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The 2023 AIAA SciTech Forum promises to Ignite the Future: Explore the Frontiers of Aerospace. The program will explore how aerospace is solving societal grand challenges, the funding resources available, the intersection of science and engineering, accelerating confidence in this digital world, and making Sci-Fi a reality.

 Final Program  Committee and Ancillary Meetings

Pre-Forum Workshops

6th AIAA Propulsion Aerodynamics Workshop (PAW6)
21 JANUARY - 22 JANUARY 2023
The focus of the in-person workshop will be on assessing the accuracy of CFD in obtaining air breathing system performance and flow structure in nozzle and inlet flow fields.

Held in conjunction with the 2023 AIAA SciTech Forum. Please note forum registration is not a prerequisite for workshop registration.

AIAA Early Member Rate: $299 | AIAA Member Rate: $399 | Non-Member Rate: $499

3rd AIAA Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop (AePW-3)
21 JANUARY - 22 JANUARY 2023
The in-person workshop is aimed at understanding the effectiveness of current tools towards predicting aeroelastic phenomena critical for aircraft analysis and design.

Held in conjunction with the 2023 AIAA SciTech Forum. Please note forum registration is not a prerequisite for workshop registration.

AIAA Early Member Rate: $299 | AIAA Member Rate: $399 | Non-Member Rate: $499

2023 Program
  • 1800 – 1830
    SciTech 101
    Room

    National Harbor 11

    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

    Session Rooms

    Description
    Authors who are presenting papers will meet with session chairs and co-chairs in their session rooms for a short 30-minute briefing on the day of their sessions to exchange bios and review final details prior to the session.
  • 0800 – 0900
    Accelerating a More Hopeful Future
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Description

    Without a target you’ll miss every time. XPRIZE competitions have clear, objective, and measurable goals and capture the imaginations of people all over the world, inspiring everyone into action. Hear how millions of dollars in prize purses incentivize radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.

    Team registration for the XPRIZE Carbon Removal is still open. Learn more about this $100M prize competition! 

    Speakers
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Break
    Room

    Potomac Foyer

    Description
    Recharge between sessions, continue discussions, and make new contacts while enjoying a cup of coffee.
  • 0930 – 1110
    In-Person Technical Sessions
  • 1000 – 1130
    Forum 360: Grand Challenges: The How
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Description
    Grand Challenges enable us to tackle major societal and industry issues using collaborative and innovative approaches. Our panel will explore “the how”: How do individuals get involved? How should teams approach the challenge? How do we ensure that we’re working across industries, nationalities, and generations to create solutions?
    Moderator
    • Yannis-Yortsos-2023 Yannis C. Yortsos
      Dean, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California; 2022 Recipient, Gordon Prize of the National Academy of Engineering, for the creation in 2009 of the Grand Challenges Scholars Program
    Panelists
  • 1400 – 1540
    In-Person Technical Sessions
  • 1430 – 1600
    Idea Challenge: Applying Aerospace Technologies to Solve Societal Problems
    Description
    Now in its fourth 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 challenge theme. Each team will present ideas for how aerospace technologies and techniques can contribute solutions to large global issues, such as climate change, food sustainability, or access to resources. By introducing these ideas, they will showcase how the aerospace industry acts as a pathfinder for humanity. 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
  • 1500 – 1800
    Meet the Employers & Cocktail Reception
    Room

    Cherry Blossom Ballroom

    Description

    A can’t-miss opportunity where students and young professionals can interact with AIAA Corporate Members and find out what employment opportunities are available, all in a fun and dynamic environment. Participate in round table discussions from 1500–1700 hrs in the Cherry Blossom Ballroom, followed by a cocktail reception from 1700–1800 hrs in the Cherry Blossom Lobby. Space is limited to 400 participants.

    Remember to bring your resume. Confirmed Corporate Member employers include:

    Additional participating companies include:

  • 1530 – 1600
    Networking Break
    Room

    Potomac Foyer

    Description
    Recharge between sessions, continue discussions, and make new contacts while enjoying a cup of coffee.
  • 1600 – 1740
    In-Person Technical Sessions
  • 1800 – 1900
    2023 Dryden Lectureship in Research Lecture
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Description
    This 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.

