AEM alum named AIAA Fellow
AEM alum Steve Cook was recently named a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The AIAA confers Fellowships in recognition of “notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics and astronautics.”
Cook is currently the vice president for corporate development at Dynetics in Huntsville, Alabama. Dynetics provides products and services in the national security, satellite, launch, automotive, cybersecurity, and critical infrastructure sectors. In this capacity, he oversees the development of company strategies, emerging business opportunities, focused programs, and products. He joined Dynetics in 2009 as the director of space technologies, leading Dynetic’s efforts in launch systems, orbital spacecraft, and analysis and planetary exploration.
Prior to that, Cook served as the manager of the Ares Projects Office of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, where he worked on project management and direction of NASA’s Ares I and V launch vehicles. He worked with NASA for nearly 20 years. Cook has received honors such as the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, the AIAA Holger Toftoy Award, and the NASA Outstanding Achievement Medal, among others.
A Fellows Dinner will be held in Washington DC in June to celebrate the 2016 AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows.