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  • 1000 – 1100
    Partnering to Accelerate Innovation
    Description
    The role of aerospace industry partnerships with non-profit organizations to advance diversity in STEM disciplines and foster innovation will be discussed.
    Speakers
  • 1130 – 1200
    SciTech 101
    Description

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

  • 1130 – 1300
    Forum 360: Empowering Innovation
    Description
    A distinguished panel of senior female leaders will share their insights on the business case for diversity along with how they have championed diversity and inclusion as executives and colleagues. Specific attention will be paid to the connections between diversity, innovation, and the future of work and the business imperative of advancing diversity initiatives within organizations.
    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Lisa-Callahan Lisa Callahan
      Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Civil Space, Lockheed Martin
    • Christine-Fox Christine Fox
      Assistant Director, Policy and Analysis, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
    • Jody-Singer Jody Singer
      Center Director, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
    • Janis-Terpenny Janis Terpenny
      Dean, Wayne T. Davis Dean’s Chair, Tickle College of Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • Vanessa-Wyche Vanessa E. Wyche
      Deputy Center Director, NASA Johnson Space Center
  • 1130 – 1300
    TC Showcase
    Description

    Interested in learning more about the Technical Activities Division and AIAA’s Technical Committees? Join us for an interactive overview of TAD and the TCs and then network with TAD leaders and TC chairs. 

  • 1200 – 1300
    Sonic Boom and the X-59
    Description
    This discussion highlights the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis and sonic boom assessment of the X-59.
  • 1300 – 1400
    The Future of Green Propellants
    Description
    This discussion highlights the successes of NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) and what the demonstration means for the future of green propellants.
    Moderator
    • Trudy-Kortes Trudy Kortes
      Program Director of Technology Demonstrations, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA
    Panelists
    • Joe-Cassady Joe Cassady
      Executive Director for Space Programs, Washington Operations, Aerojet Rocketdyne
    • Jeff-Sheehy Jeff Sheehy
      Chief Engineer, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA
    • Chris-McLean Chris McLean
      GPIM Principal Investigator, Ball Aerospace
    • Adam-Brand Adam Brand
      Tech Advisor and Advanced Propellant Development Lead, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • 1300 – 1415
    Autonomy for Aerospace: Challenges, Solutions, and Research Directions
    Description
    This talk will overview existing technology, outstanding challenges, required capabilities, and recently developed solutions that integrate planning and perception to provide robust decision-making for real-world autonomy.
    Speakers
    • Jonathan-P-How Jonathan P. How
      Richard C. Maclaurin Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1300 – 1415
    Technical Sessions
  • 1400 – 1515
    Forum 360: A Complex World Demands Smart Teams
    Description
     
    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 1430 – 1545
    Technical Sessions
  • 1530 – 1630
    Nashville Singer/Songwriters
    Description
    If we can’t bring 2021 AIAA SciTech to Nashville, we’ll bring a little of Nashville to you! Join us as we hear from two professional singer/songwriters, as they perform their hits, tell personal stories about the stars who recorded their songs, and share the details that inspired them to write them.
    Session Participants
  • 1000 – 1030
    Student Programs Roundup
    Description

    Learn about all the ways you can get engaged and connected as an AIAA student member to our amazing offering of programs just for students.