    Lecture: Hypersonic Wall Bounded Viscous Flows: Theory, Ground Test, and Flight
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Session Rooms

    Description
    Authors who are presenting papers will meet with session chairs and co-chairs in their session rooms for a short 30-minute briefing on the day of their sessions to exchange bios and review final details prior to the session.
  • 0800 – 0900
    Plenary Session
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Speakers
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Break
    Room

    Potomac Foyer

    Description
    Recharge between sessions, continue discussions, and make new contacts while enjoying a cup of coffee.
  • 0930 – 1045
    Lecture: Clean Aviation Programme
    Room

    Woodrow Wilson A.

    Description

    Achieving Sustainable Flight: How Disruptive Technologies Will Get Us There
    This session presents Clean Aviation, the European Union’s leading research and innovation programme for transforming aviation towards a sustainable and climate-neutral future. Executive Director, Axel Krein, will explore why collective global efforts must focus on disruptive solutions that target CO2 and non-CO2 emissions. This deep dive will showcase state-of-the-art European innovations and provide insights into cutting edge-research streams.

    Speakers
    • Photo_AxelKREIN_SciTech-300x300 Axel Krein
      Executive Director, Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking
  • 0930 – 1110
    In-Person Technical Sessions
  • 0930 – 1110
    Wind Energy Lecture - Offshore Wind Current Status and Strategy
    Room

    Chesapeake 9

    Description
    Jocelyn Brown-Saracino, Offshore Wind Energy Lead for the U.S. Department of Energy, will overview the current status of offshore wind both globally and in the U.S. She will discuss goals the U.S. has with respect to offshore wind development. Specific topics of DOE’s offshore wind strategic planning efforts will include the Floating Offshore Wind Shot, the DOE’s Atlantic transmission analysis, and the White House-led Federal State Offshore Wind Partnership focused on supply chain coordination.
    Speakers
  • 1000 – 1045
    Fireside Chat on a New Collaboration to Advance Propulsion Technologies
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Description

    DARPA and NASA leaders will discuss a collaboration between the agencies to advance space propulsion technologies for both civilian and defense efforts.

    Keynote
    Moderator
    • Steven-D-Howe-2023 Steven D. Howe
      former Director, Center for Space Nuclear Research (CSNR), Idaho National Laboratory
    Panelists
  • 1000 – 1115
    NASA IFAR Early Career Forum
    Room

    Cherry Blossom Ballroom

    Description
    Discover exciting career opportunities in the field at NASA's International Forum for Aviation Research.

    Title of talk: “Igniting Your Future by Maximizing Your Early Career”

    Watch Live
    Speakers
    • Wes-Ryan Wes Ryan
      Program Manager at NASA’s Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI)
  • 1100 – 1215
    Forum 360: Public Investors in the Future of Aerospace
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Description
    To transition a great idea into a high-impact research program or a sustainable business, you need funding. Our panel of government experts will explain how their funding programs work, how to apply, and the opportunities provided by working with them. After the session, come meet the panelists and other government representatives to chat about funding opportunities.
    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 1130 – 1230
    Beyond Aerospace Engineering
    Room

    Azalea 3

    Description
    It is often thought that Aerospace Engineers are the only discipline who make great Aerospace feats happen. The reality is the aerospace sector is huge, where aerospace engineers account for about 20%. This workshop investigates how a diverse group of disciplines work together to bring Aerospace feats to fruition.
    Moderator
    • John-Cavolowsky John A. Cavolowsky
      Director, Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), NASA
    Panelists
    • Therese-Jones-2022 Therese Jones
      Senior Director of Policy, Satellite Industry Association
    • Mira-Maquez-2022 Mira Marquez
      Product Designer, Skydio
    • Ken-Melton-2023 Ken Melton
      Communications Strategist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab’s Air and Missile Defense Sector
  • 1200 – 1600
    Exposition Hall
    Room

    Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

  • 1230 – 1400
    Networking Lunch in Exposition Hall
    Room

    Prince George's Exhibition Hall D/E

  • 1300 – 1330
    Welcome to the HUB!
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Join leaders from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) — the sponsor of the HUB — as they welcome attendees to the Exposition Hall and share their excitement around the 2023 AIAA SciTech Forum.

