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AIAA Press Releases

Our complete archive of 2012 news releases

Wednesday, 26 December 2012
AIAA Applauds Satellite Export Control Reforms in FY13 National Defense Authorization Act
Act Restores President’s Authority to Approve Satellite Exports

Friday 14 December 2012
AIAA Foundation Recognizes Outstanding Educators
Teachers From Six States to Receive Educator Achievement Awards

Thursday 13, December 2012
AIAA Announces 2013 Fellows and Honorary Fellows
Official Presentation to Take Place in May at AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala

Wednesday 12, December 2012
AIAA to Host Policy Symposium on Civilian Applications of UAVs
March Event Will Examine Role of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles from a California Perspective

Friday 7, December 2012
AIAA Recongized as "One of Best Workplaces for Commuters
Fairfax County, Va., Recognizes AIAA For Wide Variety of Transportation Plans Made Available to Employees

Tuesday, 4 December 2012
AIAA To Present Awards at 51st Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Academic, Literary, and Technical Achivements to be Honored

Monday, 3 December 2012
51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, New Horizons Forum, and Aerospace Exposition to be Held in Dallas-Ft. Worth Area

Friday, 30 November 2012
AIAA Applauds House Passage of the STEM Jobs Act of 2012
55,000 "Green Cards" to be Allocated for Top Foreign Graduates of U.S. Universities in STEM Fields

Thursday, 15 November 2012
AIAA Partners with Three Aerospace Organizations to Offer Continuing Education Courses to Aerospace Professionals
AERO Institute, National Institute of Aerospace, and Ohio Aerospace Institute Partner with AIAA

Monday, 12 November 2012
AIAA To Offer ITAR-Compliant Sessions at its Conferences
First Sessions WIll Be Held at Joint Propulsion Conference in July 2013

Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Distinguished Lecturers to Speak at 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences meeting
Topics Address Research, Public Policy, Aeronautics and Astronauticsbr />

Thursday, 1 November 2012
AIAA Announces 2013 Associate Fellows
179 New Associate Fellows to be Honored at AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting in January

Tuesday 3 October 2012
Bell Aircraft Plant to be Designated a Historic Aerospace Site
Wheatfield, N.Y. Plant Produced the Bell X-1, First Aircraft to Break the Sound Barrier

Tuesday 25 September 2012
AIAA Announces Section Award Winners
Awards Honor Outstanding Section Programming in a Variety of Categories

Wednesday 19 September 2012
AIAA Announces Sandra H. Magnus as Executive Director

Monday 17 September 2012
AIAA Endorses the STEM Jobs Act of 2012
55,000 Green Cards to be Allocated for Top Foreign Graduates of U.S. Unviersities in STEM Fields

Monday 17 September 2012
AIAA To Present Awards at September Confernce
Awards Honor Achievement in Design and Aeronautical Program Management

Sunday 16 September 2012
AIAA Marks National Aerospace Week
Hails Aerospace Workforce as a Great Bulwark of Economic Prosperity and Freedom

Thursday 13 September 2012
AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of Its 2011-2012 Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition
Team Representative to Present Design at AIAA Conference

Thursday 13 September 2012
AIAA's Aerospace Research Central Now Available to Users
Offers Users Robust Research Capabilities and Streamlined Functionality

Wednesday 12 September 2012
AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2011-2012 Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition
First-Place Team to Present Their Winning Design at AIAA Conference

Tuesday 11 September 2012
AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2011-2012 Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition
First-Place Winner Will Present Her Winning Design at AIAA Conference

Monday 10 September 2012
Pearson Field Designated a Historic Aerospace Site
Vancouver, Washington, Site is the Oldest Continuously Operated Airfield in the Pacific Northwest

Thursday 6 September 2012
AIAA Foundation Awards Iridium NEXT Scholarships to Three Students
Winners Selected for Academic Excellence in "STEM" Subjects

Thursday 30 August 2012
AIAA Foundation to Establish the Neil A. Armstrong Scholarship Endowment Fund
Fund Established at the Request of the Armstrong Family, Honors First Person to Walk on the Moon

Thursday 30 August 2012
AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2011-2012 Undergraduate Team Aircraft Engine Design Competition

Saturday 25 August 2012
AIAA Mourns the Death of Neil A. Armstrong
First Person to Set Foot on the Moon, American Hero, AIAA Honorary Fellow

Friday 24 August 2012
AIAA Foundation Announces Winner of 2011-2012 Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition

Friday 24 August 2012
AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2011-2012 Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design Competition

Thursday 23 August 2012
AIAA Collaborates on Aviation Week's 16th Annual Workforce and Young Professional/Student Study
Study Finds 63% Of A&D Young Professionals Plan to Stay in Aerospace Workforce

Tuesday 24 August 2012
NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Maximizes Data Sent to Earth by Using International Space Data Communications Standards

Monday 20 August 2012
AIAA Complex Aerospace Systems Exchange (CASE) Set for September 11-13
Pasadena Event to Tackle Important System-Level Execution Issues Facing the Aerospace Industry

Tuesday 14 August 2012
AIAA SPACE 2012 Conference Set for September 11–13 in Pasadena
Focus is on "Creating a Sustainable Vision for Space"

Tuesday 14 August 2012
AIAA to Present Awards at August Conference
Awards Recognize Technical and Engineering Excellence

Monday 13 August 2012
AIAA Announces Candidates for 2013 Board of Directors Election

