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    AIAA News – 2016

    Here you will find the latest happenings throughout the Institute.

    29 March 2016
    Wanda M. Austin to Receive the 2016 AIAA Goddard Astronautics Award
    Wanda M. Austin, an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Honorary Fellow, and president and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation, has won the 2016 AIAA Goddard Astronautics Award. Austin will receive the award at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala on June 15 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

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    28 March 2016
    Earl Dowell to Receive the 2016 AIAA Reed Aeronautics Award
    Earl Dowell, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Honorary Fellow and William Holland Hall Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, has won the 2016 AIAA Reed Aeronautics Award. Dowell will receive the award on June 15 during theAIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala on June 15 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

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    25 March 2016
    Antony Jameson Wins 2015 Guggenheim Medal
    Dr. Antony Jameson, AIAA Fellow, and professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University, Stanford, California, has won the 2015 AIAA/ASME/SAE/AHS Daniel Guggenheim Medal. Jameson will receive the medal at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala on June 15, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

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    24 March 2016
    Tom D. Crouch to Receive 2016 AIAA Distinguished Service Award
    Tom D. Crouch, AIAA Fellow, and senior curator of aeronautics at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., has won the 2016 AIAA Distinguished Service Award. Crouch will receive the award at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala on June 15, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

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    22 March 2016
    The Honorable Kay Ivey, Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, To Receive The 2016 AIAA Public Service Award
    The Honorable Kay Ivey, lieutenant governor of the State of Alabama, has won the 2016 AIAA Public Service Award. Ivey will receive the award at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala on June 15, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

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    21 March 2016
    Your Institute, Your Vote–Polls Open 21 March–16 May
    The 2016 AIAA Board of Directors election is now open. Your vote is critical to shaping the future of AIAA! Make your voice heard! To review proposed governance changes and board of director candidate statements, and vote, visit www.aiaa.org/bodvote.


    21 March 2016
    General John R. "Jack" Dailey Wins 2016 AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence
    General John R. “Jack” Dailey, United States Marine Corps (retired) and John and Adrienne Mars Director of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, has won the 2016 AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence. Dailey will receive the award at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala on June 15, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC.

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    8 March 2016
    Three AIAA Members Named Presidential Early Career Award Winners
    Three members of AIAA are among the 105 researchers who were named as winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards by President Barack Obama.

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    2 March 2016
    Fifteen AIAA Student Members Named to 20 Twenties List
    Fifteen student members of AIAA have been named winners of Aviation Week Network’s awards program, “Tomorrow’s Engineering Leaders: The 20 Twenties.”

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    1 March 2016
    March 2016 Aerospace America Digital Magazine Now Online
    The March 2016 issue of Aerospace America is now available for full access online for AIAA members. Don’t miss this month’s cover story by Debra Werner on how high throughput satellite builders are aiming to provide unprecedented flexibility to beam signals wherever they’re most needed. Warren Ferster examines two rival concepts for tracking airliners even in the remotest parts of the world, as aviation authorities mark the two-year anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370. And Michael Sangid and John Matlik analyze how integrated computational materials engineering has reshaped parts manufacturing in aerospace, as well as why the concept has yet to find wide embrace. To read these stories and all other exclusive content, visit www.aiaa.org/myaiaa, log in, navigate to “Access Publications & Materials,” and select “Aerospace America.”


    1 March 2016
    Wanda M. Austin Wins 2016 Yvonne C. Brill Lectureship in Aerospace Engineering
    AIAA is pleased to announce that it has selected Dr. Wanda M. Austin, president and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation, as the recipient of the second Yvonne C. Brill Lectureship in Aerospace Engineering.

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    18 February 2016
    Seven AIAA Members Elected to National Academy of Engineering
    The National Academy of Engineering has elected seven members of AIAA to its membership, recognizing their outstanding contributions to the nation’s aerospace community.

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    16 February 2016
    February 2016 Momentum Now Available
    Check out the latest happenings across the Institute!

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    1 February 2016
    February 2016 Aerospace America Digital Magazine Now Online
    The February 2016 issue of Aerospace America is now available for full access online for AIAA members. Don't miss the issue’s four feature articles, including the cover story on “Curbing Contrails” by Keith Button, on the efforts to reduce the climate-warming effects of cirrus clouds from airliners. Also, Anatoly Zak analyzes the deterioration of international cooperation since the establishment of the International Space Station. And Debra Werner peeks at NASA’s efforts to launch an atomic clock for better space navigation. To read these stories and all other exclusive content, visit www.aiaa.org/myaiaa, log in, navigate to “Access Publications & Materials,” and select “Aerospace America."

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    28 January 2016
    AIAA Congratulates Charles Elachi on Being Selected the Winner of the 2016 National Space Trophy
    AIAA congratulates AIAA Fellow Dr. Charles Elachi, director of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), on his selection as the winner of the 2016 National Space Trophy from the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation. Elachi will receive the award on April 29 at a dinner at the Houston Hyatt Regency, Houston, Texas.

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    27 January 2016
    AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala to Confer Top Honors
    AIAA has announced the 2016 recipients of its most prestigious awards. Presentation of these awards and recognition of the Institute’s newly elected Fellows and Honorary Fellows will take place on June 15 at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

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    21 January 2016
    AIAA Announces Its Class of 2016 Fellows and Honorary Fellows
    AIAA has selected its Class of 2016 AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows. The induction ceremony for the new Fellows and Honorary Fellows will take place at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala on June 15 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

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    14 January 2016
    Joseph M. Powers Succeeds Douglas Talley as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Propulsion and Power
    Joseph M. Powers, an AIAA Associate Fellow, and professor and associate chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, with a concurrent appointment to the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the Journal of Propulsion and Power (JPP).

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