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“Enabling Sustainability Through Aerospace Technology”

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2022 AIAA SciTech Forum Program

  • 1600 – 1800
    Meet the Employers
    Description

    AIAA’s “Meet the Employers” event at the 2022 SciTech Forum offers students and young professional attendees the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members. This is a fun and dynamic environment where students and professionals interact with organizations regarding employment opportunities.  

  • 1830 – 1930
    Student Welcome Mixer
    Description

    AIAA SciTech Forum has one of the largest gatherings of students of any of the AIAA forums. 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.)

  • 1930 – 2000
    SciTech 101
    Description

    Discover how you can make the most of your week at AIAA SciTech Forum while meeting fellow attendees. This orientation is ideal for first-time attendees, but all are welcome!

  • 0800 – 0900
    Plenary Session: Sustainability from the User's Perspective
    Description
    Brig. Gen. Johnson’s career spans both the military and commercial aviation sectors. As a former Air Force command pilot and UPS Chief Pilot, he’ll reflect on his experiences as an operator of the end-products resulting from advances in aerospace, focusing on product and supply chain sustainability and the economic impact. As a career Air Force officer and the Immediate Past President of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., he’ll share his thoughts on resilience and determination that lead to human sustainability.
    Moderator
    • Ricky-Shyne Rickey Shyne
      Director, Research and Engineering, NASA Glenn Research Center
    Speakers
  • 0900 – 1300
    International Student Conference
    Description

    0900 - 1300 hrs, Undergraduate Category
    0900 – 1130 hrs, Masters Category
    0900 – 1300 hrs, Team Category

    The first-place winners of the AIAA Regional Student Conferences will gather to present their research to a team of judges made up of professional members in the industry. The students will have three concurrent sessions in the categories of Undergraduate, Masters, and Team.

  • 0930 – 1100
    Forum 360: Embracing Sustainability
    Description

    Sustainability has many challenges to acceptance, and many are based in fundamental human, social, and economic attributes. This panel will explore the historical, psychological, sociological, and economic incentives and disincentives to embracing sustainability.

    Moderator
  • 0930 – 1110
    In-Person Technical Lecture
    Description
    IS-01: Information Systems Lecture
    Speakers
    • Jonathan-P-How Jonathan P. How
      Richard C. Maclaurin Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 0930 – 1110
    In-Person Technical Lecture
    Description
    NDA-01: Non-Deterministic Approaches Lecture
    Speakers
  • 0930 – 1110
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1130 – 1245
    Virtual Technical Lecture
    Description
    GTE-03: Hydrogen for Aviation
    This session will cover the challenges and opportunities involved in realizing the Hydrogen powered zero carbon aviation. Hydrogen storage, combustion, waste heat recovery, and safety considerations are some of the contents that will be discussed.
  • 1130 – 1245
    Virtual Technical Sessions
  • 1230 – 1400
    Durand Lecture for Public Service and Lunch Reception
    Description

    Lecture Topic:  Human Spaceflight - ‘The Ultimate Team Sport'  

    The Durand Lecture, named in honor of William F. Durand, is presented to showcase notable achievements by a scientific or technical leader whose contributions have led directly to the understanding and application of the science and technology of aeronautics and astronautics for the betterment of mankind. A lunch will be offered to the first 100 guests on a first-come, first-served basis. The lecture will be presented after lunch and is open to all attendees at that time.

    Speakers
  • 1400 – 1540
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1430 – 1600
    Forum 360: Sustainability Throughout the Value Stream
    Description

    Each element of the value stream contributes to the overall sustainability of aerospace products. This panel will explore the conversations from the perspective of some elements of the value stream. 

    Moderator
    Speakers
  • 1430 – 1630
    Rising Leaders in Aerospace: Speed Mentoring
    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.

  • 1600 – 1715
    Virtual Technical Lecture
    Description
    MAT-07/ICME-03: ICME Lecture
    Integrated Computational Materials Engineering: Current Status and Future Challenges for High Strength Metal Alloys
    Speakers
    • Placeholder-Male Louis G. Hector, Jr.
      General Motors Technical Fellow, Chemical and Materials Systems Laboratory, General Motors R&D Center
  • 1600 – 1715
    Virtual Technical Sessions
  • 1600 – 1745
    In-Person Technical Lecture
    Description
    GNC-01: GNC Lecture and Social
  • 1730 – 2200
    Class of 2022 AIAA Associate Fellows Dinner and Induction Ceremony and Reception
    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.

