AIAA Foundation Announces Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    RESTON, Va., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Four $10,000 scholarships will be
 funded by the AIAA Foundation in honor of Orville and Wilbur Wright.
 Established by the Foundation and the AIAA Evolution of Flight in
 commemoration of the 100th anniversary of powered flight, these graduate
 awards will recognize the Wright brother's aeronautical achievements and
 contributions to the evolution of flight.
     The AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards provide four
 $10,000 awards annually to graduate-level students participating in research
 endeavors as part of their engineering/science graduate studies.  These
 endeavors include master's or doctoral thesis research and master's (non-
 thesis option) research projects.  Awards will be given beginning in 2002 with
 an application deadline of 31 January 2002.
     "These new graduate awards will provide the opportunity for select
 students to realize their dreams," said Sam Iacobellis, chairman of the AIAA
 Foundation.  "The AIAA Foundation is committed to supporting aerospace
 research and the individuals who do it."
 
     The purpose of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is
 to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics.
 AIAA is the world's largest aerospace professional/technical society, leading
 information content provider, and principal voice -- devoted to the progress
 of engineering and science in all aspects of aviation, space, and defense --
 on behalf of industry, academia, and government.  Funding is provided through
 the AIAA Foundation, the nonprofit educational arm of the AIAA.  The AIAA
 Foundation Graduate Award program was established to promote graduate student
 and university research interest in technical fields.
     Launched in 1998, and operating in partnership with The Boeing Company, GE
 Aircraft Engines, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon
 Company, Rockwell Collins and Snecma, AIAA's Evolution of Flight Campaign will
 celebrate the legacy of flight and serve to help define the next 100 years of
 aerospace innovation.
     For more information on the Evolution of Flight Campaign or the AIAA
 Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards, go to
 http://www.flight100.org .
 
 

SOURCE American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    RESTON, Va., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Four $10,000 scholarships will be
 funded by the AIAA Foundation in honor of Orville and Wilbur Wright.
 Established by the Foundation and the AIAA Evolution of Flight in
 commemoration of the 100th anniversary of powered flight, these graduate
 awards will recognize the Wright brother's aeronautical achievements and
 contributions to the evolution of flight.
     The AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards provide four
 $10,000 awards annually to graduate-level students participating in research
 endeavors as part of their engineering/science graduate studies.  These
 endeavors include master's or doctoral thesis research and master's (non-
 thesis option) research projects.  Awards will be given beginning in 2002 with
 an application deadline of 31 January 2002.
     "These new graduate awards will provide the opportunity for select
 students to realize their dreams," said Sam Iacobellis, chairman of the AIAA
 Foundation.  "The AIAA Foundation is committed to supporting aerospace
 research and the individuals who do it."
 
     The purpose of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is
 to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics.
 AIAA is the world's largest aerospace professional/technical society, leading
 information content provider, and principal voice -- devoted to the progress
 of engineering and science in all aspects of aviation, space, and defense --
 on behalf of industry, academia, and government.  Funding is provided through
 the AIAA Foundation, the nonprofit educational arm of the AIAA.  The AIAA
 Foundation Graduate Award program was established to promote graduate student
 and university research interest in technical fields.
     Launched in 1998, and operating in partnership with The Boeing Company, GE
 Aircraft Engines, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon
 Company, Rockwell Collins and Snecma, AIAA's Evolution of Flight Campaign will
 celebrate the legacy of flight and serve to help define the next 100 years of
 aerospace innovation.
     For more information on the Evolution of Flight Campaign or the AIAA
 Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards, go to
 http://www.flight100.org .
 
 SOURCE  American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics