AIAA Twin cities section

Report
Twin Cities Section
Outreach Trip
October 18th, 2013
University of North Dakota
North Dakota State University
WHAT IS AIAA?
AIAA exists to ignite and celebrate aerospace
ingenuity and collaboration.
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AIAA is a launching pad for emerging
professionals.
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AIAA creates an atmosphere that inspires
innovation.
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AIAA stimulates idea exchange and collaboration.
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AIAA celebrates our members’ discoveries.
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AIAA is a lifelong home for the industry’s most
successful professionals.
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AIAA Stands For…
• AIAA: American Institute of Aeronautics
and Astronautics
Largest aerospace society in world
AIAA is a lifelong link for aerospace professionals and a
champion for their achievements.
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If you want to advance in your career
and make a greater impact with your
work, AIAA can help you do that.
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If you want to see aerospace better
understood and appreciated, AIAA can
help you do that.
AIAA: purpose and promise
Purpose:
Promise:
• To ignite and celebrate
aerospace ingenuity and
collaboration, and its
importance to our way of
life
• To be your vital lifelong
link to the aerospace
community and a
champion for its
achievements
AIAA: Core Themes
#1: Energizing and
championing a
visionary profession
#2: Convening a
constant, vital
community
We celebrate and share our
In a world where most of us
community’s great
change jobs, organizations, and
accomplishments – from the small
career paths more than ever
but brilliantly simple innovations
before, AIAA is a constant –
that affect everyday lives to the providing continuity as an ongoing
major discoveries and missions
source for learning, lasting
that fuel our collective human
community, professional
drive to explore and accomplish
connections, and career
amazing things.
development.
#3: Being the catalyst
for inspired idea
exchange and solutions
AIAA is the convener of the most
diverse perspectives, curator of
the most essential research
information, and catalyst for the
most stimulating idea exchanges
that can inspire our members in
their everyday work – maybe
that’s why AIAA members have
achieved almost every milestone
in modern U.S. aerospace.
Benefits of being an AIAA member: Top Level Overview
• Get connected with people who can help advance your career
and stimulate great new thinking about your work
• Quickly find vital research information and exchange ideas about
it with other professionals
• Build leadership skills that prepare you for the next rung on your
career ladder
• Be part of an organization that’s protecting jobs and helping
create more opportunities for aerospace professionals
• Make sure there’s a pipeline of future aerospace workers
• Offers members opportunity to give back (through leadership,
mentoring, telling the aerospace story, sharing ideas)
WHO IS AIAA?
There are 9 Grades of AIAA Membership
Brief AIAA History
• Started out as two societies in the 1930s
 American Rocket Society 1930
– Science fiction writers and editors
– Performed own experiments
 Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences 1932
– Scholars and professionals
– Amazing library/collection
• Merged in 1963 to form AIAA
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25,000 professional members in 85 countries
Over 7,000 student members in over 150 student branches worldwide
20 technical conferences, 8000 papers per year
Hundreds of books
7 technical journals
Short courses, standards, public policy
Electronic library of all papers and journal articles since 1963; some back to 193016
Foundation
In Short: AIAA Is…
• Members who’ve made nearly every modern
discovery or significant advancement in
aerospace
• And…
• Volunteers!
AIAA Volunteer Structure
• The AIAA Organization, from the top down, is primarily run by volunteers
(non-profit organization).
 Staff members (paid) exist to support to organization (institute)
• The volunteer and staff structures are complementary
 There are Institute, Regional and Section officers to look after each
individual area of the Institute
• A staff person(s) is assigned to work with the volunteers in each area,
both by geography and by activity
• AIAA is governed at the National (International) level down to the Region
and then Section levels
AIAA National (International) Organization
• AIAA divides its leadership between Regional Activities
and Technical Activities
 2 different ways to be involved in AIAA (not mutually
exclusive!)
• Regional activities involve those which occur at the
Region/Section levels
 Member meetings and events, Public Policy, Young
Professionals, STEM, Outreach, Awards, etc.
• Technical Activities involve those which are ‘technical’
 Technical Conferences, Papers, Journals, Committees, etc.
