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                                                                                      technical challenges are just as real; the work is just as hard; the
                                           A REWARDING PROFESSION                     opportunity to contribute just as great; and the feeling of accomplish-
                                           THAT INSPIRES EXCITEMENT                   ment just as rewarding.
                                                                                          As I watched those familiar faces celebrating, another thought
                                           My plan for this article was to do an      occurred to me: I was as happy for the success as they were. When
                                           update on our various IT systems.          the first indication of success appeared, I shouted something—
                                           I’ll still do that, briefly, at the end,   “YES!” The rest of the folks in the living room—yeah, there were
                                           but the “events” of the past few           three other couples at the house—looked at me as though I was
                                           days have prompted another line of         crazy. It’s one of the great and maybe unique things about our pro-
                                           thinking. Because of the various           fession: we share in successes, and we feel the pain of failures. Our
                                           schedules related to getting the           pulse goes up a little when those big solids on the Shuttle ignite,
                                           magazine in your hands near the            whether on television or live. The first flight of an aircraft—any air-
                                           beginning of each month, this arti-        craft—is a big deal. Two days after Phoenix’s landing brought
                                           cle was written a little more than a       reports of a communications problem; the next day it was fixed. We
                                           month before you see it. I sat down        follow the news on things like that, feel the highs and lows.
                                           to finalize this “July” column over            In the elevator lobby of the AIAA office in Reston, we are playing
                                           Memorial Day weekend. So the               a continuous loop of about half (so far) of the “When Did You Know”
                                           “past few days” were 24–27 May.            stories that were taped at Aerospace Sciences and Inside
          At the AIAA Awards Gala on 14 May, the AIAA Foundation Award                Aerospace. On the Web site (click on “My AIAA”) you can read well
       for Excellence was presented to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory               over 100 stories, including some from the biggest names in our pro-
       “To recognize 50 years of historic space exploration which began               fession, and from high school students. They are fascinating—and
       with the first Earth-orbiting U.S. satellite—Explorer I—and continues          some are not what you’d expect. Take a look; you can’t help but be
       today throughout the solar system and beyond.” On Sunday, 25                   inspired! If you haven’t posted your story, go to the Web site. We’re
       May, a current JPL-managed program, the NASA Phoenix Mars                      not sure if we’ll do more taping, so “stay tuned.” However you do it—
       Lander was to complete its 10-month, 423-million-mile journey and              a WDYK story, a visit to a local school, mentoring a young profes-
       touch down near the Martian north polar ice cap. The May 2008                  sional: Share your excitement!
       Bulletin featured Phoenix on page B1.                                              To return to IT, Klaus Dannenberg, our CIO, will do a compre-
          So there I was on Sunday afternoon of a three-day weekend,                  hensive update here next month. For now, the source selection for
       logged onto the NASA Web site waiting to find out whether Phoenix              the main Association Management Software system is done, and
       made it through Entry-Descent-Landing and would return images—                 we are underway with Avectra. It will take about a year to bring the
       the first test that things had gone as planned. The pictures of the            new capability on-line. We’ve selected ScholarOne for our
       control room when they received the first telemetry from the surface           Submission and Peer Review processes, including journal manu-
       told the story: grown men and women, world-class engineers and                 scripts, conference abstracts, and award nominations.
       scientists giving high fives and backslaps—acting just like people             Susquehanna Technologies will do the development of the
       anywhere else who had worked for years on something and seen it                Microsoft SharePoint tool for Web Content Management. We are
       succeed. Not exactly the public’s perception of aerospace geeks                still evaluating tools and vendors to help with exhibit management.
       with our slide rules and pocket protectors (OK, calculators), etc.             Just as important, Jay Dennis, our new IT Director has filled all the
          I’ve used a video of the control room when the Spirit rover landed          2008 IT staff positions. So we are off and running to deliver the kind
       at many high school career days. The reactions of the participants
                                                                                      of IT capability that AIAA requires and you deserve. Thanks for your
       are the same as on 25 May—maybe even a little more “over the top”
                                                                                      patience as we continue through the transition.
       because of a delay in confirmation of the successful landing. My                                                                             Bob Dickman
       message to the students is that this profession that we are in can still                                                                    bobd@aiaa.org
       provide the excitement of the early days of the air or space age. The