    Theme: Stories That Inspire

    Speakers
  • 1300 – 1400
    Space 2050
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Description
    What will the future of space look like in 2050? What technologies will be required to enable future capabilities in space and how close are we to creating them? The leader of Lockheed Martin’s space innovation labs shares a vision for the future of space and showcases key technologies they are developing to expand space missions and humanity beyond our home world.
    Speakers
  • 1330 – 1400
    Multiphysics-Focused Simulation Technology for Hypersonic R&D
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Hear from Hexagon about its multiphysics-focused computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software that has been developed in collaboration with the National Institute of Aerospace to address some of the numerical challenges specific to simulating hypersonic flight – stability, robustness, and coupling to related physics-like structural mechanics and kinematics. Details of the hypersonic flow solver, the co-simulation platform, and the results of their latest validation studies will be reviewed.

    Theme:  Technologies of the Future

    Sponsored by:

    Hexagon-Logo-transparent-275x125

    Speakers
    • Anup-Paul---Hexagon Anup Paul
      Business Development Director - Fluids, Manufacturing Intelligence, Hexagon
  • 1400 – 1430
    Modelling the Future of Aviation: The Premier Solution to Innovative Aircraft Preliminary Design
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    PACE Aerospace and IT will showcase Pacelab APD – the premier off-the-shelf software platform for aircraft preliminary design.

    Theme:  Technologies of the Future

    Sponsored by:

    PACE-logo-transparent-padded

    Speakers
  • 1400 – 1540
    In-Person Technical Sessions
  • 1430 – 1500
    The B-21 Raider – The First 6th-Gen Aircraft
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Hear a firsthand account of the rollout of the long-awaited B-21 Raider — the first strategic bomber in more than three decades. Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine will provide a detailed overview of this new aircraft and what it means for the future fleet.

    Theme:  Stories That Inspire

    Speakers
  • 1430 – 1530
    Forum 360: Private Investors in the Future of Aerospace
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Description
    To transition a great idea into a high-impact research program or a sustainable business, you need funding. Our panel of industry experts will explore sources of funding and technology development, from accelerators to venture capital to corporate investment.
    Moderator
    • Van-Truskett-2022 Van Truskett
      Executive Director, Texas Innovation Center, University of Texas at Austin
    Panelists
  • 1430 – 1600
    Rising Leaders in Aerospace: Speed Mentoring
    Room

    Cherry Blossom Ballroom

    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.
  • 1530 – 1600
    Networking Break
    Room

    Prince George's Exhibition Hall D/E

    Description
    Recharge between sessions, continue discussions, and visit the Exposition Hall while enjoying a cup of coffee.
  • 1530 – 1600
    Author Talk and Book Signing: Ralph Lorenz on Planetary Exploration with Ingenuity and Dragonfly: Rotary-Wing Flight on Mars and Titan
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Meet Ralph Lorenz, author of the new book, Planetary Exploration with Ingenuity and Dragonfly, as he discusses what we need to know about rotorcraft and delivering flying machines through space and operating them on other planets. Learn why Ingenuity and Dragonfly have very different designs to respond to different goals and operating environments. 

    Theme:  Stories That Inspire

    Speakers
    • Ralph-Lorenz---JHU Ralph Lorenz
      Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL)
  • 1530 – 1700
    Forum 360: The Secret to Innovative Success: Uncovering Actual Customer Needs – An Interactive Workshop on Creating a Customer-focused Enterprise
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Description
    The most common mistake innovation teams make is failing to identify an actual customer need. Teams tend to jump from a problem to a solution, and it is almost always wrong. This interactive workshop describes fundamental value-creation practices that significantly improve innovative outcomes, starting with identifying the actual customer need. Participants at the workshop will learn concepts they can immediately use to improve their innovative performance.
    Moderator
    • Scott-D-Fouse Scott D. Fouse
      Domain Lead for Research and Development and SciTech Executive Producer, AIAA
    Speakers
    • Placeholder-Male Curtis R. Carlson
      Professor of Practice, Northeastern University; Distinguished Executive in Residence, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; former President and CEO, SRI International
  • 1600 – 1715
    Virtual Technical Sessions
  • 1630 – 1730
    Class of 2023 AIAA Associate Fellows Meet and Greet
    Room

    Potomac D

    Moderator
    • John-Cavolowsky John A. Cavolowsky
      Director, Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), NASA
  • 1730 – 1900
    Welcome Happy Hour in the Exposition Hall
    Room

    Prince George's Exhibition Hall D/E

    Description
    Take this opportunity to engage new contacts and refresh old ones. 
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Session Rooms

    Description
    Authors who are presenting papers will meet with session chairs and co-chairs in their session rooms for a short 30-minute briefing on the day of their sessions to exchange bios and review final details prior to the session.
  • 0800 – 0900
    Future of Remote Sensing
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Description

    Remote sensing is one key area where we see science and engineering working together to unveil the secrets of our universe. What is the future of these technologies, and how can we use them to resolve the biggest science and societal questions?

