace at a Crossroads
    R&D Support, Design Costs, Workforce Challenges, and the Shifting Technology Climate to be Discussed

    AIAA will hold its 2014 Science and Technology Forum (SciTech 2014), 13–17 January 2014, at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel and Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

    SciTech 2014 will bring together more than 3,000 attendees from industry, government and academia for five days of meetings and dialogue. Featuring ten discussion tracks and more than 1,800 individual sessions, SciTech 2014 will examine the current state of the aerospace industry, advancements in aerospace technology, and the future of space exploration. Specific topics will include: NASA R&D policy, NASA aeronautics policy, designing future spacecraft for affordability, and 3-D printing.

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    Friday, 13 December 2013
    AIAA Executive Director Sandra H. Magnus Speaks at San Diego Wind Tunnel
    Discusses the Importance of Students and Young Professionals to the Aerospace Industry

    Dr. Sandra H. Magnus, the executive director of AIAA, spoke at the San Diego Wind Tunnel in San Diego on Friday, 6 December 2013, from 1800 – 2000 hrs. Dr. Magnus discussed the critical role that students and young professionals play in strengthening the aerospace industry. Dr. Magnus also talked about her experiences as an astronaut and as a former resident of the International Space Station (ISS).

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    Friday, 13 December 2013
    AIAA Executive Director Sandra H. Magnus Participates in 15th Annual FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) Championship Tournament in San Diego
    Recently, Dr. Sandra H. Magnus, the executive director of AIAA and a former NASA astronaut, as well as John Rose, chief of staff, office of the Vice President, Engineering & Mission Assurance at Boeing, and AIAA’s deputy director of public policy for western states, participated in the 15th Annual FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) Championship Tournament, which took place Saturday and Sunday, 7 and 8 December, at LEGOLAND California Resort. The event competition welcomed 112 teams comprised of more than 1,100 students, ages 9 to 14, who demonstrated their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, and sportsmanship.

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    Thursday, 5 December 2013
    Awards to be Presented at AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition
    Awards Recognize Technical Achievements and Literary Excellence

    AIAA will recognize technical achievements and literary excellence during the AIAA SciTech 2014, 13–17 January 2014, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD. A number of individuals will receive awards for technical achievements in aerospace sciences or for literary excellence at a noon awards luncheon on 14 January.

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    Thursday, 5 December 2013
    Distinguished Lecturers to Speak at AIAA SciTech Forum
    Lectures Recognize Excellence in Astronautics, Research and Public Service

    Three prestigious lecture awards will be presented during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) SciTech 2014 Forum, 13 – 17 January, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. The lectures were awarded for excellence in astronautics, public service and research.

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    Wednesday, 20 November 2013
    AIAA Executive Director Sandra H. Magnus to Speak at San Diego Wind Tunnel
    Will Discuss Importance of Students and Young Professionals to the Aerospace Industry

    Dr. Sandra H. Magnus, the executive director of AIAA will speak at the San Diego Wind Tunnel, 3050 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, 6 December 2013. Magnus will speak about the critical role that students and young professionals play in strengthening the aerospace industry. Magnus will also talk about her experiences as an astronaut and as a former resident of the International Space Station (ISS).

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    Tuesday, 19 November 2013
    AIAA Announces 2014 Fellows and Honorary Fellows
    Official Presentation Takes Place in April at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala

    AIAA is pleased to announce the 2014 AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows. Presentation of the new Fellows and Honorary Fellows will take place at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, Wednesday, 30 April 2014, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in Washington, DC.

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    Tuesday, 5 November 2013
    AIAA Announces 2014 Associate Fellows
    165 New Associate Fellows to be Honored at AIAA SciTech Forum in January

    AIAA is pleased to announce the selection of the AIAA Associate Fellows class of 2014. The 165 new Associate Fellows will be honored at the AIAA Associate Fellows Dinner on Monday, 13 January 2014, at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel and Convention Center, North Harbor, Maryland, in conjunction with the AIAA SciTech Forum.

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    Thursday, 10 October 2013
    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of Its 2012–2013 Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition

    Raphael Klein, TU Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, has won first prize in the AIAA Foundation’s annual Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition, for his design “H.E.L.P. – High Endurance Lightweight Program.” Klein was advised by Dr. Roelof Vos and Dr. Ron Barrett.

    The 2012–2013 competition challenged participants to design an extremely light-weight, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

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    Tuesday, 8 October 2013
    AIAA Salutes World Space Week
    Celebrates all that Space Science and Technology has Provided Humanity

    AIAA salutes the remarkable benefits that space exploration, science, and technology have provided to people everywhere, in celebration of World Space Week, 4–10 October 2013. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Exploring Mars, Discovering Earth.”

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    Monday, 30 September 2013
    From Sandy's Desk

    Dear AIAA Members,

    We were asked to share the attached correspondence from Frank Kendall, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.  It contains information about the potential government shutdown for those of you who work with the Department of Defense.  Feel free to share it with your coworkers or whoever you feel would benefit from reading it.

