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  • 1600 – 1800
    Meet the Employers
    Description

    AIAA’s “Meet the Employers” event at the 2022 SciTech Forum offers students and young professional attendees the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members. This is a fun and dynamic environment where students and professionals interact with organizations regarding employment opportunities.  

  • 1830 – 1930
    Student Welcome Mixer
    Description

    AIAA SciTech Forum has one of the largest gatherings of students of any of the AIAA forums. Mingle with your peers and hear from AIAA leadership. This reception provides you with the opportunity to meet your fellow students and learn more about the opportunities available to you as an AIAA student member. Games, entertainment, and light fare will be provided! A cash bar will be available to students age 21 and over with a valid ID. (Proof of student registration required.)

  • 1930 – 2000
    SciTech 101
    Description

    Discover how you can make the most of your week at AIAA SciTech Forum while meeting fellow attendees. This orientation is ideal for first-time attendees, but all are welcome!

  • 0800 – 0900
    Plenary Session: Sustainability from the User's Perspective
    Description
    Brig. Gen. Johnson’s career spans both the military and commercial aviation sectors. As a former Air Force command pilot and UPS Chief Pilot, he’ll reflect on his experiences as an operator of the end-products resulting from advances in aerospace, focusing on product and supply chain sustainability and the economic impact. As a career Air Force officer and the Immediate Past President of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., he’ll share his thoughts on resilience and determination that lead to human sustainability.
    Moderator
    • Ricky-Shyne Rickey Shyne
      Director, Research and Engineering, NASA Glenn Research Center
    Speakers
  • 0900 – 1300
    International Student Conference
    Description

    0900 - 1300 hrs, Undergraduate Category
    0900 – 1130 hrs, Masters Category
    0900 – 1300 hrs, Team Category

    The first-place winners of the AIAA Regional Student Conferences will gather to present their research to a team of judges made up of professional members in the industry. The students will have three concurrent sessions in the categories of Undergraduate, Masters, and Team.

  • 0930 – 1100
    Forum 360: Embracing Sustainability
    Description

    Sustainability has many challenges to acceptance, and many are based in fundamental human, social, and economic attributes. This panel will explore the historical, psychological, sociological, and economic incentives and disincentives to embracing sustainability.

    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 0930 – 1110
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 0930 – 1110
    NDA-01 Non-Deterministic Approaches Lecture: Industry Challenges and Solutions with Machine Learning and Probabilistic Methods
    Description
    NDA-01 Non-Deterministic Approaches Lecture: Industry Challenges and Solutions with Machine Learning and Probabilistic Methods
    Speakers
  • 1130 – 1230
    AS-01/GTE-30/PC-48 Special Session: Clean Aviation Programme
    Description
    This session presents the Clean Aviation initiative, the European Union’s leading research and innovation programme for transforming aviation towards a sustainable and climate neutral future. 
    Speakers
    • Photo_AxelKREIN_SciTech-300x300 Axel Krein
      Executive Director, Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking
  • 1130 – 1245
    GTE-02: Pathways for Net-Zero Emission Aviation
    Description

    The U.S. Aviation Climate Action Plan to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

    In November 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published the United States Aviation Climate Action Plan, which describes a whole-of-government approach to put the sector on a path toward achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. The plan builds on individual and sector-wide commitments announced by the U.S. aviation industry and highlights specific actions and policy measures to foster innovation and drive change across the entire U.S. aviation sector. 

    This talk will introduce the plan and focus on the modeling and analyses of the potential for emissions reductions from measures such as the development of new, more efficient aircraft and engine technologies, the improvements in aircraft operations throughout the National Airspace System, the production and use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), and the potential role of market-based measures e.g., the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

    Speakers
  • 1130 – 1245
    Virtual Technical Lecture
    Description
    GTE-03: Hydrogen for Aviation
    This session will cover the challenges and opportunities involved in realizing the Hydrogen powered zero carbon aviation. Hydrogen storage, combustion, waste heat recovery, and safety considerations are some of the contents that will be discussed.
  • 1130 – 1245
    Virtual Technical Lecture: Deploying Autonomy in an Uncertain World
    Description
    IS-01: Information Systems Lecture: Deploying Autonomy in an Uncertain World
    Speakers
    • Jonathan-P-How Jonathan P. How
      Richard C. Maclaurin Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1130 – 1245
    Virtual Technical Sessions
  • 1230 – 1400
    Durand Lecture for Public Service and Lunch Reception
    Description

    Lecture Topic:  Human Spaceflight - ‘The Ultimate Team Sport'  

    The Durand Lecture, named in honor of William F. Durand, is presented to showcase notable achievements by a scientific or technical leader whose contributions have led directly to the understanding and application of the science and technology of aeronautics and astronautics for the betterment of mankind. A lunch will be offered to the first 100 guests on a first-come, first-served basis. The lecture will be presented after lunch and is open to all attendees at that time.