  • 1000 – 1115
    Advances in Wind Technology
    Description
    The cost of Wind Energy has been reduced by more than 50% in the last decade reaching all time lows. Key drivers of this trend have included increased manufacturing scale and improved efficiency of the turbine system.  As the industry continues to advance, technology will become even more critical to progress. This talk will share a vision for the future of wind energy and explore key technology advances that will help drive continued cost reductions and improved performance.
    Speakers
  • 1000 – 1115
    Technical Sessions
  • 1030 – 1130
    How to Get Published with AIAA
    Description
    AIAA is the leading aerospace publisher. Join our webinar on how to publish with AIAA meeting papers, journals, books, magazine or how to participate on an AIAA standards committee. Learn more about AIAA Publications.
  • 1100 – 1130
    Transforming the Role of the UAV
    Description
    The benefits of using reliable and proven platforms to meet emerging objectives are numerous and multifaceted. 
    Speakers
    • Claudia-Mowery Claudia Mowery
      Vice President – USAF Programs, Aircraft Systems, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
  • 1100 – 1200
    Meet and Greet with Puppies!
    Description
    Secondhand Hounds will join AIAA SciTech with some amazing puppies up for adoption, so take a break and join us for some puppy love! 
  • 1200 – 1300
    Aerospace Cybersecurity Capture the Flag Preview
    Description
    Aerospace Cybersecurity Capture the Flag Preview, developed by Embry-Riddle, is a competitive learning lab for aerospace professionals of all skill and experience levels. Participants will solve general cybersecurity challenges and then move on to aerospace-specific challenges such as decrypting navigation data and finding bugs in satellite ground station systems.
  • 1200 – 1300
    Durand Lecture for Public Service
    Description
    Topic: “The History and Prospects of Commercial Space Activity”
    Keynote
  • 1300 – 1415
    Technical Sessions
  • 1300 – 1445
    Rising Leaders in Aerospace: Speed Mentoring
    Description
    Leaders in the aerospace industry will take time to meet with Rising Leaders participants and share their experiences.
  • 1400 – 1515
    Forum 360: The Pandemic: A Catalyst for Innovation
    Description
    Accelerating change is challenging, especially in an industry steeped with regulations and layers of processes, and with a propensity to minimize risk to the 10-9. But the pandemic has given the industry an opportunity to highlight the collaborative spirit that is at the core of aerospace. The unprecedented response to the pandemic has removed departmental and organizational silos to develop and produce innovative and advanced products needed to flatten the curve. Hear from leaders in government, academia, and industry on how aerospace has reacted to combat this global crisis.
    Moderator
    • David-Stargel David S. Stargel
      Deputy Chief Scientist, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory
    Panelists
    • Stacey-Boland Stacey Boland
      Principal Systems Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    • Keoki_Jackson_Photo Keoki Jackson
      Vice President, Supply Chain & Program Performance, Lockheed Martin
    • Palmer Sezin A. Palmer
      National Health Mission Area Executive, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
    • Darryll-J-Pines Darryll J. Pines
      President, University of Maryland
    • Brian-West Brian West
      Team Lead, Additive Manufacturing and Digital Solutions, Advanced Manufacturing Branch, EM42, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • 1430 – 1545
    Technical Sessions
  • 1600 – 1730
    Corporate Member Drop-In Social Hour
    Description

    Join us for casual conversation and networking.  Corporate Member Employee exclusive event.

  • 0900 – 0945
    Breathe & Restore: Slow Flow Yoga to Ease Stress in Your Mind & Body
    Description
    This beginner-friendly yoga practice* will get you connected to your breath, warm up your body, and introduce you to some of the foundational poses of a vinyasa style yoga practice. 
    Speakers
  • 1000 – 1100
    Plenary Session: Accelerating Innovation, Safely and Sustainably
    Speakers
  • 1100 – 1130
    From Initial Concept to Fully Parametric Product Model in Under 30 Minutes – A Brisk Walkthrough of Model-Based Aircraft Design Environment Pacelab APD
    Description
    The presentation illustrates the conceptual design of an aircraft from configuration definition, graphic geometric modeling of the fuselage and its compartments, selection of powerplant options to multi-level analysis and design space exploration of key design parameters.

     

    Speakers
  • 1130 – 1245
    Forum 360: Embracing Emerging Markets
    Description

    The number of new entrants into the aerospace community are many. The experience of the leaders, the business models, the driving technologies, and markets are a few variables represented on this panel. Hear about who these new entrants are, why aerospace, why now, and how the traditional community can foster these new entrants thus enabling a more robust and inclusive industry that can support solutions for the complex problems facing society.

