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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Why Attend?

    Why Attend?

    Nowhere else will you get the depth and breadth of sessions on Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials, Non-Deterministic Approaches, Gossamer Systems, and MDO than at the AIAA SDM conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.
    • Expand your knowledge as expert engineers and scientists share their latest research and development findings.
    • Find out what lies ahead as senior leaders in industry discuss their programs and business challenges during plenary and interactive panel sessions.
    • Network, discuss challenges, and share ideas during technical sessions, luncheons, networking breaks, and social activities.

    Who Should Attend?

    • Engineering managers and industry executives
    • Engineers, researchers, and scientists
    • Young aerospace professionals
    • Educators and students
    • Media representatives

    What to Expect?

    Discussions with distinguished invited speakers, including:

    • Larry Ilcewicz, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Advanced Composite Materials, Federal Aviation Administration
    • Michael Hyer, N. Waldo Harrison, Professor Emeritus of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    • Natalia Alexandrov, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center
    • Sankaran Mahadevan, John R. Murray Sr. Chair in Engineering, Vanderbilt University
    • George A. Lesieutre, Professor and Head, Aerospace Engineering Pennsylvania State University
    • David W. Trop, Chief Engineer – Structures, Product Development and Technology, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

    Networking and interaction with your peers during:
    • Monday Evening Reception
    • Coffee Breaks
    • Wednesday Awards Luncheon

    Opportunities to enhance your career through:
    • Continuing Education: two-day short courses
    -- The Fundamentals of Composite Structure Design
    -- Introduction to Bio-Inspired Engineering
    -- Aeroelasticity: State-of-the-Art Practices
    -- Introduction to Non-Deterministic Approaches
    • 1st AIAA Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop (AePW-1)