2013 AIAA Board of Directors
VP – MEMBER
SERVICES
Merri Sanchez
(RSAC)
DIRECTOR REGION 1
Ferdinand Grosveld
DIRECTOR REGION 2
G. Alan Lowrey
PRESIDENT-ELECT
Jim Albaugh
*VP ELECTMEMBER
SERVICES
Annalisa Weigel
VP - EDUCATION
Steven Gorrell
PRESIDENT
Mike Griffin
VP PUBLICATIONS
Vigor Yang
VP - PUBLIC
POLICY
Mary Snitch
VP INTERNATIONAL
Susan Ying
VP - FINANCE
Robert C. “Bob”
Winn
*VP - ELECT
TECHNICAL
ACTIVITIES
David Riley
VP - STANDARDS
Laura McGill
DIRECTOR TECHNICAL
James A. Keenan
DIRECTOR TECHNICAL
Neal Pfeiffer
(Staff/Corporate Officers)
DIRECTOR REGION 3
Sivaram Gogineni
DIRECTOR-ATLARGE
J Stephen Rottler
DIRECTOR-ATLarge, INT’L
Shamim Rahman
DIRECTOR REGION 4
Jayant Ramakrishnan
DIRECTOR-ATLARGE
Bob Lindberg
DIRECTOR - INT’L
In Lee
*DEPUTY E. D.
Klaus Dannenberg
DIRECTOR REGION 5
Laura Richard
DIRECTOR-ATLARGE
Neal Barlow
DIRECTOR - INT’L
Kevin Massey
*SEC/TREASURER
Bill Seymore
DIRECTOR REGION 6
Jane Hansen
*YP LIAISON
Ryan Rudy
*STUDENT
LIAISON
Cheryl Blomberg
*Chief Operations Officer
Angelo Iasiello
DIRECTOR REGION 7
Luisella Giulicchi
VP – TECHNICAL
ACTIVITIES
Basil Hassan
(TAC)
* This is a non-voting position
*EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Sandra Magnus
DIRECTOR TECHNICAL
Allen Arrington
DIRECTOR TECHNICAL
Sanjay Garg
DIRECTOR TECHNICAL
Jeffrey Hamstra
DIRECTOR TECHNICAL
Trevor Sorensen
DIRECTOR TECHNICAL
Kathleen Atkins
AIAA Standing Committees
INSTITUTE
DEVELOPMENT
PRESIDENT
Mike Griffin
INTERNATIONAL
ACTIVITIES
VPINTERNATIONAL
Susan Ying
EDUCATIONAL
ACTIVITIES
VP-EDUCATION
Neal Barlow
EXECUTIVE
PRESIDENT
Mike Griffin
PUBLIC POLICY
VP-PUBLIC
POLICY
Carol Cash
ACADEMIC
AFFAIRS
CHAIRMAN
Aaron Byerly
AEROSPACE
AMERICA
STEERING
CHAIRMAN
Vigor Yang
STANDARDS
EXECUTIVE
COUNCIL
VP-STANDARDS
Laura McGill
STUDENT
ACTIVITIES
CHAIRMAN
Co-chairs
CORPORATE
MEMBER
CHAIRMAN
James Maser
TECHNICAL
ACTIVITIES
VP-TECHNICAL
Basil Hassan
STEM K-12
OUTREACH
CHAIRMAN
Edgar Bering
PRESIDENT’S
ADVISORY
IMMEDIATE PAST
PRESIDENT
Brian Dailey
EMERGING
TECHNOLOGIES
CHAIRMAN
Dan Jensen
PROFESSIONAL
MEMBER
EDUCATION
CHAIRMAN
David Mitchell
ELECTION
CHAIRMAN
Carol Cash
FINANCE
VP-FINANCE
Bob Winn
AUDIT
CHAIRMAN
Wayne Schroeder
COMPENSATION
VP-FINANCE
Bob Winn
HONORS AND
AWARDS
CHAIRMAN
Mike Yarymovych
ETHICAL
CONDUCT
PANEL
CHAIRMAN
John Whitesides
PUBLICATIONS
VPPUBLICATIONS
Vigor Yang
YOUNG
PROFESSIONAL
MEMBERSHIP
REGION &
SECTION
ACTIVITIES
CAREER AND
WORKFORCE
DEVELOPMENT
CHAIRMAN
Kimberley Hicks
CHAIRMAN
Alexander Pechloff
VP-MEMBER
SVCS
Merri Sanchez
CHAIRMAN
Karen Copper
Staff Organization
Executive director
who’s one of
few women to
ever fly in space
TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES
Technical Committees and Working Groups
New AIAA Forums Approved by BoD in May 2012
• AIAA Science and Technology Forum and
Exposition (“SciTech”, Winter timeframe)
• AIAA Defense and Security Forum and Exposition
(“DEFENSE”, Winter timeframe, TBD)
• AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and
Exposition (“AVIATION”, Early Summer timeframe)
• AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition
(“Propulsion and Energy”, Mid Summer timeframe)
• AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and
Exposition (“SPACE”, Late Summer timeframe)
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Publishes content not available anywhere else
AIAA Journals
• AIAA Publishes 16 Journals and a Variety of Books:
AIAA Journals
REGIONAL / SECTION
STRUCTURE
US Regions and Sections
Regional Organization
Regional Advisory Committee (RAC)
AIAA HQ
Board of
Directors
RSAC
Regional Director
(RAC Chair)
Individual
Sections
Individual
Sections
Section
Representatives
Section
Chair
Regional Deputy Directors
Career &
Workforce Dev
C&WD
Officer
Education
Finance
Education
Officer
Section
Treasurer
Honors &
Awards
Standing
Committees
Membership
Honors &
Awards
Officer
Membership
Officer
STEM K-12
STEM K-12
Public
Policy
Officer
Public Policy
Technical
Young
Professionals
Technical
Officer
Young
Professionals
Officer
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Twin Cities Section Leadership
• Twin Cities Section Leadership:
• Officers:
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Chair: Kristen Gerzina
Vice Chair / Membership: Chris Sanden
Treasurer: Frank Hoffmann
Secretary: Wogahta Debasai
• Council Members:
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Webmaster: Andrew Carlson
Programs: Weston Kirch
Stem / K-12: Josh Kohn
Education: Anand Vyas
Young Professional: Matt Boysen
Public Policy: Lindsay Wagner
In-State At Large: Brian Gulliver
Out-of-State At Large: Jim Casler
Student Sections:
NDSU
University of Minnesota
AIAA TWIN CITIES SECTION
AIAA Twin Cities Section Website!
https://info.aiaa.org/Regions/MW/Twin_Cities/default.aspx
Twin Cities Section: Challenges and Opportunities
• Our section size and diversity has it challenges, but also has
many benefits
• The ‘Twin Cities’ AIAA Section encompasses three whole states:
Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (and three counties in
Wisconsin)
 The majority of members are located in the Twin Cities area
• Our large section size makes it difficult to engage all members in
person
• Our large section size provides many unique and diverse
opportunities and programming for our members!
Where Do Twin Cities Section Members Live / Work?
Our Section Professional
Membership fluctuates
between 160-200 members
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Twin Cities Section Membership Make-Up
Section Professional Members: 161
* does not include student members, associate
members, educator associate members
Total Members: 301
(Professional Members 35 and younger are considered young
professionals)
(After being a Member for over 8 consecutive years, including
student membership years – you are upgraded to a Senior Member)
Data Current as of October 17, 2013
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The Twin Cities Section
• Various Member Activities throughout the year in
support of AIAA Core Values and Plan
Distinguished Lecture Events and Dinner Meetings
Tours (BRS, Fluidyne, PaR Systems, AirGuard Museum)
Avionics in the Midwest Technical Lecture Series
Joint Events with AIAA Student Groups and other
Professional Societies
 Social, Outreach, Professional Development Events
 RC Aircraft Project
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• Focus Areas
 Young Professionals, STEM K-12, Public Policy, Education
STEM / Outreach Events
Section Activities In Pictures
Lectures and Dinner Events
Tours
Ways To Get Involved: TC Section and Beyond
• Distinguished Lecture Program
 1 lecture per year for each student section
 2 lectures per year for each professional section
• Technical Conferences
 Presenting or Attending
• Congressional Visits Day
• Student Competitions
 Student Paper Conference! Twin Cities Section Hosting This Year!
 Design, Build, Fly
 Cansat
 Many more: (See: http://www.aiaa.org/DesignCompetitions/?terms=student%20competitions)
• Other Ideas??
 The TC Section is happy to help facilitate other events outside of the Twin
Cities Area
RECAP: AIAA MEMBER
BENEFITS / OPPORTUNITIES
Advantages of AIAA Membership
Lifelong Link to the Aerospace Community!
Additional Member Resources
• AIAA Electronic Library
 Search for meeting and conference papers dating back to
1930
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Member discount on certain books
Reduced cost of conference attendance
Participation in various committees
Membership Directory
Twin Cities Section Member Opportunities
• Networking opportunity for peers in the local aerospace
community
• Leadership opportunities at Section / Region level
• Volunteer and K-12 outreach activities
• Public Policy opportunities - help shape local and
national policies
• Career Development Opportunities
• Access to technical leaders, companies, and lectures
• A good way have some FUN with others who share
common interests!
Additional Links and Resources
• AIAA Website:
 www.aiaa.org
• Twin Cities Section Website:
 https://info.aiaa.org/Regions/MW/Twin_Cities/default
.aspx
• Contact Information
 Twin Cities Section Chair: Kristen Gerzina
– [email protected]; 763-744-5553
info.aiaa.org
Questions & Answers

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