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  • AIAA YPSE Conference


    The Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is organizing the AIAA Young Professionals, Students, and Educators (YPSE) Conference, to be held October 15th through October 16, 2020 in a fully virtual environment. Technical presentations in any area of interest to the aerospace community by Young Professionals (age 35 and under), Graduate, Undergraduate, High School Students and Educators are sought. Best presentation awards will be awarded in each category.

     

    Conference Agenda:

    Thursday, October 15th, 2020

    1400

    Conference Opening Remarks

    1430

    Day 1 Sessions

    1800

    Day 1 Closing Remarks

    Friday, October 16th, 2020

    1400

    Day 2 Opening Remarks

    1415

    Day 2 Sessions

    1630

    Keynote Speaker

    1730

    Awards Presentation

    1800

    Conference Closing Remarks

     

    Registration:

    Registration is now open. Please register at aiaaypse.com before October 1st, 2020. If you would like to present at the conference, please indicate this on your registration. We are accepting abstracts for 15 minute presentations in any aerospace related category. Please submit abstracts no later than September 25th. You can update your registration to include your abstract at any time prior to this deadline.

     

    Please email us at aiaa.midatlantic+YPSE@gmail.com or visit aiaaypse.com for more details.

     

    Important Dates:

    Abstracts due by September 25th   

    Registration deadline October 1st

    Full presentation due on October 1st

     

    We hope you can make it!

     

  • “Aerospace Public Policy: Why it Matters and How You Can Get Involved” Virtual Event

    The AIAA Mid-Atlantic section will be hosting its next virtual event on Thursday June 25th at 4pm. This event will feature a presentation from JHU/APL Hypersonics Weapons Program Manager and AIAA Region I Deputy Directory for Public Policy Dr. Kerri Phillips.

     Details on how to attend will be released in the next couple weeks.  Until then, if you are interested in policy check out the Space Policy Podcast at https://www.aiaa.org/events-learning/podcasts!

     If you are interested in being a speaker in future technical talks please email aiaa.midatlantic@gmail.com. All presentations must be approved for public release.

    “Aerospace Public Policy: Why it Matters and How You Can Get Involved”

    Abstract:

    Have you ever wondered how your work ties into the larger picture for government stakeholders? Did you know that AIAA is actively engaged in public policy efforts at the local, regional, and national levels? This talk addresses why public policy matters for aerospace, how AIAA is involved in public policy across all levels of government, AIAA key issues, and how you can get involved. There are opportunities for you as an AIAA member to get involved in public policy to expand your network, advise stakeholders and government officials making decisions impacting the aerospace industry, and gain a deeper understanding of the legislative process.

    Bio:

    Dr. Kerri Phillips is the Hypersonic Weapons Program Manager in the Force Projection Sector working closely with the U.S. Air Force and the DARPA Tactical Technology Office (TTO). Kerri is passionate about the intersection of public policy and the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry, and as such, she serves as the AIAA Region I Deputy Director for Public Policy. In this role, she is a member of the AIAA Public Policy Committee (PPC) and works with the team to draft AIAA key issue papers in the areas of hypersonics, the STEM pipeline, and the impacts of COVID-19 on the A&D industry. Kerri also proudly serves on the Advisory Committee for the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University, her alma mater.

    Kerri has a technical background in guidance and control, aircraft system identification, operations analysis, aerodynamics, flight mechanics, and flight test. She earned Bachelor’s degrees in both Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (’07) and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering (’11), all from West Virginia University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering (’15) from Johns Hopkins University.

  • 2020 Congressional Visits Day - Assistant State Captain for Maryland

    The AIAA Mid-Atlantic section is looking for an individual to serve as Maryland Assistant State Captain for the 2020 Congressional Visit Day (CVD). For the past several years, a member of the National Capital Section has served as the Maryland State Captain and is looking to pass the reins to someone else. They have graciously agreed to train an Assistant Captain this year with the intent of fully transitioning that role over for 2021 and beyond.

