February Technical Dinner Meeting: Managing Risk in a Dynamic Cyber Environment

University of Washington – 218 Guggenheim Hall
Thursday, February 16, 2017  |   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Managing Risk in a Dynamic Cyber Environment
By David Shaw and Russ Syphert

Threats from cyber-attacks and subsequent breaches are no longer something new; it’s the new normal.  Remote network intrusion is being used to steal valuable intellectual property (industrial espionage) and personal identifiable information.  Most recently we are experiencing massive denial of service attacks causing considerable financial damage. Fact:  60% of business suffering a breach fail after 6 months.  Recent leaks from political mail servers have shown the havoc and chaos that can be created from “hacktivists” or nationally sponsored actors. The presentation will focus on the most target rich environment for hackers – the Cloud, and will help our audience understand the threat and ways companies and individuals defend against these threats.

About Global Business Analysis (GBA)

For over a decade, GBA has been providing executable cyber security and information assurance solutions for near term and sustainable long term security and growth in the face of advanced cyber and associated business threats. Their focus is on protecting critical infrastructures (aviation, land and maritime domains on the energy grid, and others, including the healthcare domain).

David Shaw
David Shaw is the Founder and CEO of GBA. Prior to founding GBA, David held other senior positions, including a Principal/Partner for Arthur Andersen Worldwide Consulting; he led three technology firms and is the Past Chairman of the University of Washington’s Center for Information Assurance Advisory Board, and serves as an adjunct lecturer at UWT in risk management. He holds multiple advanced degrees, is an AIAA Associate Fellow, and is a retired USAF senior officer and a combat veteran fighter pilot.

Russ Syphert
Russ Syphert is GBA’s Vice President for Technology. He joined GBA after a career in the military. During that time, he was assigned to work as a signals intelligence analyst at the National Security Agency (NSA). Russ holds multiple certifications to include CISSP, Certified Ethical Hacker, and ISRM.



Please RSVP in advance if you want to be guaranteed food and drink.

  • AIAA Professional members: $5.00
  • Family members of AIAA member: $5.00
  • Non-AIAA members: $10.00
  • Students: Free
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WEDNESDAY- 2016 Technical Dinner Meeting: Designing for Road Warriors and Space Cadets

PNW AIAA Proudly Presents

Designing for Road Warriors and Space Cadets


Dr Rachelle N. Ornan-Stone

WHEN: November 30, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: 301 Gowen Hall, University of Washington Plaza
COST: Free for students, $5-$10 professionals

Dr. Rachelle N. Ornan-Stone is a design researcher / experience designer for aerospace and alternative environments. She has a diverse aerospace background which includes the design development of aircraft flight decks, International Space Station on-board processes and systems, a space hotel interior for NASA, and CST-100 Starliner concept interior and lighting. Currently, she directs research related to Boeing aircraft interiors and bridges communication between sales, marketing, engineering and airlines to ensure commercially viable, preferred products which maximize revenue.

Ornan-Stone holds a PhD in experimental psychology, and a Master’s in Industrial Design from North Carolina State University.  She is an avid hiker, backpacker and competitive synchronized swimmer, and  currently serves as an elected PNW-AIAA Advisory-Council Member.

Rachelle’s talk, titled “Designing for Road Warriors and Space Cadets” will span diverse topics related to the design, science and psychology of aerospace interiors.  She will cover some of her favorite work projects to date related to visual perception, space tourism, the passenger of the future, and MORE!

Please RSVP in advance if you want to be guaranteed for food and drink.

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Technical Symposium Program Now Available

The 10th annual Pacific Northwest Technical Symposium is coming up Saturday!

Take a look at the program by clicking here.

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2016 Technical Symposium Updates

There are 5 days left until the 2016 Technical Symposium. Sign up now!

