Nominations for the Strickler and Crown Circle Awards Are Now Open

NCASE-logoThe National Coalition of Aviation and Space Education (NCASE) has established two awards recognizing outstanding leadership in aerospace education, the Crown Circle Aerospace Leadership Award and the Mervin K. Strickler Jr. Aerospace Leadership Award to honor individuals or organizations who exemplify leadership in aerospace education. These two awards provide an opportunity to recognize outstanding efforts by our colleagues.

Dr. Strickler promoted aerospace education for more than 50 years and is considered the “Father of Aerospace Education.” The Dr. Mervin K. Strickler Jr. Award was established in 1995 to recognize individuals or organizations that share his personal commitment and lifelong contributions to aerospace education at the national level.

The Crown Circle Award was established in 1979, to recognize performance and outstanding leadership in aerospace education at the local and/or regional level. Those seeking this honor must demonstrate involvement in and commitment to aerospace education at the local or regional level.

Every day thousands of dedicated individuals and organizations around the country work with youth to provide opportunities through quality STEM aerospace activities. These selfless people don’t do this for recognition, but because it is the right thing to do. Their efforts help all of us. Now we have the chance to recognize their outstanding work.

It is that time of year to nominate individuals or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding aviation and space education leadership through noteworthy achievements and/or made significant contributions to the aerospace field over a continuous period of time.

Recipients can be proud to receive one of the highest awards in aerospace education worldwide! Please take the time to nominate a worthy candidate and show them their efforts haven’t gone unnoticed.

All nominations must be received by November 30th, 2016.

For more information and nominating forms please visit the NCASE Award site at