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    April 2012
    AIAA News
    AIAA Members Visit Capitol Hill and Advocate for Aerospace

    The 15th annual Congressional Visits Day program took place 20–21 March, drawing 176 AIAA members from 44 AIAA sections, representing 34 states and the District of Columbia, to Washington, DC, to meet with their elected representatives and discuss matters of vital importance to America’s aerospace community. Through 165 meetings with congressional decision makers, AIAA members discussed a number of topics, including, Assuring the viability of the U.S. aerospace and defense industrial base; Dealing with counterfeit and malicious hardward; Supporting and evolving and adaptive cybersecurity policy; and Lessening the impact of export controls on the U.S. aerospace industry, among several other important topics.

    When asked about the value of CVD to AIAA, and why she feels members should attend, Carol Cash, Vice President of Public Policy, and chair of the Public Policy Committee said, “Congressional Visits Day provides an opportunity for AIAA members to meet with their elected officials and staff to stress the importance of ensuring that the aerospace enterprise remains robust and continues to advance.”

    (Pictured: Team Ohio with Senator Sherrod Brown)
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    Last Call to Vote in AIAA’s 2012 Elections!

    The clock is ticking – have you voted yet? If you have, many thanks for your support of AIAA. If you haven’t, please take a moment and vote today – the deadline is next Monday, 9 April! (Voting remains open all day Monday, until 2400 hrs EDT.) Our new electronic voting system is efficient and accurate, and it saves time and money. But it can’t reach its full potential without input from a wide range of members, including you!

    So if you haven’t voted, make your voice heard by next Monday! Visit www.aiaa.org/MyAIAA and log in (using your email address and your password – which is your member number unless you’ve created a new password). Navigate to “Other Participation,” and select “BoD Voting” under “Nominations & Voting” to view the candidate statements and to follow the easy steps to cast your ballot.

    Thank you for your time, and for your continued support of AIAA.

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    AIAA, IAF to Host Global Space Exploration Conference in Washington, DC
    Heads of International Space Agencies to Discuss Future Space Exploration Initiatives

    AIAA, in coordination with the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), is pleased to announce the initial program for the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) to take place 22–24 May 2012 at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza Southwest, Washington, DC. The opening day of the event will feature a “Heads of Space Agencies Global Space Exploration Dialog.” Moderated by AIAA Executive Director Bob Dickman, it will bring together Charles Bolden, administrator, NASA; Jean-Jacques Dordain, director general, European Space Agency; Steve MacLean, president, Canadian Space Agency; Vladimir Alexandrovich Popovkin, head, Russian Federal Space Agency; and Chen Qiufa, administrator, China National Space Administration, for a candid discussion on the future of space exploration initiatives in the global community. Dr. Keiji Tachikawa, president, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, chairman, Indian Space Research Organization, have also been invited.

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

    The AIAA Foundation has been selected to administer the Iridium NEXT Scholarship Fund, which will award scholarships of up to $25,000, out of a pool initially funded at $250,000, to students who have demonstrated high standards of academic excellence in the “STEM” fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The scholarship fund aims to help create a workforce that will further the mission of Iridium NEXT, a bold vision for a second-generation satellite constellation to expand Iridium’s capability to meet rapidly expanding demand for truly global mobile communications on land, at sea, and in the sky. For more information on the scholarships, eligibility criteria, and application procedures, please visit www.aiaafoundation.org.

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    AIAA Congratulates The Boeing Company for 787 Dreamliner Winning 2012 Collier Trophy

    AIAA congratulates The Boeing Company, an AIAA corporate member, on its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft winning the 2012 Robert J. Collier Trophy. AIAA Executive Director Robert S. Dickman, said: “The Boeing 787 Dreamliner promises to revolutionize commercial air travel. With its unique use of composite materials and state-of-the-art design, the Dreamliner will take passengers farther using less fuel than ever before in the annals of passenger flight. The Dreamliner’s efficiency over current operational performance promises not only great cost savings to today’s airlines, but a lessened environmental impact on our planet. In addition, the Dreamliner provides an exceptional improvement in passenger comfort. The AIAA salutes the Boeing Company and the thousands of men and women who made the 787 Dreamliner a reality, and congratulates them on their well deserved receipt of the Robert J. Collier trophy.”