      CALL FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATIONS
                                                                                          2008 AIAA/AAAE/ACC Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award
      The 2008–2009 AIAA Nominating Committee will meet on 21
                                                                                         Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2008 AIAA/
      August 2008 to review nominees and select candidates to partici-
                                                                                         AAAE/ACC Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award. The recipient
      pate in the Board of Directors election to fill the following vacancies:           will receive a certificate and a $10,000 honorarium. This award is
         President-Elect                                                                 jointly sponsored by AIAA, the American Associate of Airport
         Vice President-Elect, Education                                                 Executives (AAAE), and the Airports Consultants Council (ACC)
         Vice President-Elect, Public Policy                                                 The award honors the person or persons judged to have con-
         Director-At-Large                                                               tributed most outstandingly during the recent past toward achieving
                                                                                         compatible relationships between airports and/or heliports with the
         Director—International
                                                                                         surrounding environment. Such improvements might be in airport
         Director, Technical—Aerospace Sciences Group                                    land use, airport noise reduction, protection of environmental critical
         Director, Technical—Aerospace Design & Structures Group                         resources, architecture, landscaping, or other design considerations
         Director, Technical—Engineering & Technology Management                         to improve compatibility of airports and their communities, etc.
            Group                                                                            Deadline for submission of nominations is 1 October 2008.
         Director—Region 2                                                                   Presentation of the award will be made at the AAAE/ACC
         Director—Region 3                                                               Planning, Design and Construction Symposium, scheduled for
         Director—Region 6                                                               February 2009. The recipient will be asked to make a brief presen-
                                                                                         tation describing their accomplishment/contribution.
         AIAA members may recommend themselves or other qualified,                           For a nomination form, visit
      dynamic members as nominees by submitting a nomination                             www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=292#Honors%20and%20A
      through the AIAA Web site (go to www.aiaa.org, log in, and select                  wardsor. For more information, contact the Manager, AIAA
      Board of Director Nomination) by 15 August 2008.                                   Honors and Awards Program at 703.264.7623 or by e-mail at car-
                                                                                         ols@aiaa.org.
      David J. Quackenbush
      AIAA Secretary
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      Past Director Edward Stone (left)
      accepts the AIAA Foundation Award
      of Excellence on behalf of the Jet      Recognized during presentation of the AIAA Foundation Award of Excellence to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
      Propulsion Laboratory. With him is      were (beginning at left) former JPL Engineer Henry Richter, JPL Past Directors Bruce Murray, Lew Allen, and
      Bob Dickman (left).                     Edward Stone (at podium), and JPL Director Charles Elachi.


      INDUSTRY LEADERS HONORED AT AIAA AEROSPACE SPOTLIGHT AWARDS GALA
      AIAA presented its highest awards at the annual Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala on 14 May 2008, at the Ronald Reagan Building and
      International Trade Center, Washington, DC. When asked about the Gala, AIAA President Mr. George Muellner stated: “The 2008 AIAA
      Awards Gala provided the opportunity for senior leaders in government and industry to recognize the ‘best of the best’ in aerospace. Those
      honored included the new class of AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows and the major award winners in the aerospace categories.”
         Mr. Muellner opened the Gala with a warm welcome to the evening’s guests, followed by a presentation of the 2008 AIAA Honorary
      Fellows and Fellows, recognizing and congratulating all of them for their outstanding achievements. After dinner, Mr. Muellner presented the
      prestigious AIAA awards, which are the highest awards that the Institute bestows for achievement in the aerospace sciences.
         Recognizing outstanding achievement is one of the primary responsibilities of AIAA. The honors and awards program is extensive, provid-
      ing many opportunities for recognition of notable and significant contributions by members. The Institute is now accepting nominations for its
      highest awards; the nomination deadline is 1 October 2008. For more information about the AIAA Honors and Award program, please con-
      tact Carol Stewart at carols@aiaa.org or at 703.264.7623.




      Above: 2007 Daniel Guggenheim Medallist Alexander Flax (2nd from right) poses with
      (beginning at left) AIAA President George Muellner; David Peters, Midwest Regional Vice
      President of the American Helicopter Society; Susan Skemp, Past President of the
      American Society of Mechanical Engineering; and Ron York, Aerospace Vice President at
      SAE International.
      Above right: AIAA President George Muellner (left) with Charles Elachi, Director of the Jet
      Propulsion Laboratory and AIAA Goddard Astronautics Award recipient.
      Below right: AIAA President George Muellner (left) with Howard University Distinguished
      Professor and AIAA International Cooperation Award recipient Peter Bainum.

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                                                                Left: The 2008 AIAA Reed
                                                                Aeronautics Award was pre-
                                                                sented by AIAA President
                                                                George Muellner (left) to Alain
                                                                Garcia (right), Technical
                                                                Advisor to the CEO of Airbus
                                                                S.A.S., Toulouse, France.
                                                                Right: Amanda Wright Lane
                                                                (right), Great Grandniece of
                                                                Orville and Wilbur Wright and
                                                                the 2008 Public Service Award
                                                                recipient, with AIAA President
                                                                George Muellner (left).




      Capt. Mordecai Levin (center), Executive Director of Masterflight Foundation,               John Blanton (right), Chief Consulting Engineer-Heat
      Richmond, Illnois, and recipient of the Barry Goldwater Award, poses with AIAA              Transfer of GE Energy in Greenville, South Carolina, and
      President George Muellner (left) and AIAA National Capital Section Chair Edward             AIAA Distinguished Service Award recipient poses with
      Yarbrough (right).                                                                          AIAA President George Muellner.