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    Friday, 27 September 2013
    Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport and Site of Vought - Sikorsky Aircraft Plant Designated a Historic Aerospace Site
    Stratford, CN, Site Birthplace of the American Helicopter Industry

    AIAA designated Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport, formerly Bridgeport Municipal Airport, and the former Vought – Sikorsky Aircraft Plant site, adjacent to the airport, as an aerospace historic site. A historic marker was unveiled on 27 September 2013, at a 3:00 p.m. ceremony at the Volo Aviation Hanger, 900 Great Meadows Road, Stratford, CN

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    Monday, 23 September 2013
    AIAA Announces Section Award Winners
    Awards Honor Outstanding Section Programming in a Variety of Categories

    AIAA has announced its 2012–2013 Section Award winners. The Section Awards annually honor particularly notable achievements made by member sections in a range of activities that help fulfill the Institute’s mission. The Institute believes that vital, active sections are essential to its success.

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    Friday, 20 September 2013
    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of Its 2012–2013 Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Wins First Place

    The AIAA Foundation is pleased to announce that the team from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, has won first prize in the AIAA Foundation’s annual Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition.

    The 2012-2013 competition required teams to design a high altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial system (UAS), carrying a direct energy laser weapon for use in missile defense.

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    Wednesday, 11 September 2013
    Cincinnati's Lunken Field to be Designated a National Historic Site
    Original Site of the Embry-Riddle Company and Birthplace of American Airlines

    AIAA will officially designate Lunken Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, as a historic aerospace site on 14 September 2013, unveiling a historic marker at a 1:30 p.m. ceremony at the airport’s Sky Galley restaurant, 262 Wilmar Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Lunken Field, now also known as Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport, opened in 1925 on ground purchased from the Cincinnati Polo Club. The nation’s largest municipal airport at the time, it attracted several aerospace enterprises, starting with early aviator J. Richard “Dixie” Davis, who established his barnstorming enterprise there in 1925. In 1928, several other firms established enterprises at the field – each making history.

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    Tuesday, 3 September 2013
    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2012-2013 Undergraduate Team Space Transport Design Competition
    A team from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, has won first prize in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation’s annual Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design Competition. Representatives of the team will present their design on September 10, 2013, at the AIAA SPACE Conference and Exposition at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.

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    Tuesday, 3 September 2013
    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2012-2013 Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition
    A team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has won first prize in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation’s annual Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition. Representatives of the team will present their design on September 10, 2013, at the AIAA SPACE 2013 Conference and Exposition at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.

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    Thursday, 29 August 2013
    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2012-2013 Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition
    The AIAA Foundation is pleased to announce that a team from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif. has won first prize in the AIAA Foundation’s annual Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition. The 2012–2013 contest asked teams to design a regional aircraft featuring a hybrid electric propulsion system.

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    Wednesday, 28 August 2013
    AIAA Announces Candidates for 2014 Board of Directors Election
    AIAA is pleased to announce that its 2014 Nominating Committee has selected candidates for next year’s openings on the AIAA Board of Directors. The chair of the committee, AIAA Past President Paul Nielsen, confirmed the candidates who will appear on the ballot.

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    Tuesday, 20 August 2013
    AIAA to Present Prestigious Awards at Space 2013 Conference & Exposition
    Awards Honor Key Contributions to Space Science, Technology and Program Management

    AIAA will present awards for key contributions to space science and technology during the AIAA SPACE 2013 Conference & Exposition, 10–12 September, at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.

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    Friday, 16 August 2013
    Dr. Ping Lu Appointed As Editor-in-Chief of AIAA's Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
    Dr. Ping Lu has been appointed to replace Dr. George Schmidt as the editor-in-chief of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. Lu has served as an associate editor of the Journal since 1996. Lu, an AIAA Associate Fellow, is a professor of aerospace engineering at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

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    Tuesday, 13 August 2013
    AIAA's "A Framework for Aviation Cybersecurity" Now Available
    Decision Paper Outlines Cyber Threats to Aviation and How Governments and Industry Can Respond

    AIAA has today released its decision paper “A Framework for Aviation Cybersecurity,” as part of the AIAA AVIATION 2013 conference, being held August 11–13 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, Calif. The paper can be downloaded from www.aiaa.org/AviationCybersecurity, starting at 2:30 p.m. PDT, or picked up on-site at the hotel at the conference’s registration desk.

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    Wednesday, 8 August 2013
    AIAA SPACE 2013 Conference Set for San Diego
    Focus on Sparking Ingenuity and Collaboration to Enable Mission Success

    AIAA will hold its SPACE 2013 Conference & Exposition 10–12 September at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. The conference theme is “Sparking Ingenuity and Collaboration to Enable Mission Success.”

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    Tuesday, 7 August 2013
    AIAA to Present Awards at August Conference
    Awards Recognize Technical Excellence, Academic Achievement, and Sustained Service

    AIAA will present awards for technical excellence, academic achievement, and sustained service at a noon luncheon on 20 August, as part of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, the AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, and the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, being jointly held 19–22 August 2013, at the Marriott Boston Copley Place, Boston, MA.

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    Wednesday, 31 July 2013
    Awards to be Presented at AIAA AVIATION 2013 Conference
    Awards Honor Achievement in Aircraft Design, V/STOL Technology, and Aerospace History

    AIAA will present awards for technical excellence and aerospace history at a noon awards luncheon on 13 August as part of the AIAA AVIATION 2013 conference, being held 12–14 August at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA.

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    Tuesday, 30 July 2013
    AIAA Sets Out A Framework for Aviation Cybersecurity
    Decision Paper Outlines "Cyber Threats to Aviation and How Government and Industry Can Respond"

    AIAA will release its decision paper "A Framework for Aviation Cybersecurity" on 13 August as part of the AIAA AVIATION 2013 conference, being held 11–13 August at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA.