Registration Link

Schedule Overview:
7:15am: Registration/Breakfast Begins
8:15am: Welcome/ Opening Speaker
12:00pm: Lunch Speaker
3:45pm: Closing Speaker
4:45pm-5:30pm: Networking Reception

Luncheon Keynote with Dr. Nicholas Patrick: An Update on Blue Origin’s New Shepard Program 

The last year has been a busy one for Blue Origin:  they’ve conducted 4 more test flights of the reusable New Shepard spacecraft, successfully recovering the booster and crew capsule after each flight.  Their most recent flight included a test of the capsule’s escape system during ascent.  They’ve also announced our New Glenn orbital launch system.  Dr. Patrick will review Blue Origin’s recent steps on the path to human spaceflight.

Dr. Nicholas Patrick is the Human Integration Architect at Blue Origin.  In this role he is responsible for the human-centered aspects of Blue Origin’s designs and launch operations.  Before joining Blue Origin, Dr. Patrick was a NASA astronaut and flew as a mission specialist on STS-116 and STS-130, two construction missions to the International Space Station.  On STS-130, Dr. Patrick performed three spacewalks to complete installation of the ISS’s Node 3 and Cupola.  Prior to becoming an astronaut, he worked at Boeing in Everett on the design of commercial aircraft flight decks.  Born in the UK, Dr. Patrick studied engineering at Cambridge University, and earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Blue Origin, based in Kent WA, is a private company developing vehicles and technologies to enable commercial human space transportation. Blue Origin has the long-term goal of greatly increasing the number of people who live and work in space.

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2016 Technical Symposium Speakers


Innovations in Aerospace and Beyond

The 10th annual PNWAIAA Technical Symposium is coming up November 19th.
Registration is now open at this REGISTRATION LINK.

We are excited to announce the following speakers for the Symposium:

Opening Plenary Speaker: Mark Moore

mooresteambioPrincipal Investigator, NASA Langley Research Center

Mark has been at NASA 32 years, specializing in the design and development of powered-lift aircraft and their technologies. Over the past decade he’s focused on applying electric propulsion to enable significant reductions in operating costs, community noise, and carbon emissions. He currently has two roles at NASA Langley Research Center as the Senior Advisor for On-Demand Mobility, as well as the Principal Investigator for the Scalable Convergent Electric Propulsion Technology Operations Research X-Plane (SCEPTOR). He previously led the LEAPTech Mobile Ground Rig and GL-10 UAV demonstrators.

Luncheon Keynote: Dr. Nicholas Patrick

nicholaspatrickHuman Integration Architect, Blue Origin

Nicholas is responsible for the human-centered aspects of Blue Origin’s designs and launch operations. Before joining Blue Origin, Dr. Patrick was a NASA astronaut and flew as a mission specialist on STS-116 and STS-130, two construction missions to the International Space Station.

Closing Plenary Speaker: Kourosh Hadi

Director of Airplane Product Development, Boeing Commercial Airplane

Kourosh Hadi has been Director of Airplane Product Development at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, since 1985.

Also on the day’s program are:

Vera Mulyani, CEO, Mars City Design

aaeaaqaaaaaaaaoqaaaajgmxmtu3otm0ltkxnjitngm3mi05mtiwltcyyzqzownjnza0nqVera has combined creative talents in art, architecture, urban design, film making and storytelling with technology, innovation and business development to create a collaborative competition platform for designing cities for Mars, in anticipation of settlements on the Red Planet. Ms. Mulyani is the Master Architect and planner of Mars City Design.

Brien Seeley, MD

brien2015Brien founded the Sustainable Aviation Foundation in 2015, after 34 years as President of the renowned CAFE Foundation, to advance technologies and innovations pertinent to environmentally friendly, electrically powered aircraft and to help bring forth their implementation into safe, quiet, useful aircraft that can benefit the public, the environment and the transportation system.

The Rising Leaders Forum

This forum is focused on early career professionals and will be followed by speed mentoring sessions networking with mentors in which participants will learn about different career paths and get first-hand career advice from industry professionals.

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Presenters Needed for EYH Conference March 24th

PNWAIAA members are invited to present a workshop at the 2017 Expanding Your Horizons conference for high school girls, which will be Friday, March 24, 2017.

What is Expanding Your Horizons?
-A Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) career conference for 600 girls in grades 9-12.

