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Rising Leaders in Aerospace Events

Rising Leaders are graduate students and professionals that are 35 and younger. They are the persons that 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 and Aircraft Technology, Integration and Operations Meet & Greet

    Sunday, 16 June, 05:00 – 06:00

    Room

    Tower Mezzanine Foyer

    Description

    Rising Leaders in Aerospace participants are invited to meet members of the Aircraft Technology, Integration and Operations (ATIO) Group and learn about the exciting work and volunteer opportunities in ATIO technical committees: 

    • Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems 
    • Air Transportation Systems 
    • Aircraft Design 
    • Aircraft Operations 
    • Flight Testing 
    • General Aviation 
    • HyTASP (Hypersonics) 
    • Lighter-Than-Air Systems 
    • Product Support 
    • V/STOL Aircraft Systems   

    Light refreshments will be served. 

  • Speed Mentoring & Networking Reception

    Monday, 17 June, 04:30 – 07:00

    Description

    Accomplished professionals from a variety of backgrounds will take time to meet with the Rising Leaders participants and share their experiences. This event is a great way to get insight from industry leaders and make some great new contacts. And, maybe, they will end up being a mentor for more than just the 15 minutes at this event.

    Continue your conversations and networking at the reception, which will immediately follow. Take time to socialize with your fellow young professionals who are also attending the forum. Having just participated in the speed mentoring, you’ll definitely have at least one thing in common.  Don’t miss this rewarding opportunity.  

  • RLA Lunch & Learn: Shaping the Workforce of Tomorrow

    Wednesday, 19 June, 12:30 – 02:00

    Room

    Peacock Terrace

    Description
    Check back for session and speaker information.

Sessions for Students

  • Ignite the "Meet"ing

    Sunday, 16 June, 03:30 – 05:00

    Room

    Peacock Terrace

    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 Part 1

    Sunday, 16 June, 05:00 – 06:30

    Room

    Wedgwood Ballroom

    Description
    This fun, dynamic event offers students and young professionals the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members and government agencies and discuss employment opportunities. In part 1, 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. Part 2 is an opportunity for students and attendees to meet with any of the employers that they didn’t have a chance to talk with on Sunday evening, and for any employers that could not participate in Sunday’s session to meet with prospective employees. Questions? Contact tobeyj@aiaa.org.

    Participating organizations include:

    • Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company

    • Calspan

    • Central Intelligence Agency

    • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

    • Lockheed Martin

    • Pointwise

    Dress is casual. Don't forget your resume! 

  • Student Welcome Mixer

    Sunday, 16 June, 06:30 – 07:30

    Room

    Peacock Terrace

    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. (Proof of student registration required.)
  • Meet the Employers Recruiting Event Part 2

    Wednesday, 19 June, 09:00 – 10:00

    Room

    the HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    This fun, dynamic event offers students and young professionals the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members and government agencies and discuss employment opportunities. In part 1, 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. Part 2 is an opportunity for students and attendees to meet with any of the employers that they didn’t have a chance to talk with on Sunday evening, and for any employers that could not participate in Sunday’s session to meet with prospective employees. Questions? Contact tobeyj@aiaa.org.

    Participating organizations include:

    • Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company

    • Calspan

    • Central Intelligence Agency

    • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

    • Lockheed Martin

    • Pointwise

    Dress is casual. Don't forget your resume! 

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

Airbus 
Lockheed Martin 
Boeing 
Bell 
SmartSky 
DAR Corporation