  • 1930 – 2000
    Speaker Briefing
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
  • 0800 – 0900
    Plenary Session: Fireside Chat: Exceptional Mission, Exceptional Talent
    Description
    Exceptional missions require exceptional talent. Reflecting on their experiences, these three leaders will consider what the aerospace workforce needs to solve the big challenges of the future.
    Moderator
    • Laura-McGill Laura J. McGill
      Deputy Laboratories Director, and Chief Technology Officer, Nuclear Deterrence, Sandia National Laboratories; AIAA President-Elect
    Panelists
  • 0930 – 1045
    In-Person Technical Lecture
    Description
    WE-03: Wind Energy Lecture
    The focus of this lecture where offshore wind is, and where it’s headed, as well as the challenges of innovating new technologies such as airborne wind.
    Speakers
  • 0930 – 1100
    Forum 360: Fostering a Sustainable Workforce
    Description
    What does it mean to sustain the aerospace industry workforce? This panel will consider the education, career paths, skills, and training needed now to meet the industry demands and challenges of the future.
    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 0930 – 1110
    In-Person Technical Lecture
    Description
    AS-09: Adaptive Structures Lecture
    Design of a Morphing Supersonic Low Boom Aircraft Using Shape Memory Alloy Actuators
    Speakers
  • 0930 – 1110
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1100 – 1200
    Advanced Aerial Mobility (AAM) Programming Information Session
    Description

    Representatives from the AIAA Content Advisory Committee and Staff will provide an update on AIAA efforts to promote and refine the institute’s current AAM approach.

  • 1130 – 1245
    Virtual Technical Sessions
  • 1230 – 1400
    Networking Lunch
  • 1230 – 1400
    Rising Leaders Lunch Panel
    Description

    Representatives from the AIAA Content Advisory Committee and Staff will provide an update on AIAA efforts to promote and refine the institute’s current AAM approach.

  • 1300 – 1400
    AIAA Space Traffic Management (STM) Program Update
    Description

    Sandra Magnus, astronaut and former AIAA Executive Director, will provide an update on AIAA’s engagement with policy makers and the media on STM matters.

  • 1300 – 1600
    Exposition Hall
  • 1400 – 1530
    In-Person Technical Lecture
    Description
    EXPL-04: Overview Session on Lunar Dust and Debris Issues
    Lunar dust and debris is a focus topic under the Space Exploration technical discipline at AIAA 2022 SciTech. It will consist of this lead-in overview session, 3 technical paper sessions, and a panel session. Invited speakers will present an overview of the status of this topic to set the tone for the follow-on technical sessions.
  • 1400 – 1540
    In-Person Technical Lecture
    Description
    PEG-01: Current Research Topics of Relevance to Propulsion and Energy
  • 1400 – 1540
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1430 – 1600
    Forum 360: 2040: The Aerospace Workforce
    Description
    Diversity is essential in building the aerospace workforce of the future. Not
    only do we need to be demographically diverse and inclusive, but we need skills adjacencies, diverse educational backgrounds, and new expertise. The panel will examine the makeup of the future workforce that will enable it to meet upcoming requirements.
    Moderator
    • Chris_Hernandez Chris Hernandez
      Sector Vice President, Research, Technology and Engineering, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (Ret.)
    Panelists
    • Albert-Pisano Albert (Al) Pisano
      Professor and Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego
    • Marilyn-Smith Marilyn Smith
      Professor and Director of Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1600 – 1715
    Virtual Technical Sessions
  • 1730 – 1900
    Welcome Happy Hour in the Exposition Hall
    Description

    A welcome happy hour will be held onTuesday, 4 January 1730 hrs, in the Exposition Hall. Take this opportunity to engage new contacts and refresh old ones. A ticket for the reception is required and included in the registration fee where indicated. Additional tickets for guests may be purchased upon registration or on site, as space is available.

