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The 2020 schedule, listed below, included expert panels, high-profile keynote speakers, recruitment events, networking opportunities, and technical sessions. Download the 2020 Final Program.

  • 1400 – 1900
    Registration Lounge
    Room

    Regency Rotunda

    Description

    Review the program of events, play tailgating games with fellow attendees, and plan for the week ahead while enjoying live music. (Note: Cash bar only.)

  • 1500 – 1630
    Ignite the "Meet"ing
    Room

    Regency Ballroom O & P

    Description
    Nothing can be more intimidating than being a newcomer or young person at a conference or event where everyone already knows one another! Learn tips and techniques on networking and relationship building that will make your forum experience more enjoyable and productive. The session will focus on creating an introduction, understanding how to engage with others, playing off the unique networking styles of introverts and extroverts, and some "dos and don'ts" of networking. Then participants will take part in an activity designed to foster quick friendships so they never enter a forum session or reception feeling like a stranger.
  • 1645 – 1830
    Meet the Employers Recruiting Event
    Room

    Orlando Ballroom M & N

    Description

    This event offers students and young professionals the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members and government agencies. This is a fun and dynamic environment where students and professionals interact with organizations regarding employment opportunities. Participating companies/organizations will present a brief organizational overview and opportunities available, then have follow-on discussions with the attendees. Organizations will host a table and attendees will switch every 10 minutes.

    Questions? Contact pauld@aiaa.org

    Participating employers include:

    • Lockheed Martin Corp
    • Boeing
    • Paragon
    • General Atomics
    • ClickBond
    • Calspan
    • GE Aviation
    • Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company
    • Millennium Engineering and Integration Company
    • Jacobs
    • Aerojet Rocketdyne
    • Northop Grumman
    • Moog
    • Hypersizer

    Dress is casual. Don't forget your resume!

  • 1830 – 1930
    Student Welcome Mixer
    Room

    Regency Ballrom O & P

    Description
    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
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    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!

  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Technical Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    Using Space to Support a Sustainable Society
    Room

    Windermere Ballroom

    Description

    Six areas of space activity are supporting societal needs, as defined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including earth observation, communication, positioning, microgravity research, technology transfer, and fundamental research. While progress has been made, barriers still remain that limit the application of space technology as a tool for advancing sustainable development. Hear how the Space Enabled Research Group works to increase the opportunities to design and apply space technology in support of the Sustainable Development Goals with societal leaders from around the world.

    Keynote
    • Danielle Wood Danielle Wood
      Director of the Space Enabled Research Group, MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Windermere and Regency Foyers

  • 0930 – 1230
    AIAA International Student Conference
    Room

    Columbia 35-37

    Description
    The first-place winners of the 2019 AIAA Regional Student Conferences will present their research in the Undergraduate, Masters, and Team categories to a team of judges comprising industry professionals. The winners will be recognized at the AIAA Foundation International Student Conference Awards Breakfast, on Tuesday, 7 January. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation.
  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360: Achieving Sustainable Aviation
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Description

    Not that long ago, “Green Aviation” and minimizing the environmental impact of aviation was an aspirational goal, but today it is a goal for survival. The global aviation community has been proactively collaborating to set industry-wide goals and targets to reduce aircraft emissions, but will it be enough to sustain the industry as new entrants and worldwide demand drive exponential growth? Many think it is not enough and that the industry needs need to be much more aggressive. This panel will take a systems-thinking approach across the aircraft lifecycle to focus on compressing the design cycle, optimizing operations, maximizing energy savings, and accelerating the development and commercialization of new and promising technologies.

    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Jeanne Yu Photo Jeanne Yu
      Director, Technology Integration, ecoDemonstrator Program, The Boeing Company
    • Michael Winter Michael Winter
      Senior Fellow, Advanced Technology, Pratt & Whitney
    • Brian-German-Photo Brian German
      National Institute of Aerospace Langley Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Thomas_Zill_Photo Thomas Zill
      Head, Air Vehicle Concepts, Institute for System Architectures in Aeronautics
    • James_Hileman_Photo James Hileman
      Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor, Environment and Energy, FAA
  • 0930 – 1200
    Technical Sessions
  • 1230 – 1400
    Durand Lecture for Public Service and Luncheon
    Room

    Windermere Ballroom

    Description

    Robert D. Braun, University of Colorado Boulder
    Lecture: “Space Technology: An investment in our future.” 