    The state captains will coordinate with the Region 1 Deputy Director for Public Policy and help coordinate the CVD activities, specifically identifying and encouraging participation from people within their state. The state captain and delegated team members from each state should reach out to the congressional offices to make CVD appointments. The ideal candidate will be passionate about setting new policy and will be interested in holding the position for several years and will assist in training their eventual successor.

    If you are interested, please email aiaa.midatlantic+CVD@gmail.com, indicating your interest and any relevant experience that you wish to provide no later than Friday, December 6th.

    Thank you and we hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving!

  • YPSE 2019 Remarks



    We would like to thank everyone who attended and presented at the 2019 AIAA Region 1 Young Professionals, Students, and Educators conference – each of you did an excellent job! 

    If you would like to see the photos from the event, they will be posted on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AIAAMidAtlanticSection by the end of the week. Please follow us!

     

    We would also like to recognize and congratulate the following individuals and groups who earned top honors at the conference.

     

    High School

    1st Place  - Sophia Majid - The Application of Proportional Navigation on Defensive Missiles

    2nd Place - Briana Segal - Analyzing Lift Characteristics of Delta Wings and the Impact of the Presence of Wing Tips

    3rd Place  - Madison Harris and Allison O'Brien - Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace

    Undergraduate

    1st Place  - Rachel Harvey, Peter Mnev, and Imran Khawaja - Robotic Habitat Technologies for Minimizing Crew Maintenance Requirements

    2nd Place - Jordan Fuse - Designing an Interactive Anomaly Response Training Tool to Improve Joint Polar Satellite System Instrument Anomaly Response Processes

    3rd Place  - Grant Birindelli, Eddie O'Neill, and Bailee Ward - Capabilities and Design of the On-Orbit Servicing CubeSat-Class Satellite

    Graduate

    1st Place  - Jonathan Lefebvre - Influence of Downstream Bluff Body on Hotwire Anemometer Measurements 

    2nd Place - Max Li - Analyzing Aviation Disruptions Using Graph Signal Processing and Total Variation

    3rd Place  - Alexandra Le Moine - A Preliminary Investigation into the Effects of Turbulence Modulation in Particle-Laden Gas Turbine Engines

    Young Professional

    1st Place  - Erin Sutton - Detection of Maneuvers with Wavelets and Deep Learning

    2nd Place - Austin DiOrio - Material Erosion in a Simulated Solid Rocket Exhaust Environment

    3rd Place  - Seth Kijewski - Early Operations of the Parker Solar Probe Propulsion System

    We hope everyone enjoyed the conference and look forward to seeing you all on October 16th 2020 for next year's conference!

  • Abstract Deadline Extended! 2019 Young Professionals, Students, and Educators Conference

     

    NEW UPDATE – The abstract deadline has been extended to October 25th!

     

    The Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is organizing the AIAA Region I Young Professionals, Students, and Educators (YPSE) Conference, to be held Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Kossiakoff Center on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. Technical presentations in any area of interest to the aerospace community by Young Professionals (age 35 and under), Graduate, Undergraduate, High School Students and Educators are sought. Best presentation awards will be awarded in each category.

     

    Conference Agenda:

    Friday, November 15th, 2019

    0800

    Registration and Breakfast

    0840

    Opening Remarks

    0900

    Morning Sessions

    1130

    Keynote Address

    1230

    Lunch and Expo Hall

    1330

    Afternoon Sessions

    1630

    Speed Networking

    1700

    Awards

    1730

    Happy Hour (21 years or older)

     

    Registration:

    Registration is now open. Please register at ypse19.eventbrite.com before November 1st, 2019. If you would like to present at the conference, please indicate this on your registration. We are accepting abstracts for 15 minute presentations in any aerospace related category. Please submit abstracts no later than October 25th. You can update your registration to include your abstract at any time prior to this deadline.

     

    Please email us at aiaa.midatlantic@gmail.com or visit ypse19.eventbrite.com for more details.

     

    How to Volunteer:

    We are looking for both judges and session chairs for this year's conference. You are welcome to volunteer for either or both positions and to come for only part of the day if you cannot attend the entire conference. There will be two morning sessions between 9 and 11:30 AM and two afternoon sessions between 1:30 and 4:30 PM. Instructions and schedules will be sent out before the conference. 

