Aviation Week Network, AIAA Open Nominations for 2019 20 Twenties Awards to Recognize Top Technology Talent Across the Global A&D Industry

Aviation Week Network, AIAA Open Nominations for 2019 20 Twenties Awards to Recognize Top Technology Talent Across the Global A&D Industry

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NEW YORK, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Week Network (http://www.aviationweek.com), in association with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), today announced that nominations are open for the 2019 "Tomorrow's Technology Leaders: The 20 Twenties" awards program.

Established in 2013, the 20 Twenties program recognizes future innovators and leaders of the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. Nominees are students in their 20s who are currently enrolled in baccalaureate or master's degree Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) programs. Award criteria is based on academic performance, public/community involvement and the value of research and design projects to the individual's learning.

"Identifying, 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 recognizes the rising stars on course to change the face of A&D.  Nominations are now open to professors, deans and faculty of students, women and men in their 20s from around the globe who represent the best of the best in terms of talent, creativity and ability."

The 20 Twenties award winners will be recognized in March 2019 at the 20 Twenties Awards Luncheon and at Aviation Week's Laureates Gala in Washington, D.C.

Nominations are open through September 30, 2018 and should be made at http://aviationweek.com/20TwentiesNomination

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

The 20 Twenties program is a part of Aviation Week Network's larger workforce initiative, in partnership with industry and government leaders, to inform and inspire young professionals and students with industry intelligence, career connections and an online community.  These additional workforce efforts include:

  • Tomorrow's Leaders – A website at AviationWeek.com that provides A&D news and guidance to the younger generation. Visit: http://aviationweek.com/special-topics-pages/future-leaders.
  • Aerospace on Campus – A program conducted in partnership with America's oldest aviation organization, the Wings Club, that brings executives and young professionals on campus to share information and stories about building a career in the A&D industry.
  • Aviation Week's University Student and Youth Professionals Surveys – Conducted in cooperation with the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), to identify critical factors that go into how these generations are making decisions about their education and careers.
  • Aviation Week & Space Technology Free Student Digital Subscription – Every week, over 14,000 students and faculty members in over 1,000 universities receive a free digital issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology to remain current on industry news, trends and insights.

ABOUT AVIATION WEEK NETWORK
Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries that has a database of 1.7 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

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world's largest aerospace technical society. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 85 countries, and 95 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.

ABOUT INFORMA

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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Aviation Week Network   
860.245.5632   
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