Why Should You Present?
-To provide girls with information and encourage them to take STEM courses through their high school and college years.
-To provide hands-on career-related activities and to give them an example of a successful woman working in STEM-related areas.

What Would You Need To Do?
-Complete a Workshop Presenter Information Form describing your workshop.
-Present 3 repeat sessions of a 60-minute hands-on workshops on Friday, March 24, 2017.
-Arrive by 7:30am to set up. Start the first session at 8:30. Each session is usually attended by approximately 8-15 girls. The conference ends at 1pm.

How is EYH organized?
-Expanding Your Horizons is organized and presented by Eastside branches of AAUW (American Association of University Women), and is co-sponsored by Bellevue College.
-Brochures are sent to local high schools for workshop sign-ups. Girls pre-register for the conference.
-Presenter training sessions will be offered prior to the conference date.
-There is no cost to presenters, and a free lunch is provided.

How can I get more information?
-Contact Ginny Wakefield at eyh.hs.presenters@gmail.com if you wish to participate or if you want more information.
-As soon as you let Ginny know you are interested, she will send you the Workshop Presenter Information Form to fill out.   This is a simple form where you describe your workshop and register for the conference.
-There is a November 15 deadline for our 2017 brochure, so a prompt response would be appreciated.

Whether or not you are personally interested in being a workshop presenter, if you know other women in STEM careers who might be interested in presenting at this conference, please send us their name and email address, and we would be glad to contact them. We appreciate your interest in and commitment to expanding the career visions of young women. We look forward to meeting and working with you.


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PNW AIAA Awards Banquet June 22, 2016

Please join us for our Annual Pacific Northwest AIAA Awards Banquet at Ivar’s Salmon House on 22 June 2016 where our Distinguished Lecturer will be Dr. Mark Lewis, Director of IDA’s Science and Technology Policy Institute, a federally funded research and development center. 

Dr. Lewis’ team provides analysis of national and international science and technology issues for the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the White House, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, among others.

Prior to taking charge of STPI, Dr. Lewis served as the Willis Young, Jr. Professor and Chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland. A faculty member at Maryland for 24 years, Dr. Lewis taught and conducted basic and applied research. From 2004-2008 Dr. Lewis was the Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force. From 2010 to 2011 he was President of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Dr. Lewis also served as a member of the Air Staff and principal scientific adviser to the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force providing assessments on a wide range of scientific and technical issues affecting the Air Force mission.

Dr. Lewis attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautics and astronautics, Bachelor of Science degree in earth and planetary science (1984), Master of Science (1985) and Doctor of Science (1988) in aeronautics and astronautics.

Dr. Lewis’s awards include the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and Exceptional Civilian Service Award and he was also recognized as the 1994 AIAA National Capital Young Scientist/ Engineer of the Year, IECEC/AIAA Lifetime Achievement Award, and is an Aviation Week and Space Technology Laureate (2007). Dr. Lewis also received the AIAA Dryden lectureship in 2014.

Dr. Lewis will be presenting:

Hypersonic Flight: Progress and Challenges on the Way to High Mach Systems
For many decades, aerospace engineers have been proposing various types of craft that could fly in excess of five times the speed of sound, in the realm of hypersonic flight. A number of research and development programs in the United States and around the world have tackled this last aviation frontier, most with limited success. However, in the past decade there have been a number of recent program successes, including NASA’s X-43, the Australian HyShot, the U.S. Army’s AHW, and most recently the USAF’s X-51, that are finally turning laboratory speculation into practical flight vehicles. This talk will review some of the technical challenges that have been solved, the research problems that remain, as well as the general applicability of hypersonic vehicles to a wide range of missions in the air and into space.

