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The HUB sponsored by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is the heart of networking at the virtual 2021 AIAA SciTech Forum. Live and on-demand sessions throughout the week include recruitment events, speed mentoring for young professionals, sponsor presentations, and fun virtual activities.

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Sponsor of the HUB

 

the HUB schedule for 2022 is being developed. Check out the program from 2021:


  • 1130 – 1200
    SciTech 101
    Description

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

  • 1130 – 1300
    TC Showcase
    Description

    Interested in learning more about the Technical Activities Division and AIAA’s Technical Committees? Join us for an interactive overview of TAD and the TCs and then network with TAD leaders and TC chairs. 

  • 1200 – 1300
    Sonic Boom and the X-59
    Description
    This discussion highlights the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis and sonic boom assessment of the X-59.
  • 1300 – 1400
    The Future of Green Propellants
    Description
    This discussion highlights the successes of NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) and what the demonstration means for the future of green propellants.
    Moderator
    • Trudy-Kortes Trudy Kortes
      Program Director of Technology Demonstrations, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA
    Panelists
    • Joe-Cassady Joe Cassady
      Executive Director for Space Programs, Washington Operations, Aerojet Rocketdyne
    • Jeff-Sheehy Jeff Sheehy
      Chief Engineer, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA
    • Chris-McLean Chris McLean
      GPIM Principal Investigator, Ball Aerospace
    • Adam-Brand Adam Brand
      Tech Advisor and Advanced Propellant Development Lead, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • 1530 – 1630
    Nashville Singer/Songwriters
    Description
    If we can’t bring 2021 AIAA SciTech to Nashville, we’ll bring a little of Nashville to you! Join us as we hear from two professional singer/songwriters, as they perform their hits, tell personal stories about the stars who recorded their songs, and share the details that inspired them to write them.
    Session Participants
  • 1000 – 1030
    Student Programs Roundup
    Description

    Learn about all the ways you can get engaged and connected as an AIAA student member to our amazing offering of programs just for students.

  • 1030 – 1130
    How to Get Published with AIAA
    Description
    AIAA is the leading aerospace publisher. Join our webinar on how to publish with AIAA meeting papers, journals, books, magazine or how to participate on an AIAA standards committee. Learn more about AIAA Publications.
  • 1100 – 1130
    Transforming the Role of the UAV
    Description
    The benefits of using reliable and proven platforms to meet emerging objectives are numerous and multifaceted. 
    Speakers
    • Claudia-Mowery Claudia Mowery
      Vice President – USAF Programs, Aircraft Systems, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
  • 1100 – 1200
    Meet and Greet with Puppies!
    Description
    Secondhand Hounds will join AIAA SciTech with some amazing puppies up for adoption, so take a break and join us for some puppy love! 
  • 1200 – 1300
    Aerospace Cybersecurity Capture the Flag Preview
    Description
    Aerospace Cybersecurity Capture the Flag Preview, developed by Embry-Riddle, is a competitive learning lab for aerospace professionals of all skill and experience levels. Participants will solve general cybersecurity challenges and then move on to aerospace-specific challenges such as decrypting navigation data and finding bugs in satellite ground station systems.
  • 1300 – 1445
    Rising Leaders in Aerospace: Speed Mentoring
    Description
    Leaders in the aerospace industry will take time to meet with Rising Leaders participants and share their experiences.
  • 1600 – 1730
    Corporate Member Drop-In Social Hour
    Description

    Join us for casual conversation and networking.  Corporate Member Employee exclusive event.

  • 0900 – 0945
    Breathe & Restore: Slow Flow Yoga to Ease Stress in Your Mind & Body
    Description
    This beginner-friendly yoga practice* will get you connected to your breath, warm up your body, and introduce you to some of the foundational poses of a vinyasa style yoga practice. 
    Speakers
  • 1100 – 1130
    From Initial Concept to Fully Parametric Product Model in Under 30 Minutes – A Brisk Walkthrough of Model-Based Aircraft Design Environment Pacelab APD
    Description
    The presentation illustrates the conceptual design of an aircraft from configuration definition, graphic geometric modeling of the fuselage and its compartments, selection of powerplant options to multi-level analysis and design space exploration of key design parameters.

     

    Speakers
  • 1130 – 1315
    Materials Start-Up Panel
    Description
    In this session, representatives from start-up materials companies will present their products, operations, and vision for future directions to enlighten and encourage the audience about potential future collaboration.
    Panelists
  • 1200 – 1300
    AIAA YPG/IFAR Virtual Exchange IVX Talk: Cultivating the Spirit of Innovation
    Description
    IFAR Virtual Exchange (IVX) is a series of web-based speaking engagements given by internationally recognized aerospace academics and industry members. Each series will invite dynamic and inspiring speakers connected to the IFAR community.  The purpose of the speaker series is to develop the career capabilities of researchers and employees of the IFAR member organizations and the greater aeronautical R&D community. The featured speaker for this talk is Parimal Kopardekar, Director of NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI). Format: Presentation followed by Audience Q&A.
    Speakers
  • 1300 – 1430
    Meet the Employers
    Description

    AIAA’s “Meet the Employers” event at the 2021 SciTech Forum offers attendees the opportunity to virtually meet and network with AIAA corporate member companies.    

  • 1000 – 1030
    Bastion Technologies
    Description

    Bastion Technologies is a dynamic aerospace company with rapid growth in the coolest marketplace! Visit our ONLINE HUB to see our current job openings! 

  • 1100 – 1200
    Meet AIAA Regions & Sections
    Description
    Connect with section officers, learn about activities in your region, and how to participate. This is a casual networking event. Students and professionals are encouraged to attend.
  • 1300 – 1415
    Fall 2020 NASA Intern Projects
    Description
    NASA interns will present their outcomes on their fall 2020 projects.
    Moderator
  • 1415 – 1515
    Gold Award Girl Scouts—Engineering for Your Community
    Description
    Join Gold Award Alums in STEM as they discuss how they built strong foundations in engineering through community problem-solving with a diversity, equity and inclusion lens.
    Speakers
    • Megan-Loh Megan Loh
      2019 National Gold Award Girl Scout and a freshman at Stanford University
    • Therese-Malinowski Therese Malinowski
      2020 National Gold Award Girl Scout and first year engineering student at Purdue University
    • Phoebe-Wall Phoebe Wall
      2019 National Gold Award Girl Scout, Aero/Astro student at Stanford University
  • 2000 – 2200
    SciTech Student & YP Movie Night – Mars Generation
    Description

    Looking for a way to connect to other student and YP attendees at SciTech? Join AIAA and special guest commentators from NASA as we watch the Netflix documentary The Mars Generation using the RAVE app together! Our guest commentators will be Sarah Shull and Robert Howard.

  • 1200 – 1300
    Meet the Author
    Description
    Meet Daniel P. Raymer, author of Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach, at 2021 AIAA SciTech.
    Speakers
  • 1300 – 1400
    Connecting With Your Peers
    Description
    Please join us for a virtual lunch hour with opportunities for 1-1 speed-networking and small group discussions. Come connect with your peers from academia, industry, and government.
  • 1400 – 1500
    ASCEND Rewind: Space Exploration
  • 0800 – 0830
    Fun Run/Walk
    Description

    AIAA encourages you to step away from the computer before or after AIAA SciTech and get outside for a fun run and/or walk!

  • 1130 – 1200
    UAV Ground Control Segment – Past, Present, & Future
    Description

    This session describes the UAV Ground Control Station (or Segment) history at GA-ASI including the evolution from the early Predator days, to the current USAF & US Army configurations, as well as future initiatives, concepts, and paradigm shifts.

    Speakers
    • Ernesto-Serrano Ernest J. Serrano
      Senior Director of Engineering for MQ-1C Gray Eagle, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
  • 1130 – 1200
    SciTech 101 – Week 1 Recap/Week 2 Outlook
    Description
    A place for new SciTech attendees (especially students!) to come and hear what SciTech is all about. In week two, we’ll recap the first week of the forum and look ahead to what the second week has in store.
  • 1200 – 1300
    Meet the Author
    Description

    Kevin Michaels, Aerodynamic: Inside the High-Stakes Global Jetliner Ecosystem

    Speakers
  • 1300 – 1400
    ASCEND Rewind: Entrepreneurship in Space
  • 1530 – 1630
    Challenger: The Final Flight – Episode 1 Netflix Watch Party
    Description
    Join us on Tuesday, 19 January, to watch the first episode together of Challenger: The Final Flight on Netflix. Engineers, officials, and the crew members’ families provide their perspective on the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and its aftermath. 
  • 2000 – 2130
    Aerospace Trivia Night Hosted by WoAA
    Description

    Join the Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics (WoAA) for a fun night of Aerospace trivia for students! Get a team together and RSVP via this link (coming soon!). A game link will be sent to participants after RSVPs close. The first place team will win an AIAA prize pack, so be sure to register today!

  • 1300 – 1330
    Idea Challenge Recap
    Description
    Did you miss the Idea Challenge yesterday? Do you have more questions for the winning team – The Notorious ENGs?? Join them and other young professional participants in the HUB for a recap of their “Design Cycle – Go Fast!” pitch.
  • 1400 – 1530
    Rising Leaders in Aerospace: How to be an (Aero)preneur Discussion Panel and Breakout Discussion
    Description
    This a discussion panel and breakout discussion session with entrepreneurs in the aerospace industry where we discuss the challenges of entrepreneurship and how to build a successful business, from idea to execution. Attendees will have the chance to join a breakout discussion with panelists in the last part of the program. Please ensure you have the most up-to-date version of ZOOM video teleconferencing software in order to fully participate in this session.
    Speakers
  • 1500 – 1630
    Pathways to AIAA Leadership
    Description

    Join us for an interactive session to find out how you can participate in a pathway to AIAA leadership on a technical committee, local section, standing committee, and more.

    Speakers
    • Anjaney-Kottapalli Anjaney Kottapalli
      Research Science Manager, Lockheed Martin
    • Jeff-Laube Jeff Laube
      Senior Project Engineer, Launch Systems Division, The Aerospace Corporation
    • Peter-Montgomery-NASA Peter Montgomery
      Chair, AIAA Talent and Leadership Development Committee; Director of Commercialization, Test & Operations Support Contract, Kennedy Space Center, Jacobs
    • Jeff-Puschell Jeff Puschell
      Principal Engineering Fellow, Raytheon Technologies
    • Kate-Stambaugh Kate Stambaugh
      AIAA Talent and Leadership Development Committee; Senior Principal Systems Engineer, Space Sector, Northrop Grumman
    • Sarah-Shull-NASA Sarah Shull
      Artemis Surface Mission Planning Lead, NASA Johnson Space Center
    • Phillip-J-Ansell Phillip J. Ansell
      Assistant Professor and Allen Ormsbee Faculty Fellow , Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois
    • John-Paul-Clarke John-Paul Clarke
      Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Universal Hydrogen; Professor and Ernest Cockrell Jr. Memorial Chair in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 1030 – 1130
    GoFly’s $1,000,000 Grand Prize is Waiting for You
    Description

    GoFly’s $1,000,000 Grand Prize is waiting to be won, and teams around the world are working to create a safe, quiet, and compact personal flyer. Think you have what it takes to win? Join us to learn more about becoming an official GoFly Team, and meet some of our current teams.

 

 

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