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AIAA Members in the News

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


10 October
Past NASA Administrators Discuss Agency Challenges at AIAA SPACE Forum
Aviation Week Leaders from the past and present of NASA discussed some of their most difficult problems

2 October
SLS Chief Engineer Driven by 'Challenge' of Building Rocket Space Launch System (SLS) Chief Engineer Garry Lyles received the 2018 AIAA George M. Low Award for Space Transportation

29 September
KC-Z Concept Floated at AIAA Forum
The National Interest Air Force exploring stealth tanker options

24 September
Northrop Grumman Looks for Cost Savings in Small Launch Vehicle Programs The market for small launch vehicles has become more competitive

24 September
Lunar Gateway Plans Discussed at AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum The Power and Propulsion Element could be the first component of the Lunar Gateway

22 September
AIAA Associate Fellow Presents at HPC Forum in Detroit
Inside HPC Steve Legensky from Intelligent Light presented his work at HPC User Forum

20 September
Stratolaunch Systems Lays Out Roadmap for Hypersonic Rocket Planes at AIAA SPACE Forum
GeekWire The rocket planes could serve as a testbed for hypersonic flight

20 September
University of Kansas Aerospace Students Excel in Competitions
University Daily Kansan Students at the University of Kansas have won awards from AIAA and in the GoFly competition

18 September
Commercial Crew Providers Believe they are Ready to Meet NASA Safety Standards Boeing and SpaceX representatives discussed the commercial crew program on a panel at AIAA SPACE Forum 2018

17 September
AIAA Convenes Largest-Ever Gathering of NASA Administrators
AP Every NASA Administrator going back to 1989 appeared at AIAA SPACE Forum 2018

17 September
Current and Former NASA Leaders Discuss Space Agency at 60
Florida Today Six current and former NASA Administrators spoke at AIAA SPACE Forum 2018 in Orlando, Florida

17 September
Bridenstine Highlights Lunar Exploration Plans at AIAA SPACE Forum 2018
Orlando Sentinel “It's time we go back to the moon”; NASA Administrator spoke at length about human space exploration during the Forum.

5 September
Daniel Hastings Named to MIT Aerospace Engineering Department Head Role Hastings is an AIAA Fellow

4 September
AIAA Fellow to Receive Award from American Computer & Robotics Museum
Texas A&M Bonnie J. Dunbar is a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University

31 August
CFD Users See Value in Attending AIAA Forums
Digital Engineering AIAA CFD workshop discussions are influencing software updates

27 August
Glassman Honored with Guggenheim Medal, a Top Honor in Aeronautics
Princeton University Glassman is an AIAA Fellow

21 August
Former AIAA Executive Director Sandra Magnus Honored with WIA Award Magnus has been selected for the Aerospace Awareness Award by the Women In Aerospace

15 August
Pipistrel to Continue Developing Hybrid-Electric Aircraft Through MAHERA Program
Sustainable Skies Igor Perkon of Pipistrel has spoken about the research at AIAA Forums

15 August
ASTERIA Wins Award from AIAA Small Satellite Technical Committee
Satnews ASTERIA earned the Small Satellite Mission of the Year award

14 August
Students from University of Toronto's Space Flight Laboratory Win Awards at Small Satellite Conference
14 News The Small Satellite Conference is sponsored by the AIAA and Utah State University

7 August
AIAA Honorary Fellow Wanda Austin appointed Interim President of USC
Orange County Breeze Austin was President and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation from 2008 to 2016

7 August
NASA's 'Hidden Figures' Put Forward for Congressional Gold Medal AIAA endorses the Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act

3 August
Decorated WWII Pilot, Former Aircraft Executive Robert "Bob" Little Dies at 93
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Little was an AIAA Associate Fellow

2 August
Jim Maser Named Aerojet Rocketdyne Space Business SVP
GovCon Wire Maser is a former president of the AIAA

25 July
Supersonic Flight Could be Affordable in the future
Airways Boeing and Boom Supersonic have discussed the possibilities for commercial supersonic flight at AIAA Forums

24 July
John W. Dixon Award Given to Leidos Chairman Leidos chairman and CEO Roger Krone is an AIAA Fellow

20 July
AIAA UIC Wins Award at Spaceport America CUP
Chicago Tribune AIAA UIC won first place in the "30K Solid Rocket-Student Research and Developed Components" category

20 July
AIAA Associate Fellow Named Dean of Lipscomb University’s Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering
Nashville Post David Elrod is also a past chairman of the AIAA Technical Committee on Management

18 July
NASA Plots a Return to the Moon within a Decade
Florida Today AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher quoted

16 July
SDSU Graduate Student Presents Research at AIAA AVIATION Forum
The Brookings Register Archibald Amoako conducts research on cooling aerospace electronics

13 July
AIAA Fellow to Keynote 2018 SACNAS
News On 6 Dr. Ellen Ochoa has been both an astronaut and the director of NASA Johnson Space Center

11 July
Janet Kavandi Confirms Completion of SpaceX Crew Dragon Thermal Vacuum Tests at AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum
SpaceNews Crew Dragon was tested at NASA Glenn's Plum Brook Station

10 July
AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum Features Discussion of NASA SLS Plans
SpaceNews NASA is adding more SLS Block 1 launches to the manifest

6 July
AIAA Associate Fellow Gonored by International Astronautical Federation
Penn State News David B. Spencer has been named the recipient of the 2018 Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal

1 July
AIAA Forums Feature Discussions About Hypersonic Research Programs
Air Force Magazine Researchers express concern about hypersonic defense programs

28 June
Boeing Unveils Supersonic Concept at AIAA AVIATION Forum in Atlanta
Washington Post Passengers would be able to fly from New York to London in only two hours

20 June
AIAA Fellow Named Head of MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
MIT News Daniel Hastings was also awarded the Losey Atmospheric Sciences Award from the AIAA in 2002

19 June
Justin Ouwerkerk Received Best Presentation Honor at the AIAA/ASME Awards Banquet
University of Cincinnati News UC Aerospace Engineering Student Awarded Best Presentation Honor for Small Heavy-Lift Drone Design

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher quoted