AIAA Congratulates Its Corporate Member CEOs Named to STEMconnector 100 Leaders in STEM List Written 1 July 2013

(AIAA Communications 2008–2017)

July 1, 2013 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) congratulates the chief executive officers of ten of its corporate member companies for their selection to the STEMconnector® “100 CEO Leaders in STEM” list. seeks to improve education and workforce development in the “STEM” subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The CEOs of AIAA corporate members who were honored by STEMconnector are:

  • Dr. Wanda M. Austin, The Aerospace Corporation

  • Wes Bush, Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • Dave Cote, Honeywell

  • Alfred Grasso, The MITRE Corporation

  • Marillyn A. Hewson, Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • James E. Heppelmann, PTC

  • Clayton M. Jones, Rockwell Collins

  • Dr. Ralph W. Shrader, Booz Allen Hamilton

  • William H. Swanson, Raytheon Company

  • Jeffrey Wadsworth, Battelle Memorial Institute

“AIAA congratulates our corporate member CEOs on their inclusion in the STEMconnector® list of 100 CEO Leaders in STEM,” said AIAA Executive Director Sandy Magnus. “Each of these individuals should be congratulated not only for this accomplishment, but for their support of STEM education, their leadership in the aerospace community, and their commitment to helping create the next generation of aerospace engineers and scientists – who will allow us to soar to as of yet unimagined heights.”

“100 CEO Leaders in STEM,” a publication of, also presents the viewpoints of the 100 CEOs that it listed as among the nation’s top STEM leaders, on issues including: the future of American competitiveness, the STEM workforce, technology, innovation, skills to careers, public-private partnerships, and women, girls, and diversity. For more information on the “100 CEO Leaders in STEM” list, please visit

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