      2008 AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows.

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      TOMORROW’S AEROSPACE ENGINEERS’ DESIGNS                                  OBITUARIES
      SOAR TODAY—CESSNA/RAYTHEON MISSILE SYSTEMS
      STUDENT DESIGN/BUILD/FLY COMPETITION                                       AIAA Fellow Pinkel Died in March
                                                                                   Irving I. Pinkel, who served almost three decades at NASA
      Duane Hyland
                                                                               Glenn Research Center, passed away on 13 March. Pinkel made
      Cessna Field in Wichita, KS, buzzed from 18–20 April 2008, with          significant contributions to aerodynamics, supersonic flight, aircraft
      the sound of remote-controlled aircraft. The planes represented the      icing, and fluid systems designs, but is best known for his work in
      entries of 51 colleges and universities from 26 states and 3 foreign     safety for space flight and aircraft operations. He was 94.
      countries taking part in the Cessna/Raytheon Missile Systems                 Pinkel began his NASA career in 1940 at NACA Langley,
      Student Design/Build/Fly Competition, sponsored in conjunction           before transferring in 1942 to work on the hydraulics challenge of
      with the AIAA Foundation.                                                engine lubricating systems at the new NACA Aircraft Engine
         The Student Design/Build/Fly competition, now in its twelfth          Research Facility in Cleveland. By 1949, Pinkel inherited responsi-
      year, challenges teams of graduate and undergraduate students to         bility for the icing program that he helped revive by launching a
      design and build a battery-powered, radio-controlled aircraft con-       new research program in cooperation with commercial airlines and
      forming to a very specific set of guidelines. This year’s contest        the U.S. Air Force. During the 1950s, he directed the center’s
      required teams to fly the aircraft over a defined course, while carry-   Aircraft Fire Prevention Program, which involved controlled crash-
      ing a randomly assigned payload, comprised of either six half-liter      ing over 40 full-scale aircraft at an airfield in Ravenna, OH, to
      water bottles, or bricks, and then land the plane without damage to      understand the sources of fire and the nature of its life-threatening
      earn flight scores. Teams also had to write a technical report about     impact. The program led to the development of design principles
      their aircraft. Team scores were comprised of their flight scores        and systems to reduce the incident of crash fires, increase the
      and technical paper score. Judges and technical advisors stated          survival of passengers, and improve seat designs that reduce the
      that this year’s field was the deepest, most prepared, and techni-       effects of impact, which became the basis for federal standards.
      cally proficient field yet in the competition’s history.                     As a result of his crash fires expertise, Pinkel was appointed to
         After two days of flights, Oklahoma State University’s “Team          the accient investigatioin team for the Apollo 1 launch pad fire and
      Black” flew off with top honors and the $2,500 top prize, with a score   was similarly involved in the Apollo 13 onboard explosion. In
      of 13,801.8 points. Taxiing right behind them, with a score of 8,556.6   response to their findings, NASA Administrator James Webb asked
      points, was the “Hornworks Team” from the University of Texas at         Pinkel to create and head an internal agency called the Aerospace
      Austin earning the $1,500 second place prize. Third prize, and           Safety Research and Data Institute to serve as a clearinghouse for
      $1,000, went to Oklahoma State University’s “Team Orange,” which         safety information primarily for NASA and its contractors.
      scored 6,583.4 points. The technical paper written by the team from          Pinkel received the NACA Distinguished Service Medal (1957)
      Wichita State University, “Team AreoShock,” was named the best           and the NASA Sustained Superior Performance Award (1963).
      technical paper, while the entry from the Massachusetts Institute of     Other significant awards he received include the Flight Safety
      Technology, “Team Cardinal,” had the lowest battery system weight.       Foundation Award (1953) and the AIAA Systems Safety and
         Members of the winning team, Oklahoma State University’s              Effectiveness Award (1980). After retirement, Pinkel spent several
      “Team Black” are: Jeremy Acord, Heather Beem, Bradley Chai,              years as a safety consultant for Boeing, investigating aircraft
      Andrew Contreras, Thomas Dawson, Paul Egan, Shaw Fleming,                crashes all over the world.
      Trey Hammond, Grant Heimbach, Keisuke Kurodo, Andrew
      Mathiasen, Jose Moreno, Mike Novick, and Chase Slater.                     von Braun’s Chief Scientist Died in May
         The Student Design/Build/Fly competition is made possible by             Dr. Ernst Stuhlinger, former rocket scientist and visionary,
      the joint efforts of the dedicated and hardworking volunteers from       died 25 May. He was 94.
      Cessna Aircraft, Raytheon Missile Systems, The Naval Research               Born in Niederrimbach, Germany, Ernst Stuhlinger earned a
      Lab, and the following AIAA Technical Activities Committees:             Ph.D. in physics from the University of Tübingen at age 23. As an
      Applied Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design, Flight Test, and Design           assistant professor at the Berlin Institute of Technology, he per-
      Engineering. Financial support for the contest was provided by           formed research in cosmic rays and nuclear physics and partici-
      Cessna Aircraft, Raytheon Missile Systems, and the AIAA                  pated in the German atomic energy program. In 1943, he joined
      Foundation. For more information on the competition, contact             Wernher von Braun’s team at Peenemuende, where he served in
      Jayesh Hirani at jayeshh@aiaa.org or 703.264.7564.                       the field of guidance and control systems for military rockets. At
                                                                               the end of World War II, Stuhlinger joined the other members of
                                                                               von Braun’s group of 126 scientists and engineers in the United
                                                                               States to work on civilian uses for advanced rockets.
                                                                                  At the Redstone Arsenal in the 1950s, Stuhlinger served as a
                                                                               senior research director on the civilian Project Orbiter campaign.
                                                                               That led to the first successful U.S. spaceflight, the launch of the
                                                                               Explorer 1 satellite powered by a modified Army Jupiter-C rocket
                                                                               on 31 January 1958, 16 weeks after the launch of Sputnik.
                                                                                  At the time, Stuhlinger also developed designs for solar-powered
                                                                               spacecraft. The most popular design relied on ion stream vapor
                                                                               emitted by cesium atoms accelerated by negatively charged elec-
                                                                               trodes that would push the ion stream through a propulsion chan-
                                                                               nel. The mechanism would be powered by the 1 kilowatt of radiant
                                                                               energy that falls on each square meter of surface from the sun.
                                                                                  Stuhlinger was director of the Space Science Laboratory at
                                                                               NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center from 1960 to 1968. He then
                                                                               served as its associate director for science from 1968 to 1975,
                                                                               when he left and became an adjunct professor and senior
                                                                               research scientist at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. He
                                                                               was an AIAA Fellow.

