Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering David C. Fleming earned the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2012 Faculty Adviser Award. He received it for his leadership of the Florida Tech AIAA student branch and “outstanding contributions…as evidenced by the record of his student branch in local, regional and national activities.”
Fleming was nominated by Florida Tech student Joe Bussenger, current president of the AIAA student branch, and fellow Florida Tech faculty member Y.I. Sharaf Eldeen. He will receive the award at the 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting to be held in Nashville, Tenn., on Jan. 10, 2012.
Under Fleming’s leadership, the Florida Tech AIAA branch was named 1997-1998 Outstanding Professional Academic Organization at Florida Tech. In 2003, Fleming assisted with the student branch’s effort to build a model Wright Flyer as part of the Centennial of Flight celebration. The chapter presented the model at several elementary and middle schools.