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AIAA Utah Section Utah State University Student Branch Jeffrey C. Boulware, PhD Utah Section Chair September 27 th, 2012.

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1 AIAA Utah Section Utah State University Student Branch Jeffrey C. Boulware, PhD Utah Section Chair September 27 th, 2012

2 Overview Introduction Why aerospace? Why AIAA? Whats happening now? What are YOU doing? 2 USU Student Branch Utah Section Western Region National

3 Introduction - Background Born in Seattle, grew up in New Orleans and Birmingham, family in Hawaii BS and MS in Aeronautics and Aeronautics at the University of Washington in Seattle PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Utah State University Worked various internships, part-time, and full- time jobs in small companies, large companies, academia, and NASA 3

4 Introduction - Career Currently working at Hill Air Force Base Aerospace Engineer in the Future Systems Branch for the Minuteman III System Program Office Process Engineer and Reentry System / Reentry Vehicle Subject Matter Expert in the 309 th Maintenance Wing/Complex 4

5 Introduction - AIAA Involvement As a student Active in UWs student branch activities Presented at PNW Section meeting Presented at student conferences As a professional Active in the Utah Section Council –Young Professionals Officer (2010-present) –University Relations Officer (2011-present) –Vice-Chair ( ) –Chair (2012-present) Presented at professional conferences Traveled to Regional and National meetings Participated in Congressional Visits Day Active in National Young Professional Committee 5

6 Why a career in aerospace? 6

7 Why Join AIAA? 7

8 Why I joined AIAA Where do I want to be at the end of my career? How do I make that happen? 8

9 Whats happening? National Advocacy, STEM, conferences, journals, Technical and Standing Committees, etc Sectional Events: speakers, dinner meetings, industry tours Projects: museum display, t-shirts, awards, E-week Perks for you Region VI Student Conference hosted by BYU Discount for student signups at sectional events 9

10 What are YOU doing? Student Branch present to the Section in Spring What has your branch been up to? Research projects Social events Outreach activities Speakers Are you prepared for next year? Officer elections Officer transition 10

11 What do you want from us? What can the Section do for you? / / 11

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