BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. employees Dr. Jeanette Domber and Dr. Lisa Hardaway have been elected Associate Fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Domber and Hardaway will be inducted with 175 other new Associate Fellows from around the world at the 51st AIAA Sciences Meeting on Jan. 7, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.
Domber, a senior engineer in payload systems, is currently the chair for the AIAA Structures Technical Committee and serves on the NASA Engineering & Safety Center Structures Technical Discipline Team. Domber joined Ball Aerospace in 2005 and has worked on programs such as Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4, STORRM - the Sensor Test for Orion Relative-navigation Risk Mitigation project, and MOIRE, the Membrane Optic Imager (for) Real-time Exploitation technology demonstration. She earned her Ph.D. in 2004 and her M.S. in 2000 from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Hardaway, a staff consultant in mission systems at Ball, is a member of the AIAA Structures Technical Committee, the University of Colorado Department of Aerospace Sciences External Advisory Board and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. She has worked at Ball for 19 years and received the company's Engineering Excellence award in 2010. She was also honored with the 2011-2012 Zonta Foothills Club Woman of Achievement Award. Hardaway received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado–Boulder in 2000, and her M.S. from Stanford University in 1989. During her time at Ball, Hardaway has worked in Ball's star tracker program and on numerous missions including New Horizons, Deep Impact, and Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4.
AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and nearly 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense.
To be selected for the grade of associate fellow, an individual must be an AIAA senior member with at least twelve years' professional experience, and be recommended by a minimum of three current associate fellows. Only two percent of the AIAA's 35,000-plus members are elected as associate fellows each year.
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