    Moderator
    Speakers
  • 0845 – 1600
    Exposition Hall
    Room

    Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Break
    Room

    Prince George's Exhibition Hall D/E

    Description
    Recharge between sessions, continue discussions, and visit the Exposition Hall while enjoying a cup of coffee.
  • 0900 – 0930
    Student Talk: FIRE Rockets, It's Where Dreams Launch!
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Hear directly from a diverse group of students involved in the FIRE Rocket program. This exciting STEM experience involves middle and high school students in model rocketry and introduces them to aerospace principles and career options.

    Theme:  Workforce Connections

    Speakers
  • 0930 – 1110
    In-Person Technical Sessions
  • 1000 – 1030
    Advanced Air Mobility: Integrating Emerging Technologies
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Members of the AIAA Advanced Air Mobility Task Force will discuss their perspectives on next steps for the AAM industry and the role AIAA can play in furthering these actions.

    Theme:  Technologies of the Future

    Speakers
  • 1000 – 1130
    Forum 360: Monitoring Planet Earth
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Description
    Remote sensing is defined by the U.S. Geological Survey as the process of detecting and monitoring the physical characteristics of an area by measuring its reflected and emitted radiation at a distance, typically from satellite or aircraft. Recent acceleration of technologies and processes has enabled the use of remote sensing to map wildfires, track the effects of climate change, and monitor conflicts. Hear from the science and engineering community on successful applications of remote sensing and the challenges involved to monitor planet Earth.
    Moderator
    Panelists
    • John-Choi-2022 John Choi
      Director, Special Purpose UAS Quick Reaction Capability, Special Programs, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
    • Marcus-Johnson-2022 Marcus Johnson
      Project Manager, Advanced Capabilities for Emergency Response Operations Project, NASA Ames Research Center
    • Cathy-Olkin-2023 Cathy Olkin
      Principal Scientist, Muon Space
    • Julie-Robinson-2023 Julie Robinson
      Deputy Director, Earth Science, NASA
    • Rob-Stevens-2022 Rob Stevens
      Director, Model Based Systems Engineering Office, The Aerospace Corporation
    • Barry-Tilton-2023 Barry Tilton
      Technology Evangelist, Maxar Technologies
  • 1000 – 1130
    Workforce of the Future - What Does Successful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Look Like?
    Room

    Cherry Blossom Ballroom

    Description
    The objectives for this panel session are to share innovations in fostering and increasing DEI in the aerospace industry, hear from leaders on the DEI journey and how they view success, and inspire attendees with practical tools they can use to foster and increase DEI in the aerospace industry.
    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Rhom-Erskine-2023 Rhom Erskine
      Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Lockheed Martin
    • Steven-Holtz-2022 Steven Holz
      Assistant Project Manager, University Innovation (UI) Project , NASA Langley Research Center
    • Natalie-Mallow-2023 Natalie Mallow
      Defense Stress Engineer, Spirit AeroSystems
    • Sonya-Smith-2023 Sonya T. Smith
      Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Howard University MLK Visiting Professor, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • 1030 – 1100
    Advancements in Thermoplastics for Aerospace Structures
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Join this discussion, led by Spirit Aerosystems, on new developments that are bringing thermoplastics to the aerospace marketplace.

    Theme:  Technologies of the Future

    Sponsored by:

    Spirit-AeroSystems-Logo

    Speakers
    • Andi-Meyer---Spirit Andi Meyer
      Engineering Manager – Research & Technology, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
  • 1100 – 1200
    NASA JPL's Future Technology Outlook
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    JPL engineers and scientists will discuss and display their ideas and plans in exciting technology development and space exploration for missions over the next 10-15 years. 

