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Students and young professionals will have several opportunities for structured networking and career growth at the 2022 AIAA SciTech Forum.

 

Rising Leaders in Aerospace Events

Rising Leaders are graduate students and professionals that are 35 and younger. They will become the leaders of tomorrow, the inventors of the next great things, and the individuals that will accept the mantle from those that have forged the way thus far.

 

  • 1600 – 1800
    Meet the Employers
    Description

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

  • 1430 – 1630
    Rising Leaders in Aerospace: Speed Mentoring
    Description

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

  • 1230 – 1400
    Rising Leaders Lunch Panel
    Description

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

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

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

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

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

    Speakers
    • Anthony-M-Waas Anthony M. Waas
      Anthony M. Waas, Richard A Auhll Department Chair and Felix Pawlowski Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan

Sessions for Students

Students will have the opportunity to gain networking skills, meet prospective employers, engage with industry leadership, and connect with their peers

 

  • 1600 – 1800
    Meet the Employers
    Description

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

  • 1830 – 1930
    Student Welcome Mixer
    Description

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

  • 1930 – 2000
    SciTech 101
    Description

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

  • 0900 – 1300
    International Student Conference
    Description

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

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

By attending Rising Leaders in Aerospace events along with the technical sessions of the AIAA forums, I am able to grow my career and expand my technical knowledge all at one venue!
Kate Stambaugh, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

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