  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
  • 0800 – 0900
    Plenary Session: From Jars to Stars
    Description

    Today’s complex environmental challenges require innovative solutions that span the value chain. From supply chain circularity to space-based observations of a changing planet, technology is a key part of achieving our global ambitions on climate and sustainability. Ball Corporation and Ball Aerospace aim to address these global challenges by adopting a holistic approach, bridging worlds from aluminum recycling to satellite-based Earth observations and environmental intelligence. Learn how technology can connect different sectors and accelerate sustainable development.

    Moderator
    Speakers
    • placeholder image Sara Axelrod
      Director of Sustainability, Beverage Packaging North and Central America, Ball Corporation
  • 0845 – 1600
    Exposition Hall
  • 0930 – 1100
    Forum 360: Sustainability Through Innovation Diversification
    Description

    Leveraging solutions from adjacent industries can lead to productivity and economic sustainability. Hear from experts on how they’ve pursued collaboration among industries to solve problems.

    Moderator
    • Sam-Magill Samantha Magill
      Business Development Manager, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center
    Panelists
  • 0930 – 1110
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1130 – 1245
    Virtual Technical Lecture
    Description

    GTE-15: Autonomy and the Intangible Value of the Pilot
    Invited speaker(s) with expertise in cockpit automation/autonomy will discuss the evolving role of the pilot. This will include ways to maintain/enhance pilot situational awareness as well as the benefit the pilot continues to bring to the human/machine interaction with increased cockpit automation/autonomy.


  • 1130 – 1245
    Virtual Technical Sessions
  • 1230 – 1400
    Luncheon in Exposition Hall
  • 1400 – 1540
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1430 – 1600
    Forum 360: Idea Challenge: Harvesting Emerging, Adjacent Technologies to Benefit Aerospace Technologies
    Description

    Now in its third year, the AIAA Idea Challenge at AIAA SciTech Forum provides young professionals with the opportunity to develop a pitch for an idea or product that fits under the umbrella of “Harvesting adjacent industry technologies to support aerospace sustainability.” Teams comprising a mix of industry, government, and academic members will present their pitches during this session. Audience members can ask questions, evaluate the pitches, and choose the winning team. 

    Moderator
  • 1600 – 1740
    In-Person Technical Lecture
    Description
    STR-22/SD-12/MAT-24: Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Lecture
  • 1600 – 1740
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1800 – 1900
    2022 Dryden Lecture in Research
    Description

    Lecture title: “Digital Tools for Designing Composite Aerostructures of the Future”

    The Dryden Lecture in Research was named in honor of Dr. Hugh L. Dryden in 1967, succeeding the Research Award established in 1960. The lecture emphasizes the great importance of basic and applied research to the advancement in aeronautics and astronautics and is a salute to research scientists and engineers. It is open to attendees and the public.  

    Speakers
    • Placeholder-Male Anthony M. Waas
      Anthony M. Waas, Richard A Auhll Department Chair and Felix Pawlowski Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
  • 0800 – 0900
    Plenary Session: What Goes Up: Ensuring Sustainable Operations in the New Space Age
    Description

    The skies above are becoming more crowded and more congested, heightening the need for coordinated efforts to tackle the complex challenges that threaten sustainable space operations. Join The Aerospace Corporation President and CEO Steve Isakowitz as he explores key issues across orbital debris, space traffic management, space situational awareness and more, as well as the potential ways forward to helping unlock a new era of human achievement in space.

    Moderator
    • Karen-Wilcox Karen E. Willcox
      AIAA Board of Trustees; Director, Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
    Speakers
  • 0845 – 1400
    Exposition Hall
  • 0930 – 1100
    Forum 360: Operational Sustainability in Increasingly Congested and Heterogeneous Airspace
    Description

    How do we improve the operation of the National Airspace System while integrating multiple modes of transportation (e.g., subsonic, supersonic, hypersonic, air taxis, UAVs, etc.)? Subject matter experts will discuss the tools and policies needed for effective and sustainable NextGen air traffic management.