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    Monday, 29 July 2013
    AIAA AVIATION 2013 Conference to Focus on State of Military Aviation

    Marion Blakey, president and chief executive officer, Aerospace Industries Association, will discuss the state of America’s military aviation enterprise during an 8:00 a.m. keynote address on Tuesday, August 13, as part of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) AVIATION 2013 Conference, 12–14 August, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA.

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    Friday, 11 July 2013
    AIAA Foundation Presents Scholarships to the Three Winners of the 2013 Iridium NEXT Scholarship Competition
    Scholarships Recognize Student Excellence in STEM Subjects

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation (AIAA Foundation), the administrator of the Iridium Next Scholarships, is pleased to announce the three scholarship winners for 2013. The winners, all undergraduate students, have demonstrated a very high standard of academic excellence in the “STEM” fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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    Wednesday, 9 July 2013
    Cybersecurity of Global Aviation a Major Focus of AIAA AVIATION 2013
    Richard A. Clarke and Other Cybersecurity Experts to Address Cyber Threats at August Conference

    Leading cybersecurity experts will speak at AIAA AVIATION 2013, being held 12–14 August at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA. Hosted by AIAA, the conference will address the risk of the evolving cyber threats to the world’s $2.2 trillion commercial aviation enterprise.

    “Connectivity has provided the aviation industry with multiple opportunities to improve efficiency and to create new products and services,” said conference executive chair Michael P. Delaney, vice president, engineering, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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    Monday, 1 July 2013
    AIAA Congratulates Its Corporate Member CEOs Named to STEMCONNECTOR "100 Leaders in STEM List"

    AIAA congratulates the chief executive officers of ten of its corporate member companies for their selection to the STEMconnector® “100 CEO Leaders in STEM” list. STEMconnector.org seeks to improve education and workforce development in the “STEM” subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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    Thursday, 27 June 2013
    Team From Kapi‘Olani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii, Wins Student "CanSat" Competition Sponosored by AIAA and AAS
    International Competition Drew 175 Students From Nine Nations, Including Iran

    A team from Kapi‘olani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii, has won the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)/American Astronautical Society (AAS) CanSat Competition, held 7–9 June in Abilene, Texas. A “CanSat” is a rocket payload roughly the size of a soda can, used to teach miniaturized satellite technology.

    A team representing Amirkabir University, Tehran, Iran, placed second in the competition, and a team representing Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, placed third. Teams from Colombia, Guatemala, India, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom were also among the 22 teams participating. For a full list of results from the competition, please visit www.cansatcompetition.com/2013_Winners.html.
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    Wednesday, 26 June 2013
    Elaine Camhi Announces Retirement from Editor-in-Chief Position at Aerospace America Magazine
    Led Magazine for Over 22 Years

    Elaine Camhi, the editor-in-chief of Aerospace America magazine, a publication of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), has announced her retirement from the magazine, effective 19 July.

    “For over 22 years Elaine Camhi has served the aerospace community tirelessly as the Editor-In-Chief of Aerospace America Magazine,” said AIAA President Mike Griffin.

     

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    Thursday, 20 June 2013
    Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems Approves for Publication the Conjunction Data Message as a New International Standard
    The Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS), announced today the publication of its newest Recommended International Standard, the Conjunction Data Message (CDM). With this milestone, providers of satellite positional data will be able to use a common format to notify satellite operators that their satellite is approaching another satellite.

    It took 30 months to develop and reach consensus on the CDM standard – a short period of time when developing international standards.

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    Thursday, 20 June 2013
    AIAA Congratulates Jim Albaugh on Being Named the Recipient of The Wings Club 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award
    Award Honors Albaugh’s Leadership During His Career With Boeing

    AIAA congratulates Jim Albaugh, president and chief executive officer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and executive vice president, The Boeing Company (retired); and AIAA president-elect, on being named the recipient of the Wings Club 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award. Albaugh will receive the award at the Wing Club’s 71st Annual Awards Gala, to be held on the evening of 25 October, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, N.Y.

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    Wednesday, 19 June 2013
    From Sandy’s Desk

    A few items have come up that I thought should be brought to your attention. Please feel free to share this communication with your colleagues!


    UPDATE ON TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS:
    AIAA has been working with a lot of other professional societies, communicating the importance of scientific and technical conferences as well as advocating for some clear guidelines and clarity on this issue. The link below will connect you with some details of our efforts as well as with the text of the letters (and the extensive list of signatories) that have been sent to OMB, OSTP, and Congress.


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    Wednesday, 19 June 2013
    AIAA Foundation Presents Graduate Awards
    Five Graduate Students Receive a Total of $22,500 in Scholarships for 2013–2014 Academic Year

    AIAA and the AIAA Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the AIAA Foundation’s five Graduate Awards for the 2013–2014 academic year.

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    Wednesday, 19 June 2013
    AIAA Foundation Presents Undergraduate Scholarships
    Eleven Undergraduates Receive $2,500 Scholarships for 2013–2014 Academic Year

    AIAA and the AIAA Foundation (AIAAF) have selected undergraduate scholarship awardees for the 2013–2014 academic year. Each scholarship was in the amount of $2,500.

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    Tuesday, 18 June 2013
    AIAA To Live Stream Two Sessions From Its Fluid Dynamics Conference
    Sessions Celebrate 60 Years of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, With Focus on Hypersonics, and Achievements in Fluid Dynamics Research and Technology

    AIAA will live stream two sessions on the afternoon of Monday, 24 June, from its Fluid Dynamics Conference, being held 24–26 June, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA. The sessions will be viewable at www.livestream.org/aiaa.

