Penton's Aviation Week Network, AIAA Open Nominations for 2016 20 Twenties Award

Dec 11, 2015, 09:00 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Aviation Week Network (, in partnership with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), announced today that nominations are open for the 2016 20 Twenties Awards. The awards recognize top science, technology, engineering, and math students for their academic and research acumen, but also the contributions they are already making to the broader community.

"These three traits —knowledge, inquiry and contribution to society —are those things that aerospace and defense leaders have found to be most important in solving some of society's toughest problems," says Greg Hamilton, president of Aviation Week Network. "We are seeking nominations of women and men in their 20s who are students in university master's or bachelor's degree programs from around the globe who best exemplify these traits."

AIAA, the largest aerospace professional society in the world, joined with Aviation Week this year to sponsor the 20 Twenties Program, which will culminate with a March 3, 2016 awards event in Washington, DC, as part of Aviation Week's 100th anniversary celebration. "AIAA and Aviation Week Network recognize the importance of advancing capabilities in aerospace as well as bringing young people into our industry. This program supports both of these objectives," said Jim Albaugh, AIAA president.

Nominations will be open through January 25, 2016 and should be made at

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About AIAA
AIAA is the largest aerospace professional society in the world, serving a diverse range of more than 30,000 individual members from 88 countries, and 95 corporate members. AIAA members help make the world safer, more connected, more accessible, and more prosperous. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.

Elizabeth Sisk  
Director, Marketing Communications  
Aviation Week Network