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Awards to be presented at 2007 Aircraft Technology Integrations and Operations Conference

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

August 24, 2007 - Reston, Virginia - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is proud to announce the following awards will be presented at the 7th Aviation Technology Integrations and Operations Conference, September 18-20 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Jan Roskam, consultant, DARcorporation in Lawrence, Kansas, will receive the AIAA Aircraft Design Award. The award is presented to a design engineer or team for the conception, definition, or development of an original concept or career contributions leading to significant advancement in aircraft design or design technology. Roskam is being recognized for lifetime achievement in airplane design, airplane design education, configuration design, and flight dynamics education.

Lowell Keel, acting site manager, ATK-Micro Craft Operation in Tullahoma, Tennessee, will receive the AIAA Hap Arnold Award for Excellence in Aeronautical Program Management. The award is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions in the management of a significant aeronautical or aeronautical related program or project. Keel is being recognized for leadership and management contributions to the NASA Hyper-X Program while acting as the program manager for the X-43A prime contractor.

Each honoree will receive an engraved medal, a certificate of citation, and a rosette pin on at the award banquet on Tuesday, September 19, in conjunction with the AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operations (ATIO) Conference at the Hastings Europa Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

In addition, Marvine Hamner, principal, LeaTech LLC, Frederick, Maryland, will receive a Sustained Service certificate and pin for outstanding contributions to AIAA through student, section, publications, technical and Institute services.


For more information about the AIAA Honors and Award program, please contact Carol Stewart at or at 703/264-7623.

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