    The first session, “Celebrating 60 Years of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR): Hypersonics into the 21st Century – Research Progress Since 2001 and Future Directions in Aerothermodynamics,” will be streamed from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m (PDT). The session will review the history and progress of hypersonic flight and its technologies, and will also look at the possible future of the enterprise.

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    Saturday, 15 June 2013
    AIAA Congratulates Paromita Mitra as she Competes in the Miss USA Pageant
    AIAA Student Member and Aerospace Engineering Major Will Represent the State of Mississippi

    AIAA congratulates Ms. Paromita Mitra as she competes in Sunday’s Miss USA Pageant. Mitra, representing the state of Mississippi, is an AIAA student member.

    “Good Luck to Aerospace Engineering student and AIAA member Paromita Mitra from Mississippi State University as she competes in the Miss USA pageant Sunday night,” stated AIAA executive director Sandra H. Magnus. “I am excited to see a young person successfully reaching for their dreams - and in multiple ways! In today's world there are so many possibilities and opportunities and I encourage all young women and young men to find their passion, whatever it is, and pursue it."

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    Friday, 14 June 2013
    AIAA Accepting Board of Directors Nominations

    AIAA today issued a call for nominations to fill ten upcoming vacancies on its board of directors.

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    Thursday, 13 June 2013
    AIAA to Present Awards at International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
    Awards Recognize Achievements in Aerospace Power Systems and Energy Systems

    AIAA will present technical achievement awards at a noon awards luncheon on 16 Jul as part of the 11th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC), 15–17 July, at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA.

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    Tuesday, 11 June 2013
    AIAA to Present Awards at 49th Join Propulsion Conference
    Awards Recognize Technical Excellence and Sustained Service

    AIAA will present awards for technical excellence and sustained service at a noon luncheon on 16 July as part of the 49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, 15–17 July at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA.

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    Monday, 10 June 2013
    Future of Aerospace Propulsion and Advanced Energy Systems Focus of San Jose Conferences
    Discussions on Propulsion Policy, International Collaboration, Mission Requirements, and More on Tap

    Energy conservation technology, advanced energy systems, and the future of aerospace propulsion will be among the topics discussed at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, Calif., July 15–17 at the 49th Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhbit (JPC) and the 11th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

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    Tuesday, 4 June 2013
    AIAA Foundation Receives 2013 "Best of Reston" Award
    Named Best Scientific Membership Association by Reston Award Program

    The AIAA Foundation has received a 2013 “Best of Reston Award” in the Scientific Member Association category by the Reston Award Program.

    Founded in 1996, the AIAA Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt educational organization committed to providing financial support to educational programs. By devoting resources to the education of both practicing and future aerospace professionals, and by recognizing professional achievement, the Foundation influences the future development of the aerospace profession and its workforce.

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    Monday, 3 June 2013
    AIAA Endorses California Assembly's Aerospace Tax Credit Act
    Bill Encourages Hiring in Aerospace Industry by Offering Tax Credits to Aerospace Employers

    AIAA endorses California State Assembly Bill 927, the “Aerospace Tax Credit Act.” The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (Dem. – 66th Dist.) would give tax credits to firms that show a net increase in their aerospace sector workforce.

    AIAA President Mike Griffin stated: “California Assembly Bill 927, the ‘Aerospace Tax Credit Act,’ is a critical piece of legislation that will ensure that California’s aerospace sector will remain vibrant and strong. The tax credits that the bill extends to aerospace employers in California will encourage those firms to continue to hire employees who will continue to add to the worldwide reputation of California aerospace.

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    Monday, 10 June 2013
    Future of Aerospace Propulsion and Advanced Energy Systems Focus of San Jose Conferences
    Discussions on Propulsion Policy, International Collaboration, Mission Requirements, and More on Tap

    Energy conservation technology, advanced energy systems, and the future of aerospace propulsion will be among the topics discussed at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, Calif., July 15–17 at the 49th Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhbit (JPC) and the 11th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

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    Tuesday, 4 June 2013
    AIAA Foundation Receives 2013 "Best of Reston" Award
    Named Best Scientific Membership Association by Reston Award Program

    The AIAA Foundation has received a 2013 “Best of Reston Award” in the Scientific Member Association category by the Reston Award Program.

    Founded in 1996, the AIAA Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt educational organization committed to providing financial support to educational programs. By devoting resources to the education of both practicing and future aerospace professionals, and by recognizing professional achievement, the Foundation influences the future development of the aerospace profession and its workforce.

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    Monday, 3 June 2013
    AIAA Endorses California Assembly's Aerospace Tax Credit Act
    Bill Encourages Hiring in Aerospace Industry by Offering Tax Credits to Aerospace Employers

    AIAA endorses California State Assembly Bill 927, the “Aerospace Tax Credit Act.” The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (Dem. – 66th Dist.) would give tax credits to firms that show a net increase in their aerospace sector workforce.

    AIAA President Mike Griffin stated: “California Assembly Bill 927, the ‘Aerospace Tax Credit Act,’ is a critical piece of legislation that will ensure that California’s aerospace sector will remain vibrant and strong. The tax credits that the bill extends to aerospace employers in California will encourage those firms to continue to hire employees who will continue to add to the worldwide reputation of California aerospace.