    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Wirsing Larry Wirsing
      Vice President, Commercial Programs, Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company
    • David-Bowles David Bowles
      Executive Director, Virginia Institute for Spaceflight and Autonomy, Old Dominion University
    • Pamela-Cohn Pamela E. Cohn
      COO, Urban Air Mobility Division, Hyundai Motor Group
    • David-French Richard French
      Director of Business Development and Strategy, Space Systems Division, Rocket Lab
    • Glenn-Gonzales Glenn Gonzales
      Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Jet It
  • 1130 – 1315
    Materials Start-Up Panel
    Description
    In this session, representatives from start-up materials companies will present their products, operations, and vision for future directions to enlighten and encourage the audience about potential future collaboration.
    Panelists
  • 1200 – 1300
    AIAA YPG/IFAR Virtual Exchange IVX Talk: Cultivating the Spirit of Innovation
    Description
    IFAR Virtual Exchange (IVX) is a series of web-based speaking engagements given by internationally recognized aerospace academics and industry members. Each series will invite dynamic and inspiring speakers connected to the IFAR community.  The purpose of the speaker series is to develop the career capabilities of researchers and employees of the IFAR member organizations and the greater aeronautical R&D community. The featured speaker for this talk is Parimal Kopardekar, Director of NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI). Format: Presentation followed by Audience Q&A.
    Speakers
  • 1300 – 1415
    Technical Sessions
  • 1300 – 1430
    Meet the Employers
    Description

    AIAA’s “Meet the Employers” event at the 2021 SciTech Forum offers attendees the opportunity to virtually meet and network with AIAA corporate member companies.    

  • 1400 – 1515
    Forum 360: Survive and Thrive: Resiliency Enables
    Description
     
    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Tino-Belli Tino Belli
      Director, Aerodynamic Development, INDYCAR, NTT IndyCar Series
    • Melissa-Flagg Melissa L. Flagg
      Senior Fellow, Center for Security and Emerging Technology, Georgetown University
    • Jose-Enrique-Roman Jose Enrique Roman
      Acting Vice President, Global Technology & ET&T Supply Chain Management, Managing Director, Boeing Research & Technology Europe, The Boeing Company
    • Clayton-Turner Clayton Turner
      Center Director, NASA Langley Research Center
    • Zoe-Walters Zoe Walters
      1st Lt, Program Manager, SBIR Phase I, U.S. Air Force
  • 1430 – 1545
    Technical Sessions
  • 1000 – 1030
    Bastion Technologies
    Description

    Bastion Technologies is a dynamic aerospace company with rapid growth in the coolest marketplace! Visit our ONLINE HUB to see our current job openings! 

  • 1000 – 1115
    Technical Sessions
  • 1100 – 1200
    Meet AIAA Regions & Sections
    Description
    Connect with section officers, learn about activities in your region, and how to participate. This is a casual networking event. Students and professionals are encouraged to attend.
  • 1200 – 1300
    Women@SciTech - Bringing Your Authentic Self To The Table
    Description
    This panel will provide insights and advice on the importance of individuality in professional success and bringing your authentic self into everything you do. This will be a free-flowing discussion on intersectionality, imposter syndrome, and dispelling powerful myths within STEM and aerospace.
    Moderator
    • Melissa-Sampson Melissa Sampson
      Senior Manager, Advanced Systems, Ball Aerospace
    • harshini_sivakumar Harshini Sivakumar
      Undergraduate Student at Georgia Tech; Expansion Subcommittee Chair, Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics (WoAA)
    Panelists
  • 1300 – 1415
    Fall 2020 NASA Intern Projects
    Description
    NASA interns will present their outcomes on their fall 2020 projects.
    Moderator
  • 1300 – 1415
    Technical Sessions
  • 1415 – 1515
    Gold Award Girl Scouts—Engineering for Your Community
    Description
    Join Gold Award Alums in STEM as they discuss how they built strong foundations in engineering through community problem-solving with a diversity, equity and inclusion lens.
    Speakers
    • Megan-Loh Megan Loh
      2019 National Gold Award Girl Scout and a freshman at Stanford University
    • Therese-Malinowski Therese Malinowski
      2020 National Gold Award Girl Scout and first year engineering student at Purdue University
    • Phoebe-Wall Phoebe Wall
      2019 National Gold Award Girl Scout, Aero/Astro student at Stanford University
  • 1430 – 1545
    Technical Sessions
  • 2000 – 2200
    SciTech Student & YP Movie Night – Mars Generation
    Description

    Looking for a way to connect to other student and YP attendees at SciTech? Join AIAA and special guest commentators from NASA as we watch the Netflix documentary The Mars Generation using the RAVE app together! Our guest commentators will be Sarah Shull and Robert Howard.