    Speakers
  • 1400 – 1540
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1430 – 1600
    Forum 360: Sustainability Throughout the Value Stream
    Description

    Each element of the value stream contributes to the overall sustainability of aerospace products. This panel will explore the conversations from the perspective of some elements of the value stream. 

    Moderator
    Speakers
  • 1600 – 1715
    Virtual Technical Lecture
    Description
    MAT-07/ICME-03: ICME Lecture
    Integrated Computational Materials Engineering: Current Status and Future Challenges for High Strength Metal Alloys
    Speakers
    • Louis-G-Hector Louis G. Hector, Jr.
      General Motors Technical Fellow, Chemical and Materials Systems Laboratory, General Motors R&D Center
  • 1600 – 1715
    Virtual Technical Sessions
  • 1600 – 1745
    In-Person Technical Lecture
    Description
    GNC-01: GNC Lecture and Social
  • 1630 – 1800
    Trivia Night
    Room

    Harbor G

  • 1800 – 2200
    Class of 2022 AIAA Associate Fellows Dinner and Induction Ceremony and Reception
    Description

    Each year, the Institute recognizes exemplary professionals for their accomplishments in engineering or scientific work, outstanding merit and contributions to the art, science, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics. Join us to congratulate the Class of 2022 Associate Fellows at this annual celebration event.

  • 1930 – 2000
    Speaker Briefing
  • 0600 – 0645
    Fun Run/Walk with AIAA Staff
    Description
    Explore San Diego with a 1-3 mile run/walk before starting your day! Meet at the Manchester Grand Hyatt lobby at 0600.
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
  • 0800 – 0900
    Plenary Session: Fireside Chat: Exceptional Mission, Exceptional Talent
    Description
    Exceptional missions require exceptional talent. Reflecting on their experiences, these three leaders will consider what the aerospace workforce needs to solve the big challenges of the future.
    Moderator
    • Laura-McGill Laura J. McGill
      AIAA President; Deputy Laboratories Director, and Chief Technology Officer, Nuclear Deterrence, Sandia National Laboratories
    Speakers
  • 0930 – 1100
    Forum 360: Fostering a Sustainable Workforce
    Description
    What does it mean to sustain the aerospace industry workforce? This panel will consider the education, career paths, skills, and training needed now to meet the industry demands and challenges of the future.
    Moderator
    • Steve_Frick_Photo Stephen Frick
      Director of Hypersonics and Advanced Materials, Lockheed Martin Space Advanced Technology Center
    Panelists
  • 0930 – 1110
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1100 – 1200
    Advanced Aerial Mobility (AAM) Programming Information Session
    Description

    Representatives from the AIAA Content Advisory Committee and Staff will provide an update on AIAA efforts to promote and refine the institute’s current AAM approach.

