Distinguished Lecturers Address Attendees of the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Written 11 January 2013

Topics Address Research, Public Policy, Aeronautics and Astronautics

AIAA is pleased to announce that the following lectures were presented during the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, which took place 7–10 January at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas (Dallas–Fort Worth area).


Gen John R. Dailey (USMC, Ret.), Director, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, receives the 2013 Durand Lectureship in Public Service Award, presented by AIAA VP Public Policy, Carol Cash.  Click Image for larger version

  • The AIAA Durand Lectureship in Public Service was presented at the 9th AIAA Public Policy Luncheon, on Monday, 7 January, at 12:00 p.m., by Gen. John R. Dailey, United States Marine Corps (retired), director, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C. The Durand Lectureship is presented for notable achievements by a scientific or technical leader whose contributions have led directly to the understanding and application of the science and technology of aeronautics and astronautics for the betterment of mankind.

  • The AIAA Dryden Lectureship in Research was presented on Monday, 7 January, at 5:30 p.m., by Alan H. Epstein, vice president, technology and environment, Pratt & Whitney Corporation, East Hartford, Conn. The lecture was titled, “Mechanics and Dynamics Research for Advanced Airbreathing Propulsion.” The Dryden Lectureship in Research emphasizes the importance of basic research to the advancement of aeronautics and astronautics, and salutes research scientists and engineers.

  • The AIAA Wright Brothers Lecture in Aeronautics was presented on Tuesday, 8 January, by Thomas J. Cogan, director, airplane product development, Boeing Commercial Airlines, (retired), Seattle, WA. The lecture was titled, “Creating the Dream: Development of the 787 Dreamliner.” The Wright Brothers Lectureship in Aeronautics emphasizes significant advances in aeronautics by recognizing major leaders and their contributions.

  • The AIAA von Kármán Lectureship in Astronautics was presented on Wednesday, 9 January by James H. Crocker, vice president and general manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Littleton, CO. The lecture was titled: “From Galileo to Hubble: Mankind’s Extraordinary Journey.” The von Kármán Lectureship in Astronautics honors an individual who has performed notably and with technical distinction in the field of astronautics.

For more information on any of these distinguished lectures, or on the AIAA Honors and Awards program, please contact Carol Stewart at carols@aiaa.org or 703.264.7623. For more information on the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, including the New Horizon Forum and Aerospace Exhibition, please contact Duane Hyland at 703.264.7558 or duaneh@aiaa.org.