  • 1000 – 1100
    Emerging Technologies that Will Change Our World
    Description

    Speakers
  • 1130 – 1245
    Forum 360: The Interdisciplinary Revolution: Evolving a New Mindset for Solving Real-World Problems
    Description
     
    Moderator
    • Ram-Ramachandran Ram Ramachandran
      Tech Fellow at the Propulsion Fluids & Design, Jacobs Space Exploration Group, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
    Panelists
  • 1200 – 1300
    Meet the Author
    Description
    Meet Daniel P. Raymer, author of Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach, at 2021 AIAA SciTech.
    Speakers
  • 1300 – 1400
    Connecting With Your Peers
    Description
    Please join us for a virtual lunch hour with opportunities for 1-1 speed-networking and small group discussions. Come connect with your peers from academia, industry, and government.
  • 1300 – 1415
    Technical Sessions
  • 1400 – 1500
    ASCEND Rewind: Space Exploration
  • 1400 – 1515
    Forum 360: Machine Intelligence & Autonomy Meet Aviation: Toward Safer & More Accessible Skies
    Description

    A cross-domain topic that focuses on AI/autonomy for both unmanned systems and general aviation (GA), especially within today’s context and the post COVID-19 world. Aviation is still in infancy on integrating machine learning/AI and autonomy. Over a number of years there have been ongoing efforts on robotic co-pilots, fully autonomous cargo planes, ground collision avoidance (auto GCAS), automated landing of GA aircraft, etc. This provides an excellent backdrop for a discussion of the acceleration of machine intelligence integration in the mainstream aerospace world.

    Moderator
    • Zohaib-Mian Zohaib Mian
      Head of Systems Engineering, Alphabet/Loon
    • Eric-Spero Eric Spero
      Lead, Systems Engineering for Autonomous Robotics Integration, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Army Research Laboratory
    Panelists
    • Natalia-Alexandrov Natalia Alexandrov
      Principal Investigator, NASA Langley Research Center
    • David-Hansell David Hansell
      Global Head, Aviation Regulation and Policy, Loon, LLC
    • Andrew-Lacher Andrew Lacher​
      Senior Principal, Aerospace Research and Autonomous Systems, Noblis
    • Sanjiv-Singh Sanjiv Singh
      Chief Executive Officer, Near Earth Autonomy; Consulting Professor, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
    • Arne-Stoschek Arne Stoschek
      Project Executive, Machine Learning and Autonomy, @ Acubed, an Airbus Innovation Center
  • 1430 – 1545
    Technical Sessions
  • 1000 – 1025
    Focus on Community: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C.
    Description

    Ben’s Chili Bowl has been a mainstay of the Black community in Washington, D.C., for nearly 62 years. It stands as a historic example of how a business can serve as a driver of economic development during good times and provide hope and solidarity to a community during hard times.

    Virginia Ali, cofounder of Ben’s Chili Bowl with her late husband, Ben, will share stories about sitting with Dr. King and later with the first Black President of the United States, Barack Obama, and share how her restaurant has served as a gathering place for everyone, whether you are homeless or the President of the United States. 

    Ben’s current staff will share a cooking demonstration of some of their specialties.

    MLK Day: A Tribute to Service program and registration
  • 1025 – 1110
    Focus on Humanity: Fireside Chat on Diversity and Inspiration
    Description
    Hear from two accomplished Black aerospace and defense leaders, Charles Bolden and Lester Lyles, about their challenges to rise to leadership positions and their personal inspirations. These accomplished public servants will chat with moderator Lindani Johnson, Chief Engineer for NSBE Aerospace SIG. The panelists will share their thoughts on why diversity is essential in today’s workforce, as well as their outlook on the future. Attendees will be invited to interact with these leaders and ask them questions.
    Moderator
    Speakers
  • 1110 – 1145
    Focus on Country: Airing the Documentary, “Red Tail Angels – The Story & Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen”
    Description

    Watch the second episode in the documentary series, “Red Tail Angels – The Story & Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.” This series showcases the hardships, struggles and ultimately the successes of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first Black men given the opportunity to serve as military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps that became the U.S. Air Force.