  • 1130 – 1230
    Virtual Technical Lecture: Offshore Wind Turbine Technology and the Challenges of Innovation
    Description
    WE-03: Wind Energy Lecture
    The focus of this lecture where offshore wind is, and where it’s headed, as well as the challenges of innovating new technologies such as airborne wind.
    Speakers
  • 1130 – 1245
    Virtual Lecture: AS-09: Adaptive Structures Lecture
    Description
    The return of commercial supersonic flight requires innovative solutions to be developed that meet noise and efficiency requirements for overland flight. To study such a possibility NASA is supporting a multi-disciplinary team of academic and industrial experts to explore the potential of structurally morphing the outer mold line of a supersonic vehicle. The team is considering recent advances in supersonic computational fluid dynamics, sonic boom propagation prediction tools and new design approaches of embedding high actuation energy density Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) for in situ morphing, leading to optimal low boom signatures in different atmospheric environments and flight conditions.
  • 1130 – 1245
    Virtual Technical Sessions
  • 1230 – 1400
    Taco Tuesday Networking Lunch
  • 1300 – 1330
    Meet the Author with Daniel P. Raymer
    Description
    Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach presents the entire process of aircraft conceptual design—from requirements definition to initial sizing, configuration layout, analysis, sizing, optimization, and trade studies.
    Speakers
  • 1300 – 1600
    Exposition Hall
  • 1400 – 1530
    In-Person Technical Lecture
    Description
    EXPL-04: Overview Session on Lunar Dust and Debris Issues
    Lunar dust and debris is a focus topic under the Space Exploration technical discipline at AIAA 2022 SciTech. It will consist of this lead-in overview session, 3 technical paper sessions, and a panel session. Invited speakers will present an overview of the status of this topic to set the tone for the follow-on technical sessions.
    Panelists
  • 1400 – 1540
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1400 – 1540
    PEG-01 In-Person Technical Lecture: Current Research Topics of Relevance to Propulsion and Energy
    Description
    This session will feature short talks by representatives of the technical committees within the Propulsion & Energy Group to introduce their current technical focus areas and to highlight special topic sessions at this meeting.
  • 1430 – 1500
    Higher Orbits Go For Launch! Student Program Update
    Description

    Join Higher Orbits to learn about its latest initiatives to inspire the next generation of STEMists & Explorers with spaceflight. Abby Maltese and Claire Pickerel will discuss their Go For Launch! experience, their pursuits in STEM, and student science in space.

    Speakers
  • 1430 – 1600
    Forum 360: 2040: The Aerospace Workforce
    Description
    Diversity is essential in building the aerospace workforce of the future. Not
    only do we need to be demographically diverse and inclusive, but we need skills adjacencies, diverse educational backgrounds, and new expertise. The panel will examine the makeup of the future workforce that will enable it to meet upcoming requirements.
    Moderator
    • Chris_Hernandez Chris Hernandez
      Sector Vice President, Research, Technology and Engineering, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (Ret.)
    Panelists
    • Albert-Pisano Albert (Al) Pisano
      Professor and Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego
    • Marilyn-Smith Marilyn Smith
      Professor and Director of Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Ryan-Tseng Ryan Tseng
      Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Shield AI
  • 1430 – 1630
    Rising Leaders in Aerospace: Speed Mentoring
    Description

    Leaders in the aerospace industry will take time to meet with the Rising Leaders participants and share their experiences. This event is a great way to get insight and make new contacts.

  • 1500 – 1600
    Building on the Shuttle Legacy
    Description
    Join us for a rebroadcast of one of the most popular sessions from the 2021 AIAA SciTech Forum! Take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear from these leaders in human spaceflight.

    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 1600 – 1715
    Virtual Technical Sessions
  • 1730 – 1900
    Welcome Happy Hour in the Exposition Hall
    Description

    Take this opportunity to engage new contacts and refresh old ones. A ticket for the reception is required and included in the registration fee where indicated. Additional tickets for guests may be purchased upon registration or on site, as space is available.

  • 0615 – 0700
    Join Heather Grisco with The Little Yoga Studio
    Room

    3rd floor at the Iconic Pool

    Description
    Join Heather Grisco with The Little Yoga Studio at 0615 on the 3rd floor at the Iconic Pool at the Manchester Grand Hyatt for 45 minutes of guided yoga.  Connect your mind, body, and spirit and get ready for another great day at SciTech. 
    Session Participants
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
  • 0800 – 0900
    Plenary Session: From Jars to Stars
    Description

    Today’s complex environmental challenges require innovative solutions that span the value chain. From supply chain circularity to space-based observations of a changing planet, technology is a key part of achieving our global ambitions on climate and sustainability. Ball Corporation and Ball Aerospace aim to address these global challenges by adopting a holistic approach, bridging worlds from aluminum recycling to satellite-based Earth observations and environmental intelligence. Learn how technology can connect different sectors and accelerate sustainable development.

    Moderator
    Speakers
    • Sara-Axelrod Sara Axelrod
      Director of Sustainability, Beverage Packaging North and Central America, Ball Corporation
  • 0845 – 1600
    Exposition Hall
  • 0900 – 0930
    Emergent Capabilities in Unmanned Air Systems Design, Development, and Airspace Integration
    Description
    Come hear the latest about how General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is meeting their customers’ needs and then join them at their booth to discuss how you can collaborate.
    Speakers
    • Tim-Bleakley Timothy Bleakley
      Engineering Supervisor, Airspace Technology & Standards, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
    • Robert-Love Robert Love
      Staff Engineer, Aircraft Engineering, Advanced Aircraft Engineering, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
  • 0930 – 1100
    Forum 360: Sustainability Through Innovation Diversification
    Description

    Leveraging solutions from adjacent industries can lead to productivity and economic sustainability. Hear from experts on how they’ve pursued collaboration among industries to solve problems.

    Moderator
    • Sam-Magill Samantha (Sam) Magill
      Business Development Manager, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center
    Panelists
  • 0930 – 1110
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 0940 – 1010
    Training & Collaboration for the Future
    Description

    Looking for ways to prepare, train, and better inform students and new professionals entering the space industry? Come learn about the online classes developed by GoSats on CubeSats, SmallSats, and the aerospace industry. We'll be discussing best practices as well as sharing insight on the collaborative environment we are building to further develop skills and knowledge-sharing opportunities in the space community.

  • 1100 – 1200
    Career Advice for Students and Early Career Engineering Professionals
    Description

    Christopher Pestak, AIAA Fellow and Region IIIl Deputy Director of Education, provides useful advice and guidance for engineering students and professionals who are just beginning their career journey. He provides insights from his 39-year career as an engineer, group leader, project manager, program manager, and corporate executive. His lecture is best described as helpful, no-nonsense, and fun.

    Speakers
  • 1130 – 1230
    AS-07/HIS-10 Special Session: Bombardier – Over 50 Years of Innovation
    Description

    This session presents the outstanding achievements and innovations in aviation, from the perspective of Bombardier, a key global player in the aerospace industry and world class business jet manufacturing and servicing company.

    Speakers
  • 1130 – 1245
    Virtual Technical Lecture
    Description

    GTE-15: Autonomy and the Intangible Value of the Pilot
    Speakers with expertise in cockpit automation/autonomy will discuss the evolving role of the pilot. This will include ways to maintain/enhance pilot situational awareness as well as the benefit the pilot continues to bring to the human/machine interaction with increased cockpit automation/autonomy.


    Panelists
    • Kathy-Abbott-FAA Kathy Abbott
      Federal Aviation Administration
    • Ella-Atkins-2022 Ella Atkins
      Professor of Aerospace Engineering; Director, Autonomous Aerospace Systems (A2SYS) Lab; Associate Director of the Robotics Institute, University of Michigan
    • Irene Gregory Irene Gregory
      Senior Technologist, Advanced Control Theory and Application, NASA Langley Research Center
    • Jon-Holbrook-NASA Jon Holbrook
      NASA Langley Research Center
    • Amy Pritchett Amy Pritchett
      Department Head of Aerospace Engineering, Penn State University
  • 1130 – 1245
    Virtual Technical Sessions
  • 1200 – 1230
    Meet the Author with Don Edberg
    Description

    Design of Rockets and Space Launch Vehicles:  Interest is growing in space activity, and many new launchers are in development. The 2022 AIAA Summerfield Book Award winner Design of Rockets and Space Launch Vehicles is a timely and comprehensive exposé of important concepts and applications, providing enhanced understanding and exposure to practical aspects of design, engineering, manufacturing, and testing. It answers many questions as to “why things are done this way.” Join Don for a brief HUB presentation followed by a book signing.

    Speakers
    • Don-Edberg-SciTech2022 Don Edberg
      Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CPP)
  • 1230 – 1330
    AIAA Materials Start-Up Panel
    Description

    Start-up companies play a unique “enabler” role to vet novel research ideas and results in commercial applications and markets, but are a currently untapped resource for the AIAA community. Hear from representatives of materials start-up companies who will present their products, operations, and vision for future directions to enlighten and encourage the audience about potential future collaboration.

    Moderator
    Speakers
  • 1230 – 1400
    Luncheon in Exposition Hall
  • 1230 – 1400
    Rising Leaders Lunch Panel
    Description

    A lively panel discussion on breaking the stigma around employment in start-ups for young people and how start-up culture can drive change in industry. Boxed lunches available for the first 120 attendees.

  • 1330 – 1400
    An AIAA Journey: From ASM 30 (1992) to the 2030 Goals
    Description

    In 1991, Dr. Joe Casper of United Technologies Research Center called me to ask if Intelligent Light had any collaboration with an aerospace organization called “AIAA.” UTRC was a customer of our 3DV animation and rendering products and through their visualization visionary, David Edwards, were sponsoring the development of FieldView. So, when Joe said, “they are having exhibits at the Reno meeting for the first time, and you should be there,” we jumped! Thus began our association with AIAA.  Looking ahead, despite many advances, we’ll need to break free of legacy processes if we are to exceed NASA’s 2030 goals.

    Speakers
  • 1400 – 1430
    Girls Take Flight Drone Program
    Description

    Students, several of whom are FAA-Certified Drone Pilots, from the Elementary Institute of Science's program, Girls Take Flight, will present and talk about the program and their experiences. The students will do a drone flight demonstration and share what they've accomplished in the program, including a montage of their final project videos that showcases plenty different ways to use drones.

    Speakers
  • 1400 – 1500
    DS-18 Dynamics Specialists Conference Keynote Address
    Description
    Lecture title: Dynamic Design
    Speakers
  • 1400 – 1540
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1430 – 1630
    Forum 360: Idea Challenge: Harvesting Emerging, Adjacent Technologies to Benefit Aerospace Technologies
    Description

    Now in its third year, the AIAA Idea Challenge at AIAA SciTech Forum provides young professionals with the opportunity to develop a pitch for an idea or product that fits under the umbrella of “Harvesting adjacent industry technologies to support aerospace sustainability.” Teams comprising a mix of industry, government, and academic members will present their pitches during this session. Audience members can ask questions, evaluate the pitches, and choose the winning team. 

    Moderator
  • 1445 – 1515
    Higher Orbits Go For Launch! Student Program Update
    Description

    Join Higher Orbits to learn about its latest initiatives to inspire the next generation of STEMists & Explorers with spaceflight. Leia Spaniak and Sophia Crowder will discuss their Go For Launch! experience, their pursuits in STEM, and student science in space. 

    Speakers
  • 1600 – 1740
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1600 – 1740
    STR-22/SD-12/MAT-24: Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Lecture
    Description
    Lecture title: "From Reduced-Order Modeling to Scientific Machine Learning: How Computational Science is Enabling the Design of Next-Generation Aerospace Systems"
    Speakers
    • Karen-Wilcox Karen E. Willcox
      AIAA Board of Trustees; Director, Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
  • 1800 – 1900
    2022 Dryden Lecture in Research
    Description

    Lecture title: “Digital Tools for Designing Composite Aerostructures of the Future”

    The Dryden Lecture in Research was named in honor of Dr. Hugh L. Dryden in 1967, succeeding the Research Award established in 1960. The lecture emphasizes the great importance of basic and applied research to the advancement in aeronautics and astronautics and is a salute to research scientists and engineers. It is open to attendees and the public.  

    Speakers
    • Anthony-M-Waas Anthony M. Waas
      Anthony M. Waas, Richard A Auhll Department Chair and Felix Pawlowski Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan
  • 0600 – 0645
    Fun Run/Walk with AIAA Staff
    Description
    Explore San Diego with a 1-3 mile run/walk before starting your day! Meet at the Manchester Grand Hyatt lobby at 0600.
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
  • 0800 – 0900
    Plenary Session: What Goes Up: Ensuring Sustainable Operations in the New Space Age
    Description

    The skies above are becoming more crowded and more congested, heightening the need for coordinated efforts to tackle the complex challenges that threaten sustainable space operations. Join The Aerospace Corporation President and CEO Steve Isakowitz as he explores key issues across orbital debris, space traffic management, space situational awareness and more, as well as the potential ways forward to helping unlock a new era of human achievement in space.

    Moderator
    • Karen-Wilcox Karen E. Willcox
      AIAA Board of Trustees; Director, Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
    Speakers
  • 0845 – 1400
    Exposition Hall
  • 0900 – 0930
    Evaluate the Aircraft of Tomorrow, Today: Preliminary Aircraft Design with Pacelab APD & SysArc
    Description

    This is an introduction to the configuration and evaluation of fully parametric aircraft models with Pacelab APD, the premiere off-the-shelf preliminary design platform. The presentation illustrates a step-by-step conceptual design process, starting from an early assessment of requirements to setting up and evaluating a complex multidisciplinary parametric aircraft model. 