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    Wednesday, 29 May 2013
    Leaders of 64 Scientific and Engineering Associations Ask Congress to Modify Restrictive Government Travel
    OMB Memo's Restrictions on Attending Professional Conferences Threaten Vital National Interests

    Leaders of 64 scientific, engineering, and technology associations today sent a letter to House and Senate leaders, calling for a reform of the government personnel travel rules recently imposed by OMB Memorandum M-12-12. Issued in the wake of the scandal that arose from a General Services Administration event held in Las Vegas, the OMB memorandum strictly limits the ability of government employees to attend professional conferences.

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    Friday, 24 May 2013
    AIAA Endorses California Senate's Space Flight Sales Tax Exemption Act
    Bill Extends Sale and Use Tax Exemptions to Facilities Designed to Launch and Operate Space Vehicles

    AIAA endorses California Senate Bill 19, “The Space Flight Sales Tax Exemption Act.” The bill, sponsored by Sen. Steve Knight (Rep. – 21st Dist.), would give sales and use tax exemptions to equipment and materials used to construct facilities designed to launch and operate space vehicles.

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    Thursday, 23 May 2013
    AIAA and ACCUCOMS Extend Agreement for Shared Representation in Turkey, to Europe, India, and MENA

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and ACCUCOMS confirm agreement for shared representation in Turkey and extended it to include Europe, India, Middle East and North Africa.

    Since 2011, The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has been working with ACCUCOMS as exclusive sales representatives in Turkey, but today this agreement has been significantly expanded to include Europe, India, and MENA. This new agreement comes as confirmation of the quality of ACCUCOMS’ services for publishers, and of the excellent working relationship built with AIAA in the past two years.

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    Wednesday, 22 May 2013
    AIAA Selects Publishers Communication Group as Sales Partner in the Americas

    The world’s leading provider of aerospace information, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), has partnered with Publishers Communication Group (PCG) on a new sales representation arrangement in North America and Latin America. In this exclusive agreement, PCG will manage sales of the publisher’s prestigious journals, journal archives, meeting papers, and ebook content for all institutional accounts on the two continents.

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    Wednesday, 22 May 2013
    Pitcairn Field #2 in Pennsylvania to be Designated a Historic Aerospace Site
    Site of First Successful Rotorcraft Flight in the United States

    On 1 June, AIAA will designate Pitcairn Field #2, in Willow Grove, PA, as a historic aerospace site. A historic marker will be unveiled at an 11:00 a.m. ceremony at the Tinius Olsen Testing Machine Company facility that now occupies the site.

    On December 18, 1928, Arthur Rawson, a factory pilot for the Cierva Autogiro Company, and then Harold F. Pitcairn, flew a Cierva C.8W Autogiro from Building #3 at Pitcairn Field #2. The flights marked the first time a rotary-wing aircraft was successfully flown in the U.S.

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    Tuesday, 21 May 2013
    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of AIAA Region I Student Paper Competition
    79 Students From 10 East Coast Colleges and Universities Take Part

    The AIAA Foundation has announced the winners of its Region I Student Paper Competition, held 5–6 April on the campus of the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park, MD.

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    Friday, 17 May 2013
    AIAA to Present Awards at June Conference
    To Recognize Achievement in Technical Fields and Sustained Service to AIAA

    AIAA will present five awards for key contributions to science and technology at a noon awards luncheon on 25 June as part of the 43rd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit and its related conferences, 24–27 June 2013, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel in San Diego, CA.

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    Wednesday, 15 May 2013
    AIAA Congratulates U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman On Successful Launch of X-47B Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
    Carrier-Launched UAV Will Extend Strike Capacity of U.S. Navy

    AIAA congratulates the U.S. Navy and AIAA corporate member Northrop Grumman Corp. on the successful launch of their X-47B unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), from the deck of the George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier on May 14. The launch made aviation history, marking the first launch of a UAV from an aircraft carrier flight deck.

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    Tuesday, 14 May 2013
    AIAA and the Aeronautical Society of India Sign Cooperative Agreement
    Memorandum of Understanding Will Enable Organizations to Colloborate in Areas of Mutual Interest

    AIAA and the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on May 7 in Alexandria, Va., as part of AIAA’s spring business meetings. The ceremony was followed by a collaboration meeting and an afternoon tea reception celebrating the event.

    The MOU was signed by AIAA Vice President for International Activities Susan Ying and AeSI President G. M. Rao. Also in attendance at the signing were AeSI President-Elect V. K. Saraswat and AIAA Executive Director Sandy Magnus.

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    Tuesday, 7 May 2013
    AIAA Congratulates Dr. David Livingston on the 2,000th Installment of The Space Show
    Challenges and Celebrations of the International Space Community Brought to Listeners Around the World

    AIAA congratulates Dr. David Livingston, Bel Tiburon, CA, for the 2,000th episode of his Internet program “The Space Show,” which airs this evening.

    “I offer my sincerest congratulations and thanks to Dr. David Livingston on the 2000th installment of The Space Show,” said AIAA President Mike Griffin. “David’s commitment to provide the world’s space community with a continuous forum to discuss the challenges facing the community, as well as a platform on which to celebrate the community’s many accomplishments, is much appreciated. We at AIAA thank David for his valuable service and send our best wishes as he continues to bring the many facets of space to the public on a weekly basis.”

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    Friday, 3 May 2013
    AIAA Congratulates X-51A Waverider Team On Hypersonic Flight Test
    Vehicle Achieved Sustained Flight at Hypersonic Speeds

    AIAA congratulates the X-51A Waverider Team for its successful test of the X-51A Waverider vehicle.

