AIAA SciTech 2015 Updates Written 16 December 2014

AIAA SciTech 2015 Plenary Program Set

George Whitesides, CEO, Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company, will share his thoughts and experiences on entrepreneurial aerospace; James N. Miller, President of Adaptive Strategies, LLC and former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, will address international sales, cooperation, export control, and more; Richard Christiansen, Vice President, Sierra Lobo, Inc., Robert Liebeck, Senior Technical Fellow, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, and Juan Alonso, Associate Professor, Department of Aeronautics, Stanford University, will discuss the future of design; and Sandra Magnus, AIAA Executive Director, will lead an esteemed panel on the topic of diversity and inclusion in the aerospace workforce. Details>   Act now: the early-bird registration deadline is 22 December 2014.

22 December is Early-Bird Deadline for AIAA SciTech 2015

Why not register today, save some money, and get it taken care of before the rush of the holidays, exams, and academic breaks?  

Anexciting, educational, and informative Plenary and Forum 360 program is shaping up nicely. More than 2,500 technical papers, from more than 800 institutionsin44 countries, being presented at the 11 conferences that meet during the forum ensures that you'll have access to a broad spectrum of the latest in innovative research and development that can impact your work. Register Today!

Technology Roadmaps Laid Out at AIAA SciTech 2015

Get the latest insights on aerospace technology roadmaps from Mark Lewis, Director, IDA Science & Technology Policy Institute (Moderator); Thomas Beutner, Head, Naval Air Warfare and Weapons, Office of Naval Research (Invited); Dennis Filler, Director, FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center; Michael Gazarik, Associate Administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA; Robie I. Samanta-Roy, Vice President, Technology and Innovation, Lockheed Martin Corporation ; Cathy Snyder, Vice President, Energy & Environment, Lockheed Martin Washington Operations; and Morley Stone, Chief Technologist, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB.
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NASA Program Managers Engage at AIAA SciTech 2015

“Assured Autonomy for Aviation Transformation” is one of the six NASA Aeronautics Research Strategic Thrusts that are providing direction to the reformulation of NASA Aeronautics Research Programs starting in Fiscal Year 2015. Learn the latest from NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate program managers: Sanjay Garg, Intelligent Control and Autonomy Branch; Robert Pearce, Architecture and Analysis; John Cavolowsky, Airspace Operations and Safety Program; Jay Dryer, Advanced Air Vehicles Program; Ed Waggoner, Integrated Aviation Systems Program; Doug Rohn, Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program.
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Aerospace Vehicles Technology Trends

This AIAA SciTech 2015 Forum 360 panel will examine, from the vehicle perspective, what technologies lie ahead. Panelists: Alton (Al) Romig, Vice President, Advanced Development Programs, The Skunk Works, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (Moderator); Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., Executive Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Programs Group, Orbital Sciences Corporation; Eric Schrock, Deputy – Technology and Product Innovation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; Steve Weiner, Chief Engineer, Sikorsky Innovations; and John Tracy, Chief Technologist, The Boeing Company.
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A New Frontier in Aerospace & Defense Acquisition

A SciTech 2015 Forum 360 panel will share breakthrough applications aimed at reducing the total development and ownership cost of A&D systems. Panelists: Edward M. Kraft, Technical Advisor for Aerospace Ground Testing, Air Force Test Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Moderator; David E. Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology, and Engineering, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition; Jeffery P. Holland, Director of Research and Development and Chief Scientist, Director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Kristen Baldwin, Principal Deputy, Systems Engineering, AT&L, ASD(R&E).
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Big Data and Analytics Discussed at AIAA SciTech 2015

Applications of big data analytics to the aerospace domain are emerging in numerous areas including air traffic management, enabling higher degrees of autonomy in both manned and unmanned missions, and health management of complex systems. Find out more from: Ashok N. Srivastava, Chief Data Scientist, Verizon; Eric Feron, Dutton-Ducoffe Professor of Aerospace Software Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; John Kelly, Technical Lead, Data Analytics Initiatives, Corporate Engineering, Technology, & Operations; Melanie Lorang, Associate Technical Fellow, Boeing; Nikunj Oza, Leader, Data Sciences Group, NASA Ames Research Center.
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Early-Bird Deadline 22 December!

AIAA Members Save $350 when you register for AIAA SciTech 2015 by 11:59 PM on 22 December!