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February 7, 2014

AIAA names aerospace spotlight award recipients

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics recently announced the 2014 recipients of its most prestigious awards.

Presentation of these awards, and the recognition of the newly elected Fellows and Honorary Fellows of the Institute, will take place April 30 at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

This annual black-tie event recognizes the most influential and inspiring individuals in aerospace, whose outstanding contributions merit the highest accolades.

The honors to be conferred at the 2014 AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala include:

  • AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence: X-51A WaveRider Team
  • AIAA Goddard Astronautics Award: Glynn Lunney, NASA (retired)
  • AIAA Reed Aeronautics Award: Ben Zinn, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • AIAA International Cooperation Award: John LaGraff, Syracuse University
  • AIAA Distinguished Service Award: Michael Yarymovych, Sarasota Space Associates
  • AIAA Public Service Award: Kathie Olsen, ScienceWorks
  • Daniel Guggenheim Medal: Abraham Karem, Karem Aircraft. Inc.

2014 Fellows, honorary fellows

The highest distinction conferred by AIAA and its Board of Directors is that of Honorary Fellow, granted to preeminent individuals who have long and highly contributory careers in aerospace, and who embody the highest possible standards in aeronautics and astronautics. The 2014 Honorary Fellows are:

  • Edward Greitzer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Paul Kaminski, Technovation, Inc., Hughes Research Labs, Exostar, General Dynamics
  • George Muellner, U.S. Air Force, Boeing Defense Systems, University of Illinois

The distinction of Fellow is conferred by AIAA and its Board of Directors upon those members of the Institute who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics. The 2014 AIAA Fellows are:

  • Joao Luiz Azevedo, Instituto de Aeron·utica e EspaÁo
  • Neal Barlow, U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Steven Battel, Battel Engineering
  • John Blanton, GE Power & Water
  • John Brophy, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Tom Crouch, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
  • Michael Delaney, The Boeing Company
  • Eugene Dionne, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Song Fu, Tsinghua University
  • John Kim, University of California Los Angeles
  • David King, Dynetics, Inc.
  • Roger Krone, The Boeing Company
  • Dimitris Lagoudas, Texas A&M University
  • Deborah Levin, Pennsylvania State University
  • Meng-Sing Liou, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Robert Lucht, Purdue University
  • Jeffery Puschell, Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems
  • David Riley, The Boeing Company
  • Zamik Rosenwaks, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Daniel Scheeres, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Bob Schutz, University of Texas at Austin
  • Sergey Surzhikov, Russian Academy of Sciences ñ Institute for Problems in Mechanics
  • James Voss, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Richard Wahls, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Andres Zellweger, Aerospace Consultant

The title of AIAA Fellow is among the highest honor that one can earn in the aerospace community. It represents the acknowledgement by peers that oneís work is truly outstanding, and that you have made lasting contributions to significantly advancing the state of the art of aerospace science and technology, said AIAA President Mike Griffin. Beyond that, the title of Honorary Fellow honors those whose work and contributions have placed each at the pinnacle of our profession. This yearís selection committee has done an outstanding job of identifying those who meet these standards. I congratulate each member of this yearís class of Fellows and Honorary Fellows.
In 1933, Orville Wright became AIAAís first Honorary Fellow, and AIAA Honorary Fellows and AIAA Fellows continue to be the most respected names in the aerospace industry.




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