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AIAA Members in the News

AIAA members make headlines everyday. The Institute celebrates these amazing accomplishments!

2018

15 June
AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher testifies on Capitol Hill
SpaceNews Dumbacher testified in a hearing held by the House space subcommittee


13 June
AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee holds essay contest
The New Orleans Advocate Rachel Pizzolato was the national winner of the 8th grade contest


11 June
Parimal Kopardekar Named Finalist for Sammies People’s Choice Award
India West Kopardekar is an AIAA Fellow


1 June
Student from Connecticut Wins AIAA-Sponsored Prize at 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Connecticut Journal Inquirer Keshav Vedula's project on airfoils was awarded a $1000 prize


31 May
Keoki Jackson to Join NIST Technology Advisory Committee
NIST.gov Jackson is an AIAA Associate Fellow and serves on the AIAA Foundation Board of Trustees


27 May
Dana Turse Becomes AIAA Technical Subcommittee Chair
CompositesWorld Turse is a director at Roccor


25 May
AIAA Journal Published Noteworthy Paper on 'Autophage' Engines
International Business Times New ‘Autophage’ Engine Would Eat Its Rocket's Body For Fuel


24 May
AIAA Associate Fellow Named NASA Associate Administrator
Aero-News Network Steve Jurczyk is now the highest-ranking civil servant at the agency


23 May
AIAA Vandenberg Sponsors STEM Awards for Students
Santa Maria Times The awards were given at the 33rd annual Central Coast STEM Expo


23 May
AIAA Fellow Reflects on Career Accomplishments
UT Austin News Armand Chaput worked for the CIA during the Cold War, and is a professor today


23 May
AIAA Student Conference Award Winner Heads to Air Force Institute of Technology
The Gazette Anna DeMoret conducted research on reducing noise from drone propellers


18 May
Al Bowers Profiled by Aerotech News
Aerotech News Bowers is the Chief Scientist at NASA Armstrong and an AIAA member


14 May
NAVAIR Engineers Recognized by the San Diego Section of AIAA
The Lexington Park Leader The award was for the development of the F/A-18/EA-18G Cabin Pressure Test Laboratory


11 May
AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher Interviewed on The Space Show
The Space Show Dumbacher answered questions from the listening audience as well


10 May
CCSD Students Win Awards at Science Fair
Denver Post YourHub Morgan Cragin and Krithik Ramesh won prizes from AIAA


7 May
AIAA Fellow nominated for Service to America ("Sammy") Award
Fedscoop Parimal H. Kopardekar is a finalist in the Promising Innovations Medal category


4 May
Three Indian American Scientists Among Latest Group of AIAA Fellows
India West Supriya Banerjee, Parimal H. Kopardekar and Sankaran Mahadevan became AIAA Fellows


1 May
Michael D. Packer Elected to Manufacturing Leadership Council
Manufacturing News Packer is an AIAA Associate Fellow


27 April
Three students from Wisdom Lane Middle School win awards in AIAA Long Island essay contest
Leavittown Public Schools Angelina Pilataxy Erin Alvarez, and Gary Nepravishta won awards


27 April
John Elbon to Become ULA Chief Operating Officer
SpaceNews.com Elbon is an executive at Boeing and AIAA member


27 April
Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala to be Held in Washington
Politico The annual gala for the AIAA will be held on 2 May


26 April
Michael Griffin Has a Mandate for Change at DoD
Defense One Michael Griffin is the new undersecretary of Defense for research and engineering


22 April
Space Industry Expresses Support for Bridenstine’s Confirmation
SpaceNews.com AIAA released a statement about Bridenstine's confirmation to the NASA administrator post


10 April
Students Prepare for AIAA Design/Build/Fly 2018
The State Press ASU Air Devils plan to attend the annual competition


6 April
AIAA Paper on Marsbees Cited in Vice News Article
Vice News NASA funds robot bee research project


5 April
Army Researchers to Serve in AIAA Leadership Roles
APG News Dr. Sidra Silton and Dr. Matthew Munson elected to leadership roles


3 April
Blended Wing Body Planes Remain Unlikely for Commercial Flight
Leeham News and Comment The economics of BWB-style planes are hard to justify


3 April
HondaJet Innovation Earns Honda Aircraft Prestigious Aerospace Award
Triad Business Journal Honda Aircraft Co. will receive the 2018 Foundation Award for Excellence from the AIAA


22 March
University of Central Florida Receives Software Grant from Siemens
NEMA.org AIAA at UCF will have access to software used in industry through the in-kind software grant


8 March
MIT Researchers Study Charging Aircraft to Reduce Lightning Strikes
MIT News The results of the research were published in the AIAA Journal


7 March
AIAA Fellow Named to Manufacturing Leadership Council's Board of Governors
KAIT Michael D. Packer will be serving as the Vice-Chair


7 March
Yale Hosts Aerospace Showcase
Yale SEAS Annual Aeronautica showcase features AIAA-affiliated student group


2 March
AIAA Member Named Director of Texas A&M Turbo Lab
Chemical Processing Eric Petersen is a 10-year veteran of the Turbomachinery Lab


26 February
AIAA Fellow Named Dean of Kent State University College of Aeronautics and Engineering
Cleveland.com Christina Bloebaum is an aerospace engineer


24 February
AIAA at Oregon State University Participates in STEM Event
Corvallis Gazette-Times AIAA at OSU helps bring STEM activities to local community