    Following the lecture, network with fellow attendees during a lunch reception and have the opportunity to speak with Braun. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation.
  • 1230 – 1400
    Networking Lunch on Own
  • 1400 – 1600
    Forum 360: Aerospace Innovation Enables Resilient Communities
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Description
    How are Aerospace Innovations helping communities fight the various problems our world is facing today? Why is this so important to talk about right now? Why are we dedicating our resources to these types of projects and what will this mean for the future? This panel will explore these questions and more as experts talk through why innovations in aerospace technology are helping to build resilient communities on our home planet.
    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Mark-Mozena_Photo Mark Mozena
      Senior Director, Government Affairs, Planet
    • Gijs de Boer - Photo Gijs de Boer
      Research Scientist III, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado and NOAA Physical Sciences Division
    • Rhiannan_Price_Photo Rhiannan Price
      Director, Sustainable Development Practice, Maxar Technologies
    • John-Murray-Photo John Murray
      Associate Program Manager, NASA Earth Science Disasters Program, NASA Langley Research Center
  • 1400 – 1630
    Technical Sessions
  • 1530 – 1600
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Windermere and Regency Foyers

  • 1730 – 1900
    RLA Reception
    Room

    Regency Ballroom O & P

    Description

    Network with fellow young professionals and plan for the week ahead. You’ll come away with at least a handful of new contacts, connections, and support.

  • 1730 – 1900
    Technical Committee Showcase
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Description
    The AIAA Technical Committee (TC) Showcase provides an opportunity for SciTech Forum attendees to find out more about AIAA’s TCs. The TCs are grouped into six groups under the Technical Activities Division: Aerospace Design and Structures; Aerospace Sciences; Information Systems; Propulsion and Energy; Aircraft Technology, Integration, and Operations; and, Space and Missiles. Representatives from all six groups will be present to answer questions and provide personal perspectives on the value of TC membership.
  • 1800 – 2030
    AIAA Associate Fellows Induction Ceremony and Reception (Proof of Purchase Required)
    Room

    Windermere Ballroom

    Description

    Support your colleagues, and join us for the induction of the 2020 Associate Fellows. Tickets to this celebrated event are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    For more information, click here.

  • 1900 – 2100
    Trivia Night
    Room

    Regency Ballroom O & P

    Description

    What percent of the universe is dark matter? What are the main parts of a comet? Take trivia to a new altitude with AIAA! Join us for a night of fun and compete for prizes with other students and young professionals. We'll also livestream the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch. Light snacks and desserts will be provided. Each player will also be provided one drink ticket.* Boost your chances of winning by bringing your friends and forming a team. 

    *The bar will be cash only after one drink. IDs will be checked to assure attendees seeking service or in possession of any alcoholic beverage are legally able to do so.

  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Technical Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    The Next Giant Leap
    Room

    Windermere Ballroom

    Description
    What elements need to be in place to drive game-changing technology? Lightfoot will use Apollo as an example to explain why the steps may not be as linear as you think.
    Keynote
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Windermere and Regency Foyers

  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360: AI in Emerging Aerospace Manufacturing
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Description
    There is a lot of energy around developing and using tools offered by the concept of artificial intelligence. Especially prevalent in the aerospace industry is the desire to use machine learning in a number of roles. The experts on the panel will describe in depth how AI could be applied in emerging manufacturing applications, ranging from materials processing and inspection, cooperative robotic manufacturing and flexible factories, to remote manufacturing and assembly which may include recycling and mining. In all of these cases, the goal is to require very minimal human interaction and instruction, even to the point of describing what is desired rather than writing and instruction set about how to produce the desired part. During the panel session, concepts for applying AI in the varying phases of manufacturing will be introduced.
    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Justin_Kugler_Photo Justin Kugler
      Vice President, Advanced Programs and Concepts, Made in Space
    • Tia_Benson_Tolle_Photo Tia Benson Tolle
      Director, Materials and Fabrication, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
    • Wes_Smith_Photo Wesley Smith
      Digital Transformation Leader, Lockheed Martin Fellow, Lockheed Martin Corporation
    • Miranda_Jones_Photo Miranda Jones
      Manager, Business Analytics, Spirit AeroSystems
    • Andrew Kwas- Photo Andrew Kwas
      NG Fellow, Engineering Systems Architect, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • 0930 – 1130
    Wind Energy Lecture & Networking
    Room

