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Outstanding New Organization Award

The Outstanding New Organization Award recognizes a newly created organization that has established a positive presence at the university and has collaborated with other student organizations or university departments to ensure they have a firm foundation for their chapter.

  • Actively reporting chapter standards to show program progression
  • No violations found or pending review of the student organization policy, or reported by the national chapter in the past year
  • Established less than one calendar year at the university
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to organizational development and leadership
  • Evidence of chapter activities that impact university life and create a positive campus presence
  • Evidence of an active and engaged leadership board

Nomination information for the 2022 University Awards will be posted in the future.

  • The University Awards Committee reviews submissions
  • Top candidates are submitted to the vice-president of Student Services for final review and approval
  • There may be more than one award winner selected in a calendar year (based on the discretion of the review committee); however, if no qualified candidates are nominated, the award may not be given
  • Evidence of chapter activities that impact university life and create a positive campus presence
  • Evidence of an active and engaged leadership board
  • Award recipients are recognized during Commencement weekend
  • Perpetual Plaque in University Archives
  • Award recipients are not required to attend Commencement to accept the award

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is dedicated to shaping the future of aerospace within the university. Chartered in January 2020, the APUS chapter is the first fully online chapter of AIAA. The chapter advisors for AIAA are Dr. Marvine Hamner and Dr. Kristen Miller. 

Highlights of AMU & APU AIAA include:

  • Hosting two guest speakers - Professor Diallo Wallace, Space Studies faculty member, and Mr. Ravi Deepak of the Taksha Institute for the Center of Medical Disaster Management 
  • Implementing an active research initiative to track and analyze the orbital positions of Near Earth Objects (such as asteroids and satellites) using the MatLab software program 
  • Launching an initiative to send a team of APUS students to participate in the Mars Desert Research Station program
  • Developing a research program to study the properties of bioluminescent organisms as a fuel source for space travel; this project will utilize resources on the ISS to perform the testing phase of the experiment
 

The submission deadline for 2021 nominations is now closed. Stay tuned later in the year when we begin preparing for the 2022 awards. Contact the University Awards Committee if you have questions.