23 February
AIAA Fellow Inducted Into Hagler Institute for Advanced Study
KBTX James E. Hubbard Jr. will be working alongside students and faculty at Texas A&M University


19 February
Engineers in Huntsville Embrace Virtual Reality
Rocket City Now Members of AIAA in Huntsville are using virtual reality to design spacecrafts


14 February
Society Provides Networking, Mentoring for Young Professionals
The Redstone Rocket AIAA Huntsville goes the extra mile with YP activities


14 February
Elkton Lbrary to Host Engineering Event
KPVI AIAA, Orbital ATK, and Discover E team up to show "Dream Big" film in Delaware


12 February
AIAA Associate Fellow Elected to 2018 Wash100
GovConExec Christopher Jones elected to Wash100 for technical leadership in strengthening enterprise IT infrastructure


7 February
AIAA Tennessee Section to Host Distinguished Lecturer
Herald Chronicle Dr. Rostislav Spektor to speak during Engineers Week Banquet Feb. 22


5 February
AIAA at University of Illinois Chicago Featured in Short Film
Motherboard Rocket engines burning in slow motion captivates YouTube audience


2 February
Aurora Executives Inducted into Fellows Class
Inside NOVA Chief Innovation Officer John Tylko and Chief Operating Officer Matthew Hutchison joined the Class of 2018 AIAA Associate Fellows


31 January
Physicist Michael H. Moloney Named New AIP CEO
WBCB Moloney is an AIAA Senior Member


30 January
AIAA Associate Fellow Puneet Singla Named AAS Fellow
Penn State News Singla is also associate editor for AIAA’s Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics


29 January
‘We’re not moving fast enough,’ Air Force Leader Says
Dayton Daily News Air Force listening tour will stop at AIAA Forum in Cincinatti


26 January
AIAA Paper Cited in MIT News Article about the Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative
MIT News Ariel Ekblaw and Joseph Paradiso wrote an AIAA paper on self-assembling space structures


25 January
Experts Discuss Pilotless planes in The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail Public acceptance of pilotless planes is a major hurdle


24 January
AIAA Fellow Appointed Acting Dean of Engineering at Yale
Yale News Mitchell Smooke appointed as acting dean of engineering


22 January
University of Virginia Student Recognized on 20 Twenties list
UVA Today Matthew Asper is researching aircraft icing with Rolls-Royce to prevent ice accretion in turbine engines


19 January
AFRL Announces 14 “Listening Sessions" for Science and Technology Review
Air Force Magazine A listening session will be held at AIAA AVIATION Forum in Atlanta, Georgia


16 January
No Official Comment on SR-72 Development
SPACE.com Ambiguous wording at AIAA SciTech stokes rumors, but no official comment from the military or Lockheed Martin


16 January
America’s Fastest Spy Plane May Be Back—and Hypersonic
Bloomberg Technology AIAA SciTech Forum fuels talk of SR-71 successor


15 January
Boeing Unveils Model of Hypersonic Demonstrator at AIAA SciTech Forum
Futurism The twin-tail, tapered-wing concept hasn't yet been approved for full-scale development


14 January
Boeing Shows Off New Warplane Design at AIAA SciTech Forum
IB Times The design is meant for speeds over Mach 5


14 January
NMSU Retiree Receives Lifetime Aeronautical Achievement Award
KRWG Erich Klein received a lifetime achievement award from the AIAA


12 January
NMSU Retiree Erich Klein Receives Lifetime Aeronautical Achievement Award
Santa Fe New Mexican Erich Klein received the Otto C. Winzen Lifetime Achievement award


12 January
Boeing Attempts to Build off of X-51 Waverider Concept
Popular Mechanics The aerospace industry is racing to build a hypersonic strike and reconnaisance vehicle


12 January
AFRL's Advanced Multi-Junction Solar Cells Deliver High Efficiency, Reduced Costs for Space
Andrews Gazette The advanced solar cells are undergoing testing and qualification to the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics S-111 standard


11 January
Aviation Week Hosts Podcast at AIAA SciTech Forum
Aviation Week Aviation Week interviews Pratt & Whitney’s Executive Director for Advanced Programs and Technologies James Kenyon at SciTech


11 January
AEDC Gearing Up to Host Area High School Students for 2018 National Engineers Week
Herald Chronicle AIAA Tennessee will be assisting with Engineers Week


11 January
Aurora Executives Inducted into AIAA’s 2018 Associate Fellows Class
Earth Imaging Journal Chief Innovation Officer John Tylko and Chief Operating Officer Matthew Hutchison were inducted as AIAA Associate Fellows


10 January
U of T Engineering Student, Alumnus Named to List of Future Aerospace Leaders
U of T News University of Toronto shines in 20 Twenties


9 January
Aviation Week Network Announces 20 Twenties Winners for 2018
WBOC Aviation Week and AIAA announced the 2018 winners of the 20 Twenties awards


8 January
Sikorsky Chief Engineer Talks Future of CH-53K at AIAA SciTech Forum
Rotor and Wing International The CH-53K will be Sikorsky’s first paperless design


8 January
MIT, Johns Hopkins Students Win Top Prize at SmallSat Conference
Satellite Today Julian Brown and Keaton Stubis were awarded the top prize at the 2017 Conference on Small Satellites


5 January
Meet Morgan: Broncos Rookie Cheerleader and Aerospace Engineer
Before It's News Morgan has presented her work at AIAA conferences


4 January
Report Calls for ISS Research Transition Plan and Use of Alternative Platforms
Space.com AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher quoted