    Speakers
  • 0930 – 1100
    Forum 360: Operational Sustainability in Increasingly Congested and Heterogeneous Airspace
    Description

    How do we improve the operation of the National Airspace System while integrating multiple modes of transportation (e.g., subsonic, supersonic, hypersonic, air taxis, UAVs, etc.)? Subject matter experts will discuss the tools and policies needed for effective and sustainable NextGen air traffic management.

    Moderator
    • Cheryl-Quinn Cheryl Quinn
      Deputy Director, Airspace Operations and Safety Program, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA
    Panelists
    • Steve-Bradford-FAA Steve Bradford
      Chief Scientist, NextGen, FAA
    • R-John-Hansman R. John Hansman
      T. Wilson Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Director, MIT International Center for Air Transportation, MIT
    • Wendy-Okolo Wendy Okolo
      Associate Project Manager, NASA’s System-Wide Safety Project
    • Tom-Prevot Tom Prevot
      Air Taxi Product Lead, Joby Aviation
  • 0930 – 1110
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 0945 – 1115
    Fly Like a Girl Documentary Screening (with popcorn!)
    Description

    Join us for a special screening of Fly Like a Girl.  Fly Like A Girl is more than just a film. It’s a movement of young girls and women relentlessly pursuing their passion for aviation. 

  • 1000 – 1200
    Aerospace Cybersecurity Online Capture the Flag Launch
    Description

    Interested in a game of virtual capture-the-flag? Aerospace Cybersecurity Online Capture-the-Flag, organized by Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University, a competitive hacking or cybersecurity skills competition, will launch in conjunction with AIAA SciTech Forum

    Speakers
    • Anthony-M-Waas Anthony M. Waas
      Anthony M. Waas, Richard A Auhll Department Chair and Felix Pawlowski Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan
  • 1130 – 1200
    Aerospace America interview: Joby Aviation
    Description

    Join Aerospace America associate editor Cat Hofacker for a Q&A with Tom Prevot, air taxi product lead at Joby, about the California eVTOL company’s efforts to begin air taxi passenger flights in 2024. Time will be reserved at the end for audience questions. 

    Speakers
  • 1130 – 1245
    Virtual Technical Sessions
  • 1200 – 1230
    Meet the AIAA Aerospace Domain Leads
    Description

    To accelerate aerospace innovation and progress in the 21st century, building upon its technical discipline foundation, AIAA is focusing on ever-higher levels of systems integration and applications on key topics that are relevant to growth and sustainability in the industry. Meet the domain leads for aeronautics, aerospace R&D, and space.

    Speakers
    • Ming-Ching Ming Chang
      AIAA Domain Lead for Aeronautics; Senior Director of Flight Technologies, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (Retired)
    • Scott-D-Fouse Scott D. Fouse
      AIAA Domain Lead for Aerospace R&D, Lockheed Martin Space Systems (Retired); Fouse Consulting Services
    • Julie-Van-Kleeck Julie Van Kleeck
      AIAA Domain Lead for Space; Vice President, Advanced Space and Launch Systems Business Unit, Aerojet Rocketdyne (ret.)
  • 1230 – 1330
    Paper Airplane Contest
    Description

    Show off your paper airplane making skills! Use the template provided to create your best paper airplane and test out your throwing accuracy. Participants who get closest to the bullseye will win prizes! 

  • 1230 – 1400
    SciTech Forum Awards Luncheon
    Description

    We honor our up-and-coming students, our technical innovators, and our seasoned practitioners. We meet to elevate their work and encourage our community. Proof of purchase for the luncheon is required and included in the registration fee where indicated. Admission for guests may be purchased onsite at the registration desk, as space is available. Please join us as we recognize the following winners:

  • 1300 – 1400
    AIAA Space Traffic Management (STM) Program Update
    Description

    Sandra Magnus, astronaut and former AIAA Executive Director, will provide an update on AIAA’s engagement with policy makers and the media on STM matters.