    (Pictured: Boeing 787 Dreamliner takeoff. Credit: Boeing)
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    AIAA Congratulates the Winners of the Aerospace Exploration Challenge for the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge

    Over 150 students and teachers, representing 14 schools from the U.S., and the Isle of Man, converged on NASA Ames Research Center 29–31 March 2012 for the Conrad Foundation Spirit of Innovation Summit. These teams were selected as the finalists in Aerospace Exploration, Clean Energy, and Health and Nutrition Challenges. Lockheed Martin, Pepsico, and the Motorola Mobility Foundation were the Presenting Sponsors. AIAA members judged all aspects of the competition, and Laurel Stell and Rick Kwan of the San Francisco AIAA Section were Challenge Final judges at NASA Ames Research Center. We congratulate Team Infinity, from West Salem High School, for their design of a new type of space suit, and Moonwalking Manakins, Cinco Rancho High School, for their design of SPacemaker, a device that stimulates an astronaut's heart to a healthy pace to prevent atrophy. AIAA awarded Michael Lambert and Shawn Richard the Coaches Award and their students each received an AIAA student membership. For more information about the Conrad Foundation, visit www.conradawards.org

    (Pictured: Team Infinity and Moonwalking Manakins receive their awards from AIAA as winners of the Aerospace Exploration Challenge. Click image for larger version.)


    New Standard Available: AIAA Guide to Nomenclature and Axis Systems for Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel Testing (AIAA G-129-2012e)

    The latest standard in the AIAA collection is a guide that provides a recommended test nomenclature for steady-state wind tunnel testing involving force, moment, and pressure data. Some of the benefits that may be achieved by using a standard set of nomenclature for testing include increased customer understanding, increased portability of experimental data, increased usefulness of archived data, increased workforce flexibility, and reduced data reduction development and support costs. This guide is intended to increase the understanding of test nomenclature and axis systems between wind tunnel facilities and customers throughout the world.

    Download a copy > (free for AIAA Members)


    USA Science and Engineering Festival Returns to Washington, DC 27–29 April

    AIAA is a proud partner and exhibitor again at this year’s USA Science and Engineering Festival, a celebration of STEM related government, industry, academia and non-profit programs that help energize students, teachers, parents, and the general public about STEM related careers. Over 50,000 people attended last year's Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC. AIAA, the National Capital Section, and the University of Maryland will be demonstrating wind tunnels and talking about aerospace career opportunities during the three-day event. For more information, and to locate related events in your local area, visit www.usasciencefestival.org.


    Conferences and Events
    There's Still Time to Register for the 53rd Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference (SDM)

    Sponsored by AIAA, ASME, ASCE, AHS, and ASC, this established annual conference is a widely acknowledged event that provides a unique forum dedicated to the latest developments in the collective disciplines of structures, structural dynamics, materials, design engineering, and survivability. The SDM conference, set for 23–26 April 2012 in Honolulu, HI, will co-locate with:

    • 20th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference
    • 14th AIAA Dynamics Specialists Conference
    • 14th AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches
    • 13th AIAA Gossamer Systems Forum
    • 8th AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conference

    For more information visit www.aiaa.org/sdm.


    Explore With Us!

    Join us in Washington DC, 22–24 May 2012 for the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX). This conference will bring together global space exploration stakeholders, including senior administrators and exploration managers from the major space agencies, industry, governments, academia, and NGOs to exchange ideas, debate roadmaps, and discuss future opportunities provided by human and robotic space exploration. A special heads of space agencies panel is scheduled for Tuesday, 22 May and will include confirmed speakers: Charles Bolden, NASA; Chen Quifa, CNSA, Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA; Steve MacLean, CSA; and Vladimir Alexandrovich Popovkin, Roscosmos. You still have time to save up to $100 off the on-site registration fee. Register by 20 May 2012 to receive a discounted registration rate. Visit www.aiaa.org/glex2012.


