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    Aeroacoustics Award
    The Aeroacoustics Award, established in 1973, is presented for an outstanding technical or scientific achievement resulting from an individual's contribution to the field of aircraft community noise reduction. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION) or presentated at a CEAS designated venue.
    Nomination Deadline:1 October

     

    Aerodynamic Measurement Technology Award
    The Aerodynamic Measurement Technology Award, established in 1995, is presented for continued contributions and achievements toward the advancement of advanced aerodynamics flowfield and surface measurement techniques for research in flight and ground test applications. This award is presented biennially (in even-numbered years), generally at the  AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION).  Nomination Deadline: 1 October

     

    Aerodynamics Award
    The Aerodynamics Award, established in 1983, is presented for meritorious achievement in the field of applied aerodynamics, recognizing notable contributions in the development, application, and evaluation of aerodynamic concepts and methods. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION).
    Nomination deadline: 1 October

     

    Aerospace Guidance, Navigation, and Control Award
    Established in 1998, the Aerospace Guidance, Navigation, and Control Award recognizes important contributions in the field of guidance, navigation, and control. This award is presented biennially (in even-numbered years), generally at the AIAA Sciences and Technology Forum (SCITECH).
    Nomination Deadline: 1 July

     

    Excellence in Aerospace Standardization Award
    The Excellence in Aerospace Standardization Award is presented to recognize substantive contributions by individuals that advance the health of the aerospace community by enabling cooperation, competition, and growth through the standardization process. Such individuals may have been committee chairs, project leaders, or industry executives; the award is intended to recognize substantive accomplishment. This award is generally presented biennially (in odd-numbered years), at the AIAA Sciences and Technology Forum (SCITECH).
    Nomination Deadline: 1 July

     

    Fluid Dynamics Award
    The Fluid Dynamics Award, established in 1992, is presented for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the behavior of liquids and gases in motion as related to need in aeronautics and astronautics. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION).
    Nomination Deadline: 1 October

     

    James A. Van Allen Space Environments Award
    The James A. Van Allen Space Environments Award is presented to recognize outstanding contributions to space and planetary environment knowledge and interactions as applied to the advancement of aeronautics and astronautics. The award honors Prof. James A. Van Allen, an outstanding internationally recognized scientist, who discovered what are now known as the Earth’s Van Allen Radiation Belts. This award is presented biennially (in even-numbered years) at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION).
    Nomination Deadline: 1 October

     

    Jeffries Aerospace Medicine and Life Sciences Research Award
    Recognizing the importance to aeronautics of scientific endeavors in the field of medicine, the Jeffries Aerospace Medicine and Life Sciences Research Award was established in 1940 to honor the memory of the American physician, John Jeffries, whose scientific investigations were published in a “Narrative of Two Aerial Voyages” in 1796. This annual award is generally at the International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES).
    Nomination Deadline: 1 October

     

    Losey Atmospheric Sciences Award
    In 1940, the Robert M. Losey Award was established in memory of Captain Robert M. Losey, a meteorological officer who was killed while serving as an observer for the U.S. Army, the first officer in the service of the United States to die in World War II. In 1975 the name was changed to the Losey Atmospheric Sciences Award. It is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the atmospheric sciences as applied to the advancement of aeronautics and astronautics. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION).
    Nomination Deadline: 1 October

     

    Mechanics and Control of Flight Award
    The Mechanics and Control of Flight Award is presented for an outstanding recent technical or scientific contribution by an individual in the mechanics, guidance, or control of flight in space or the atmosphere. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Science and Technology Forum (SCITECH).
    Nomination Deadline: 1 July

     

    Plasmadynamics and Lasers Award
    Established in 1991, the Plasmadynamics and Lasers Award is presented for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the physical properties and dynamical behavior of matter in the plasma state and lasers as related to need in aeronautics and astronautics. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION).
    Nomination Deadline: 1 October

     

    Thermophysics Award
    The Thermophysics Award, established in 1975, is presented for an outstanding singular or sustained technical or scientific contribution by an individual in thermophysics, specifically as related to the study and application of the properties and mechanisms involved in thermal energy transfer and the study of environmental effects on such properties and mechanisms. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION).
    Nomination Deadline: 1 October

     

    Theodor W. Knacke Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Award 
    The Theodor W. Knacke Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Award is presented to recognize significant contributions to the advancement of aeronautical or aerospace systems through research, development, and application of the art and science of aerodynamic decelerator technology. This award is presented biennially (in odd-numbered years), generally at the AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Conference (co-located with the PIA Symposium).
    Nomination Deadline: 1 October