    Plaza Ballroom G

    Description
    Lecture Title: Offshore Wind Development – Today and Tomorrow

    The offshore wind industry began in 1991 in Denmark, with eleven 35-m rotor turbines (rated for 450 kW of power output) at the Vindeby Wind Farm.  Today, the world’s largest offshore wind farm is being built in the UK, with 174 Siemens Gamesa 154-m rotor turbines (7 MW), with a total output of 1,218 MW—enough energy for 1 million homes. Even larger projects are planned, utilizing the industry’s biggest machine: the MHI Vestas 10 MW, 174-m rotor turbine. In the U.S. market, the latest projects off the East Coast are planning for even bigger machines utilizing the GE 12 MW, 220-m rotor turbine. So, as the industry continues to accelerate and larger machines with ever-increasing rotor sizes are developed, what will be the engineering challenges? What are the issues we will be revisiting?

    Please join us for this exciting talk organized by the Wind Energy Technical Committee, which will discuss three decades of progress in the offshore wind industry. An informal networking hour will follow.

    Speakers
  • 0930 – 1200
    Student Awards Breakfast
    Room

    Orchid

    Description
    After hearing from guest speaker, JD McFarlan, the International Student Conference winners from each category will be announced, and the Abe M. Zarem Award winners will be recognized. This is an invite-only event. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation.
  • 0930 – 1200
    Technical Sessions
  • 1230 – 1400
    Taco Tuesday Networking Lunch (Proof of Purchase Required)
    Room

    Garden Terrace

    Description
    Build your own tacos and feast on quesadillas, empanadas, and dessert while networking with fellow attendees.
  • 1300 – 1330
    Launching the Next Generation of STEMists & Explorers with Higher Orbits
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Students are reaching Higher Orbits with their STEM ambitions through Go For Launch! Learn more about this program and hear directly from the students whose science has flown to the International Space Station as a result of it.
  • 1300 – 1600
    Exposition Hall Open featuring the HUB
    Room

    Hall 3

  • 1330 – 1400
    2020 AVIATION Forum: We get you Here, There and Now Everywhere
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Hear about current activities, planning, and programming for the upcoming AVIATION Forum in Reno, NV. Offer your feedback and ideas.
  • 1400 – 1500
    Unmanned Aircraft for Scientific Exploration of Extreme Environments
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Unmanned Aircraft Systems have revolutionized our ability to make in-situ measurements that would otherwise be impossible from the ground or impractical from manned aircraft. At the University of Colorado Boulder’s Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, the Integrated Remote and In-Situ Sensing (IRISS) initiative has developed a 3rd generation unmanned aircraft system for the research in extreme environments such as near tornadic supercell thunderstorms, in heavy rain and hail, and the Arctic. We will present the success of this system in extreme weather and discuss the modular design approach that enables robust and rapid adaptability for a variety of in-situ measurements.
  • 1430 – 1600
    RLA Speed Mentoring
    Room

    Regency Ballroom O & P

    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.

