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    CONTACT: DUANE HYLAND
    703.264.7558
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    AIAA To Present Awards at 51st Aerospace Sciences Meeting
    Academic, Literary, and Technical Achievements to be Honored

    December 3, 2012 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will honor achievements in academic, literary, and technical fields at a noon awards luncheon on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, in conjunction with the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 7–10, 2013, in Grapevine, Texas.

    • The 2013 AIAA Faculty Advisor Award will be presented to John Armstrong, research professor, Department of Physics, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, for initiating creative, multidisciplinary programs at the AIAA Student Branch – Weber State University, giving students practical experience in engineering, and conducting outstanding aerospace research.
    • The 2013 AIAA Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award will be presented to David A. Mindell, Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing and professor of aeronautics and astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., for the book “Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight.”
    • The 2013 AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award will be presented to Eric J. Ruggiero, Manager, Turbine Heat Transfer Technologies, GE Global Research, Niskayuna, New York for innovation and leadership in turbo-machinery seals technology.
    • The 2013 AIAA Pendray Aerospace Literature Award will be presented to Ronald Probstein, professor emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., for seminal contributions to hypersonics, synthetic fuels, water purification, and physiochemical hydrodynamics.
    • The 2013 AIAA Summerfield Book Award will be presented to John Junkins, distinguished professor of aerospace engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, and Hanspeter Schaub, associate professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo., for their book “Analytical Mechanics of Space Systems, 2nd Edition.”
    • The 2013 AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards will be presented to the following graduate students participating in research endeavors as part of their engineering/science graduate studies: Paul Anderson, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo., and Rachel Ellman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
    • The 2013 AIAA Foundation Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement will be presented to two graduate students: Sudhanshu Jain, University of Illinois at Chicago, Ill., for work in aeronautics, and Charles Haddad, University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, Tenn., for work in astronautics.
    • The 2013 AIAA Foundation Abe M. Zarem Educator Award will be presented to Suresh K. Aggarwal, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Joseph C. Majdalani, The University of Tennessee, to recognize their mentorship and guidance to recipients of the 2013 AIAA Foundation Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement.
    • The 2012–2013 AIAA Section Awards will be presented to section officers of sections that were selected as first place winners for their work in overall section activities, membership, pre-college outreach, public policy, communications, and other areas, during the recently concluded section year.

    In addition, the 2013 AIAA Associate Fellows will be honored at a special evening ceremony onJanuary 7.

    For more information on these awards, or on the AIAA Honors and Awards program, please contact Carol Stewart at carols@aiaa.org or 703.264.7623.

     

     

    AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and nearly 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org.


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