From: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has announced the 2021 recipients of its most prestigious awards. Presentation of these premier awards will take place on Thursday, 12 August 2021, at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala. This will be a virtual event.
The AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala is an annual event recognizing the most influential and inspiring individuals in aerospace, whose outstanding contributions merit the highest accolades.
“Congratulations to our premier award winners,” said AIAA President Basil Hassan. “We are inspired by their hard work, skill, and achievements, and we thank them for their dedication to the aerospace industry. AIAA is committed to ensuring that aerospace professionals are recognized and celebrated for their achievements, innovations, and discoveries that make the world safer, more connected, more accessible, and more prosperous. I’m excited to recognize these trailblazers at the virtual AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala in August!”
The winners are:
AIAA Goddard Astronautics Award – Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, U.S. Air Force (retired)
AIAA Reed Aeronautics Award – Michimasa Fujino, Honda Aircraft Company
AIAA Distinguished Service Award – Merri J. Sanchez, The Aerospace Corporation
AIAA International Cooperation Award –
AIAA Public Service Award – Marcia S. Smith, SpacePolicyOnline.com
AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award – Benjamin Jorns, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
AIAA Engineer of the Year – Humberto Silva III, Sandia National Laboratories
AIAA Educator Achievement Award –
Read the Award Citations and the full release, here.
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