    Theme:  Technologies of the Future

    Sponsored by:

    NASA Joint Propulsion Laboratory

    Speakers
  • 1200 – 1230
    Career Insights: Working at NASA
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Interested in working for one of the most dynamic agencies in the federal government? NASA panelists will answer questions on how to get involved, what to expect, what to do now to be prepared to apply, where you can find open positions or internships, what types of roles are in the NASA organization, and much more!

    Theme:  Workforce Connections

    Speakers
    • Alana-Cober-2023 Alana B. Cober
      Senior Advisor, Human Capital Transformation and Acting Division Director, Talent Strategy & Engagement, NASA Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer
    • Elizabeth-H-Giovanni Elizabeth H. DiGiovanni
      Senior Advisor for the Future of Work, and Founding Chair of NASA RAVE (Remote and Virtual Employees), NASA Langley
    • Jennifer-Kibler Jennifer Kibler
      Deputy Director, Intelligent Flight Systems, Research Directorate, NASA Langley
    • Dan-Levy-2023 Dan Levy
      Public Affairs Specialist | Talent Acquisition, NASA HQ | Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer
  • 1200 – 1330
    Rising Leaders in Aerospace Lunch Panel: I Got My Dream Job, Now What?
    Room

    Cherry Blossom Ballroom

    Description
    College has quick timelines, short turnarounds, and new subjects each semester. Many college students have long term goals of working in a certain discipline. After graduation, many achieve these goals and get a job where they want, working on what they want. But the real world moves much slower than university - future steps, promotions, or leadership can be 10-20 year goals. Even a dream job may become tedious. This panel includes aerospace leaders to help the young professional answer the question - where do I go from here?
    Panelists
    • Sandy-Magnus-2023 Sandra H. “Sandy” Magnus
      Principal - AstroPlanetview, LLC and part time Professor of the Practice - Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Andrew-Maurer-2023 Andrew Maurer
      Director, People Analytics, Insights & Technology, Northrop Grumman Corporatioin
    • Rickey-J-Shyne-2023 Rickey J. Shyne, P. E.
      Director of Research and Engineering, NASA Glenn Research Center
    • Lesley-Weitz-200x200 Lesley Weitz
      Department Chief Scientist, National Airspace System (NAS) Automation Evolution, The MITRE Corporation
  • 1230 – 1330
    Getting Materials to Commercialization: Startups Lead the Way
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Startups 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. This panel will feature insights and lessons learned from the CEOs of HopFlyt, North American Wave Engine Corporation, and 4th Phase Technologies.

    Theme:  Technologies of the Future

    Moderator
    • Terrisa-Duenas-2023 Terrisa Duenas
      Member of the AIAA Materials TC; Advisor, Consultant, and Serial CEO for Deep Tech Startups
    Speakers
  • 1230 – 1400
    Networking Lunch in Exposition Hall
    Room

    Prince George's Exhibition Hall D/E

  • 1330 – 1400
    Author Talk and Book Signing: Dan Raymer on Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Learn how to design and build an aircraft from a world-renowned expert in aerospace vehicle design. Dan Raymer will share a "user friendly" talk based on his award-winning book, Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach.

    Theme:  Stories That Inspire

    Speakers
  • 1400 – 1430
    Aerospace America: Interview with Marcus Johnson, NASA Ames Research Center
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Brinkmann will talk with Marcus Johnson about his work to integrate uncrewed aircraft into the national airspace and to develop algorithms to automate the air traffic management system.

    Theme:  Stories That Inspire

    Speakers
    • Paul-Brinkmann Paul Brinkmann
      Aerospace America Staff Reporter, AIAA
    • Marcus-Johnson-2022 Marcus Johnson
      Project Manager, Advanced Capabilities for Emergency Response Operations Project, NASA Ames Research Center
  • 1400 – 1540
    In-Person Technical Sessions
  • 1430 – 1500
    Augmented Reality Bridges the Gap Between Engineering and The Shop Floor
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Score AR will share its visual solution of the future — WorkLink — that dramatically simplifies the human element of complex processes: increasing the performance of technicians through faster training, time to information, reduction in human error/rework, and vast improvement in process accuracy.

