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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

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    Program Overview

    Continuing Education Courses

    Saturday and Sunday, 21-22 April 2012

    0815-1700 hrs

    SDM Keynote Address

    Monday, 23 April 2012

    0800-0900 hrs

    Composites Safety and Certification Initiatives
    Larry Ilcewicz, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Advanced Composite Materials, Federal Aviation Administration, Renton, WA

    SDM Lecture

    1330-1430 hrs
    Tailoring of Composite Structures Using Spatially Varying Fiber Orientations
    Michael Hyer, N. Waldo Harrison Professor Emeritus of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

    Welcome Reception

    1800-1930 hrs

    MDO Keynote Address

    Tuesday, 24 April 2012

    0800–0900 hrs
    Multidisciplinary Design Optimization: What Remains to Be Done
    Natalia Alexandrov, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA

    NDA Keynote Address 

    1330–1430 hrs
    Uncertainty Quantification in System Risk Assessment and Decision-Making
    Sankaran Mahadevan, John R. Murray Sr. Chair in Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

    ASC Keynote Address

    Wednesday, 25 April 2012

    0800-0900 hrs

    Adaptive Structures: The Journey to Flight
    George A. Lesieutre Professor and Head, Aerospace Engineering Pennsylvania State University

    Awards Luncheon

    1200 hrs
    Mr. David W. Trop, Chief Engineer – Structures, Product Development and Technology, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Seattle, WA

    ASME Lecture

    1800–1900 hrs

    GSF Keynote Address

    Thursday, 26 April 2012

    0800-0900 hrs
    Gossamer Systems for Satellite Deorbiting: The CUBESAIL and DEORBITSAIL Space Missions
    Vaios Lappas, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK