2021 Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala 12 August 2021 1700 - 1900 (Eastern Daylight Time) Virtual
On 12 August 2021, AIAA will host an extraordinary virtual evening to inspire and advance the future of aerospace. From the important missions that reinvent our national uses of air and space, to the innovative new applications that enhance everyday living, AIAA recognizes individuals and institutions that are making the world safer, more connected, and more prosperous.
AIAA Goddard Astronautics Award
- 2020: Robert D. Cabana, NASA Kennedy Space Center
- 2021: Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, U.S. Air Force (retired)
AIAA Reed Aeronautics Award
- 2020: Alan C. Brown, Lockheed Martin Corporation (retired)
- 2021: Michimasa Fujino, Honda Aircraft Company
- 2020: Sheila E. Widnall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
AIAA Distinguished Service Award
- 2020: L. Jane Hansen, HRP Systems
- 2021: Merri J. Sanchez, The Aerospace Corporation
AIAA International Cooperation Award
- 2020: Jaiwon Shin, NASA Headquarters (retired), and Joachim Szodruch, Hamburg Aviation; IFAR, for the International Forum for Aviation Research (IFAR)
- 2021: Michael Watkins, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Michael A. Gross, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Frank Flechtner, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences; Albert Zaglauer, Airbus Defence and Space
AIAA Public Service Award
- 2020: Steve T. Knight, Former U.S. Congressman
- 2021: Marcia S. Smith, SpacePolicyOnline.com
AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award
- 2020: Patrick Neumann, Neumann Space
- 2021: Benjamin Jorns, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
AIAA Engineer of the Year
- 2020: Andrew Klesh, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- 2021: Humberto Silva III, Sandia National Laboratories
AIAA Educator Achievement Award
- 2020: Elizabeth L. Bero, Horizon Elementary School, Madison, Alabama; Beth Leavitt, Wade Hampton High School, Greenville, South Carolina; Scott McComb, Raisbeck Aviation High School, Seattle, Washington
- 2021: Suzanne Banas, South Miami Middle Community School Miami, Florida; Leesa Hubbard, W.A. Wright Elementary, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; Mark Westlake, Saint Thomas Academy, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
CELEBRATE AIAA AWARD WINNERS THROUGH SPONSORSHIP
Sponsorship opportunities at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala elevate your brand and increases visibility for your organization. We are creating opportunities that will fit your needs and budget, with more information available in May 2021.
RESERVE YOUR INDIVIDUAL TICKETS
Registration details will be announced in May 2021.
For any questions, please contact AIAA Customer Service: 800.639.2422 (U.S. Based) or 703.264.7500 (International) or via email.