    The film will be hosted by Joi C. Spraggins, PhD, founder of Legacy Bridges, a NASA-Related Career and Technical STEM Education, Workplace and Workforce Development Innovation Center. Dr. Spraggins also is an AIAA Member.

  • 1145 – 1215
    Focus on Country: Conversation with one of the Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen (DOTA), hosted by Joi C. Spraggins, PhD (Dr. Joi®)
    Description
    Meet DOTA George E. Hardy, Lt. Col USAF (Retired) who in September 1943 was assigned to the 320th College Training Detachment at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. His group was scheduled to take college-level courses, at Tuskegee Institute, for a period of five months. This training was cut short in the beginning of December, as his group was transferred to Tuskegee Army Air Field (TAAF) for Aviation Cadet training, as part of Class 44-H. In September 1944, DOTA George E. Hardy graduated as a single-engine pilot and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

    Meet, Richard A. Baugh, the Son of DOTA Howard Lee Baugh, Lt. Col., USAF (Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Lonely Eagle). DOTA Baugh was born in Petersburg, VA on January 20, 1920. He attended public schools in Petersburg and Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Virginia State College (University) in 1941. DOTA Baugh entered the U.S. Army Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet in March 1942. He completed pilot training at Tuskegee Army AirField in November 1942 (Class 42-J-SE) and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. DOTA Howard Baugh, Lt. Col., USAF flew P-51C Mustang Red Tale and had 134 combat missions in WWII.
    Moderator
    • Joi-C-Spraggins Joi C. Spraggins
      CEO, Legacy Bridges STEM Academy, Inc.; AAIA Member, NSBE Life-Time Member 325 and NSBE Aerospace SIG Ambassador for the State of Pennsylvania
    Panelists
  • 1215 – 1230
    Take a Break
    Description
    Enjoy a review of community service opportunities to take part in
  • 1230 – 1325
    Focus on Service: Girls Can Fly! Meet Trailblazers in Aerospace and Aviation
    Description
    Dr. King believed in the opportunity to provide service. He said, “Everybody can be great ... because anybody can serve.” These panelists exemplify King’s call to service. Join the conversation with three Black female panelists who will share their dreams, discuss their service, and look ahead toward their next feats. This industry panel discussion will be moderated by Enanga Daisy Fale, Executive Director of the NSBE Aerospace SIG and the newly appointed Regional Deputy Director of Membership within AIAA.  Attendees will be invited to interact with the panel and submit questions.  
    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 1325 – 1330
    Closing Remarks for the MLK Day Tribute
    Description

    The concluding finale to the day’s tribute will be presented by Dexter Johnson, PhD – Engineer, Educator, Entrepreneur, and Minister. Dr. Johnson is the NASA Technical Fellow for Loads and Dynamics, supporting the NASA Engineering and Safety Center. Johnson also is an AIAA Associate Fellow and this year’s recipient of the AIAA Diversity and Inclusion Award, recognizing his significant contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion within the aerospace and astronautics community through his AIAA collaborations with students and industry partners. He extends his expertise through his service as the NSBE Aerospace SIG Aerospace Partnership Director. 

    Speakers

    Dexter-JohnsonDexter Johnson
    Ph.D., NASA Technical Fellow - Loads and Dynamics, AIAA Associate Fellow/Structural Dynamics TC Chair, NSBE Aerospace Special Interest Group/Aerospace Partnership Director



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  • 0800 – 0830
    Fun Run/Walk
    Description

    AIAA encourages you to step away from the computer before or after AIAA SciTech and get outside for a fun run and/or walk!

