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    SciTech 2014 Overview

    SciTech 2014 Summary Overview

    What Did You Miss?


    More than 3,000 individuals from more than 1600 institutions in 43 countries participated in the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech 2014) – the largest event for aerospace research, development, and technology in the world. Attendee Demographics >

    The forum addressed the effects of future government R&D funding, the Inc.reasing cost and complexity of design, and the challenges of maintaining an educated workforce in a rapidly-changing, technology environment.

    Keynote Speakers

    Chaka Fattah Richard_Ambrose Frank Kendall C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr.
    Chaka Fattah
    Congressman, 2nd District of Pennsylvania
    United States House of Representatives
    Richard F. (Rick) Ambrose
    Executive Vice President
    Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
    Frank Kendall
    Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics  
    C. D. Mote, Jr.
    President National Academy of Engineering  
    The Societal Importance of Federal R&D Investments (Video) Innovating for an Era of Affordability: The Future of the Space Industry (Video) Tech Superiority in an Age of Austerity (Video) Talent, the Coin of the Realm (Video)


    Panel Sessions, Lectureships, and the Rising Leaders in Aerospace Forum  

    Dozens of movers and shakers in the aerospace enterprise shared their knowledge, experience, and insights on topics impacting the future of aerospace, now available on our Livestream video channel:

    • R&D Policy Implications and Investments
    • Designing for an Era of Affordability
    • AIAA's Role in Defining the Future of Aerospace
    • Turning Technology into a Business
    • Additive Manufacturing
    • Small Satellite Technology
    • Aerospace Workforce Development and Education
    • von Kármán, Dryden, and Durand  Lectureships
    • National Space Technology Plan Workshop
    • Rising Leaders in Aerospace Forum

    Technical Program

    The technical program contained more than 1300 technical papers from more than 400 government, academic, and private institutions in 44 countries, reporting on the latest in aerospace research, and offering scores of opportunities for collaboration and discussion on more than 300 high-impact topics. The complete collection of technical papers can be found on Aerospace Research Central  

    Featured conferences: 22nd AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference / 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting / AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference / AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference (formerly the AIAA Gossamer Systems Forum) / AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference / AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference / 10th AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conference / 16th AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference / 55th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference / 7th Symposium on Space Resource Utilization / 32nd ASME Wind Energy Symposium

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    Media Links

    Headlines from SciTech 2014 >

    Video coverage of plenary and panel sessions >

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    Download the SciTech 2014 Final Program > (13.6 Mb PDF)

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    Business to Business (B2B) Speed Networking

    Individuals took advantage of the B2B speed networking with Susan Nichols, Program Director, DARPA Small Business Programs Office, SBIR/STTR Program Manager; Joseph Grant Ph.D., Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, SBIR/STTR Program; Nafiz Karabudak, Global Technology Manager and SBIR/STTR Technology Lead, Corporate Engineering & Technology, Lockheed Martin Corporation


    Aerosoft, Inc.   Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
    AIAA   Flexsys, Inc.
    Airborne Systems   Higher Orbits & ISSET
    American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)   IDT
    Ansys, Inc.   Intelligent Light
    Applied University Research, Inc.   J2 Aircraft
    Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC)   La Vision, Inc.
    ATA Engineering, Inc.   Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Benefield Anechoic Facility (BAF) - USAF   Metacomp Technologies, Inc.
    BETA CAE Systems USA, Inc.   NASA
    Boeing Technology Services   National Capital Section of AIAA
    Cambridge University Press   National Institute of Aerospace
    Canadian Aeronautics and Space Agency   National Reconnaissance Office
    Capitol College   National Research Council of The National Academies
    CD-adapco   Office of Naval Research (ONR)
    Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)   Photron USA, Inc.
    Computational Engineering International   Pointwise
    Concordlift   Quantel USA
    Convergent Science, Inc.   Software Cradle Co., LTD
    Cray   Springer
    Dantec Dynamics, Inc.   Tecplot
    Dar Corporation/J2 Aircraft Dynamics   Tetra Research Corporation
    Desktop Aeronautics Inc.   TriModels, Inc.
    dSpace, Inc.   Triumph Aerospace Systems - Newport News
    Dunmore Corporation   ViGYAN, Inc.
        Wolverine Ventures, Inc.


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