    Please follow the 2 steps below to let us know if you are interested in either or both positions:

    • Register for the conference at eventbrite.com There is a reduced registration fee of $35 for all volunteers to offset the cost of food for students.  Please indicate your preference for session chair or judge when you register.
    • Send an e-mail to midatlantic+YPSEJudging@gmail.com indicating the times you are available, any preference on technical disciplines for your assigned sessions, and your professional level (graduate student, young professional, professional). If volunteering to be a judge, also include years of experience beyond a bachelor's degree (e.g. under 1, 1-5, 5-10, 10-20, 20+).

    You can also send general inquiries if you need more information to help you decide to volunteer.  Thank you for considering this opportunity to support bright young students and the next generation of aerospace professionals.

    Important Dates:

    *Extended* Abstracts due by October 25th

    Registration Deadline November 1st

    Full presentation due on November 8th

     

    We hope you can make it!

  • Inclusion in the Aerospace Profession

    Reminder, this event is TODAY!

    You are cordially invited to a panel discussion on the topic of "Inclusion in the Aerospace Profession" The discussion will take place on Thursday, September 26th at the University of Maryland in the Forum at Clark Hall from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided following the event.

    Panelists include:

    • Darryll Pines – Dean, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland
    • Mayra Montrose – Program Executive, Earth Science Flight Missions, Space Mission Directorate, NASA
    • Ann Darrin – Managing Executive, Space Exploration Sector, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
    • Luc Riesbeck – Space Policy Analyst, Astroscale and Master’s Candidate, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University

    This panel is co-hosted by the AIAA National Capital Section, AIAA Mid-Atlantic Section, University of Maryland AIAA, and University of Maryland Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics (WIAA). Directions and detailed biographies for the panelists are attached.

    We hope you can make it!

  • 2019 Young Professionals, Students, and Educators Conference


    Just a reminder, the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is organizing the AIAA Region I Young Professionals, Students, and Educators (YPSE) Conference, to be held Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Kossiakoff Center on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. Technical presentations in any area of interest to the aerospace community by Young Professionals (age 35 and under), Graduate, Undergraduate, High School Students and Educators are sought. Best presentation awards will be awarded in each category.

  • Session Chairs and Judges for YPSE 2019

    The Mid-Atlantic Section is looking for volunteers to serve as judges and session chairs for YPSE on November 15, 2019. You are welcome to volunteer for either or both positions and to come for only part of the day if you cannot attend the entire conference. There will be two  morning sessions between 9 and 11:30 AM and two afternoon sessions between 1:30 and 4:30 PM. Instructions and schedules will be sent out before the conference, you can ask questions via e-mail, and AIAA volunteers will be there in person the day of the conference to answer questions and help in any way we can. 

    Please follow the 2 steps below to let us know if you are interested in either or both positions:

    1. Register for the conference at ypse19.eventbrite.com There is a reduced registration fee of $35 for all volunteers.  Please indicate your preference for session chair or judge when you register.
    2. Send an e-mail to midatlantic+YPSEJudging@gmail.com or vaughan.aiaa.ma@gmail.com indicating the times you are available, your affiliation (university or company), any preference on technical disciplines for your assigned sessions, and your professional level (graduate student, young professional, professional). If volunteering to be a judge, also include years of experience beyond a bachelor's degree (e.g. under 1, 1-5, 5-10, 10-20, 20+).

    You can also send general inquiries to either e-mail address if you need more information to help you decide to volunteer.

  • 70th International Astronautical Congress

    Calling All Student Members!!


    The 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is less than 60 days away so we're seeking a handful of volunteers to help make this event a great success! Volunteers are needed 18–25 October. 

    AIAA is seeking volunteers for:

    • Greeting Attendees
    • Room Hosts
    • Directional Facilitation
    • Bag Stuffing

    Don't miss your opportunity to volunteer for IAC 2019 as you’ll have the opportunity to network with international peers and space leaders across government, industry, and academia!

    Volunteers will receive equal time attending Congress activities and sessions to the time that they volunteer. For instance, if you volunteer for one full day (two shifts) you will receive a full day at the Congress. 

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