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       Team Ohio and Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH) take time out from their meeting to smile for the         Representative Ken Calvert (R-CA) speaks to
       camera.                                                                                                 AIAA members at the Congressional Visits
                                                                                                               Day reception.



       DON’T FORGET: AUGUST IS FOR AEROSPACE!
       Duane Hyland

       Every August, members of Congress return to their home districts
       as part of a summer work period, affording AIAA members a
       chance to engage their representatives on aerospace issues at
       venues far removed from the constraints of Capitol Hill.
           Unlike AIAA’s other cornerstone grassroots public policy pro-
                                                                                      I was born shortly before World War II and was fascinated by science
       gram—Congressional Visits Days—August is for Aerospace is a                fiction and the airplanes of WWII and the Korean War. I avidly followed
       lot less formal. Members can chose how they wish to interact with          the fighter battles over Mig Alley. In 1957, Life magazine published a
       their representatives. In recent years, sections have invited con-         story about rockets and launching to orbit, together with beautiful artist
       gressmen to tour the facilities where their members work, hosted           pictures. Right then I knew that I wanted to work on those rockets. And
       special roundtable discussions and forums on aerospace issues,             so I did-the Titan 3C project in the early 60s and the Ares I project now.
       and have invited representatives to section dinners. The goal of           In between, I worked on tactical missiles. I am a Fluid Mechanic and
       any interaction is threefold: first, to stress the importance of the       proud of it.—Michael Hemsch (Associate Fellow), Aerospace
       aerospace industry to America and to the local economy; second,            Technologist, NASA Langley Research Center
       to thank the representative for the work they’ve done, and will con-
       tinue to do, on aerospace issues; and most important, to continue             My father was in the Air Force, so I grew up around airplanes. We
       to build a relationship and dialogue between policymakers and              were stationed at Scott AFB, IL, from 1980 to 1984. One time they were
       AIAA’s membership.                                                         able to bring the Shuttle in for an Air Show. We went out to watch the
                                                                                  767 land, and also went to the Open House to see it on the ground. That
           This year’s August is for Aerospace program takes on signifi-
                                                                                  was most likely Columbia, and that was what I wanted to do from then
       cant meaning, as it will be one of our last chances, as an organi-
                                                                                  on.—Kimberly Curry, AIAA Member
       zation, to engage our elected representatives prior to November’s
       Presidential election. According to AIAA’s Vice President of Public           I got off the bus on a sunny day in second grade in Central FL in the mid
       Policy, Phil Hattis, “While it is certain that a new Administration will   80s. There was a jet flying really high that left behind a tail and I just knew, I
       be in place in 2009, its aerospace policy is not yet defined.              just knew that one day I would be a pilot and be flying planes. Well, I didn't
       Meanwhile, the future of the Space Exploration Vision, the                 realize that goal, but turned it into a love of space that I finalized into a
       National Aeronautics R&D Plan, NextGen, and American                       career as an Aerospace Engineer.—Rebecca Myers, Student Member
       Workforce Competitiveness, must be addressed. In this policy
       void, our elected congressional representatives can have a major,             As an Air Force brat maybe it was destined, but I specifically remember
                                                                                  being around 8 years old when we moved to Patrick AFB in Satellite Beach
       direct impact on the aerospace policy direction, and can help to
                                                                                  FL. It was 1968 and I got to watch the Apollo launches from the roof of my
       guide the new administration toward long-term plans. So in this
                                                                                  house. I got to meet a few astronauts and touch a moon rock. I decided I
       environment it’s vital that all of our members get involved with           wanted to be an aerospace engineer, maybe even an astronaut. While in
       August is for Aerospace. It is our path to taking part in a national       college I decided I would rather design the systems than fly them and could
       discourse to make policymakers aware of the crucial importance             not imagine doing anything else. Now having helped design the C-17, B-2,
       of aerospace to national security, to technological leadership, and        and F-35 I hope to continue a long career in the field.—William Branch
       to economic strength, while also making them aware of the critical         (Associate Fellow), Lockheed Martin
       need to prepare the next generation workforce for an increasingly
       competitive and global marketplace.”                                          AIAA’s new “When Did You Know?” campaign captures the piv-
           For information on how you can get involved with August is for         otal moments that inspire lifelong careers in aerospace. What ignit-
       Aerospace, please visit www.aiaa.org/a4a or contact your Public            ed your imagination? When did you know? To find out more, visit
       Policy Grassroots Coordinator, Duane Hyland, at                            www.aiaa.org/ShareYourStory.
       Duaneh@aiaa.org, or at 703.264.7558.