  • 1430 – 1630
    Forum 360: Is Hypersonic Flight The Next Big Thing?
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Description
    Over the years, large amounts of time, energy and resources have gone toward the advancement of critical technologies for sustained hypersonic flight. Perhaps today, these critical technologies are ready for integration into a sustained flight vehicle system. This panel provides a lively discussion of what has been accomplished so far to date, lessons learned along the way, what has been enabled, and a look at the remaining challenges to achieve reliable and sustained hypersonic flight. The historical context will provide a review of the successes, retired challenges, and remaining challenges after NASP, X-43, and X-51 by leading figures from those programs. The panel is eminently qualified to propose to the community potential paths forward to retire remaining risks to routine, reusable, hypersonic flight.
    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Mark_Lewis_Photo Mark Lewis
      Director, Defense Research and Engineering for Modernization
    • Charles-McClinton-Photo Charles McClinton
      Former Hypersonic Technology Manager (ret.), NASA
    • Frank-Boensch-Photo Frank D. Boensch
      X-30 (NASP) Joint Program Office: Deputy Director, Airframe and Director of Consortia and Technology, Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory (ret.)
    • David-Van-Wie-Photo David Van Wie
      Head, Air and Missile Defense Sector, The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
    • Richard_Mutzman_Photo Richard Mutzman
      Chief Engineer, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (Ret.)
  • 1430 – 1700
    Technical Sessions
  • 1500 – 1600
    Aerodynamic: Inside the High-Stakes Global Jetliner EcoSystem
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description

    Discussion of the $330 Billion commercial aircraft industry by expert/author Kevin Michaels, followed by a signing of his book on the topic.

    Speakers
  • 1530 – 1600
    Networking Coffee Break in Exposition Hall
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

  • 1730 – 1900
    Welcome Happy Hour in the Exposition Hall (Proof of Purchase Required)
    Room

    Exposition Hall

    Description

    Enjoy delicious food and beverages while networking with your fellow attendees. Continue your conversations over dinner at a local restaurant.

  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Technical Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    Igniting Tomorrow: Stories from America’s Favorite Museum
    Room

    Windermere Ballroom

    Description

    Ellen Stofan will discuss changes to how we move around our planet and how astronauts observe it from space, as well as changes to who gets to go to space, and how her museum tells that story to inspire the next generation of innovators and explorers.

    Keynote
    • Ellen Stofan Ellen R. Stofan
      John and Adrienne Mars Director, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
  • 0845 – 1600
    Exposition Hall Open featuring the HUB
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

  • 0900 – 0930
    Launching the Next Generation of STEMists & Explorers with Higher Orbits
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Students are reaching Higher Orbits with their STEM ambitions through Go For Launch! Learn more about this program and hear directly from the students whose science has flown to the International Space Station as a result of it.
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Coffee Break in Exposition Hall
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360: Connecting Faster
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Description

    The aerospace industry is burgeoning with new high-speed transport designs. Why is now the right time? Technology, public perception, economy, political environment, our society’s need for instant gratification? It is an exciting time for new concepts from the OML to system integration. Hear from industry leaders of well-known aerospace primes and front-page startups that understand the public’s need to save time and connect faster.

    Moderator
    • ed-waggoner Edgar "Ed" Waggoner
      Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA
    Panelists
    • Joe Wilding Joe Wilding
      Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Boom Technology, Inc
    • Steve_Frick_Photo Stephen Frick
      Director, Hypersonics and Advanced Materials, Lockheed Martin Space Advanced Technology Center
    • Kevin Bowcutt
      Senior Technical Fellow, Chief Scientist of Hypersonics, The Boeing Company
    • Eric_Kaduce_Photo Eric Kaduce
      Director, Boeing/Aerion Supersonic Business Jet Joint Venture, The Boeing Company
    • AJ-Piplica_Photo AJ Piplica
      Chief Executive Officer, Founder, Hermeus
    • Erik_Axdahl_Photo Erik Axdahl
      Chief Engineer, High Speed Transport, The Spaceship Company
  • 0930 – 1200
    Technical Sessions
  • 0930 – 1000
    SmartSat: A Modern Software-defined Satellite Architecture
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    A Lockheed Martin internally-developed infrastructure, middleware, and lower level drivers to create a modular, open software architecture that is abstracted from onboard avionics. This framework consists of services that provide common solutions for all different types of satellite platforms.
  • 1030 – 1130
    AIAA DEFENSE Forum Preview: “Compete, Deter and Win: Innovation at the Speed of Relevance”
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description

    The 2020 AIAA DEFENSE Forum, to be held 5-7 May in Laurel, MD, will bring together government, military, industry, and academia to discuss the strategic, programmatic, and technical topics and policy issues in aerospace and defense. Come learn about the planned technical and plenary discussions from members of the Executive Steering and Technical Program Committees, and find out how you can participate! Discussion will include:

