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    2012-13 AIAA Section Winners

    Outstanding Section - First Place

    The Outstanding Section Award is presented to sections based upon their overall activities and contributions through the year. The winners are:

     

    Michael_WestVery Small: Sydney, Michael West, section chair. The AIAA Sydney Section is awarded first place for Outstanding Section based on their wide spectrum of events including technical dinner meetings, professional development courses, STEM K–12 activities and support of student branches including a new student branch at the University of South Wales. They are also actively involved in the development of Australia’s first national space policy and the first Defence space policy.






    PhotoNotAvailableSmall: Savannah, Terry Richter, section chair. The first place Outstanding Section award is given to the Savannah Section for the Section’s dynamic and diverse activities including its numerous programs for the general membership, its engagement in community outreach and with local schools, its cooperative relationship with local aerospace business, and its overall strong membership participation.







    PhotoNotAvailableMedium: Tucson, Kirk Hively, section chair. The first place Outstanding Section award is given to the AIAA Tucson section for the number of section members that they provided value and service to throughout the year, including consistent council meetings, technical dinner meetings, and social activities that included families, students, and educator associates.







    Kevin_MelcherLarge (tie): Northern Ohio, Kevin Melcher, section chair. The AIAA Northern Ohio Section is awarded the first place Outstanding Section honor based on significant impacts in outreach to STEM K–12 and university students, significant AIAA honors and awards received by Section members, major improvements to Section communications, and leadership of the Ohio delegation for Congressional Visits Day.






    Cameron_MillerAtlanta, Cameron Miller, section chair. The Atlanta Section is awarded first place for Outstanding Section for the Section’s dynamic and diverse activities including its numerous programs addressing wide membership interests and encouraging increased member participation, its engagement with local schools and the AIAA Student Chapter at Georgia Tech, and its promotion of the Georgia aerospace business community.






    Courtney_Spells_WinskiVery Large: Hampton Roads, Courtney Spells Winski, section chair. The AIAA Hampton Roads Section is awarded the first place Outstanding Section honor based on their exceptional, diverse technical and social programs for their professional members, young professionals, retirees, students and educators, and their dedicated engagement in STEM/K–12 related activities.





    Outstanding Section - Second Place

    Very Small: Delaware, Eric Spero, section chair
    Small: Twin Cities, Kristen Gerzina, section chair
    Medium: Cape Canaveral, Tristan Clouse, section chair
    Large: Phoenix, Rob Trepa, section chair
    Very Large: (tie) Los Angeles/Las Vegas, Jeffery Puschell, section chair
    Very Large: (tie) Greater Huntsville, Tom Kmiec, section chair



    Outstanding Section - Third Place

    Very Small: China Lake, Ying-Ming Lee, section chair
    Small: Utah, Jeffrey Boulware, section chair
    Medium: Long Island, David Paris, section chair
    Large: (tie): Pacific Northwest, Kimberly Hicks, chair
    Large: (tie): Dayton-Cincinnati, Oliver Leembruggen, section chair