Welcome back from winter break! We had a great last semester full of awesome AIAA events, so read up on our events, upcoming activities, and recaps of team projects! Thanks to all our members for an amazing last semester, and here's to another awesome month!
- Kelly Graham, AIAA Secretary
Tripoli Launch- Sanctioned high powered rocket launches in Paige, Texas. Awesome chance to see some high powered rockets in the heart of Texas, hang out with some cool folks and meet new people interested in rocketry! February 9th, all day.
Space Geeks Speak - Let’s talk about engineering, current aerospace, think tank ideas and processes over coffee and pastries. Get your geek on! AIAA will get your coffee. Each Saturday we will have a trivia questions for you to check your space knowledge. All guesses go into a drawing box, the first correct guess receives a Starbucks gift card. This is an AIAA Houston event. Classic Seabrook Café 2511 Nasa Rd 1, Seabrook, TX 7586, Saturday Mornings 8:30-9:30 AM.
Aerospace Professionals Committee - AIAA-UH alumni and other invited professionals from SAIC, Boeing, NASA - JSC and more will be there. An awesome opportunity to ask questions to our past members and industry members about anything from the workplace environment to current projects. The dress code is business casual, and there will be food catered. February 21st at 7pm in SEC 105
Science and Engineering Fair of Houston Volunteering - Assist in student/ judge registration and event set up as a display and safety volunteer for the 60th Annual Science and Engineering Fair of Houston! Register here. This volunteer event is a requirement to receive a grant for our organization and its projects. February 22nd, 3:30-7:30pm, George R. Brown Convention Center, Exhibit Hall E.
Second General Meeting - The officer team will go over officer positions, responsibilities, and requirements. If you are interested in running for an officer position for the next school year, be sure to come out! There will also be card/board/video games and free food. February 26th at 7pm, SEC 204
Drone team has started initial testing! Flight Systems has built a test plane and flew it this week. Avionics began running ground checks and preflight checks for our drone. Vision built multiple test images for our Image Recognition and Classification system, and Payload has ordered all their parts for testing. Check out our first Test Flight video at here. Our meetings are now on Thursdays, 7PM to 9PM, in Science and Research 1 room 528! All AIAA Members are invited (and new members too!). We communicate via our Discord, click if interested! If you have any other questions, message email@example.com, or find us on Facebook or Instagram.
Hobby Rocket Team and its members went to the Tripoli launch this past weekend. It was a great learning experience to watch the process and talk to more experienced rocketeers. Its members are staring to pick their rockets, and their project manager Jose is nearly done with his. If you would like to join, please click to be added to the Discord here.
Member Of The Month
Aldo Casco is a sophomore Electrical Engineering major, working on the avionics subteam for Space City Rocketry. His hard work and dedication to the team were noticed by the project leadership. He said, "I like rocketry and decided to join the rocket team because as humans, we have a unique desire to learn, discover, and explore. Whether it’s to explore new worlds, discover new technologies, or learn new things about oneself, I feel like the closest we can get to the purest forms of these actions is by working together as humans and going into space. It’s hard to put into words, but I love it." Congratulations Aldo, and a huge thank you for all the hard work you do! If you would like to nominate a member of AIAA to become member of the month, please email your nomination and a brief reason why to firstname.lastname@example.org.
November, December, & January Events
Created with an image by WikiImages - "rocket launch smoke rocket take off side" Big thank you to Jose, our Historian, for all the excellent photos.