    • DoD Research and Engineering (R&E) Enterprise
    • Industry priorities in responding to DoD priorities
    • Accelerating technology transition
    • Innovation in missile defense
  • 1130 – 1230
    ASCEND Town Hall
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Please join us for a community discussion about AIAA’s new space conference, ASCEND (Accelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery), led by Executive Producer Rob Meyerson. Rob and other project leaders will discuss the vision and purpose of ASCEND, collect community comments and inputs, and answer questions. The inaugural ASCEND will be held 16-18 November 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Call for Content is open now through 17 March 2020. For more information, please visit www.ascend.events or email ascend@aiaa.org
  • 1230 – 1400
    Networking Boxed Luncheon (Proof of Purchase Required)
    Room

    Exposition Hall

  • 1300 – 1400
    Enabling the Future of Aviation
    Room

    Windermere Ballroom

    Description

    This session will discuss NASA’s vision for aeronautics and the leadership/strategy for aeronautics in an R&D organization.

    Organized by: International Forum for Aviation Research (IFAR)

    This session is a part of their Virtual Exchange (IVX) series.

    Speakers
    • jay-dryer-photo Jay Dryer
      Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA
  • 1300 – 1400
    Materials Start-Up Panel
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    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. In this panel session, representatives from start-up companies focused on innovative materials science will present their products, operations, and vision for future directions, to enlighten and encourage the audience about potential future collaboration.

    Companies featured in 2020:

    Helicon Chemical Company
    Keystone Synergistic Enterprises
    SynMatter
    X-MAT

  • 1400 – 1430
    Aircraft Design/RDSwin Presentation with Dan Raymer
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Stage presentation of RDSwin software with book signing to follow in booth.
  • 1430 – 1500
    Propulsion & Energy 2020 Forum: Trumpeting the Future of Propulsion & Energy in the Big Easy
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description

    Hear about current activities, planning, and programming for the upcoming P&E Forum in New Orleans, LA. Offer your feedback and ideas.

  • 1430 – 1630
    Forum 360: Idea Challenge
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Description

    In partnership with the Rising Leaders in Aerospace, Young Professionals from across the industry will collaborate in teams of 4 to form a pitch on their perspective of Bringing the World Closer Together with Aerospace Solutions, and present a 10-minute pitch on their proposed idea. The teams will be judged by the live and virtual audience based on the technical merit, feasibility, and positive social impact of their idea. This Forum 360 will be a unique opportunity to hear from the industry’s next generation of leaders and engineers.

  • 1430 – 1700
    Technical Sessions
  • 1500 – 1600
    AIAA Public Policy Tweetup
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Spreading the word about AIAA public policy activities and Congressional Visits Day on social media.
  • 1530 – 1600
    Networking Coffee Break in Exposition Hall
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

  • 1630 – 1800
    Engineering Apollo: Flight Simulation
    Room

    Windermere Ballroom

    Description
    This session will explore how simulation was used to develop the Apollo spacecraft, train the Apollo astronauts, and conduct integrated mission simulations, enabling the success of the Apollo lunar landing program. We will discuss the Apollo Mission Simulator and the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle and their impact on the program with key Apollo participants.
    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Frank Hughes
      President, Tietronix; and Chief, Space Flight Training, NASA (Former)
    • Col. David R. Scott, USAF, Ret.
      NASA Astronaut (Former), Gemini VIII, Apollo 9, and Apollo 15
    • Wayne_Ottinger_Photo Wayne Ottinger
      President, Aerospace Legacy Engineering & Technology Recovery Organization; and Lunar Landing Training Vehicle Technical Director and Base Manager, NASA (ret.)
  • 1800 – 1900
    Dryden Lecture in Research
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Description

    Raphael T. Haftka, University of Florida
    Lecture: “Evolution of optimization, experiments, and uncertainty quantification with increasing computing power.”

