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    AIAA Names 2014 Aerospace Spotlight Awards Recipients
    Gala Will Also Recognize Newly Named AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows

    February 3, 2014 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has announced the 2014 recipients of its most prestigious awards. Presentation of these awards, and the recognition of the newly elected Fellows and Honorary Fellows of the Institute, will take place on April 30 at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in Washington, D.C. This annual black-tie event recognizes the most influential and inspiring individuals in aerospace, whose outstanding contributions merit the highest accolades.

    Aerospace Spotlight Awards

    The honors to be conferred at the 2014 AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala include:

    2014 Fellows and Honorary Fellows

    The highest distinction conferred by AIAA and its Board of Directors is that of Honorary Fellow, granted to preeminent individuals who have long and highly contributory careers in aerospace, and who embody the highest possible standards in aeronautics and astronautics. The 2014 Honorary Fellows are:

    Edward Greitzer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Paul Kaminski, Technovation, Inc., Hughes Research Labs, Exostar, General Dynamics
    George Muellner, U.S. Air Force, Boeing Defense Systems, University of Illinois

    The distinction of Fellow is conferred by AIAA and its Board of Directors upon those members of the Institute who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics. The 2014 AIAA Fellows are:

    Joao Luiz Azevedo, Instituto de Aeronáutica e Espaço
    Neal Barlow, U.S. Air Force Academy
    Steven Battel, Battel Engineering
    John Blanton, GE Power & Water
    John Brophy, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Tom Crouch, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
    Michael Delaney, The Boeing Company
    Eugene Dionne,Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Song Fu, Tsinghua University
    John Kim, University of California Los Angeles
    David King,Dynetics, Inc.
    Roger Krone, The Boeing Company
    Dimitris Lagoudas, Texas A&M University
    Deborah Levin, Pennsylvania State University
    Meng-Sing Liou, NASA Glenn Research Center
    Robert Lucht, Purdue University
    Jeffery Puschell, Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems
    David Riley, The Boeing Company
    Zamik Rosenwaks, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
    Daniel Scheeres, University of Colorado Boulder
    Bob Schutz, University of Texas at Austin
    Sergey Surzhikov, Russian Academy of Sciences – Institute for Problems in Mechanics
    James Voss, University of Colorado Boulder
    Richard Wahls, NASA Langley Research Center Andres Zellweger, Aerospace Consultant

    “The title of AIAA Fellow is among the highest honors that one can earn in the aerospace community. It represents the acknowledgement by peers that one’s work is truly outstanding, and that you have made lasting contributions to significantly advancing the state -of -the art of aerospace science and technology,” said AIAA President Mike Griffin. “Beyond that, the title of Honorary Fellow honors those whose work and contributions have placed each at the pinnacle of our profession. This year’s selection committee has done an outstanding job of identifying those who meet these standards. I congratulate each member of this year’s class of Fellows and Honorary Fellows.”

    In 1933, Orville Wright became AIAA’s first Honorary Fellow and AIAA Honorary Fellows and AIAA Fellows continue to be the most respected names in the aerospace industry.

    For more information on the Aerospace Spotlight Award recipients, please contact Carol Stewart at 703.264.7623 or For more information on the Honorary Fellows, or Fellows, please contact Patricia Carr at 703.264.7523 or To purchase tables and/or individual seats at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, please contact Merrie Scott at 703.264.7530 or Merrie Scott



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