AIAA exists to ignite and celebrate aerospace ingenuity and collaboration. NEED AARON TO CREATE VISUAL 3
AIAA is a launching pad for emerging professionals. NEED AARON TO CREATE VISUAL 4
AIAA creates an atmosphere that inspires innovation. NEED AARON TO CREATE VISUAL 5
AIAA stimulates idea exchange and collaboration. NEED AARON TO CREATE VISUAL 6
AIAA celebrates our members’ discoveries. NEED AARON TO CREATE VISUAL 7
AIAA is a lifelong home for the industry’s most successful professionals. NEED AARON TO CREATE VISUAL 8
AIAA Stands For… AIAA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics If you want to advance in your career and make a greater impact with your work, AIAA can help you do that. If you want to see aerospace better understood and appreciated, AIAA can help you do that. AIAA is a lifelong link for aerospace professionals and a champion for their achievements. Largest aerospace society in world
AIAA: purpose and promise Purpose: To ignite and celebrate aerospace ingenuity and collaboration, and its importance to our way of life Promise: 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 We celebrate and share our community’s great accomplishments – from the small but brilliantly simple innovations that affect everyday lives to the major discoveries and missions that fuel our collective human drive to explore and accomplish amazing things. #2: Convening a constant, vital community In a world where most of us change jobs, organizations, and career paths more than ever before, AIAA is a constant – providing continuity as an ongoing source for learning, lasting community, professional connections, and career 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)
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 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 1930 Foundation 16
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.
(Staff/Corporate Officers) (RSAC) 2013 AIAA Board of Directors PRESIDENT Mike Griffin *VP ELECT- MEMBER SERVICES Annalisa Weigel VP - EDUCATION Steven Gorrell VP - PUBLIC POLICY Mary Snitch VP - STANDARDS Laura McGill VP - PUBLICATIONS Vigor Yang *VP - ELECT TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES David Riley VP - FINANCE Robert C. “Bob” Winn VP - INTERNATIONAL Susan Ying DIRECTOR-AT- LARGE J Stephen Rottler DIRECTOR-AT- LARGE Bob Lindberg DIRECTOR-AT- LARGE Neal Barlow DIRECTOR-AT- Large, INT’L Shamim Rahman DIRECTOR - INT’L In Lee DIRECTOR - INT’L Kevin Massey (TAC) DIRECTOR - TECHNICAL James A. Keenan DIRECTOR - TECHNICAL Neal Pfeiffer DIRECTOR - TECHNICAL Allen Arrington DIRECTOR - TECHNICAL Sanjay Garg DIRECTOR - TECHNICAL Jeffrey Hamstra DIRECTOR - TECHNICAL Trevor Sorensen DIRECTOR - TECHNICAL Kathleen Atkins DIRECTOR - REGION 1 Ferdinand Grosveld DIRECTOR - REGION 2 G. Alan Lowrey DIRECTOR - REGION 3 Sivaram Gogineni DIRECTOR - REGION 4 Jayant Ramakrishnan DIRECTOR - REGION 5 Laura Richard DIRECTOR - REGION 6 Jane Hansen DIRECTOR - REGION 7 Luisella Giulicchi *YP LIAISON Ryan Rudy *STUDENT LIAISON Cheryl Blomberg *EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Sandra Magnus *DEPUTY E. D. Klaus Dannenberg *SEC/TREASURER Bill Seymore PRESIDENT-ELECT Jim Albaugh * This is a non-voting position *Chief Operations Officer Angelo Iasiello VP – TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES Basil Hassan VP – MEMBER SERVICES Merri Sanchez
AIAA Standing Committees IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Brian Dailey CHAIRMAN Vigor Yang AEROSPACE AMERICA STEERING CHAIRMAN James Maser CORPORATE MEMBER CHAIRMAN Mike Yarymovych HONORS AND AWARDS PRESIDENT Mike Griffin INSTITUTE DEVELOPMENT PRESIDENT Mike Griffin EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY CHAIRMAN Carol Cash ELECTION CHAIRMAN John Whitesides ETHICAL CONDUCT PANEL VP- PUBLICATIONS Vigor Yang PUBLICATIONS VP- INTERNATIONAL Susan Ying INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES VP-PUBLIC POLICY Carol Cash PUBLIC POLICY VP-STANDARDS Laura McGill STANDARDS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VP-TECHNICAL Basil Hassan TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES CHAIRMAN Dan Jensen EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES VP-MEMBER SVCS Merri Sanchez REGION & SECTION ACTIVITIES CHAIRMAN Alexander Pechloff MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN Kimberley Hicks YOUNG PROFESSIONAL CHAIRMAN Karen Copper CAREER AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CHAIRMAN Co-chairs STUDENT ACTIVITIES CHAIRMAN Edgar Bering STEM K-12 OUTREACH CHAIRMAN David Mitchell PROFESSIONAL MEMBER EDUCATION CHAIRMAN Aaron Byerly ACADEMIC AFFAIRS VP-EDUCATION Neal Barlow EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES VP-FINANCE Bob Winn COMPENSATION VP-FINANCE Bob Winn FINANCE CHAIRMAN Wayne Schroeder AUDIT
Staff Organization Executive director who’s one of few women to ever fly in sp ace
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) Publishes content not available anywhere else 25
AIAA Journals AIAA Publishes 16 Journals and a Variety of Books: AIAA Journals
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? 34 Our Section Professional Membership fluctuates between 160-200 members
Twin Cities Section Membership Make-Up 35 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
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 Focus Areas Young Professionals, STEM K-12, Public Policy, Education
Section Activities In Pictures Lectures and Dinner Events Tours STEM / Outreach Events
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)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
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 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 www.aiaa.org Twin Cities Section Website: https://info.aiaa.org/Regions/MW/Twin_Cities/default.aspx https://info.aiaa.org/Regions/MW/Twin_Cities/default.aspx Contact Information Twin Cities Section Chair: Kristen Gerzina –email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org