The AIAA Awards Gala will be held on the evening of Wednesday, 8 May 2013. The Awards Gala is a black tie dinner to honor AIAA’s recently elected Fellows, Honorary Fellows, and major award winners. During the Gala, Frank Bauer from Emergent Space Technologies will be recognized as a newly elected AIAA Fellow, a major honor in the aerospace field.
AIAA Fellows are individuals of distinction in aeronautics or astronautics who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics. AIAA President Michael Griffin stated: “Being named a Fellow of AIAA is among the highest honors that can be bestowed upon an aerospace professional, and represents recognition from colleagues and peers for significant and longstanding contributions to our community."