You don't want to miss this.

May 01

(Wednesday, May 1st) AIAA Los Angeles Section Annual Awards Dinner 2024

For in-person attendees (for better experiences and interaction / networking), please join us at the event location:

Cambria Hotel LAX (Meeting Room and the Patio)
199 Continental Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245

If you ordered the online ticket, please enjoy on-line. The Zoom link was provided in the Confirmation email right after the registration, and the reminder emails. Please check Spam/Junk or another folder if it's not in Inbox. It could be also filtered for deletion automatically by the email service provider. Thank you very much!

Cambria Hotel LAX
199 Continental Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245
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Virtual location

You will receive a confirmation email with a URL.

May 01, 2024 05:00pm PT - May 01, 2024 09:00pm PT

$0.00 - $55.00

*For dinner tickets, please place the order before Monday, April 29, 2024. Afterwards, the availability for it might be limited. For the Presentation-Only (No Dinner) tickets, it will continue to be available, but limited as this is a banquet & networking event best for in-person attendance for interactions and networking experiences. Thank you very much !

Please join us for our annual Awards Dinner

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

Recognizing Excellence in our Section

 Keynote Address

Dr. Jeff Puschell

"Hyperspectral coastal water imaging from space."

To be presented:

AIAA Los Angeles Excellence Award 2024

Millennium Space Systems (Victus Nox SmallSat (Responsive Space))

To be recognized:

National Academy of Engineering, Class of 2024

Dr. Jeff Puschell

AIAA Honorary Fellow, Class of 2024

Prof. Azad Madni

(and other membership advancement / honors in Los Angeles Section)


AIAA Sustained Service Award 2024

Ms. Marilee Wheaton, Dr. Kenneth Lui

AIAA Los Angeles Section

Best Event Award

The James Wertz Scholarship

STEM Student Awards 

AIAA SSTC Middle School Essay Contest Local Entry Recognition

Recognition of 2024 Chapter Honorees


An amazing year in aerospace! Don't miss this!

2023-2024 marked another fantastic and historic year for aerospace, especially for the AIAA Los Angeles Section area! The recent successful and exciting responsive space demonstration by the Victus Nox (Millennium Space System) SmallSat. The successful programs of the Northrop Grumman B-21, the lunar landing of the Intuitive Machines' IM-1 / Vega-C / Odysseus lander with their collaborators like the Scorpius Space (Lomita, CA) and Boeing, the 3rd test for the SpaceX's Starship, as well as the rapid advances in e-aircraft/e-VTOL, Blue Origin's Space Station, Northrop Grumman's Lunar Railway with DARPA, and other aerospace technologies and progresses. We are blessed to be in the right place and at the right time! More exciting programs will take place as it goes. There have been also amazing progresses in student activities as well, such as the AIAA CSULB Student Branch's SharkSat-1 for the 2027 NASA Launch to ISS etc. Please join us, have fun and cheer for the great accomplishment for the bright future in aerospace and mankind. The AIAA LA Annual Awards Dinner is also a condensed version of what the Institute / Section have been doing for a long time and a demonstration of our goal / mission / daily actions.


Dr. Jeff Puschell

AIAA Region VI Director of Education, AIAA Fellow, Advisor, AIAA Los Angeles - Las Vegas Section.

2024 February 6:

"Puschell, Jeffery J., engineer, Northrop Grumman Corp., El Segundo, Calif. For development of optical, multispectral, and hyperspectral space-based remote sensing systems for Earth observation."

Dr. Jeff Puschell is Chief Engineer, EO/lR Payloads at Northrop Grumman Space Park in Redondo Beach, California. He is an internationally recognized expert in the system engineering of space-based imaging and remote sensing systems. He has >40 years of experience in developing advanced technology infrared and visible wavelength systems for a variety of operational and research applications. Dr. Puschell has authored or coauthored >160 papers on a variety of topics in astrophysics, imaging, remote sensing and optical communication. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2024 for development of optical, multispectral, and hyperspectral space-based remote sensing systems for Earth observation. Dr. Puschell is an AIAA Fellow and a SPIE Fellow. He and his wife Dana live in Solvang and Hermosa Beach, California.


Disclaimer: The views of the speakers do not represent the views of AIAA or the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section. This is not a course to train people how to start a business.


Tickets: (No Refund within 7 days before the event. No Refund during or after the event.)


Dinner: (Buffet)


Southwestern Salad

Corn, 3 Beans, Bell Peppers, Green Onions, Tortilla Strips

BBQ Chicken

BBQ Brisket


Mac and Cheese

Mini Corn on the Cob


Potato Salad

Corn Bread Muffins

Chocolate Cake

Served with Iced Tea & Lemonade

LavAzza Regular Coffee & Hot Water for Tea


$45 AIAA Student / Educator Member Price (w/ Dinner)

$49 Non-AIAA Member -Student / Educator (w/ Dinner)

$50 AIAA Professional Member Price (w/ Dinner)

$55 Non-AIAA Member -Professional Price (w/ Dinner)

$46 AIAA Life-Time Member (w/ Dinner)

$46 AIAA Member with 20 or more years of membership (w/ Dinner)

$15 Presentation Only -No Dinner)


Online Only (Not In-Person Attendance):

$2.95: (Online Only) AIAA Professional Member

$5.95: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member - Professional

$1.95: (Online Only) AIAA Educator Member

$4.95: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member - Educator

$1.45: (Online Only) AIAA University Student Member

$4.45: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member - University Student

$0 (No Charge): (Online Only) AIAA High School (HS) Student Member, Non AIAA Member HS Student, and other K-12 Student

(Those K-12 student registrants will be required to type in a statement during registration to confirm with honesty they are indeed High School or K-12 Students.)

$2.95: (Online Only) AIAA Member - Other Categories

$5.95: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member - Other Categories

$0 (No Charge): (Online Only) AIAA Life-Time Member

$0 (No Charge): (Online Only) AIAA Member with 20 or more years of membership

Contact: [email protected] if any questions. AIAA Los Angeles Website:, AIAA Membership:

Thank you very much !