Aviation Week Network, AIAA Open Nominations for 2017 20 Twenties Awards to Recognize Top University Talent Across the Global A&D Industry

September 21, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
NEW YORK – September 21, 2017– Aviation Week Network (http://www.aviationweek.com), in association with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), has announced that nominations are open for the 2017 "Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders: The 20 Twenties" awards program.

The 20 Twenties awards recognize the future innovators and leaders of the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. Nominees are science, technology, engineering and math students in their 20s currently enrolled in bachelor's or master's level degree programs. Award criteria are based on academic acumen, the ability to convey the value of the student's research or design projects, and contributions to the broader community. Nominations will be judged by a team of academic leaders and hiring managers from across the industry.

"Actively engaging and developing the next-generation of A&D technology talent is vital to the future of this industry," Greg Hamilton, Aviation Week Network president said. "The 20 Twenties program is a way to identify the rising stars.  We are now seeking nominations from professors, deans and faculty of women and men in their 20s who are students in master's or bachelor's degree programs from around the globe who represent the best in terms of their talent, creativity and ability."

The 20 Twenties award winners will be recognized at the 20 Twenties Awards Luncheon on March 1, 2018 and at Aviation Week's Laureate Awards dinner on March 1, 2018.

Nominations will be open through November 15, 2017 and should be made at http://pages.aviationweek.com/20TwentiesNomination.

For more information about 20 Twenties Awards, please contact Carole Hedden at carole.hedden@AviationWeek.com.

Learn more about Aviation Week's Laureates Awards at laureates.aviationweek.com.


Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries that has a database of 1.2 million professionals around the world.  Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week for analysis, marketing and intelligence.  Customers include the world's leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, business aviation operators, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this global market.  The product portfolio includes Aviation Week & Space Technology, AC-U-KWIK, Aircraft Blue Book, Airportdata.com, Air Charter Guide, Air Transport World, AviationWeek.com, Aviation Week Intelligence Network, Business & Commercial Aviation, ShowNews and SpeedNews.

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 www.aiaa.org, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.

Aviation Week Network is part of Informa, the international business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. Informa serves commercial, professional and academic communities, helping them connect and learn, and creating and providing access to content and intelligence that helps people and businesses work smarter and make better decisions faster.
Informa has over 7,500 colleagues in more than 20 countries and a presence in all major geographies. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

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