    Moderator
    • Akbar-Sultan Akbar Sultan
      Director, Airspace Operations and Safety Program, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA
    Panelists
    • Placeholder-Male Steve Bradford
      Chief Scientist, NextGen, FAA
    • R-John-Hansman R. John Hansman
      T. Wilson Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Director, MIT International Center for Air Transportation
    • Wendy-Okolo Wendy Okolo
      Associate Project Manager, NASA’s System-Wide Safety Project
    • Tom-Prevot Tom Prevot
      Air Taxi Product Lead, Joby Aviation
  • 0930 – 1110
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1000 – 1200
    Aerospace Cybersecurity Online Capture the Flag Launch
    Description

    The Aerospace Cybersecurity Online Capture-the-Flag—a competitive hacking or cybersecurity skills competition—will launch. Activity will continue online in parallel with SCITECH programming

    Speakers
    • Placeholder-Male Anthony M. Waas
      Anthony M. Waas, Richard A Auhll Department Chair and Felix Pawlowski Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan
  • 1130 – 1245
    Virtual Technical Sessions
  • 1230 – 1400
    SciTech Forum Awards Luncheon
    Description

    We honor our up-and-coming students, our technical innovators, and our seasoned practitioners. We meet to elevate their work and encourage our community. Proof of purchase for the luncheon is required and included in the registration fee where indicated. Admission for guests may be purchased onsite at the registration desk, as space is available. Please join us as we recognize the following winners:

  • 1400 – 1540
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1430 – 1600
    Forum 360: Operational Sustainability in Increasingly Congested and Heterogeneous Earth Orbits
    Description

    The increase of launches, commercial activity, and satellite constellations brings increasing challenges for managing space traffic. This panel will discuss what the space sector can learn from air traffic management, what is the role of autonomous systems, and what policies and procedures are needed for managing debris challenges and promoting space safety.

    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Craig-Gravelle Craig Gravelle
      Senior Director, Strategic Development, Space Systems and Technologies, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems
    • Moriba-Jah-2021 Moriba Jah
      Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin
    • Holger-Krag Holger Krag
      Head of Space Debris Office, European Space Agency
    • Headshot_Sandra-Magnus Sandra Magnus
      Principal, AstroPlanetview LLC
    • Marlon-Sorge- Marlon Sorge
      Principal Engineer, Space Innovation Directorate, The Aerospace Corporation
  • 1600 – 1700
    AIAA Autonomous Systems Task Force Outbrief
    Description

    The AIAA Autonomous Systems Task Force (ASTF), chartered to explore how AIAA could contribute to the advancement of autonomy across the spectrum of aerospace activity, will provide an outbrief on outcomes from its November 2021 Aerospace Autonomy Summit. The summit’s objective was to convene aerospace autonomy leaders and experts from government, industry, and academia to identify relevant aerospace autonomy stakeholders as well as salient policy, technical, and workforce issues.

  • 1600 – 1740
    In-Person Applied Aerodynamics Award Lecture
    Description
    In-Person Applied Aerodynamics Award Lecture
    Speakers
  • 1600 – 1740
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1700 – 1900
    Women at SciTech Social Hour and Panel Discussion
    Description
    The Women at SciTech Social Hour and Panel Discussion is a special programming event which will provide all attendees an opportunity to discuss experiences and celebrate women who are leaders in their fields. 
    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
  • 0800 – 0900
    Plenary Session
    Description

    Session description coming soon.

  • 0930 – 1100
    Forum 360: Advancing an Environmentally Sustainable Aerospace Future
    Description

    As society continues to focus on the global challenges of climate change, the aerospace industry is increasing its commitment to environmental sustainability. This panel will discuss how far the industry has come, how far it has to go, and what technologies and policies are needed to achieve an environmentally sustainable future.

    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Matthew-Eggers Matthew Eggers
      Investor and Company Builder, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
    • Placeholder-Male Ezinne Uzo-Okoro
      Assistant Director for Space Policy, Office of Science and Technology Policy
    • Brian-Yutko Brian Yutko
      Chief Engineer, Sustainability and Future Mobility, The Boeing Company
  • 0930 – 1110
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1130 – 1310
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

  • 1400 – 1540
    In-Person Technical Lecture
    Description
    AS-32: Special Session: Canadian Smart Materials and Adaptive Structures Research Programs III

    Adaptive Structures and Materials: A Buttress in the Development of Green and Safe Aircraft
    Speakers
    • Placeholder-Male Afzal Suleman
      Professor and Canada Research Chair Director, Center for Aerospace Research, University of Victoria
  • 1400 – 1540
    In-Person Technical Sessions
    Room

    Multiple Rooms

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