AIAA honors its members by advancing their membership based on their work and/or contributions to the society. The window for nominating AIAA members for Associate Fellow opens February 1 and runs through April 15.
Associate Fellows are Individuals who have accomplished or been in charge of important engineering or scientific work, or have done original work of outstanding merit, or have otherwise made outstanding contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics. A nominee must be an AIAA Senior Member in good standing, have a minimum of 12 years of professional experience, and furnish three references from members at the Associate Fellow grade or higher. Self-nominations are not permitted.
To help our members understand the Associate Fellow nomination process, the Greater Huntsville section will conduct an Associate Fellow Nomination Preparation Virtual Seminar on February 23 at 6:30 pm. RSVP (click on the RSVP button on the right) to receive a zoom link to this event. This seminar is open to AIAA GHS members only. Last year, our section submitted more than 15 Associate Fellow nominations and 10 of them were accepted. The Seminar will discuss AIAA member grades and honors, Associate Fellow eligibility criteria, the nomination process, perspectives from the Associate Fellow evaluation board, myths surrounding Associate Fellow selection. We will also discuss strategies to strengthen the nomination package and enhance the nominee's competitiveness. Greater Huntsville Section Associate Fellows Chip Kopicz and Ken Philippart will teach the seminar and share tips for submitting a nomination package to better document the candidate’s capabilities and experience. AIAA Associate Fellow, Dr. Ragini Acharya, who serves on Associate Fellow Nomination Judging committee will also share her tips.
This will be a great way for you to learn how to nominate your colleagues, coworkers, or friends for this honor or to pursue Associate Fellow nomination for yourself.