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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.


  • RLA Reception

    Monday, 6 January, 1730 – 1900

    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.

  • RLA Speed Mentoring

    Tuesday, 7 January, 1430 – 1600

    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.

  • RLA Lunch Panel: Dawning the Age of Intelligent Machines and Future Workforce

    Thursday, 9 January, 1200 – 1400

    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?

Sessions for Students

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


  • Student Career Workshop

    Sunday, 5 January, 1500 – 1630

    Room

    Regency Ballroom O & P

    Description
    Learn tips and techniques on networking and relationship building that will make your forum experience more enjoyable and productive.
  • Meet the Employers Recruiting Event

    Sunday, 5 January, 1645 – 1830

    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

    Past participating employers include:

    • Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company
    • The Boeing Company
    • Calspan
    • Draper
    • General Atomics
    • HyperSizer - Collier Research
    • Jacobs Technology
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    • Lockheed Martin
    • Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Pratt & Whitney
    • Raytheon
    • Sandia National Laboratories
    • SSL, A Maxar Technologies Company
    • Systems Technology
    • Textron Aviation
    • United Launch Alliance 
    • United Technologies Research Center

    Dress is casual. Don't forget your resume!

  • Student Welcome Mixer

    Sunday, 5 January, 1830 – 1930

    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.)
  • Trivia Night

    Monday, 6 January, 1900 – 2100

    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. 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.

By attending Rising Leaders in Aerospace Forum 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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Sponsors

Lockheed Martin
Boeing
Northrop Grumman
DARcorporation
Bastion Technologies
Millennium Engineering and Integration Company