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!

http://www.meetup.com/spaceentrepreneurs/events/228708071/

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2016 PNW Section End of Year Banquet

 The annual PNW-AIAA banquet (open to both members and non-members) will be held on Wednesday evening, June 22nd in Seattle, WA.  More details regarding location and speaker will follow in the April newsletter.  The banquet is a great opportunity to network and meet next year’s Council members.
A separate announcement will describe the nominations process for Section awards.  Members are encouraged to recognize colleagues’ contributions to our industry.
If you would like to be involved in planning for this exciting event (including selection of awardees), or have any questions, please send an email to honors-and-awards@pnwaiaa.org.
We look forward to seeing many of you in June!
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2016 AIAA Region VI Student Paper Conference

2016 AIAA Region VI Student Paper Conference
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR | April 1-3, 2016

Conference Website

The Student Paper Conference is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research on aerospace topics. Judges are needed to judge the student presentations which will be held on April 2nd and possibly April 3rd, depending on the number of papers received. The conference is also an opportunity for students to connect with professionals in aerospace fields.

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NASA Sky for All Challenge

NASA has launched a world-wide challenge to seek concepts and technologies to contribute to a breakthrough airspace design and concept of operations that will allow the air vehicles of 2035 to safely and efficiently participate in dense and diverse traffic.

The estimates are that, twenty years from now, 10 million manned and unmanned vehicles may traverse the U.S. airspace every day. The Ab Initio (clean slate) Design element of the NASA Safe Autonomous Operations Systems (SASO) Project is asking innovators to cast aside the restraints of current transportation models and develop concepts and technologies for a clean-slate, revolutionary model for the airspace of the future.

The top three submissions will receive a cash award from the overall prize pool of $15,000, in addition to tremendous exposure and support for their design concept.

You may visit the Sky For All challenge page to find out more and to register as an innovator. Entry to compete is free. Last date for submission is February 26, 2016.

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Register now for the LEAM STEM Challenge Fly-Off Event at the Museum of Flight!

Join us on April 9th for the Lindbergh Electric Airplane Flight Stem Challenge to compete with teams from other schools and districts. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to register in teams of up to 4 to participate in the competition and sit in on the STEM Careers panel.

More information can  be found at the following site:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ec3owwlb559d541f&llr=zhotlqdab

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Check out the PNW AIAA Calendar for upcoming events!

The next couple of months are starting to look busy! Take a look at the calendar for more information on exciting upcoming events including:

AIAA SciTech Conference 1/4-1/8
LEAF STEM Challenge Workshop 1/9
PSEC Engineer’s Fair 2/6
PNAA Annual Conference 2/9-2/11
EYH Conference 3/25
Washington Science Olympiad 4/16

 

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The 2015 Technical Symposium is this Saturday!

2015 PNW AIAA Technical Symposium
Northwest Aerospace at the Forefront of Innovation
There is still time to register for the 9th annual Pacific Northwest AIAA Technical Symposium: “Northwest Aerospace on the Forefront of Innovation”. The Symposium will be held at the Future of Flight Aviation Center at Paine Field near Seattle on November 14, 2015.
Keynote speaker will be Dr. Paul Bevilaqua who joined Lockheed Martin as Chief Aeronautical Scientist and became Chief Engineer of Skunk Works. A plenary session will feature a presentation from Dr. Rostislav Spektor, a research scientist and the Electric Propulsion and Plasma Science Section Head at The Aerospace Corporation and is also the Chair of the AIAA National Electric Propulsion Committee.
Our goal is to include the entire aerospace ecosystem in a Symposium that will influence, motivate, excite, embolden, provoke, spark and inspire interest in creative new alternatives,new perspectives, and future innovations in aerospace and astronautics.
We hope you can join us on November 14, 2015. (Registration and breakfast open at7am.)
William Van Valkenberg
TS-15 Chair
More information: http://pnwaiaa.org/ts15/
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Join PNAA for Speed Mentoring at the 2015 Technical Symposium

Each year, Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance and Pacific Northwest AIAA team up to present The Rising Leaders Forum as part of the PNW AIAA Technical Symposium.  The Rising Leaders Forum provides aspiring aerospace leaders, age 35 and under, the opportunity to learn from and engage with leaders in the industry and each other.  

Rising Leaders Keynote Speaker: Craig Damlo
Zodiac Aerospace 

Speed Mentoring with:

• Jason Slagle, Director of Propulsion for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing • Paul Vijgen, Associate Technical Fellow in Flight Sciences (Aerodynamic Configurations) at Boeing Commercial • Ben Hempstead, Mechanical Engineering Lead, Electroimpact  • Gaia Borgias Brown, External Relations Officer, University of Washington, and more . . .

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Volunteers Needed! EYH Conference for High School Girls

We are looking for women interested in participating in the annual EYH Conference for Eastside high school girls about STEM careers as volunteers.  It will be held on Friday, March 25, 2016.  Each year, over 600 girls attend this conference, which is held at Bellevue College.  Women in careers involving science, technology, engineering, and math present a hands-on activity to 12 girls at a time in order to demonstrate to them a little bit of how it would feel to be in that career.

There is a similar conference the next week,  Saturday, April 2, 2016, for younger, middle school girls (6th -8th grades).  To present at the Middle School EYH conference, please contact eyhbcc_middleschool@hotmail.com (If you present workshops at both conferences, you will need to fill out both forms.)

We still have availabilities for workshop presenters at the 2016 EYH.

Contact Ginny Wakefield at eyh.hs.presenters@gmail.com

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2015 October Technical Dinner Meeting

2015 October Technical Dinner Meeting

KITEBOARDING: PAST AND PRESENT

Friday October 23, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
220 Guggenheim Hall, University of Washington, Seattle

A technical show-and-tell by Cory Roeseler

Man was meant to fly, and the dynamic sport of Kiteboarding gives every man, woman and child the means of rising above the surface to enjoy the ecstasy of flight, powered only by the wind.  The development of the new sport over the past 4 decades is brought to life by Cory Roeseler, one of the early pioneers.  With help from his dad, Billy, who imagined a better way to fly, these two transformed the dream into reality, beginning with early experiments on Lake Washington.  With solid underpinnings in aeronautics, water skiing and board sports, Roeseler explains how the innovative fire ignited in the 1990s and how kiting achieves new heights with hydrofoils.

Registration fee includes pizza and soft drinksAIAA Professional members:  $5.00
Family members of AIAA member:   $5.00
Non-AIAA members:  $10.00
Students:  Free

Link to the registration: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ebofmi51caf4d466&llr=zhotlqdab

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