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                                                                                   of the science and technology of aeronautics and astronautics for
      CALL FOR NOMINATIONS                                                         the betterment of mankind.
      Recognize the achievements of your colleagues by nominating                     von Kármán Lectureship in Astronautics recognizes an indi-
      them for an award. Nominations are now being accepted for the                vidual who has performed notably and distinguished himself tech-
      following awards, and must be received at AIAA Headquarters no               nically in the field of astronautics.
      later than 1 October 2008. A nomination form can be downloaded
      from www.aiaa.org, or AIAA members may submit nominations                      Joint Society Awards
      online using www.aiaa.org, “MY AIAA.”                                          The Daniel Guggenheim Medal honors persons who make
                                                                                   notable achievements in the advancement of aeronautics. This
         Major Awards & Lectureships                                               award is jointly sponsored by AIAA, ASME, SAE, and AHS.
         Distinguished Service Award gives unique recognition to an
      individual member of AIAA who has distinguished himself or her-                 Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award, established in 1983,
      self over a period of years by service to the Institute. (Current            is cosponsored by AIAA, the American Association of Airport
      national officers and directors are ineligible for this award.)              Executives, and the Airport Consultants Council. It is presented to
                                                                                   the person or persons judged to have contributed most outstand-
        Goddard Astronautics Award, named to honor Robert H.                       ingly during the recent past toward achieving compatible relation-
      Goddard—rocket visionary, pioneer, bold experimentalist, and                 ships between airports and/or heliports and adjacent environments.
      superb engineer, is the highest honor AIAA bestows for notable               The award consists of a certificate and a $10,000 honorarium.
      achievement in the field of astronautics.
                                                                                      William Littlewood Memorial Lecture, named to honor
         International Cooperation Award is presented to recognize                 William Littlewood who was the only person ever to be president of
      individuals who have made significant contributions to the initiation,       both SAE and AIAA, highlights a broad phase of civil air trans-
      organization, implementation, and/or management of activities with           portation considered of current interest and major importance. The
      significant U.S. involvement that includes extensive international           objective is to advance air transport engineering and to recognize
      cooperative activities in space, aeronautics, or both.                       those who make personal contributions to the field.
        Public Service Award honors a person outside the aerospace                    Technical Awards
      community who has shown consistent and visible support for                      Aeroacoustics Award is presented for an outstanding techni-
      national aviation and space goals.                                           cal or scientific achievement resulting from an individual’s contribu-
                                                                                   tion to the field of aircraft community noise reduction.
         Reed Aeronautics Award is the highest award an individual
      can receive for achievements in the field of aeronautical science              Aerodynamics Award is presented for meritorious achieve-
      and engineering. The award is named after Dr. Sylvanus A. Reed,              ment in the field of applied aerodynamics, recognizing notable
      the aeronautical engineer, designer, and founding member of the              contributions in the development, application, and evaluation of
      Institute of Aeronautical Sciences in 1932.                                  aerodynamic concepts and methods.
         Dryden Lectureship in Research emphasizes the great impor-                   Aerodynamic Measurement Technology Award is presented
      tance of basic research to the advancement in aeronautics and                for continued contributions and achievements toward the advance-
      astronautics and is a salute to research scientists and engineers.           ment of advanced aerodynamic flowfield and surface measure-
                                                                                   ment techniques for research in flight and ground test applications.
        Durand Lectureship for Public Service is presented for
      notable achievements by a scientific or technical leader whose                  Aerospace Communications Award is presented for an out-
      contributions have led directly to the understanding and application         standing contribution in the field of aerospace communications.


