Requesting Nominations for AIAA Greater Huntsville Section Council Officers and Directors
Please Submit Nominations by 4/14/2013
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Section Lunch Meeting
11:30 AM, 23 April
Dynetics Solutions Complex
Speaker: Col. Raymond Toth, USAF
Commander, Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC)
‘Arnold Engineering Development
Complex: Mission & Capabilities’
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2014 Greater Huntsville AIAA Section Scholarship Application Available
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Section Board Meeting
5:15 - 7:00 PM, 1 April
MAE 277 Technology Hall - UAH
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Col. Effrece's Presentation on "Overview of the MSIC
Mission" Available On-line
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Congratulations to Greater Huntsville Section
Sustained Service Award Recipients
The AIAA has announced that Sustained Service Awards will be
presented to Greater Huntsville Section Members Thomas M. Hancock and
John O. Lassiter. The Sustained Service Award recognizes significant
service and contributions to AIAA by members of the Institute. Mr.
Hancock is cited for "making significant contributions to AIAA providing
guidance, encouragement, inspiration and support to the Greater Huntsville
Section, fellow AIAA members, and the technical community." Mr.
Lassiter's award is for "over 38 years of sustained superior performance and
technical contributions to AIAA at the section, region, and national
Loss of Former Section Chairman
Robert Sackheim Passed Away on 22 December 2013
Click here to see a summary of his distinguished career.
Congratulations to Greater Huntsville Section 2014
AIAA Fellow David King
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics has announced
that Mr. David King of Dynetics, Inc., is one of the 2014 AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows. Presentation of the new Fellows and Honorary Fellows
will take place at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in Washington D.C.
"The title of AIAA Fellow is among the highest honors that one can earn in the aerospace community.
It represents the acknowledgement of peers that one’s 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 year’s selection committee has done an
outstanding job of identifying those who meet these standards. I congratulate each
member of this year’s class of Fellows and Honorary Fellows."
Congratulations to 2014 Associate Fellows
The AIAA has
announced the selection of the AIAA Associate Fellows class of 2014. The new
Associate Fellows will be honored at the AIAA Associate Fellows Dinner on
Monday, 13 January 2014, at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel and Convention
Center, North Harbor, Maryland, in conjunction with the AIAA SciTech Forum.
“The individuals comprising this year’s class of Associate Fellows represent
outstanding achievement and leadership in the international aerospace
community. Each can be very proud of their accomplishments, and their
admittance to the rank,” said AIAA President Mike Griffin. “Their
creativity, ingenuity and relentless pursuit of excellence have ignited the
spark of progress within our community, and each helps make our world better
for all humanity.” To be selected for the grade of Associate Fellow an
individual must be an AIAA Senior Member for at least 12 months prior to the
current deadline for Associate Fellow nomination, with at least twelve years
professional experience, and be recommended by a minimum of three current
Associate Fellows. The Greater Huntsville Section AIAA members newly
selected to become Associate Fellows are:
John Dankanich, Aero Dank, Inc.
Andrew J. Sinclair, Auburn University
Gang Wang, University of Alabama – Huntsville
Robert J. Wingate, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Qiuhai Zuo,University of Alabama – Huntsville
Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Section Leadership
The AIAA has announced its 2012–2013 Section Award winners. The Section Awards annually
honor particularly notable achievements made by member sections in a range
of activities that help fulfill the Institute’s mission. Section awards are made in five categories based on size of membership
- the Greater Huntsville Section is in
the Very Large category.
The Greater Huntsville Section tied for second place for the Outstanding Section Award. This award is presented to sections based upon their overall activities and
contributions through the year.
The Greater Huntsville Section received second place for the Communication Award. This award recognizes sections that develop and implement an outstanding communications
The Greater Huntsville Section tied for first place for the Public Policy Award. This award is presented for stimulating public awareness of the needs and benefits of
aerospace research and development, particularly on the part of government representatives, and for educating section members about the value of public policy activities.
The Greater Huntsville Section tied for first place for the Outstanding Activity Award. This award acknowledges sections that have held an outstanding activity deserving
of additional recognition. The Greater Huntsville activity was the Civil Space Symposium. This symposium was billed as “Civil Space 2013: Accelerating Tomorrow’s
Commercial Space Marketplace”. It brought together government and industry to discuss the mutual goal of efficient, effective, and reliable access for payload and crew to
near Earth Space.
Section Annual Report Available On-Line
See the full range of the Greater Huntsville Section's 2012-2013 activities
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Link to Section Facebook Page
Click here to download 2011 Revision of Section Bylaws
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