    Speakers
  • 1400 – 1500
    Diversity Partnerships; How to Get Started and Sharing of Best Practices
    Room

    Cityview A

    Description
    Many people understand and appreciate the power and importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Aerospace workforce, but how do we turn this understanding into action? The panel will share actions and approaches which create a more inclusive environment to allow for more diversity, growth, and retention within organizations. Discussion will follow to allow participants to further share lessons learned and best practices. 
    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 1400 – 1540
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1430 – 1600
    Forum 360: Operational Sustainability in Increasingly Congested and Heterogeneous Earth Orbits
    Description

    The increase of launches, commercial activity, and satellite constellations brings increasing challenges for managing space traffic. This panel will discuss what the space sector can learn from air traffic management, what is the role of autonomous systems, and what policies and procedures are needed for managing debris challenges and promoting space safety.

    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Craig-Gravelle Craig Gravelle
      Senior Director, Strategic Development, Space Systems and Technologies, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems
    • Moriba-Jah-2021 Moriba Jah
      Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin
    • Holger-Krag-300x300 Holger Krag
      Head of the Space Safety Programme Office, European Space Agency
    • Sandy-Magnus-2021 Sandra Magnus
      Principal, AstroPlanetview LLC
    • MarlonSorge-thumbnail Marlon Sorge
      Technical Fellow, The Aerospace Corporation
  • 1600 – 1700
    AIAA Autonomous Systems Task Force Outbrief
    Description

    The AIAA Autonomous Systems Task Force (ASTF), chartered to explore how AIAA could contribute to the advancement of autonomy across the spectrum of aerospace activity, will provide an outbrief on outcomes from its November 2021 Aerospace Autonomy Summit. The summit’s objective was to convene aerospace autonomy leaders and experts from government, industry, and academia to identify relevant aerospace autonomy stakeholders as well as salient policy, technical, and workforce issues.

    Speakers
    • Placeholder-Male Glenn Kuller
      AIAA Aerospace Autonomy Summit Lead; Partner, Kuller Consulting LLC
  • 1600 – 1740
    In-Person Applied Aerodynamics Award Lecture
    Description
    In-Person Applied Aerodynamics Award Lecture
    Speakers
    • Mark-Maughmer-PSU Mark Maughmer
      Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • 1600 – 1740
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1700 – 1900
    Women at SciTech Social Hour and Panel Discussion
    Description
    This event will provide all attendees an opportunity to discuss experiences and celebrate women who are leaders in their fields. This year’s theme is Navigating a Sustainable Career: sharing experiences to empower, embrace and encourage.
    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
  • 0800 – 0900
    Plenary Session: Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking
    Description

    The Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking is the European Union’s leading research and innovation program for transforming aviation toward a sustainable and climate neutral future. Pulling together the best talent and capabilities of the private and public sectors, developing cutting-edge technologies, and making these available for a transformational leap in aircraft performance in the 2030s, the new Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking will pave the way toward the EU’s ambition of climate neutrality by 2050.

    Moderator
    • Scott-Palo Scott Palo
      Victor Charles Schelke Endowed Professor, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research; Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
    Speakers
  • 0930 – 1100
    Forum 360: Advancing an Environmentally Sustainable Aerospace Future
    Description

    As society continues to focus on the global challenges of climate change, the aerospace industry is increasing its commitment to environmental sustainability. This panel will discuss how far the industry has come, how far it has to go, and what technologies and policies are needed to achieve an environmentally sustainable future.

    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Matthew-Eggers Matthew Eggers
      Investor and Company Builder, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
    • Ezinne-Uzo-Okoro Ezinne Uzo-Okoro
      Assistant Director for Space Policy, Office of Science and Technology Policy
    • Brian-Yutko Brian Yutko
      Vice President & Chief Engineer, Sustainability and Future Mobility, The Boeing Company
  • 0930 – 1110
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1130 – 1310
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1400 – 1540
    In-Person Technical Lecture
    Description
    AS-32: Special Session: Canadian Smart Materials and Adaptive Structures Research Programs III

    Adaptive Structures and Materials: A Buttress in the Development of Green and Safe Aircraft
    Speakers
    • Afzal-Suleman-U-of-Victoria Afzal Suleman
      Professor and Canada Research Chair Director, Center for Aerospace Research, University of Victoria
  • 1400 – 1540
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

Supported By

Lockheed Martin
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