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    2014 AIAA Section Award Winners

    Young Professional Activities

    The Young Professional Activity Award is presented for excellence in planning and executing events that encourage the participation of the Institute’s young professional members, and provide opportunities for leadership at the section, regional, or national level. The winners are:

    Michael_West Very Small: Sydney, Michael West, Sydney chair and young professional activities officer. The AIAA Sydney Section is awarded the first place Young Professional Activity Award because of their exceptional organization, integration of YP-focused activities in wider Section events, and speaker events uniquely targeted to YP issues and interests.





    PhotoNotAvailable Large: Phoenix, M. Brett McMickell, at large representative. The AIAA Phoenix Section is awarded the first place Young Professional Activity Award because of its clear, well-managed focus on reaching out to YPs to get the most value out of their AIAA membership and increasing their participation in the broader AIAA community.





    PhotoNotAvailable Very Large: Dayton/Cincinnati, Robert Mitchell, young professional activities officer. The AIAA Dayton/Cincinnati Section is awarded the first place Young Professional Activity Award because of their comprehensive program for consistently engaging YPs across a wide variety of events and activities.





    Second Place Awards

    Very Small: Delaware, Daniel Nice and Jeremiah Shiflet, young professional activities officers.
    Large: Atlanta, Leihong Li, young professional activities officer


    Honorable Mentions

    Medium: Cape Canaveral, Anne Caraccio, young professional activities officer and Tucson, Aaron Powers and Eric Hoffman-Watt, young professional activities officers
    Large: San Diego,Jonathan Blackler, young professional activities officer
    Very Large: Hampton Roads, Jeremy Pinier and John Wells, young professional activities officers