2022 AIAA Fellows Ceremony and Dinner 26 April 2022 1830 - 2200 (Eastern Daylight Time) Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia

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2019 AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows

2019 AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows

Attending the 2022 Fellows Ceremony and Dinner? You must do one of these two things:

Upload Vaccination Info Upload Negative Test Result

All AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows are cordially invited to the 2022 AIAA Fellows Ceremony and Dinner
Please help us celebrate the Class of 2022 AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows

Honorary Fellow is the highest distinction conferred by AIAA, and recognizes preeminent individuals who have had long and highly contributory careers in aerospace and who embody the highest possible standards in aeronautics and astronautics.

Roger A. Krone, Leidos
Salvatore "Tory" Bruno, United Launch Alliance, LLC
Wesley L. Harris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow upon individuals in recognition of their notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics and astronautics.

Maruthi Akella, University of Texas at Austin
Erian A. Armanios, University of Texas at Arlington
Erik P. Blasch, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Terry J. Burress, Lockheed Martin Corporation
J. Russell Carpenter, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Louis N. Cattafesta III, Florida A&M University – Florida State University
William J. Devenport, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
John J. Dong, The Boeing Company
Thomas L. Frey Jr., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
James W. Gregory, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Yanping Guo, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Marillyn A. Hewson, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Felix R. Hoots, The Aerospace Corporation
Naveed Hussain, The Boeing Company
James K. Kuchar, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., Lockheed Martin Space
Gen Lester L. Lyles, U.S. Air Force (retired)
Anastasios S. Lyrintzis, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Sergey O. Macheret, Purdue University
Sandra H. Magnus, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dimitri J. Mavriplis, University of Wyoming
Lawrence M. Robertson III, US Air Force Research Laboratory
Mary M. Roybal, Raytheon Missiles & Defense
Walter H. Rutledge, CENTRA Technology, Inc. (A PAE Company)
Amanda R. Simpson, Airbus Americas
Mark N. Sirangelo, University of Colorado
Grant H. Stokes, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Afzal Suleman, University of Victoria

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AIAA/Fellows Dinner 
12700 Sunrise Valley Dr Suite 200 
Reston, VA 20191 

 Tickets are $130

 Hotel Information

Hilton Crystal City at Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport– A block of rooms has been arranged for the AIAA Spring Business Meetings, Fellows Dinner and the Awards Gala at a rate of $179, single or double, until 23 March or the block is sold out. Register online here with Group Code AIAA or reservations can be made directly with the Hilton Crystal City by calling the hotel central reservation department at 1.800.445.8667 before the cut-off date of 23 March 2022. Please identify yourself as being a part of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics group room block.

 Health & Safety Protocols

Attending the 2022 Fellows Ceremony and Dinner? You must do one of these two things:

Upload Vaccination Info Upload Negative Test Result

Keeping you safe at the 2022 Fellows Ceremony and Dinner

All participants* must adhere to the following onsite health and safety protocols**.
*Participants include any registered or non-registered attendee, guest of an attendee, technical committee member, ancillary event participant, or anyone participating in any event correlated with the 2022 Fellows Dinner & Ceremony.

**If you have participated in a previous AIAA event, please note that you are still required to adhere to these protocols for the 2022 Fellows Dinner & Ceremony.

Prior to the 2022 Fellows Ceremony and Dinner

Present proof of full vaccination*** OR a negative COVID-19 test (taken and uploaded 24 hours for an antigen test or 48 hours for a PCR test prior to your arrival). Booster shots will not be required but are encouraged. Please be aware that failure to submit either a full vaccination record or a negative COVID-19 test will result in your denial of entry to the competition event. There will be no exceptions.
***The parameters for fully vaccinated attendees are as follows: two (2) weeks after receiving your second dose (Moderna/Pfizer) or two (2) weeks after receiving a single dose (Johnson & Johnson).

Option 1: Vaccination Verification
Proof of full vaccination may be uploaded here any time prior to arrival. Complete the required fields along with uploading a copy of your vaccine card. Once submitted, you will receive an email notifying you that your vaccine card was successfully uploaded and that a member of the IHP staff will review shortly. Once verified, you will receive an email with a green checkmark clearance document (it is sent to the email used when completing the form). 

  1. The IHP Vaccine Division will verify vaccine record submissions within 24 hours (M-F) of attendee upload and will contact the attendee if more information is needed.
  2. All participants are encouraged to submit their vaccine record to the IHP link in advance as opposed to waiting until they are onsite as it takes the verification team time to review each submission.

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Option 2: Negative COVID-19 Test Result
Your COVID-19 test is to be taken 24 hours for an antigen test or 48 hours for a PCR test prior to your arrival at the event venue. Complete the required fields and upload a picture of your negative test result. Once submitted, you will receive an email notifying you that your test was successfully uploaded and that a member of the IHP staff will review it shortly. Once the team confirms a negative test was uploaded (and within the correct time frame), you will receive an email with a clearance document. All tests (PCR, Molecular, Antigen) will be accepted regardless of whether taken at a lab or self-administered at home. Rapid antigen tests can be purchased at many local pharmacies.

Upload Negative Test Result

Once the participant takes the test (no more than 48 hours prior to the event), they will need to upload their test result following the directions above. For the BinaxNOW tests, IHP asks participants to list their name and date the test was taken on the card to verify the test is a new test and not one that was previously used. Example:


During 2022 Fellows Ceremony and Dinner

Face Masks are optional. Sanitizer stations will be available throughout the event space.

Medical Clinic Logistics
Although we do not anticipate any medical incidents, AIAA will have an onsite medical provider available with full clinic capabilities during clinic hours to ensure your healthcare needs are met.

COVID-19 Positive Case Protocol with Onsite Support

  1. In case of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, the guest will be asked to self-isolate in their hotel room or if local, to go directly home. 
  2. The guest will be responsible for extending their stay at their hotel or making alternative arrangements for the duration of the isolation period.
  3. The attendee will be responsible for the cost of the room during this time.
  4. Any positive cases are communicated to the local health department per local regulations. 
  5. Upon confirmation of the case, the IHP team will start the process of contact tracing as well as notifying individuals and colleagues who might have had prolonged exposure to the confirmed case. Any prolonged exposure (15 minutes or longer) will be notified.

Reporting a COVID-19 Case Post-Event

If an attendee becomes ill during the event, the person becomes IHP’s patient. IHP will follow up with them, providing care until the individual becomes well again. Should an individual test positive for COVID-19 after the event, they will need to contact their primary care physician, or other means of preferred medical support, as IHP’s contract with AIAA ends once the event is over. If you test positive for COVID-19 within two weeks of the event, please notify AIAA by contacting Carmela Brittingham, CarmelaB@aiaa.org.

If you have any questions about COVID-19 protocol information for the 2022 Fellows Ceremony and Dinner, please contact Carmela Brittingham, CarmelaB@aiaa.org.


 Reception: 1830 hrs 
  Dinner: 1930 hrs
  Attire: Business

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