AIAA Section Award Winners 2012–2013
Harry Staubs Pre-College Outreach
The Harry Staubs PreCollege Outreach Award is presented to sections that develop and implement an outstanding STEM K–12 outreach program that provides quality educational resources for K–12 teachers in the “STEM” subject areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
First Place Winners
Very Small: First Place: Wisconsin, Todd Treichel, section chair and acting STEM K–12 outreach officer.
The Wisconsin Section is awarded the first place Harry Staubs award based on their outreach to K-12 students and Educator Associates with an emphasis on Rocket Science, teaching educators how to build rockets and then supporting a team rocket competition for 6th - 8th graders.
Small: Savannah, Francois Hugon (pictured) and Craig Willis, STEM K-12 outreach officers
The Savannah Section is given first
place for the Harry Staubs award in recognition of their willingness
to help local school develop STEM specific programs
as well as 12 visits to local schools (K–12) to represent the
aerospace profession, and their leadership in providing tours,
engineering support, and materials at local STEM-related events
Medium: Tucson, Mike Wethington (pictured) and Tia Burley, STEM
K–12 outreach officers. The Tucson Section received the first
place for the Harry Staubs award based on their continuation
of the monthly Kids Club events, which include STEM-related
field trips, design challenges, and STEM-related speakers/
discussions,as well as their ongoing recognition of Educator
Associates within the section, including a nominationfor the
Institute-level Educator Achievement award.
along with judges for science fairs.
Large: Phoenix, Mike Mackowski, STEM K–12 outreach
officer.The Phoenix Section is awarded the first place Harry
Staubs award based on their strong contingency of Educator
Associates and the continued support the Section provides
through training and outreach and the development of a tabletop
cardboard wind tunnel with support materials that can be
used in schools and as part of event booths, as well as the
STEM K–12 outreach activities that were spearheaded and supported
by the Section membership.
Very Large: Dayton/Cincinnati, Carl Tilmann, STEM K–12
outreach officer. The Dayton-Cincinnati Section is given the
first place Harry Staubs award based on their ongoing nurturing
of Educator Associates (EA) through multi-day training programs
and the K–12 outreach activities within the Section that included
technology days, science fairs, design challenges, and the execution
of the AIAA Educator Academy Cargo Plane challenge, all
leading to a 20% increase in EA membership, 13 section members
who were new to participation in section activities, and the
involvement of non-AIAA members in aerospace-related learning.
Second Place Awards
Very Small: Delaware, Breanne Wooten, STEM K–12 outreach officer
Small: Northwest Florida, Tucker Hamilton, STEM K-12 outreach officer
Medium: Central Florida, Morgan Ewen, STEM K–12 outreach officer
Large: Orange County, Janet Koepke, STEM K–12 outreach officer
Very Large: Hampton Roads, Karen Berger and Shann Rufer, education and STEM K–12 outreach
and Mid Atlantic, Tom Milnes, STEM K–12 outreach officer.
Third Place Awards
Very Small: : China Lake, Randy Drobny, vice chair
Small: Twin Cities, Christopher Sanden, vice chair
Medium: Southwest Texas, Joan Labay-Marquez, secretary
Large: Northern Ohio, Grant Henson, STEM K-outreach officer