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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"