    Final Month to Save on Aeroacoustics in Colorado

    The early bird registration deadline is quickly approaching for the 18th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (33rd AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference), to be held 4–6 June in Colorado Springs, CO. Registering prior to 7 May 2012 will save you up to $200 off the on-site registration fee. Keynote speeches will open each morning of the conference and include confirmed speakers: Dr. Kenneth Brentner, The Pennsylvania State University; Dr. Roland Ewert, German Aerospace Center DLR; and Dr. Sanjiva Lele, Stanford University. Networking activities are also planned throughout the week and include a Sunday Welcome Reception, Monday Networking Lunch, and a Tuesday Conference Banquet Dinner. Register today at at www.aiaa.org/aeroacoustics2012.


    Aerospace Today ... and Tomorrow
    An Executive Symposium

    Join top executives 7 June in Williamsburg, VA, at AIAA's Aerospace Today … and Tomorrow, the industry’s leading forum for discussion of today’s aerospace needs, and progress for the future. Keynote speakers will include Damon Wells, Lesa Roe, Mark Anderson, Robert Lightfoot, Steve Walker, Ron Hinderberger, William (Bill) Harrison, Randy Walden, and Pierre Chao. This is an AIAA Corporate Member event, one you will not want to miss! For more information visit www.aiaa.org/att or contact Grant Belden at GrantB@aiaa.org. Register today.


    Annual AIAA Foundation Golf Outing
    At Kingsmill Resort’s River Course in Williamsburg, VA

    The AIAA Foundation is hosting a golf outing in conjunction with the executive symposium, Aerospace Today…and Tomorrow. Join us Wednesday, 6 June, for a fun afternoon of golf and networking on Kingsmill Resort’s River Course in Williamsburg, VA. The cost for golf is $175 per player, with proceeds to benefit the AIAA Foundation’s education programs. Contact Grant Belden at GrantB@aiaa.org or 703.264.7511 for more information and to register.

    (Pictured: Kingsmill Golf Resort. Credit: Kingsmill Resort)


    Register Today for Infotech@Aerospace

    Infotech@Aerospace (I@A) is AIAA’s premier forum for modern aerospace applications focusing on information-enabled systems, algorithms, hardware, and software, and provides a unique opportunity for fostering advances and interactions across these disciplines. Attendees and authors span military, scientific, commercial, and academic communities that are driven by the communication of information via computers and software. These communities will shape the 21st century development of aerospace systems.

    I@A, set for 19–21 June in Garden Grove, CA, will cover scientific and engineering issues related to architecting, designing, developing, operating, and maintaining modern aerospace and defense systems: this includes aircraft, spacecraft, ground systems, robots, avionics, and sensors, as well as systems of systems. Of particular interest are autonomous, cooperative, space, and unmanned systems, communication and networked systems, robotic systems, and human-machine interactions. Visit www.aiaa.org/I@A2012/ today!


    Join us for the Summer Conferences in New Orleans in June

    Registration is now open for the 43rd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit and co-located events, will be held in New Orleans from 25–28 June 2012 and will provide an opportunity to participate in eight AIAA conferences in one! Joint sessions between many of these events are planned to encourage synergism and collaboration among the communities. This year’s program highlights includes: the newly added Aerospace T&E Days Forum; high-level plenary sessions and award lectures; Drag Prediction Workshop; an off-site World War II Museum Reception; and multiple networking opportunities during the Awards Luncheon, Exhibit Reception, Coffee Breaks and Young Professional Reception. Additionally, you can expand your knowledge through one of the five Continuing Education Courses being offered prior to the event. Register today to receive the early bird registration rate. Visit www.aiaa.org/neworleans2012 today!


    Attending a Conference? Attend a Course!
    Continuing Education Short Courses

    Registration is open for the following courses.

