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