Martin C. Jischke, President, (515) 294--2042
Skip Derra, News Service, (515) 294-4917
PRESIDENT JISCHKE ELECTED A FELLOW OF AERONAUTICS INSTITUTE
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State President Martin C. Jischke has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Jischke is one of 34 aerospace leaders selected as AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows, considered one of the highest honors in the field. The new Fellows will be honored during the AIAA Global Air & Space '96 Conference, April 30 -- May 2, 1996, in Arlington, Va.
Jischke's educational background is in aerospace engineering. He is trained as a fluid dynamicist with expertise in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and problems related to high--speed aircraft and spacecraft. Jischke is the third Iowa State faculty member to become an AIAA Fellow. The other two are Jim Iversen and John Tannehill, both professors of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics.
AIAA is the world's leading professional society in the areas of aeronautics and astronautics. AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows include astronaut Neil Armstrong, NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin, and astronomer Carl Sagan.
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