    21–22 April 2012
    Held in conjunction with the 53rd Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials and Co-located Conferences in Honolulu, Hawaii

    • Aeroelasticity: State-of-the-Art Practices
    • Introduction to Bio-Inspired Engineering
    • Introduction to Non-Deterministic Approaches
    • The Fundamentals of Composite Structure Design

    2–3 June 2012
    Held in conjunction with the 18th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (33rd AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference) in Colorado Springs, CO

    • Phased Array Beamforming for Aeroacoustics

    14–15 June 2012
    Taking place at the National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA

    23–24 June 2012
    Held in conjunction with: AIAA Fluid Dynamics and Co-located Conferences and Exhibit in New Orleans, LA

    • Computational Heat Transfer (CHT)
    • Space Environment and its Effects on Space Systems
    • Perturbation Methods in Science and Engineering
    • Stability and Transition: Theory, Experiment, and Modeling
    • Turbine Engine Ground Test and Evaluation

    To register for any of these courses, and more, visit the course listing page on the AIAA website.


    Registration is Open for the 2012 ICES Conference in San Diego

    The 42nd International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES) will be held 15–19 July 2012 at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa, in San Diego, CA. Confirmed speakers for this year’s event include: George Nield, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration; and Keith A. Reiley, Deputy Program Manager, Commercial Crew Development, Boeing Defense, Space, and Security, The Boeing Company. There will be ample opportunities to learn about the latest advancements in research by participating in any of the 250 technical presentations given throughout the week in approximately 45 concurrent sessions. Extensive networking opportunities exist at planned events throughout the week including: Sunday Welcome Reception, Monday Networking Reception and Student Poster Competition, daily coffee networking breaks, and the Wednesday Reception, Banquet and Awards Dinner and Desert reception. Register today to receive the lowest possible registration rate. Visit www.aiaa.org/ices2012 today!


    Complex Aerospace Systems Exchange (CASE) – NEW AIAA Event
    Addressing System-Level Execution Issues Head-On

    This dynamic and engaging event tackles some of the most important systems development issues facing aerospace chief engineers, program managers, and systems engineers today, such as minimizing cost overruns and delays, and mitigating late test failures. Participants will have the opportunity to hear insights, best practices, and lessons learned from recognized practitioners in each of these areas.

    How you can participate: With a greater emphasis on information and idea exchange and practical applications for complex systems, paper publications are not required for CASE. Presentations are solicited that provide attendees with new concepts and insights to improve their execution of:

    • Track 1: Complex Systems Development
    • Track 2: Integration, Test, and Verification of Complex Systems
    • Track 3: Program Management to Achieve Robust and Resilient Systems

    CASE is a new AIAA event in 2012 that will co-located with the AIAA SPACE Conference, 11–13 September 2012, Pasadena, CA. For more information visit www.aiaa.org/case.


    AIAA is Pleased to Support the Following Event as a Part of its Ongoing Collaboration with the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    China Aerospace Propulsion Technology Summit
    New Aerospace Power for the Future
    19–20 June 2012
    Shanghai, China

    The event will provide excellent networking opportunities with leaders in Chinese organizations as they plan for the future of the aviation industry. For more information about this event, please visit www.galleonevents.com.


    From the AIAA Air Breathing Propulsion Systems Integration TC

    You are invited to participate in the first in a series of Propulsion Aerodynamics Workshops. The focus of these workshops will be on assessing the numerical prediction accuracy of current generation CFD codes for obtaining propulsion system performance and predicting flow structures for relevant air breathing propulsion flow fields. Test case results will be presented and reviewed at the workshop on 29 July 2012 as part of the 48th Joint Propulsion Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. If interested in participating, you may obtain workshop information and download an application form at http://aiaapaw.tecplot.com. Everyone is welcome to attend the workshop. Early registration is encouraged (discounts apply). Attendees may register on-site on the morning of the workshop. Participants working on test cases must register no later than 30 April. Please pass this invitation on to any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating. If you need additional information please contact the workshop chairman, Chen Chuck, at aiaapaw@yahoo.com. We hope to see you at JPC this July!