    Theme:  Digital Innovation

    Sponsored by:

    SCOPE-AR-logo

    Speakers
  • 1430 – 1600
    Forum 360: Past, Present, and Future Mars Exploration
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Description
    Two decades of continuous presence at and on Mars have revolutionized our understanding of our neighboring rocky planet. From measurements made by instruments on board Mars Odyssey, Mars Global Surveyor, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Phoenix, and the Mars rovers we now know Mars once had abundant water on its surface, and that there is a significant amount of ice just beneath the surface in many locations. Planetary remote sensing allows us to project forward to the next decade of exploration in preparation for a future human mission to Mars.
    Moderator
    • Bhavya-Lal-2022 Bhavya Lal
      Associate Administrator for Technology, Policy and Strategy, NASA
    Panelists
    • Hitoshi-Kuninaka-2022 Hitoshi Kuninaka
      Director General, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    • Clare-Luckey-2022 Clare Luckey
      Artemis Mission Integrator/Mars Crew Transit Operations Co-Lead, NASA Johnson Space Center
    • Michae-A-Meyer Michael A. Meyer
      Lead Scientist, Mars Exploration Program, NASA
    • Joe-Parrish-NASA-JPL Joe Parrish
      Mars Exploration Program Manager, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • 1500 – 1530
    Paper Airplane Contest
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Back by popular demand! Test your design and flight operations skills against the brightest minds in aviation. Fold and fly your own paper airplane versus experts and enthusiasts. Fly for fun! Earn bragging rights! Compete for prizes!

  • 1530 – 1600
    Networking Break
    Room

    Prince George's Exhibition Hall D/E

    Description
    Recharge between sessions, continue discussions, and visit the Exposition Hall while enjoying a cup of coffee.
  • 1530 – 1600
    Student Talk: Designing and Building CubeSats
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Meet some extraordinary high schoolers already working in space. These students from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will share their experience building their latest 2U CubeSat, TJREVERB, deployed from the International Space Station on 29 December 2022.

    Theme: Workforce Connections

    Speakers
  • 1600 – 1715
    Virtual Technical Sessions
  • 1630 – 1730
    William H. Pickering Lecture: Discoveries with the James Webb Space Telescope
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom A/B

    Description
    Jonathan Gardner will review Webb’s construction, launch, and deployments, and discuss the commissioning of the telescope and its instruments. He will describe what scientists have learned in the first six months of science results from the telescope and look ahead to additional results expected in the coming years.
    Speakers
    • Jonathan-Gardner-2022 Jonathan Gardner
      Deputy Senior Project Scientist, James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • 1800 – 1900
    2023 Durand Lecture for Public Service
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Description
    This lecture is presented for 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.

    Lecture:
    A Half Century of Research in Fluid Dynamics
    Speakers
    • Wesley Harris Wesley Harris
      Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Session Rooms

    Description
    Authors who are presenting papers will meet with session chairs and co-chairs in their session rooms for a short 30-minute briefing on the day of their sessions to exchange bios and review final details prior to the session.
  • 0800 – 0900
    Digital Innovation: Accelerating Digital Tech to Transform the Aerospace Industry
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Description

    Digital technologies are transforming the aviation industry, promising greater efficiencies, increased safety and solutions for our most pressing concern: climate change. Join Guillermo Jenaro Rabadan, Project Executive - Head of Digital Design & Manufacturing at Acubed, Airbus' innovation center in Silicon Valley, as he shares how the acceleration of digital platform development and adoption will revolutionize everything from engineering and manufacturing to airline customer relations and passenger experience.

    Speakers
  • 0845 – 1400
    Exposition Hall
    Room

    Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Break
    Room

    Prince George's Exhibition Hall D/E

    Description
    Recharge between sessions, continue discussions, and visit the Exposition Hall while enjoying a cup of coffee.
  • 0900 – 0930
    Product Security Engineering Training: Overcoming Challenges in a Wicked Learning Environment
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Gain a better understanding of training challenges in complex fields such as product security engineering. CT Cubed Inc will discuss best practices and lessons learned. A hands-on demo is available after the discussion to see some of the new AR/VR learning aids under development.

    Theme: Digital Innovation

    Speakers
  • 0900 – 1000
    Meet AIAA’s Technical and Integration and Outreach Committees
    Room

    Expo Hall: Meet and greet takes place at the banquet round tables.