Buffet Menu at Ivar’s Salmon House Includes: Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Mesquite Cornbread Muffins with Honey Lavender Butter, Alder Grilled Coho Salmon, Alder Grilled Breast of Chicken,  Alder Grilled Flank Steak, Vegetables and Potatoes, Cookies and Brownies, Coffee, Tea and Soda

Register now! https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ecnwhrxp8d18acf5&oseq=&c=&ch=

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Call for nominations: PNW AIAA Engineers of the Year

Do you know of a PNW AIAA member who has made significant contributions to our industry?  Or a young engineer who has exceled in our industry?  Or perhaps a member who has a passion for introducing aerospace to students?  If so, the PNW Section would like to recognize them at our annual end of the year banquet.  Nominations are now being accepted for Engineer of the Year in the three categories of Industry, Young Engineer and STEM Advocate.  The following links provide the nomination forms and criteria.  Send any questions or comments to honors-and-awards@pnwaiaa.org.  We look forward to your nomination!

Nomination PNW-AIAA_Young-Engineer-of-the-Year_2016
Nomination PNW-AIAA_Industry-Engineer-of-the-Year_2016
Nominations Guidelines – 2016

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May 2016 Technical Dinner Meeting: Anthony M. Waas

Register for the May 2016 Technical Dinner Meeting

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the University of Washington
211 Guggenheim Hall
Seattle, WA 98195

Professor Anthony WaasRegister for the May 2016 Technical Dinner Meeting with Dr. Waas who will be presenting: “Multi-scale modeling of the deformation response of composite structures”. Please join us and other colleagues on May 26, 2016 at the University of Washington, Guggenheim Hall.

Description: Lightweighting (or weight reduction) is significant across a variety of industries that deal with vehicle technologies. Several new candidate structural materials are being evaluated for this purpose. Of these, many offer the possibility of automation in the manufacturing cycle, leading to further reduction in costs. In this talk, experimental results on the deformation response, damage development and failure of carbon fiber, glass fiber and kevlar fiber 3D Textile composites (3DTC) and pre-preg based carbon fiber laminated composites are used as the basis for developing multi-scale predictive mechanics model of deformation response. Results from two different types of 3DTCs and two different pre-preg based systems will be used to illustrate the advantages of the proposed computational modeling strategies.

About Professor Waas:

Since early 2015, Professor Anthony M. Waas has been chair of the University of Washington’s William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics and holds the Boeing-Egtvedt Chair. He is the 2016 winner of the AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Award for pioneering contributions in the development of methods for progressive damage analysis of materials and structures.

The award honors Waas’ pioneering contributions to the development of innovative, experimentally validated computational methods for progressive damage analysis (PDA) of polymer and hot ceramic composite materials and structures. His contributions to the field of composite materials and structures have led to the development of state-of-the-art computational methods and software tools for PDA of aerospace structures. He has developed tools for assessing the effects of modifications on compressive strength of fiber-reinforced composites, and his work has demonstrated the importance of micromechanics as a basis for developing robust computational methods, leading to the development of new Schapery theory.

He is best known for his modeling tools in assessing compressive strength, damage tolerance and durability of aircraft composites. Finding ways to make structures lighter has been a central theme in his research. He also works with auto and aerospace industries in the use of textile composites, nanomaterial composites and 3-D printed structures.

His other honors include a 2013 Outstanding Research Award from the American Society for Composites, a 2012 Royal Aeronautics Society Literature Award, a 2006 AIAA Sustained Service Award, the 2006 David Liddle Research Award from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan and the 1995 Ralph Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers

He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. He is a fellow of AIAA and ASME.

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NewSpace 2016 Conference Preview at WeWork South Lake Union

Space Entrepreneurs, in conjunction with the Space Frontier Foundation and sponsored by the City of Kent, are proud to bring you this very special NewSpace Conference preview event.

Where: WeWork South Lake Union, 1st floor

When: Saturday, April 23rd at 1:00 pm

What: A panel discussion surrounding the current space entrepreneurship environment, where the opportunities lie, and what the future might hold. We welcome:

• Ariane Cornell of Blue Origin 

• Joe Landon, Chairman of the Space Angels Network

• Jeff Feige, Chairman of the Space Frontier Foundation

• Chris Richins, Founder of RBC Signals

This event is a special sneak preview of the NewSpace conference – its format, some of the speakers, and topics.  In addition, the Space Frontier Foundation will be offering discounted conference attendance for event attendees.

Register now!


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