    “Congratulations to the entire X-51 team on their tremendously successful flight,” stated Mark J. Lewis, former president of AIAA, and chairman of the AIAA Foundation. “Their near-flawless test was an amazing accomplishment, showing us that sustained air breathing hypersonic flight is not only possible, but practical. The X-51 program has advanced our knowledge and understanding of nearly every aspect of high-Mach vehicles, from fundamental understanding of materials, aerodynamics, and combustion, to the practical aspects of vehicle design, and has been a marvel of interagency-industry cooperation. Hopefully our nation will have the wisdom to build on this aviation milestone and continue the quest for operational hypersonic flight.”

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    Thursday, 2 May 2013
    AIAA Foundation Announces AIAA Region II Student Paper Competition Winners
    150 Students from 16 Universities on the Campus of North Carolina State University

    The AIAA Foundation has announced the winners of its AIAA Region II Student Paper Competition, held 8–9 April, on the campus of North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC. 150 students from 16 universities and colleges took part in the competition.

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    Monday, 29 April 2013
    AIAA Congratulates Virgin Galactic On Successful In-Flight Test of SpaceShipTwo's Engines
    AIAA congratulates AIAA Corporate Member Virgin Galactic on the successful in-flight test of the engines on its SpaceShipTwo spacecraft.

    This morning’s successful test marks the first time the craft achieved rocket-powered, supersonic flight, a critical step toward future orbital testing.

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    Wednesday, 24 April 2013
    AIAA Foundation Student Design/Build/Fly Winners Announced
    17th Annual Event Drew 59 Teams from 25 States and 14 Foreign Nations

    The AIAA Foundation congratulates the winning teams in the 2012–2013 Cessna Aircraft Company/Raytheon Missile Systems/ AIAA Foundation Student Design/Build/Fly (DBF) Competition, held April 19–21 at the Tucson International Modelplex Park Association (TIMPA) Field, Tucson, AZ.

    AIAA Executive Director Sandra H. Magnus attended the competition to present the awards to the winning teams. The $2,500 first-place award was won by the team from the University of California – Irvine, Irvine, CA. The team from San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, received the $1,500 second-place prize. The team from Rensselaer Polytechnic University, Troy, NY, received the $1,000 third-place prize.

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    Monday, 22 April 2013
    Leaders of 53 Scientific and Engineering Associations Ask Obama Administration to Amend Government Travel Rules
    Leaders of 53 scientific, engineering, and technology associations today sent a letter to Sylvia Burwell, the director designate of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), calling for a reform of the government personnel travel rules imposed by OMB Memorandum M-12-12. Issued in the wake of the scandal that arose from a General Services Administration event held in Las Vegas, the OMB memorandum strictly limits the ability of government employees to attend professional conferences.

    The organizations are asking the Administration to change its existing travel rules so as to support government employee travel to scientific and technical conferences.

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    Monday, 22 April 2013
    AIAA Celebrates Earth Day
    And Salutes the Role of Space-Based Technology In Protecting and Understanding Earth's Environment

    AIAA celebrates Earth Day, and salutes the role that space-based systems play in the protection and understanding of our planet’s environment.

    AIAA Executive Director Sandra H. Magnus stated: “The first time I went to space and the space shuttle bay doors opened, I saw the Earth for the first time and the immediate impression I had was that our atmosphere is fragile. It looked so thin, just a slender eggshell of air protecting us from the harsh and unforgiving environment of space. It is hard to get that impression when you are down here on the surface, but from space it is clear that Earth is our spaceship and we must take care of it. Do not take our environment, our planet, for granted. We know more about Earth than ever before, with over a hundred earth and weather observation satellites deployed by the global community, but gathering the data is only the first step – each of us must do our part to protect our fragile shield of air.”

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    Sunday, 21 April 2013
    AIAA Congratulates Orbital Sciences Corporation on the Successful Launch of Their Antares Rocket
    AIAA and its Commercial Space Group, congratulates Orbital Sciences Corporation, Dulles, Va., an AIAA corporate member, on the successful launch of its Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va.

    The launch marks Orbital’s ongoing progress toward satisfying the requirements of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program, which challenges private industry to meet the logistics transportation needs of the International Space Station.

    AIAA President Mike Griffin stated: “This afternoon, we witnessed the second major step in commercial space development. With the successful launch of Antares, the United States will soon have two vehicles capable of reaching the International Space Station. On behalf of the members and staff of AIAA, I congratulate Dave Thompson and the staff of Orbital Sciences Corporation on their success with Antares, and look forward to the future flight of Cygnus, and the further development of a thriving commercial space enterprise.”

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    Thursday, 18 April 2013
    AIAA Mourns the Death of Honorary Fellow Kenneth F. Holtby
    Key Designer of Boeing 747, 757, and 767 Aircraft

    AIAA mourns the death of AIAA Honorary Fellow Kenneth F. Holtby, senior vice president, corporate engineering, The Boeing Company, Seattle, Wash., (retired). Holtby passed away 27 March at the age of 90.

    Holtby played a primary role in designing the Boeing 747 “Jumbo Jet,” a groundbreaking aircraft design that debuted in 1969. Teaming with Joseph Sutter and Robert Davis, Holtby was able to design a commercial aircraft that for nearly 40 years was unmatched in design, speed, passenger capacity, and passenger comfort.