    Description
    Are you interested in learning more about AIAA's Technical Committees or Integration and Outreach Committees? Join us in the Expo Hall to meet with committee representatives and leadership. All are welcome to participate in this open networking session.
  • 0930 – 1110
    In-Person Technical Sessions
  • 1000 – 1030
    Preserving Your Personal Career Story
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Hear from the AIAA History Committee on why it’s important to preserve your personal career story.

    Theme: Stories That Inspire

    Speakers
  • 1000 – 1100
    Forum 360: Addressing Increasing Complexity in Aerospace Systems
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Description
    The complexity of aerospace systems and systems of systems continues to increase at a rapid rate, which has profound consequences for system performance, reliability, affordability, manufacturability, supportability, and other characteristics. These issues may be addressed and mitigated by the use of new technologies, including digital twins, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Hear from experts in the AIAA Complex Aerospace System Exchange (CASE) as they discuss how increasing system complexity and systems engineering is being addressed in their organizations.
    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Sophia-Bright-2023 Sophia Bright
      Vice President, US Navy Product Support, The Boeing Company
    • Jill-Marlowe Jill M. Marlowe
      Digital Transformation Officer, NASA
    • Ryan-Tintner-2022 Ryan Tintner
      Vice President of Digital Transformation, Northrop Grumman
    • Karen-Wilcox Karen E. Willcox
      AIAA Board of Trustees; Director, Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
  • 1030 – 1100
    Introducing the AIAA Cislunar Ecosystem Task Force
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Join AIAA as we present an overview of this newly formed task force, which will provide support to policymakers on the technical and economic aspects of the evolving Cislunar Ecosystem vision.

    Theme: Technologies of the Future

    Speakers
    • Dennis-Paul---Aerospace-Corp Dennis Paul
      Cislunar Ecosystem Task Force Leader, AIAA
    • Julie-Van-Kleeck Julie Van Kleeck
      AIAA Domain Lead for Space; Vice President, Advanced Space and Launch Systems Business Unit, Aerojet Rocketdyne (ret.)
  • 1100 – 1130
    Urban Air Mobility – Means of Compliance and Toolsets
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    STI has been active in the development of handling qualities requirements and toolsets since the earliest versions of the existing rotorcraft and piloted fixed-wing specifications. We continue our dedication to these activities through our work with the FAA in support of new approaches for UAM certification and with the Navy for UAS. The UAM efforts and developmental toolsets will be covered.

    Sponsored by:

    STI-Logo

    Speakers
    • Chase-Schulze-2023 Chase Schulze
      Director of Engineering Services, Operations, Systems Technology, Inc.
  • 1100 – 1200
    Forum 360: Transformative Systems Engineering Success Stories
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Description
    From digital twins to human-machine teaming, new digital techniques and technologies offer the opportunity to revolutionize systems engineering. Hear from four industry leaders on the secrets of their success with transformative systems engineering.
    Moderator
    Speakers
  • 1130 – 1230
    Meet LEONARDO — The World's First Bipedal Walking and Flying Robot!
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    LEONARDO — LEO for short — has traveled all the way from Caltech to attend the 2023 AIAA SciTech Forum. He will show off his amazing abilities to walk, fly, slackline, and skateboard. Plus, meet his creators from Caltech who will talk about what it's like working with this technological marvel.

    Theme:  Technologies of the Future

  • 1230 – 1300
    A Dream Realized: A Documentary about an AIAA Design/Build/Fly Competitor
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Watch this documentary following three George Washington University seniors — including Kiera Rudden-Flanagan who engineered the wing of a plane to compete in their final AIAA Design/Build/Fly competition in Kansas in 2022.

    Theme:  Stories That Inspire

  • 1230 – 1400
    Networking Lunch in Exposition Hall
    Room

    Prince George's Exhibition Hall D/E

  • 1300 – 1330
    NASA’S BIG (Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing) Idea Challenge
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Hear about the AIAA Caltech Student Chapter’s success story after being twice selected a finalist for the NASA BIG Idea Challenge. Their 2021 project, HOMES EDS (Electrodynamic Dust Shielding), was also the winner of the AIAA Region VI Student Conference in 2021 and the AIAA International Student Conference held at the 2022 AIAA SciTech Forum. They will share their 2022 project, Lunar Architecture for Tree Traversal In-service-of Cabled Exploration (LATTICE), which was also the winner of the AIAA Region VI Student Conference in 2022 and won the Most Visionary Concept Award at the 2022 NASA BIG Idea Challenge Forum.

