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Council member Charlie Wilson visited aerospace students and staff at Southern New Hampshire University on March 31, 2022. His goals were to meet the incoming student branch officers and prospective members, describe AIAA student membership and tour the facilities.
Kerry McNally, the incoming president, introduced the students. The faculty was represented by advisors Dr David Guo and Chris Carlstrom. Four of the students attending the presentation and discussions are shown in this photo: Joe Sedutto, Sean Drews, Tyler Schroeder, and Kameron Virkaitis. Other students attending were Kenneth Koranteng, the incoming Treasurer, Kyle Cotoia, and Sean Drew. AIAA New England water bottles, pens and other material were distributed.
Five members of the student branch and Professor Guo were scheduled to visit the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT on April 2rd. The student branch historically has many members and participates in the Regional Paper Conferences and participates in Design, Build, Fly contests, but has not been able to do these since covid.
This photo shows their subsonic wind tunnel, one of the facilities available to students.
The students were interested in joining our JWST Webinar on April 14th and what AIAA student membership offers. Several were also interested in opportunities for flight time. I mentioned the MIT Flight Club as a model they may want to emulate.
In summary, this was an interesting and successful visit, increasing AIAA membership among the students is the first priority early next academic year.