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    Tuesday, 16 April 2013
    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of Its Region VI Student Paper Competition
    55 Students From 11 Colleges And Universities Take Part

    The AIAA Foundation has announced the winners of its Region VI Student Paper Competition, held March 28 – 30 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The event was sponsored by Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, Utah. Fifty-five students from eleven colleges and universities took part in the competition.

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    Monday, 15 April 2013
    AIAA Announces 2013 Board of Directors Election Results

    AIAA is pleased to announce the results of its 2013 Board of Directors election. The newly elected board members will begin their terms of office 9 May.

    View Election Results >


    Tuesday, 9 April 2013
    Frank D. Robinson to Receive 2013 AIAA/ASME/AHS/SAE Guggenheim Medal
    Honored for Conception, Design and Manufacture of Quiet, Affordable, Reliable and Versatile Helicopters

    Frank D. Robinson, founder, Robinson Helicopter Company, Torrance, Calif., has been selected to receive the 2013 Daniel Guggenheim Medal. He will receive the medal on Wednesday evening, May 22, at the Grand Awards Banquet of the American Helicopter Society International’s 69th Annual Forum and Technology Display, May 21–23, at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Ariz.

    Robinson is being honored for his “conception, design, and manufacture of a family of quiet, affordable, reliable and versatile helicopters.”

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    Thursday, 28 March 2013
    AIAA Mourns the Death of Honorary Fellow Yvonne C. Brill
    Inventor of Hydrazine Resistojet Propulsion System Received 2011 National Medal of Technology and Innovation

    AIAA mourns the death of AIAA Honorary Fellow Yvonne C. Brill, the developer of the hydrazine resistojet propulsion system for satellite systems, and a 2011 recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama. She was 88 years old.

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    Tuesday, 5 March 2013
    Awards to be Presented at April Conference in Boston

    AIAA will present awards honoring achievements in the fields of aeroelasticity and structural mechanics at the 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, to be held 8–11 April 2013, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, Boston, MA.

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    Tuesday, 5 March 2013
    AIAA AVIATION 2013 Conference Debuts in Los Angeles

    AIAA will debut a new event, AIAA AVIATION 2013, 12–14 August at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA.The president of AIAA, Mike Griffin, stated: “With AVIATION 2013, AIAA is pleased to offer a brand-new forum that will go beyond the discussion of the purely technical issues that AIAA conferences often explore. We will discuss the policy, technological, and environmental challenges facing the future of flight. AVIATION 2013 will be the ‘must attend’ event in 2013 for aviation professionals, regardless of your job title or position.”

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    See Also: Speakers Confirmed for AIAA AVIATION 2013 >


    Tuesday, 5 March 2013
    Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Wins 2013 AIAA Foundation Award of Excellence

    Honored for Significant Accomplishment in Space Exploration and Inspiring Global Fascination with Space

    The 2013 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation’s Award for Excellence has been won by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity Rover team. The award will be presented on May 8 at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in Washington, D.C.

    The team is being honored “for significant accomplishment in space exploration, inspiring global fascination with space.”

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    Tuesday, 5 March 2013
    Professors Michael Hyer and Keith Kedward To Receive AIAA-ASC James H. Starnes, Jr. Award

    AIAA and the American Society for Composites (ASC) congratulate the winners of the 2013 AIAA-ASC James H. Starnes, Jr. Award, Michael W. Hyer, N. Waldo Harrison professor emeritus, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, and Keith T. Kedward, professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.

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    Wednesday, 27 February 2013
    AIAA Announces New Title for Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication
    Now Called Journal of Aerospace Information Systems

    AIAA has changed the name of its “Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication" (JACIC) to the “Journal of Aerospace Information Systems” (JAIS). The new title and publication scope allows JAIS to focus on a wider variety of research within the aerospace information systems community than was possible under the old scope of the JACIC.


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    Tuesday, 26 February 2013
    AIAA to Host California Policy Symposium on Civillian UAV Applications
    Featured Speakers Include Lt. Gov. Ganin Newsom, NASA Dryden Director David McBride

    AIAA will host a March symposium on the nonmilitary uses of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The “AIAA Policy Symposium: Civilian Applications of UAVs – A California Perspective” will take place March 26–28, 2013, at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA.

    The event is co-hosted by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom; California State Assemblymembers Jeff Gorell (44th District), Katcho Achadjian (35th District), Steven Bradford (62nd District), Connie Conway (26th District), Christina Garcia (58th District), Curt Hagman (55th District), and Al Muratsuchi (66th District); and California State Senators Joel Anderson (36th District), Anthony Cannella (12th District), and Steve Knight (21st District).


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    Wednesday, 20 February 2013
    AIAA Deputy Executive Director Dr. Klaus Dannenberg Elected as Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Astronautics

    Dr. Klaus Dannenberg, deputy executive director and Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), has been elected to the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) as a Corresponding Member. Dr. Dannenberg will be inducted during the Academy’s annual dinner on March 18, in Paris, France.

    “I've known Klaus Dannenberg for 35 years, going back to when he was chair of the AIAA Guidance and Control Technical Committee, and I was a then-young member. We have no finer member of our Institute and, now, neither does the IAA,” stated AIAA President Mike Griffin.