    Theme: Workforce Connections

  • 1330 – 1430
    Sustainability Leadership: Addressing Industry Developments in Aviation
    Room

    the HUB in Prince George’s Exhibition Hall D-E

    Description

    Leaders from Airbus, Boeing, and GE Aviation continue their discussion begun at the 2022 AIAA AVIATION Forum around driving change in the aviation industry around sustainability.

    Speakers
  • 1400 – 1540
    In-Person Technical Sessions
  • 1430 – 1600
    Forum 360: Humans and Autonomy
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Description

    Recent military, civil, and commercial activities indicate that human-machine teaming is poised to become a key area of research and development in aerospace. Hear from industry experts on methodologies and technologies developed to enable safe, trusted, and effective integration of humans and complex machines. They will also address the challenges of human-machine teaming, including legal, moral, and ethical issues, safety concerns, and workforce needs.

    Moderator
    • John-Tylko John Tylko
      Chief Innovation Officer, Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company
    Panelists
  • 1530 – 1600
    Networking Break
    Room

    Potomac Foyer

    Description
    Recharge between sessions, continue discussions, and make new contacts while enjoying a cup of coffee.
  • 1600 – 1715
    Virtual Technical Sessions
  • 1800 – 2000
    Women at SciTech Panel and Social Hour: Leadership, Innovation, and Intersectionality
    Room

    Potomac A&B

    Description
    Exclusive event to hear distinguished panelists discuss their leadership and innovation journeys. The dialogue will explore how leadership, innovation, and intersectionality combine to shape leaders and the workforce of today and tomorrow. Join us for an evening of networking and inspiring conversation.
    Moderator
    • Sylvie-DeLaHunt-2023 Sylvie DeLaHunt
      Senior Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
    Panelists
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Session Rooms

    Description
    Authors who are presenting papers will meet with session chairs and co-chairs in their session rooms for a short 30-minute briefing on the day of their sessions to exchange bios and review final details prior to the session.
  • 0800 – 0900
    Making Sci-Fi a Reality
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Description

    “Long before the first Soviet and American spaceflights… American science fiction heroes were rocketing off to new locations.” Learn how our love for science fiction has helped make the impossible a reality. Weitekamp will discuss her most recent book, Space Craze: America’s Enduring Fascination with Real and Imagined Spaceflight. Bring your copy and get it autographed after the session.

    Speakers
    • Margaret-Weitekamp Margaret Weitekamp
      Department Chair, Space History, and Curator, Cultural History of Spaceflight, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Break
    Room

    Potomac Foyer

    Description
    Recharge between sessions, continue discussions, and make new contacts while enjoying a cup of coffee.
  • 0900 – 1400
    Teacher Friday: Educator Professional Development Workshop
    Room

    Potomac C Ballroom

    Description

    Hear from educators and engineers about the emerging aerospace challenges of the 21st century and learn how to introduce advanced STEM concepts into your classrooms. Find out about newly developed standards-based curriculum and integrated projects that can be introduced in the classroom, including small satellites and weather balloons.

    Hear from:

    • Eric Pyle (NSTA)
    • Adam Kemp (Princeton International School of Science and Mathematics)
    • Melissa Sleeper (Storm Grove Middle School)
    • Barbie Buckner (NASA Goddard)
    • Christina Milotte (NASA Goddard)
    • Geoffrey Andrews (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)
    • Robin Houston (Prince George's County Public Schools)
    • Craig Merrett (Clarkson University)
    • Gregg Cannady (STEM School Highlands Ranch)
  • 0930 – 1110
    In-Person Technical Sessions
  • 1000 – 1130
    Forum 360: Creating Revolutionary Capability: Connecting Science Fiction and Science Vision
    Room

    Potomac Ballroom

    Description
    Join leaders from across aerospace and related industries as they consider historical and forward-looking views of how science fiction has influenced technologies, capabilities, and advancements and has made revolutionary capabilities a reality.
    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 1400 – 1540
    In-Person Technical Sessions
  • 1600 – 1740
    In-Person Technical Sessions
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Lockheed Martin
The Boeing Company
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Northrop Grumman
Raytheon Technologies
Hexagon
Caltech
Aerojet Rocketdyne
PACE Aerospace & IT
SCOPE AR
Ball Aerospace
Bastion Technologies