Yvonne C. Brill Lecture in Aerospace Engineering Open for Nominations 1 October 2023 1 February 2024

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. This Lecture is free and open to the public. Nomination deadline: 1 February

Nomination Form  Nomination Instructions

Award Recipients

2022

  • Dr Robert D Braun
    The Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL)
    Awarded
    Award: 2022 Yvonne C. Brill Lecture in Aerospace Engineering
    AIAA Citation: LECTURE: "Are We Alone? Grand Challenges in Solar System Exploration"

2020

  • Dr Alejandro Miguel San Martin
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Awarded
    Award: 2020 AIAA-NAE Yvonne C. Brill Lecture in Aerospace Engineering
    AIAA Citation: LECTURE: “From Airbags to Wheels: The Evolution of GN&C for Entry, Descent, and Landing”

2018

  • Dr Helen L Reed PE
    Texas A&M University
    Awarded
    Award: “Student Design-Build-Fly Micro- and Nano-Satellites”
    AIAA Citation: “Student Design-Build-Fly Micro- and Nano-Satellites”

2016

  • Dr Wanda M Austin
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: Engineering Leadership: The Need for Technical Excellence and Diversity.

2014

  • Dr Adam D Steltzner
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: “System Engineering the Mars Entry Descent and Landing (EDL) System.”