Meet the Employers Recruiting Event
Sunday, 6 January, 1600–1800 hrs
This event offers students and young professionals the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members and government agencies. This is a fun and dynamic environment where students and professionals interact with organizations regarding employment opportunities. Participating companies/organizations will present a brief organizational overview and opportunities available, then have follow-on discussions with the attendees. Organizations will host a table and attendees will switch every 10 minutes.
Participating organizations include:
- Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company
- The Boeing Company
- HyperSizer - Collier Research
- Jacobs Technology
- Lockheed Martin
- Northrop Grumman Corporation
- Sandia National Laboratories
- SSL, A Maxar Technologies Company
- United Launch Alliance
Dress is casual. Don't forget your resume!
AIAA Student Welcome Reception
Sunday, 6 January, 1800–1930 hrs
Mingle with your peers and hear from AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher. 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.
Rising Leaders in Aerospace Events:
Rising Leaders are graduate students and professionals that are 35 and younger. They are the persons that will become the leaders of tomorrow, the inventors of the next great things, and the individuals that will accept the mantle from those that have forged the way thus far.
The Rising Leaders in Aerospace multidimensional program features speed mentoring, panel session, and multiple opportunities for networking. These exciting and energetic activities provide access to aerospace leaders who share their perspectives on matters relevant to a young professional's career stage.
By attending Rising Leaders in Aerospace Forum events along with the technical sessions of the AIAA forums, I am able to grow my career and expand my technical knowledge all at one venue!
Kate Stambaugh, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory
Meet the AIAA Technical Committees
Monday, 7 January, 1600–1730 hrs
Learn how you can excel in your career and within the aerospace industry. Members of several AIAA Technical Committees will be taking the time to meet with the Rising Leaders in Aerospace participants and highlight their role within AIAA as well as how their committees serve the industry and Institute at large. This interactive event is a great way to get insight from your peers, gain industry contacts and meet your fellow young professionals.
Monday, 7 January, 1730–1900 hrs
Continue your conversation and networking at the reception, which will immediately follow “Meet the AIAA Technical Committees.” Come socialize with your fellow young professionals who are also attending the conference. Don’t miss this rewarding opportunity.
Think Big!: A Session for Students Who Want to Break New Ground in Aerospace
Tuesday, 8 January, 1200–1400 hrs
Grab a box lunch and join this Tuesday afternoon interactive session for undergraduate and graduate students from all backgrounds to learn, grow, and get tools that help young professionals break new ground in aerospace. This session features a special keynote speaker who will lead a diverse panel discussion and a follow-up workshop for you to set SMART goals for you to accomplish this week at SciTech and beyond. Think big, build up, reach high.
Elaine Petro, University of
Keynote & Panelist:
Nick Campbell, Founder of
Hypershield Partnership & Committee for Expansion into Key Space Industries
Sofia Russi, Denmar
Dr. Dani Selva, Texas
Dr. Sunny Wicks, Lockheed
Wednesday, 9 January, 1430–1600 hrs
Leaders in the aerospace industry will be taking 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. And, maybe, they will end up being a mentor for more than just the 15 minutes at this event.
Panel: Contemporary Emerging Trends in Aerospace
Thursday, 10 January, 0930–1030 hrs
Increasingly complex future
mission needs, from space exploration missions and establishing a mars colony
to the integration of unmanned aerial vehicles in the air transportation
system, demand engineering and technology expertise beyond the traditional
aeronautics and astronautics disciplines. Designing and fielding safe,
efficient, cost-effective, and reliable Aero/Astro systems of future requires
innovations in autonomy, cyber-security, policy, business models, and digital
engineering (to name a few). This panel discussion will introduce the Rising
Leaders to the emerging trends in our discipline and help them develop skills
sets for meeting the future demands of aeronautical and astronautical systems.
Ali Raz, Purdue
Julie Parish, Sandia
National for Autonomy
Even Sills, Good Harbor
Lon Levin, President and
Bob Pearce, NASA Headquarters Deputy Associate
Administrator for Aeronautics