  • 1000 – 1100
    Aerospace Design in the Age of Big Data and Big Compute
    Description
    From data analytics and machine learning to digital twins, aerospace design is becoming increasingly data centric. Yet in our excitement to define a new generation of data-centric approaches, we must be careful not to chart our course based entirely on the successes of data science and machine learning in the lucrative but vastly different domains of social media, online entertainment, online retail, image recognition, machine translation, and natural language processing — domains for which data are plentiful and physics-based models do not exist. 
    Keynote
    • Karen-Wilcox Karen E. Willcox
      AIAA Board of Trustees; Director, Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
  • 1130 – 1200
    SciTech 101 – Week 1 Recap/Week 2 Outlook
    Description
    A place for new SciTech attendees (especially students!) to come and hear what SciTech is all about. In week two, we’ll recap the first week of the forum and look ahead to what the second week has in store.
  • 1130 – 1200
    UAV Ground Control Segment – Past, Present, & Future
    Description

    This session describes the UAV Ground Control Station (or Segment) history at GA-ASI including the evolution from the early Predator days, to the current USAF & US Army configurations, as well as future initiatives, concepts, and paradigm shifts.

    Speakers
    • Ernesto-Serrano Ernest J. Serrano
      Senior Director of Engineering for MQ-1C Gray Eagle, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
  • 1130 – 1245
    Forum 360: Design Faster?
    Description
    To thrive in an ever-changing, hyper-connected, globally competitive, technology-enabled world, we are seeing huge potential in embracing “model-based everything” to help us better manage/understand complexity, increase speed, and improve agility/flexibility in dealing with uncertainty and pivots – but what’s the Holy Grail for digital models to enable us to “Design Faster?”
    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Garth-Coleman Garth Coleman
      Vice President, Marketing, ENOVIA, Dassault Systèmes
    • Olivia-Pinon-Fischer Olivia Pinon Fischer
      Chief, Digital Engineering Division, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL), Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Jaret-Matthews Jaret Matthews
      Founder and CEO, Venturi Astrolab, Inc.
    • Tom-Trodden Thomas J. Trodden
      Deputy Director, Advanced Systems and Transformation, Sandia National Laboratories
    • Philomena-Zimmerman Philomena Zimmerman
      Deputy Director, Engineering Tools and Environments, OUSD(R&E)/Advanced Capabilities, United States Department of Defense
  • 1200 – 1300
    Meet the Author
    Description

    Kevin Michaels, Aerodynamic: Inside the High-Stakes Global Jetliner Ecosystem

    Speakers
  • 1300 – 1400
    ASCEND Rewind: Entrepreneurship in Space
  • 1300 – 1415
    Technical Sessions
  • 1400 – 1530
    Forum 360: Idea Challenge: Design Cycle - Go Fast!
    Description
    Hear from 5 teams of young professionals from across the aerospace industry on how they feel the design cycle is adapting and what it means to design quickly.  Computational innovation and a diversity in mindset are tools that could hasten the cycle yet still meet the stringent performance criteria and risk tolerance of the aerospace industry.
    Moderator
  • 1430 – 1545
    Technical Sessions
  • 1530 – 1630
    Challenger: The Final Flight – Episode 1 Netflix Watch Party
    Description
    Join us on Tuesday, 19 January, to watch the first episode together of Challenger: The Final Flight on Netflix. Engineers, officials, and the crew members’ families provide their perspective on the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and its aftermath. 
  • 2000 – 2130
    Aerospace Trivia Night Hosted by WoAA
    Description

    Join the Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics (WoAA) for a fun night of Aerospace trivia for students! Get a team together and RSVP via this link (coming soon!). A game link will be sent to participants after RSVPs close. The first place team will win an AIAA prize pack, so be sure to register today!

  • 1000 – 1115
    Technical Sessions
  • 1300 – 1330
    Idea Challenge Recap
    Description
    Did you miss the Idea Challenge yesterday? Do you have more questions for the winning team – The Notorious ENGs?? Join them and other young professional participants in the HUB for a recap of their “Design Cycle – Go Fast!” pitch.
  • 1300 – 1415
    Technical Sessions
  • 1400 – 1530
    Rising Leaders in Aerospace: How to be an (Aero)preneur Discussion Panel and Breakout Discussion
    Description
    This a discussion panel and breakout discussion session with entrepreneurs in the aerospace industry where we discuss the challenges of entrepreneurship and how to build a successful business, from idea to execution. Attendees will have the chance to join a breakout discussion with panelists in the last part of the program. Please ensure you have the most up-to-date version of ZOOM video teleconferencing software in order to fully participate in this session.
    Speakers
  • 1430 – 1545
    Technical Sessions
  • 1500 – 1630
    Pathways to AIAA Leadership
    Description

    Join us for an interactive session to find out how you can participate in a pathway to AIAA leadership on a technical committee, local section, standing committee, and more.