Monday 6 August 2012
AIAA Congratulates NASA on Successful Landing of the Mars Science Laboratory on the Surface of Mars
“Curiosity” Rover Will Investigate Mars’ Gale Crater for Capability to Sustain Life

Thursday, 26 July 2012
AIAA Congratulates Christopher A. Mattson on Receiving Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Award is U.S. Government's Highest Honor for Young Science and Engineering Professionals

Tuesday, 24 July 2012
AIAA Mourns the Death of Sally K. Ride
First American Woman in Space

Wednesday, 18 July 2012
AIAA To Present Awards at 48th Joint Propulsion Conference
Awards Recognize Technical and Engineering Achievement and Sustained Service

Thursday, 12 July 2012
AIAA Foundation Presents Eleven Undergraduate Scholarships

Monday, 9 July 2012
AIAA to Hold Capitol Hill Dialogue on Deep Space Exploration
Panel Will Consider Obstacles and Solutions for Expansion of Deep Space Exploration

Thursday, 5 July 2012
Future of Aerospace Propulsion and Advanced Energy Systems Focus of Atlanta Conferences

Thursday, 28 June 2012
AIAA Mourns Death of Past President Daniel J. Fink

Monday, 25 June 2012
AIAA Foundation Announces Graduate Award Winners
$17,500 Awarded To Aerosace Graduate Students

Monday, 25 June 2012
AIAA Selects Three Teams to Compete in Undergraduate Engine Design Competition
August 1 Competition Also Sponsored By ASME and IGTI

Wednesday, 20 June 2012
AIAA Calls for Bord of Directors Nominations
Ten Upcoming Vacancies to be Filled; Elections Take Place in Early 2013

Wednesday, 20 June 2012
AIAA and IEEE-USA to hold Capitol Hill Forum on Immigration and ITAR

Friday, 1 June 2012
AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Student Technical Paper Competition Winners Announced

Thursday, 31 May 2012
AIAA Foundation Student Technical Paper Competition Winners in Master Division Announced
First Prize Winners Will Advance to Dallas, Texas for International Competition in January 2013

Wednesday, 30 May 2012
AIAA and IAF Conclude Successful Global Space Exploration Conference
First of its Kind Forum Brought Together World Space Leaders to Discuss Future of Space Exploration

Friday, 25 May 2012
AIAA Congratulates SpaceX on the Successful Capture of Its Dragon Capsule by the International Space Station

Thursday, 24 May 2012
AIAA Launches Search for New Executive Director
Will Partner With Korn/Ferry International for Search

Tuesday, 22 May 2012
AIAA Congratulates SpaceX on Successful Launch of its Dragon Capsule
Capsule Expected to Rendezvous with International Space Station Later This Week

Monday, 30 April 2012
AIAA Congratulates Senator John Glenn on His Selection to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
Honored for Achievements in Space Exploration and Work in Nuclear Non-Proliferation Efforts

Thursday, 26 April 2012
AIAA and ABA to Hold Capitol Hill Conversation on Export Controls
Event to Discuss Current State of ITAR and Propose Reforms to the Export Controls Regime

Monday, 23 April 2012
AIAA Student Design/Build/Fly Winners Announced
16th Annual Event Drew 55 Teams from 28 States and 12 Foreign Countries

Tuesday, 17 April 2012
AIAA Announces 2012 Board of Directors Election Results

AIAA, IAF to Host Global Space Exploration Conference in Washington, DC

Monday, 2 April 2012
AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala to Confer Top Honors and Recognize Newly Elected AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows

Friday, 16 March 2012
AIAA Selected to Administer Iridium NEXT Scholarship Fund
Fund Will Award Scholarships of up to $25,000 to Students Excelling in “STEM” Subjects

Tuesday, 13 March 2012
AIAA Congratulates The Boeing Company for 787 Dreamliner Winning 2012 Collier Trophy

Wedensday, 29 February 2012
AIAA to Present Awards at Honolulu Conference
Awards Honor Achievements in the Fields of Structures and Materials

Tuesday, 21 February 2012
AIAA Salutes National Engineers Week

Monday, 20 February 2012
AIAA Salutes 50th Anniversary of John H. Glenn Jr. Becoming the First American to Orbit the Earth
“Friendship 7” Mission Entered Orbit on February 20, 1962

Wednesday, 15 February 2012
AIAA Congratulates Immediate Past President and Fellow Dr. Mark J. Lewis on His Appointment to Become Director of the Institute for Defense Analyses Science and Technology Policy Institute

Wednesday, 2 February 2012
Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell to Address 15th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference

Monday, 30 January 2012
AIAA Foundation Announces International Student Conference "Best Paper" Winners

Friday, 20 January 2012
AIAA Announces 2012 Fellows and Honorary Fellows
Official Presentation to Take Place in May at AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala

Tuesday, 10 January 2012
AIAA to Host "Complex Aerospace Systems Exchange"
New Event to Examine Complex Systems Issues Such as Minimizing Cost Overruns and Delays

Friday, 6 January 2012
AIAA Congratulates Louis Chênevert On Being Named Aviation Week Person of the Year
Chênevert is Chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corp.

Thursday, 5 January 2012
New AIAA Book Explores Unmanned Aircraft System Design
Most Authoritative Single Reference on UAS Design

Thursday, 5 January 2012
Edward M. Kraft to Address AIAA Public Policy Luncheon
To Discuss "Systemic Challenges to Defense Acquisitions"