  • 1800 – 1900
    SDM Lecture: Certifying Innovative Composite Applications
    Room

    Plaza Ballroom H

    Description
    This lecture summarizes existing practices for composite aircraft certification, with an emphasis on structural aspects, and discusses the limitations and lessons learned from today’s “traditional” composite structures. It describes procedures that can be used to certify advanced materials and processes which may have increased levels of variability, unfamiliar structural performance, nonclassical (e.g., nonlocal) behavior, and randomized properties. Provided such complexity can be reliably controlled by maintaining repeatable materials and processes in fabricating and assembling parts, both design and production certification can be achieved. The related technological advances from real applications that meet safety, form, fit and functional requirements, while achieving product value, will yield the practical experience, knowledge, and capable workforce necessary for future improvements.
    Speakers
    • Larry Ilcewicz Larry Ilcewicz
      Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Advanced Composite Materials, Federal Aviation Administration
    • Cindy Ashforth Cindy Ashforth
      Senior Technical Specialist for Advanced Composite Materials, Federal Aviation Administration
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Technical Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    Engineers Build the World and We Can't Survive Without Them!
    Keynote
  • 0845 – 1400
    Exposition Hall Open featuring the HUB
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Coffee Break in Exposition Hall
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

  • 0915 – 1000
    Extended Q&A With Lori Garver
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Didn’t get your question answered during the Thursday morning plenary? Come to the HUB to hear Lori Garver, Chief Executive Officer, Earthrise Alliance, continue the conversation on how “Engineers Build the World”.
  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360: The Next Challenge for Aerospace: Global Climate Change
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Description
    This session will explore the challenges and opportunities that global climate change represents for the aerospace community. We will frame the key science, economics and policy issues and discuss how aerospace engineers can shape the future by developing technologies that can measure and analyze environmental impact, as well technologies that will successfully mitigate aviation’s impact on the environment.
    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 0930 – 1130
    Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics Networking Breakfast
    Room

    Regency Ballroom O&P

    Description
    The Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Diversity Working Group invite students and young professionals to attend a networking breakfast where you’ll have the opportunity to hear introductions from all the mentors and then visit with several mentors of your choice for a deeper conversation.
  • 0930 – 1200
    Technical Sessions
  • 1000 – 1030
    Lilium: An Air Taxi to Revolutionize the Way We Travel
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    A presentation on Lilium vision for revolutionize the way we travel offering the first Urban Air Mobility service. The four pillars of Lilium’s vision are to democratize travel, connect the unconnected, reduce our impact on the environment, and use technology as a force for good. The 5 seats Lilium Jet will be presented as well.
  • 1030 – 1130
    The Weiss School, BLUECUBE Aerospace High School Project Update
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Middle School Students from The Weiss School, escorted by members of the AIAA Palm Beach Section, will present the latest developments of their BLUECUBE Aerospace High School CubeSat Project.
  • 1130 – 1230
    ICYMI: Forum 360 Rising Leaders Idea Challenge
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Did you miss the Wednesday afternoon Forum 360 where teams of aerospace’s rising leaders pitched there perspective on bringing the world closer? Perhaps you didn’t miss it, but have more questions or want to meet the winners of the Idea Challenge? Stop by the HUB for a recap on the winning pitch and opportunity to network with aerospace’s up & coming leaders.
  • 1200 – 1400
    RLA Lunch Panel: Dawning the Age of Intelligent Machines and Future Workforce
    Room

    Regency Ballroom O & P

    Description
    Humankind progressed from the industrial age to the information age and now to the dawning of the age of intelligent machines. What is the anatomy of this new world? What are the architectural, design, engineering, and operational issues? What are the strategic technical and nontechnical challenges and constraints? How do we prepare our current and future workforce for this exciting new age?
    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 1230 – 1400
    Networking Lunch on Own
  • 1230 – 1400
    Paws for a Break: Therapy Puppies and Movie Screening
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description

    Join us for a four-legged meet-and-greet! Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with puppies from Pet Rescue By Judy. Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) can have a significant, positive impact on human health and well-being, so clear some time to recharge with puppy therapy.

    At the same time, the HUB will be showing the Apollo 11 documentary featuring never-before-seen footage and audio recordings that take you into the heart of NASA’s historic mission. Popcorn will be provided.

