Aerospace engineering's Spencer elected to International Academy of Astronautics

August 24, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- David B. Spencer, professor of aerospace engineering, has been elected a corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).

The IAA is an independent, non-governmental organization that brings together the world's foremost experts in the disciplines of astronautics to recognize the accomplishments of their peers, to explore and discuss cutting-edge issues in space research and technology, and to provide direction and guidance in the non-military uses of space and the ongoing exploration of the solar system.

The academy's mission is to foster the development of astronautics for peaceful purposes, to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in a branch of science or technology related to astronautics, and to provide a program through which the membership can contribute to international endeavors and cooperation in the advancement of aerospace science, in cooperation with national science or engineering academies.

Founded in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1960, the IAA has approximately 1,200 members from 84 countries, including leaders in space science and engineering, academia and industry.

  • David B. Spencer, professor of aerospace engineering

    David B. Spencer was recently elected a corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics.

    IMAGE: Paul Hazi
Last Updated August 24, 2015