Dr. Annalisa Weigel, Vice-President, Membership; Dr. James Newman III; Jim Maser, AIAA President.

Dr. Newman was formally  honored and inducted as an AIAA Associate Fellow at the AIAA Associate Fellows Recognition Ceremony and Dinner on Monday, January 9, 2017, at the Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas, which was held in conjunction with the 2017 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition.

The grade of Associate Fellow recognizes individuals “who have accomplished or been in charge of important engineering or scientific work, or who have done original work of outstanding merit, or who have otherwise made outstanding contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics.” To be selected as an Associate Fellow, an individual must be an AIAA Senior Member in good standing, with at least twelve years of professional experience, and be recommended by a minimum of three current Associate Fellows.

“I extend my warmest congratulations to the Class of 2017 Associate Fellows,” said AIAA President Jim Maser. “Each of these individuals has performed extraordinary work and advanced the state of the art in aerospace science and technology. AIAA thanks them for their efforts, and we look forward to seeing how their continued work and effort will shape the future of aerospace.”

AIAA is the largest aerospace professional society in the world, serving a diverse range of more than 30,000 individual members from 88 countries, and 95 corporate members.

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