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  • 1.  NCS Winter Events

    Posted 18 days ago

    The National Capital Section is proud to announce the Winter Event Slate! Learn more at our virtual Section Meeting on Monday at 8pm.

    NCS/GWU Speaker Series Kickoff:

    Paula Trimble, Policy Chief and Director of Small Business Programs, Space Development Agency

    Monday, February 26th 6-8PM GWU Campus


    SATELLITE 2024 Happy Hour! 
    Tuesday, March 19, 6-8PM

    Free State Bar 501B G St NW, near Gallery Place Metro

    Come meet up with your AIAA National Capital Section after the SATELLITE 2024 conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown DC. Whether you'll be at the conference or not, join us for networking and to learn about how to get involved in the local section this year!

    drinks available for purchase, must be 21+ to attend


    Call for Judges: Local Science Fairs Need Your Help!

    Each spring, volunteers from the AIAA NCS judge aerospace-related projects at regional secondary school science fairs and award recognition and opportunities for winners. For 2024, AIAA-NCS is seeking judging support for each of the following fairs (note that 3 fairs are the same day, March 16th):

    • Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair (Falls Church, Arlington & Alexandria) – March 2, 2024
    • Prince William-Manassas, Virginia- Regional Science & Engineering Fair – virtually March 7-13, 2024; onsite March 16, 2024
    • Fairfax County, Virginia- Regional Science and Engineering Fair – onsite March 16, 2024
    • Prince George's County, Maryland- Area Science Fair – onsite March 16, 2024
    • Loudoun County, Virginia- Regional Science and Engineering Fair – onsite March 20, 2024
    • Montgomery County, Maryland- MontSCI Fair – onsite April 6, 2024

    Please consider spending a few hours of your time to help inspire the future generation of the nation's best and brightest scientists and engineers in STEM fields. And, of course, we welcome volunteers who can support more than one fair.

    Those interested or with questions should contact: Susan Bardenhagen, AIAA NCS K12 STEM Committee Chair: Please reply ASAP.

    Section Opportunity: Section Elections

    National Capital is seeking candidates for officer positions, committee chairs, the 2024 Nominating Committee and 2024 Election Committee. This is a fantastic way to get involved with your section. To find out more, please contact Steve Brunetto.

    Get Involved at a Council Meeting!

    The AIAA National Capital Section is inviting all members to attend our monthly virtual section council meetings as we work to continue to increase AIAA activity and engagement in the coming year. Meetings are held monthly on second Mondays from 8pm to 9:30. Members are invited to address the council for up to 2 minutes at the beginning of the meeting: 8pm-8:15pm. Members are then invited to listen to committee/officer reports and council discussion.

    The next meeting is TODAY, Monday, February 12. If you would like to join us, please email Michael Barton by 7pm of the meeting date for a virtual meeting link.

    Thanks for your continued membership in AIAA National Capital Section, and please contact us if there's anything we can do for you!


    Chairperson - David Brandt, Rappahannock VA

    Vice Chair, Operations - Steve Brunetto, Arlington VA

    Vice Chair, Programs - Andrew Tidwell, Reston VA

    Treasurer - David Spencer, Aldie VA

    Secretary - Michael Barton, Washington DC

    Michael Barton
    Space Systems Engineer
    a.i. solutions, Inc.
    Washington DC