                                                                Important Announcement
                                                     New Editor-in-Chief Sought for the AIAA Journal
            Elaine Oran, current Editor-in-Chief of the AIAA Journal, will step down from her position after six years of service at the end of
         2008. We are seeking an outstanding candidate with an international reputation for this position, and we invite your nominations. This
         is an open process, and the final selection will be made only on the basis of the applicants’ merits.
            The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for maintaining the quality and reputation of the journal. He or she receives manuscripts, assigns
         them to Associate Editors for review and evaluation, and monitors the performance of the Associate Editors to ensure that the manu-
         scripts are processed in a fair and timely manner. The Editor-in-Chief works closely with AIAA Headquarters staff on both general proce-
         dures and the scheduling of specific issues. Detailed record keeping and prompt actions are required. The Editor-in-Chief is expected to
         provide his or her own clerical support, although this may be partially offset by a small expense allowance. AIAA provides a computer
         and a Web-based manuscript-tracking system.
            Interested candidates are invited to send full résumés, including a complete list of published papers, to:
             Rodger Williams
             American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
             1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 500
             Reston, VA 20191-4344
             Fax: 703.264.7551
             E-mail: rodgerw@aiaa.org
           Two letters of recommendation also are required. The recommendations should be sent by the parties writing the letters directly to
         Mr. Williams at the above address, fax number, or e-mail. All materials must be received at AIAA Headquarters by 30 September 2008.
           A selection committee will review the applications and will recommend qualified candidates to the AIAA Vice President-Publications,
         who in turn will present a recommendation to the AIAA Board of Directors for approval. All candidates will be notified of the final decision.


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          Aerospace Design Engineering Award is presented to recog-               Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Award is
       nize design engineers who have made outstanding technical, edu-        presented for an outstanding sustsained technical or scientific con-
       cational, or creative achievements that exemplifies the quality and    tribution in aerospace structures, structural dynamics, or materials.
       elements of design engineering.
                                                                                Survivability Award is presented to recognize outstanding
          Aerospace Software Engineering Award is presented for out-          achievement or contribution in design, analysis implementation,
       standing technical and/or management contributions to aeronauti-       and/or education of survivability in an aerospace system.
       cal or astronautical software engineering.
                                                                                 Theodor W. Knacke Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems
         Air Breathing Propulsion Award is presented for meritorious          Award recognizes significant contributions to the effectiveness
       accomplishment in the science of air breathing propulsion.             and/or safety of aeronautical or aerospace systems through devel-
          Educator Achievement Award is presented to up to seven              opment or application of the art and science of aerodynamic decel-
       outstanding educators for their accomplishments in exciting K–12       erator technology.
       students about math and science and preparing them to use and             Thermophysics Award is presented for an outstanding singu-
       contribute to tomorrow's technologies.                                 lar or sustained technical or scientific contribution by an individual
          Fluid Dynamics Award is presented for outstanding contribu-         in thermophysics.
       tions to the understanding of the behavior of liquids and gases in       Wyld Propulsion Award is presented for outstanding achieve-
       motion as related to need in aeronautics and astronautics.             ment in the development or application of rocket propulsion systems.
          Ground Testing Award is presented for outstanding achieve-
                                                                                 Service Awards
       ment in the development or effective utilization of technology, pro-
                                                                                 Engineer of the Year is presented “To an individual member of
       cedures, facilities, or modeling techniques for ground testing asso-
                                                                              AIAA who has made a recent significant contribution that is worthy
       ciated with aeronautics and astronautics.
                                                                              of national recognition.” Nominations, which begin at the AIAA
         Jeffries Aerospace Medicine & Life Sciences Research                 Section level, are due 1 October to the appropriate Regional
       Award is presented for outstanding research accomplishments in         Director.
       aerospace medicine and space life sciences.
                                                                                Sustained Service Award recognizes sustained, significant
          Plasmadynamics and Lasers Award is presented for out-               service and contributions to AIAA by members of the Institute.
       standing contributions to the understanding of the physical proper-
       ties and dynamical behavior of matter in the plasma state and             Visit www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=194 to search for
       lasers as related to need in aeronautics and astronautics.             past recipients or view AIAA’s honors and awards program. For
                                                                              further information, please contact Carol Stewart, Manager, AIAA
          Propellants and Combustion Award is presented for out-              Honors and Awards, at 703.264.7623 or at carols@aiaa.org.
       standing technical contributions to aeronautical or astronautical
       combustion engineering.




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