    Speakers
    • Anjaney-Kottapalli Anjaney Kottapalli
      Research Science Manager, Lockheed Martin
    • Jeff-Laube Jeff Laube
      Senior Project Engineer, Launch Systems Division, The Aerospace Corporation
    • Peter-Montgomery-NASA Peter Montgomery
      Chair, AIAA Talent and Leadership Development Committee; Director of Commercialization, Test & Operations Support Contract, Kennedy Space Center, Jacobs
    • Jeff-Puschell Jeff Puschell
      Principal Engineering Fellow, Raytheon Technologies
    • Kate-Stambaugh Kate Stambaugh
      AIAA Talent and Leadership Development Committee; Senior Principal Systems Engineer, Space Sector, Northrop Grumman
    • Sarah-Shull-NASA Sarah Shull
      Artemis Surface Mission Planning Lead, NASA Johnson Space Center
    • Phillip-J-Ansell Phillip J. Ansell
      Assistant Professor and Allen Ormsbee Faculty Fellow , Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois
    • John-Paul-Clarke John-Paul Clarke
      Professor, Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Memorial Chair in Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin
  • 1000 – 1115
    Forum 360: Perspectives, Inspiration, & Lessons Learned: 2021 SciTech Townhall
    Description
    How can we capture the knowledge, messaging, vision, and inspiration that have transpired during the 2021 AIAA SciTech Forum and understand the impact for the future of aerospace? How do we create continuity and continue the conversation? Join the 2021 AIAA SciTech Executive Steering Committee in a townhall format Forum 360 to explore where we have been these last two weeks and where we are going.
    Moderator
    Panelists
    • lahey Laurette Lahey
      Sr. Director of Flight and Vehicle Technology, Boeing Research and Technology; Forum General Chair
    • Michael-Cawood Michael D. Cawood
      Vice President, Program Performance, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
    • Michele-Miller Michele Miller
      Director, Missions and Systems Engineering, Ball Aerospace
    • Scott-Palo Scott Palo
      Professor, Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University Colorado Boulder
    • Tom-Pieronek Tom Pieronek
      Chief Technology Officer & Vice President, Research and Technology, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
    • H-Kevin-Rivers H. Kevin Rivers
      Associate Director, Technical, NASA Langley Research Center; Forum 360 Co-chair
    • Ricky-Shyne Rickey Shyne
      Director, Research and Engineering, NASA Glenn Research Center
    • John-Tylco-Photo John Tylko
      Chief Innovation Officer, Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company
  • 1000 – 1115
    Technical Sessions
  • 1030 – 1130
    GoFly’s $1,000,000 Grand Prize is Waiting for You
    Description

    GoFly’s $1,000,000 Grand Prize is waiting to be won, and teams around the world are working to create a safe, quiet, and compact personal flyer. Think you have what it takes to win? Join us to learn more about becoming an official GoFly Team, and meet some of our current teams.

  • 1200 – 1300
    Public Policy - Aerospace 2020: Where Have We Been and What to Expect
    Description
    2020 has been an interesting year to say the least. Hear from aerospace veteran journalists, Graham Warwick and Guy Norris, on the A&D industry's highlights and setbacks in 2020, and as the dust begins to settle, hear what they think will be worth watching in 2021.
    Moderator
    Speakers
  • 1300 – 1415
    Technical Sessions
  • 1400 – 1515
    Plenary Session: Building on the Shuttle Legacy
    Description

    Forty years ago NASA’s Space Shuttle Program began. NASA’s fourth program for human spaceflight had a mission to provide routine transportation to low Earth orbit with a reusable vehicle. Thirty years and only 133 missions later, shuttle Discovery concluded the program, arguably without completing the original vision. Or did it? Over the 30 years there were successes and failures, but the technological advancement and inspiration were to be the foundation for the next generation of commercial spaceflight.

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Lockheed Martin
Boeing