August 10 LEAF STEM Challenge- Teacher Workshop

LEAF STEM Challenge- Teacher Workshop
Teachers, save the date for our upcoming LEAF STEM Challenge teacher workshop (formerly the Electric Airplane Challenge)!

Scheduled for Monday, August 10, 2014 at Raisbeck Aviation High School, The Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Flight (LEAF) STEM Challenge is a standards-based, hands-on program for grades 6-12 that engages students in creating solutions to real-world problems.

Join us to participate in this curriculum module that will bring aerospace alive in your classroom! Participants will design, build and fly an electric tethered aircraft that will carry the most cargo.

Workshop registration is $50 and includes Washington state clock hours, continental breakfast, lunch, curriculum materials and airplane supplies for one adult participant.

Bring a colleague and join our Pacific Northwest AIAA for some aerospace fun! Register Now!

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Submit a Nomination for a PNWAIAA Award

2015 PNW AIAA Section

Engineer of the Year Awards 

The PNW Section will be recognizing outstanding members with the annual Engineer of the Year Awards.  This year’s categories are Industry Engineer (including Engineering Faculty), Young Engineer and STEM Educator.

Nominations forms are located on the Section’s website by clicking the links below.  Nominations (including self nominations) are due Saturday, 18 June 2015.

Awardees will be recognized at the annual PNWAIAA End of Year Banquet on Wednesday, 24 June 2015.  The banquet will be held at Salty’s in Seattle,WA.

If you have any questions and/or comments, please contact us at  We look forward to your nominations!


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YOUNG ENGINEER OF THE YEAR (Nomination-PNW-AIAA_Young-Engineer-of-the-Year_2015)

INDUSTRY ENGINEER OF THE YEAR (Nomination-PNW-AIAA_Industry-Engineer-of-the-Year_2015)



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Museum’s ‘Flight Team’ aims to fill age gap, fuel aerospace economy, and launch new leaders

Museum’s ‘Flight Team’ aims to fill age gap, fuel aerospace economy, and launch new leaders


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Save the Date: June 24 Year-End Banquet

The 2014-2015 PNW Section year will conclude with the annual banquet scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

We are excited to announce that Dr. Gary Georgeson of The Boeing Company will present “An Inventor’s Journey:  What I Discovered Along the Way About Innovation.”

Dr. Georgeson has the distinction of being the most prolific inventor in the history of the Boeing Company, holding over 100 patents.

The banquet will be held at Salty’s Seafood Restaurant in Seattle, WA.  Registration details will be announced in May.  For more information, contact

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May 14th Distillery Tour and Tasting


Sound Spirits is Seattle’s first post-prohibition distillery and won Best Seattle Distillery in 2012. Steven Stone, the owner of Sound Spirits, grew up in a dry town in “middle of nowhere Texas” and is now an aerospace engineer working in flutter at Boeing.

Steven and the entire PNW AIAA Council hope you can join us for this fun evening! section council members! Our May PNW AIAA social event will be held at Sound Spirits, a local distillery in North Seattle, on Thursday, May 14th from 5-8 pm. Included in this event is a distillery tour, a tasting of spirits made at the distillery, and food.

Click here to sign up.

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Electric Airplane Challenge Fly-Off Capstone Registrations Now Open

PrimaryLogoWhat is the Electric Airplane Challenge?

The Electric Airplane Challenge is designed for students in grades 6-12.  Students teams are challenged to design, build, and fly an electric, tethered airplane that will carry the most cargo.

Where and when will the fly-off challenge be held?
This year’s competition will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA.

For more information about the program, visit the STEM section of our website:

Coaches and teams can get more information here:

Register teams online

Team coaches can register teams of up to four for $20.00 by going to our REGISTRATION PAGE.

Sign up as a volunteer

We need volunteers for the day of the event. If you’re interested in helping out, click here to find out more.

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Engineers Week—the only event of its kind—is a time to:

  • Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world
  • Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers
  • Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents
  • More than a week-long event, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference.
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AIAA BoD Elections

Voting Information for 2015 AIAA Board of Directors Election

Attention AIAA Members, the 2015 AIAA Board of Directors election is now open, and will remain open until April 6, 2015 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

To view candidate information and cast your ballot online, visit You will be asked to log in using your AIAA username and password. Follow the online voting instructions.

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“Innovative Seattle” at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

MOHAIThe Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), located at the Naval Reserve Building in Lake Union Park, collects and preserves the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region and beyond. Highlighting innovation and education, MOHAI enriches lives by sharing the individual and collective stories of our communities.

You are invited to join other AIAA Members/Non-Members and colleagues in participating in a private talk about “Innovative Seattle”.

This event is open to your family and friends, so bring them along!

Cost: $14 per person

Parking and public transportation information
* Parking validation is available for visitors using the AGC parking lot on 1200 Westlake Ave N.



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Seattle Math Fest 2014

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Seattle MathFest 2014 – Math like you’ve never seen it before!

Join 1,000 kids, families, and community members for Seattle MathFest 2014! Seattle MathFest is a community-wide celebration of elementary school families and math, hosted by Seattle-based nonprofit Zeno. This is a one-of-a-kind event where elementary students and their families play carnival-like math games, win prizes and have fun. While playing, students build their confidence in and enthusiasm for math. See the kids in your life experience math in a whole new way—in an atmosphere of adventure, learning and discovery!

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