    From the AIAA Digital Avionics TC

    2012 Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference – “Bridging CNS and ATM”
    24–26 April 2012
    Westin Washington Dulles Airport


    The 2012 Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference addresses long-term research and development as well as current implementation of integrated CNS technologies needed to enable programs that include but are not limited to NextGen and SESAR. The conference is focused on providing an understanding of domestic and international CNS/ATM programs, implementation strategies, standards development, research, and ICNS technologies. As we continue the second decade of ICNS, we focus on the relationship between next generation air traffic management and the enabling communications, navigation, and surveillance infrastructure that will build the bridge between CNS and ATM. For further information on the conference, and for easy online registration, please visit www.i-cns.org.


    Honors & Awards
    AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala to Confer Top Honors
    Also celebrating the thirty-year legacy of the space shuttle program

    AIAA is pleased to announce the 2012 recipients of its most prestigious awards. Presentation of these awards, and recognition of the newly elected Fellows and Honorary Fellows of AIAA, will take place at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, 9 May at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in Washington, DC. This annual black-tie event recognizes the most influential and inspiring individuals in aerospace, whose outstanding contributions merit the highest accolades. This year’s event will also feature a special celebration of the thirty-year legacy of NASA’s space shuttle program, and of the men and women who made it possible.

    (Pictured: 2011 Fellows and Honorary Fellows.)
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    Associate Fellow Online Upgrade Site Now Live

    The Associate Fellow online upgrade site is now live on the AIAA website. The deadline for nominations has been extended to 1 May 2012. The deadline for references has been extended to 1 June 2012. Please contact Sonja Moore, Product Manager-Member Upgrades at sonjam@aiaa.org if you experience problems or have questions.


    New Award Nomination Process
    Effective 1 January 2013

    Effective January 1, 2013 all award nominations must be submitted to AIAA through the online nomination system or by using the streamlined nomination form. All award nomination packages will be limited to seven pages, including a one-page nomination form, a one-page basis of award, a one-page resume, a one-page public contributions summary, and three signed one-page letters of endorsement from AIAA members in good standing. AIAA will accept the old format (i.e., nomination packages of more than seven pages) through COB on 31 December 2012; however, nominators are highly encouraged to begin NOW to transition to the shorter nomination package.

    After 1 January 2013, nomination packages that exceed the page limit will be returned to the nominator and not submitted to the selection committee. Contact AIAA Honors and Awards at carols@aiaa.org for further information.


    Sustained Service Award Deadline Changed

    The nomination deadline for the Sustained Service Award has been changed to 1 July. This award is designed to recognize significant service and contributions to AIAA. The nominee must be a member in good standing who has shown continuing dedication to the interests of the Institute over a period of years. A maximum of 20 awards are presented each year. Nominations may be submitted online.


    Nominate a Young Professional for the Lawrence Sperry Award

    Each year, AIAA presents the prestigious Lawrence Sperry Award to a young professional member for notable achievement in the advancement of aeronautics and astronautics. Many distinguished individuals in the industry started out as AIAA young professionals. We know that young professionals are out there today doing amazing things, and we need your help to find and recognize them. Please take a few moments to consider if you know a young engineer (age 35 or less) who has made outstanding contributions to the field of aeronautics and astronautics. The small amount of effort it takes to nominate and recognize the efforts of a young professional will bring both you and the candidate a great feeling of satisfaction! Nominations are due 1 July. AIAA members may submit an online nomination by logging in to www.aiaa.org/MyAIAA/. To obtain a nomination form, or submit an online nomination, log in to AIAA's Honors and Awards Online Nomination page.


    Featured Products
    AIAA Book of the Month Sale
    Special offer for AIAA members only!

    Highly Flexible Structures: Modeling, Computation, and Experimentation

    Frank Pai
    2007, 742 pages
    ISBN: 978-1-56347-917-5

    This book provides new methods and advanced experimental techniques for the design, analysis, and testing of highly flexible deployable and inflatable structures (HFSs), including systematic nonlinear modeling approaches, newly developed geometrically exact structural theories, numerically exact solution methods, fully nonlinear finite element techniques, and non-contact techniques for static and dynamic testing.

