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AIAA-SD News

AIAA-SD Holds First Technical Series Lecture during November 2014 Dinner Meeting

December 2nd, 2014

The AIAA San Diego Section held its first dinner meeting in the technical series this year. The meeting was co-hosted by SAMPE’s San Diego Section at San Diego Composites’ new state of the art production facility. Dr. Quinn McAllister presented his research on nano-materials in composite armor. Dr. McAllister’s work investigated the effects of mechanisms of indentation and scratching of nano-silica on aramid fabrics. The meeting was well attended with over 40 participants ranging from students to AIAA and SAMPE members. We look forward to seeing you at our next technical series event in 2015.

AIAA-SD Hears from NASA Scientists during October 2014 Dinner Meeting

December 2nd, 2014

At our October meeting, Northrop Grumman Information Systems graciously hosted Mr. Nans Kunz from NASA Ames Research Center. He discussed the SOFIA projects and its engineering challenges. The SOFIA projects designed, built, and fielded an airborne telescope used by NASA to perform infared astronomy experiments. Thanks to all members who came out and made this event a success!

AIAA-SD Attends San Diego High Tech Fair

December 2nd, 2014

The AIAA San Diego Section attended the San Diego High Tech Fair on October 21st and 22nd. Along with 65 other exhibitors, AIAA-SD talked to local students about aerospace engineering. The event was attended by over 3300 students and 1300 members of the general public. Thanks to the UCSD and SDSU students who helped staff the booth and make the event a success!

AIAA-SD Holds Helicopter Panel during September 2014 Dinner Meeting

December 2nd, 2014

In September, the AIAA San Diego Section hosted a helicopter panel that received great remarks. Those in attendance were able to get a first hand insight on naval aviation from our panelists. The panelists included Commander Tamara K. Graham (USN), Commander Sean McKamey (USN), and Colonel John Telles, Jr., (USMC, Retired).

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