  • 1230 – 1400
    SciTech Forum Awards Luncheon (Proof of Purchase Required)
    Room

    Windermere Ballroom

    Description
    Join us as we celebrate the excellence of the aspiring, innovating, and inspiring members of our aerospace community. Click here for a list of award recipients.
  • 1400 – 1600
    Forum 360: High Performance Computing's Impact on Aerospace Prediction
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Description

    The Aerospace industry has a strong desire and need to extend development of their CFD capability as described in the CFD 2030 Vision set forth by NASA and Boeing with input from government, industry, and academia. However, limitations of Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) methods are preventing us from analyzing vehicles at the edges of their envelopes where performance typically drives designs. Hybrid RANS/Large Eddy Simulation (LES), LES, and Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) computations require emerging High Performance Computing (HPC) hardware to be useful to vehicle design. The trend we have been taking advantage of over the last several decades is called Moore’s Law, which has led to the performance of machines roughly doubling every 18 months. Many hardware specialists are predicting the end of this performance trend for current hardware and software architectures due to a variety of reasons. Continuation of Moore’s Law will likely require new computational strategies and computer architectures. Our current CFD software will not execute efficiently, if at all, without a conscious effort on our part to prepare it for the future because it is no longer as simple as just buying a bigger/faster computer. In order to accomplish the CFD2030 Vision, HPC issues will have to be discussed and strategies for overcoming them planned for.

    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Roy-Campbell-Photo Roy Campbell
      Chief Scientist, High Performance Computing Modernization Program, Department of Defense
    • Doug_Kothe_Photo Douglas Kothe
      Director, Exascale Computing Project, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    • Eric-Nielsen-Photo Eric Nielsen
      Senior Research Scientist, Computational AeroSciences Branch, NASA Langley Research Center
    • Scott-Morton-Photo Scott Morton
      DoD HPCMP CREATE-AV Project Manager, U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center
  • 1400 – 1630
    Technical Sessions
  • 1530 – 1600
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Windermere and Regency Foyers

  • 1700 – 1900
    Women at SciTech
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Description

    The Women at SciTech Keynote and Social Hour is a special programming event which will provide all attendees an opportunity to discuss experiences and celebrate women who are leaders in their fields.

    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Technical Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    Multi-Use Aerospace Technologies
    Room

    Windermere Ballroom

    Description
    Whether R&D was initiated by government, industry, or academia, technology often takes on a life of its own and will transition to new and unintended applications. Such transitions have led to global transformations in fields well outside of the traditional aerospace community. You may quickly think of a few of these transitions, but join Professor Wes Harris to learn much more about how aerospace R&D is building societal shifts and growing economies.
    Keynote
    • Wesley Harris Wesley Harris
      C.S. Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Moderator
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Windermere and Regency Foyers

  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360: Wow! Look at What We Discovered: Impacts of Multiple Use Aerospace Technology
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Description

    This session will focus on the transferability of aerospace technology to other fields – whether intentional or unintentional. The value of aerospace technology can be far broader than its original design.

    Additionally, this session will highlight technology that was developed for aerospace applications that has been successfully transitioned to other business sectors for societal benefit.

    Speakers from academia, government and industry will describe how past, current and future research and development efforts that have or can benefit business sectors outside of aerospace (aviation and space) including but not limited to: automotive, biotechnology/medical, communications, construction, energy, manufacturing, etc.

    Moderator
    Panelists
    • John Stetson John Stetson
      Senior Technical Fellow, Lockheed Martin Corporation
    • Narendra_Joshi_Photo Narendra Joshi
      Chief Scientist, Advanced Propulsion Technologies, GE Research
    • Mike-Penland-Photo Michael "Pappy" Penland
      Principal Director, Operational Energy Policy and Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Operational Energy
    • Zarrin Chua Zarrin Chua
      Human Factors Engineer, Aurora Flight Sciences
  • 0930 – 1200
    Technical Sessions
  • 1230 – 1330
    Networking Lunch on Own
  • 1330 – 1600
    Technical Sessions
  • 1530 – 1600
    Networking Break
    Room

    Windermere and Regency Foyers

Sponsors

Lockheed Martin
Boeing
Bastion Technologies