    AIAA Member Price: $99.95
    Sale Price: $79.95
    List Price: $129.95


    AIAA's All-New Electronic Database Coming This Summer!
    Featuring Over Four Decades of Aerospace Research

    This summer, AIAA invites you to discover an all-new electronic database featuring over four decades of aerospace research. With AIAA’s Aerospace Research Central you can:

    • Save and schedule searches
    • Highlight books, conference proceedings, and journal articles
    • Download citations and bundle content based on topic disciplines
    • Sign up for alerts on subjects of interest
    • Access e-first publications ahead of print
    • Post links to research articles and selected book titles on social networking websites
    Stay tuned to www.aiaa.org for updates. For more information contact ARC@aiaa.org.

    Quick Takes
    Trivia
    What happened in April 1934?

    Answer: The American Interplanetary Society was renamed the American Rocket Society. The change was made because many were unhappy with the former name, believing it gave the society a “Buck Rogers” implication. The American Rocket Society retained this name until 1963, when it merged with the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences to become the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

    More trivia: Who was the President of the American Rocket Society when the name change took place?

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    From the AIAA Systems Engineering TC
    AIAA Systems Engineering Papers for the Journal of Aircraft

    Systems engineering (SE) papers relating to aircraft, aircraft system design and development, and operations are now being requested. Papers that summarize SE case studies, developmental work and technical analysis are especially desired, but others will be considered as well.

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    April Issue of Aerospace America Now Available Online

    The April 2012 issue of Aerospace America is now available online for AIAA members. Don't miss this month's feature article, "Getting from gate to gate,” in which author Jim Banke discusses the growing congestion at airports – forcing flights to queue up for takeoffs and landings – and how the resulting delays can have a ripple effect throughout the air traffic system. The author goes on to discuss NASA’s development of technology and software aimed at streamlining aircraft departures and arrivals, including ground movements, while still maintaining safe distances between planes, and how 2012 will be a busy year for testing these new air traffic management tools.



    To access the April issue of Aerospace America please visit www.aiaa.org/myaiaa, log in, and navigate to "Access Publications & Materials" to select "Aerospace America."


    Members May Now Enjoy Savings on Auto and Home Insurance

    AIAA has teamed up with Liberty Mutual to offer our members Group Savings Plus®. This unique program allows members to purchase high-quality auto, home, and renters insurance at low group rates through the convenience of automatic checking account deductions and direct home billing. You can contact Liberty Mutual directly at 1.800.524.9400 and provide client #8357, for a free, no-obligation quote, or you can visit them online.


    School Teams Preparing for AIAA's National Contest

    As reported in The Oklahoman,
    1 April 2012: A team from the University of Oklahoma's (OU) School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering is “gearing up for Design/Build/Fly, a national collegiate aviation competition” sponsored by the AIAA that runs from 13–15 April. Students and school director Farrokh Mistree praised the competition for giving students experience in "making a physical object and also analyzing the systems that make it work."


    AIAA Career Center

    AIAA is pleased to provide members with a Career Center, with extensive lists of resumes and available positions. A powerful and user-friendly search tool allows you to find the ideal job or candidate.

    More Info >


    Member Spotlight
    AIAA Congratulates Dr. J. Philip Drummond

    AIAA has selected AIAA Fellow Dr. J. Philip Drummond for its Member Spotlight for April, 2012. Drummond is a Distinguished Research Associate in the Hypersonic Air Breathing Propulsion Branch at NASA’s Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.

    Drummond joined AIAA in 1975, and was made a Fellow in 2012, He will be honored for this at the Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, 9 May 2012 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. As a member of AIAA, Drummond has been very active in the affairs of the Institute. He currently serves as the Section Technical Officer for the Hampton Roads Section of AIAA, is an Associate Editor of the AIAA Journal, and is a member of the High Speed Air Breathing Propulsion Technical Committee. Drummond has published more than 100 papers and book chapters in the fields of combustion and propulsion.

    Outside of AIAA, Drummond is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and member of the Combustion Institute. His research has won the 1989 John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Best Paper Award, the 1990 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Best Paper Award in Propulsion, the 2004 NASA Medal for Exceptional Service, the 2011 JANNAF Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 1989 Gene Zara Award for his contributions to the National Aero-Space Plan Program. Drummond is listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


    (Pictured: Dr. J. Philip Drummond)
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