Awards and Recognition

The Aerospace Corporation employees are regularly recognized by customers and industry groups for their outstanding accomplishments.
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Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

  • Epic SPEED Team award SMC/DCI — Amanda Jones and Cary Pao 
  • Portfolio Architect FFRDC Of the Quarter Q1 FY20 — Steven Lindemuth
  • Portfolio Architect FFRDC Of the Quarter Q2 FY20 — Garick Lue-chung
  • Portfolio Architect FFRDC Of the Quarter Q3 FY20 — Alex Ellis
  • Portfolio Architect FFRDC Of the Quarter Q4 FY20 — John Halpine
  • Cross Mission Ground and Communications Enterprise FFRDC Of the Quarter Q4 FY20 — Jeff Demetrelis
  • People’s Choice Award Quarterly Award — Alberto Arredondo, Benjamin Likar and Scott Wilkes
  • GP Quarterly Awards People’s Choice Award — Steve Callaghan, Erin Carraher and Elena Viscara
  • GP Quarterly Awards Mission System Team Excellence Award — GPS III SV01 Launch and OPS Team
  • Force Range and Network Division 1st Quarter Award — Arnold Silva
  • Program Quarterly Award for Teamwork — David Nguyen
  • AEHF Recognition Award for Teamwork — Dr. Len Yip

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  • Silver Achievement Medal — Amy Misakonis 
  • Silver Achievement Medal — Ivor Bulathsinghala
  • Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal (EEAM) — Dr. Dolan Highsmith
  • Kennedy Space Center Honor Awards Certificate of Appreciation — David Kruhm  
  • NESC Engineering Excellence Award (2019) — Pavel Babuska
  • Kennedy Deep Space Logistics Customer Appreciation Award — Amy Jager
  • Group Achievement Award — Dr. Stephen Hoffman
  • Silver Achievement Medal — Petras Karuza
  • Silver Achievement Medal — Dr. Jeffry Padin
  • Five Year Service Award — Rober Selbold
  • Group Achievement Award — Barbara Braun on behalf of the Cloudsat Orbital Reconfiguration Team
  • Engineering and Safety Center Honor Award — Sandra Snow

The Aerospace Corporation Corporate Awards

  • President’s Distinguished Achievement Award — Stirling Mueller
  • President’s Distinguished Achievement Award — Mai Lee
  • President’s Distinguished Achievement Award — Bernie Higuera

Other Awards

2021 Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA): 

  • Modern-Day Technology Leader Award — Camille Keely
  • Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award — Misha Dowd & Willard Downs

2020 Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA): 

  • Most Promising Engineer Award — Dr. Mark McKelvin Jr.
  • Modern-Day Technology Leader Awards — Dr. Allyson Yarbrough, David Jackson, Enold Pierre-Louis, Willard Downs III

2020 Society of Asian Scientists & Engineer (SASE) Awards

  • Executive of the Year — Dr. Malina Hills
  • Professional Achievement Award — Anthony Choi
  • Career Achievement Award — Donald Yang

National Space Club Florida

  • Lifetime Achievement Award — Marvin “Butch” Gardner, Jr.

Los Angeles Business Journal

  • Leaders in Law Nonprofit of the Year — Malissia Clinton

Women in Aerospace 

  • Aerospace Awareness Award — Terita Norton

Society of Women Engineers

  • Resnik Challenger Medal Award — Dr. Meg Abraham
  • Advocating Women in Engineering Award — Marilee Wheaton

Women of Color

  • Technology All Star — Michelle Carter, Terita Norton, Christina Tan, Dr. Allyson Yarbrough
  • Community Service — Delilah Nunez