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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.

  • Enabling the Future of Aviation

    Wednesday, 8 January, 1300 – 1400

    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
  • 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?
    Moderator
    Panelists

Sessions for Students

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


  • Ignite the "Meet"ing

    Sunday, 5 January, 1500 – 1630

    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.
  • 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

    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!

  • 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. 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.

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

Bell Flight
DAR300x150
Bastion Technologies
Millennium Engineering and Integration Company