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    Thursday, 14 February 2013
    An Important Letter from AIAA's Executive Director

    Dear Colleague,

    As we start 2013, there is little doubt that the full impact of 2012 events has yet to play out. In 2012 we witnessed a “perfect storm” of the fallout from a scandal within a federal agency – the General Services Administration (GSA) – and the failure of Congress and the White House to achieve meaningful budgetary progress. This combination has left our Institute facing an atmosphere of tightening government travel rules and shrinking agency budgets – both of which threaten the long-term viability of AIAA.

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    Friday, 8 February 2013
    Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Wins Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award
    Recognized for Instituting Environmentally Friendly Smart Landscaping Criteria

    AIAA, the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), and the Airport Consultants Council (ACC) jointly presented the 2013 Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award to the Planning Department of Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport at an awards luncheon on February 7, in conjunction with the AAAE/ACC Planning, Design and Construction Symposium, held February 6–8, 2013 at the New Orleans Marriott, in New Orleans, La.

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    Monday, 4 February 2013
    AIAA Foundation Announces International Student Conference "Best Paper" Winners

    The AIAA Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 AIAA Foundation International Student Conference “Best Papers” Competition. Awardees were honored on 8 January, at the awards luncheon of the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, held 7–10 January at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas.

    Winners of the Undergraduate, Undergraduate Team, and Master’s categories received $1,000. The winner of the Community Outreach category received $500.

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    Friday, 1 February 2013
    AIAA Mourns The Death Of Honorary Fellow James W. Plummer
    Served as Director of the National Reconnaissance Office Under Presidents Nixon and Ford

    AIAA mourns the death of AIAA Honorary Fellow James W. Plummer, a former under secretary of the Air Force, and director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) under Presidents Nixon and Ford. Plummer passed away January 16, in Medford, OR; he was 92 years old.

    Plummer served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he pioneered the development of radar tactics from carrier based aircraft, while serving in aircraft-operating squadrons on the USS Enterprise. After the war, Plummer worked from 1947 to 1995 at the U.S. Navy Test Center, Patuxent, MD, where he evaluated airborne communications and navigation equipment. In 1955 he joined the Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, where he held a wide variety of positions, being appointed vice president and general manager of Lockheed’s Space Systems division in 1969. During his time at Lockheed, Plummer led the development of the Corona and Discoverer reconnaissance satellites, which revolutionized the ability of the United States to gain intelligence data during the Cold War period. In 1973 Plummer was appointed under secretary of the U.S. Air Force and director of the National Reconnaissance Office, serving from 1973 to 1976. From 1984 to 1992 he served as chairman of the Aerospace Corporation.

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    Wednesday, 30 January 2013
    AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala to Confer Top Honors
    Event Will Also Recognize Newly Elected AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows

    AIAA has announced the 2013 recipients of its most prestigious awards. Presentation of these awards, and the recognition of the newly elected Fellows and Honorary Fellows of the Institute, will take place on May 8 at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in Washington, D.C. This annual black-tie event recognizes the most influential and inspiring individuals in aerospace, whose outstanding contributions merit the highest accolades.

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    Wednesday, 23 January 2013
    New Editor-in-Chief Sought for the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics

    AIAA is seeking an outstanding candidate with an international reputation for this position to assume the responsibilities of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. The chosen candidate will assume the editorship at an exciting time as new features and functionality intended to enhance journal content are added to Aerospace Research Central, AIAA’s platform for electronic publications. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the journal’s quality and reputation as well as establishing a strategic vision for the journal. He or she receives manuscripts, assigns them to Associate Editors for review and evaluation, and monitors the performance of the Associate Editors to ensure that the manuscripts are processed in a fair and timely manner. The Editor-in-Chief works closely with AIAA Headquarters staff on both general procedures and the scheduling of specific issues. Detailed record keeping and prompt actions are required. AIAA provides all appropriate resources including a web-based manuscript-tracking system.

    Interested candidates are invited to send letters of application describing their reasons for applying, summarizing their relevant experience and qualifications, and initial priorities for the journal; full résumés; and complete lists of published papers.

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    Tuesday, 22 January 2013
    Timothy C. Lieuwen Selected As Editor-In-Chief of AIAA's Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics Book Series

    AIAA has selected Timothy C. Lieuwen, Ph.D., to replace Prof. Frank Lu as the editor-in-chief of its Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics book series. Lieuwen had served as interim editor-in-chief of the series, following Lu’s retirement from the position in December, 2011. Lieuwen is an AIAA Associate Fellow and the executive director of the Strategic Energy Institute at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga., where he is also a professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering.

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    Wednesday, 16 January 2013
    AIAA Achieves Milestone of 100 Corporate Members

    AIAA reached a milestone of 100 corporate members on January 11, 2013 as its Board of Directors approved the membership of seven new corporations.

    Jim Maser, AIAA’s corporate membership committee chair, stated: “Reaching the milestone of 100 corporate members is a testament to the value that America’s aerospace corporations place on AIAA as a voice of the professionals who continuously work to advance our nation’s aerospace industry."

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    Friday, 11 January 2013
    AIAA Announces Its Key Public Policy Issues for 2013

    The AIAA Board of Directors has announced the Institute’s key public policy issues for 2013, addressing some of the most pressing concerns facing the aerospace community.

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    Wednesday, 2 January 2013
    AIAA Conference in Dallas to Host Discussion on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Developments and Progress

    AIAA will host a discussion on “F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Developments and Progress” from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, in the Grapevine 1 room of the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas (Dallas–Fort Worth area). The panel is being held in conjunction with the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 7–10.

    The panel will present a complete overview of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, and provide insight on the aircraft’s role in military operations.

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