Yvonne C. Brill Lecture in Aerospace Engineering Open for Nominations 1 October 2021 – 1 February 2022
The Yvonne C. Brill Lecture in Aerospace Engineering was established in 2013 in memory of Yvonne Brill, pioneering rocket scientist, AIAA Honorary Fellow and NAE member. She was a trailblazer at a time when women were not encouraged to enter the science and technology fields. The Lecture emphasizes research or engineering issues for space travel and exploration, aerospace education of students and the public, and other aerospace issues such as ensuring a diverse and robust engineering community.
This biennial award will be held at the National Academy of Engineering building in Washington, D.C. in October, in the even years. The next Yvonne Brill Lecture will be held in October 2022. This Lecture is free and open to the public. Nomination deadline: 1 February
Nomination Form Nomination Instructions
AIAA/NAE Yvonne C. Brill Lectureship to recognize A. Miguel San Martin, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, for his role in the Mars Science Lab.
7 October 2020, 1100-1200 hrs ET
Dr Alejandro Miguel San MartinJet Propulsion LaboratoryAwardedAward: 2020 AIAA-NAE Yvonne C. Brill Lecture in Aerospace EngineeringAIAA Citation: LECTURE: “From Airbags to Wheels: The Evolution of GN&C for Entry, Descent, and Landing”
Ms. Gwynne E ShotwellSpace Exploration Technologies CorporationAwardedAward: 2020 YVONNE C. BRILL LECTURESHIP IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERINGAIAA Citation: Lecture: Challenges and Opportunities for Space commerce enabled by low-cost, accessible space transportation
Dr Helen L Reed PETexas A&M UniversityAwardedAward: “Student Design-Build-Fly Micro- and Nano-Satellites”AIAA Citation: “Student Design-Build-Fly Micro- and Nano-Satellites”
Dr Wanda M AustinAwardedAIAA Citation: Engineering Leadership: The Need for Technical Excellence and Diversity.
Dr Adam D SteltznerJet Propulsion LaboratoryAwardedAIAA Citation: “System Engineering the Mars Entry Descent and Landing (EDL) System.”