Thanks for a great response to last month's newsletter! We had a crazy month full of fun AIAA events, so read up on our events, upcoming activities, and recaps of team projects! A big thank you to all of our members for supporting our shared interests, and here's to another awesome month!
- Kelly Graham, AIAA Secretary
John Scott Speaker Event- Listen to Chief Technologist of the Propulsion and Power division at NASA's Johnson Space Center talk, hosted with SWE. Tuesday, October 2, 7-8pm, W205 Engineering Building Two
Third General Meeting - Relax before the November 13th, from 7:00-9:00pm in W205, Engineering Building 2
SPACECOM 2018 Essay Contest - AIAA-UH will sponsor 8 members for the full SPACECOM convention. The prompt is "Why are you passionate about the field of aerospace engineering?" Submit your essays, no longer than a page, here. Due: November 18th
SPACECOM 2018 - This convention over the future of aerospace and its commercial sector is super cool, full of awesome speakers, and has a free expo! November 27-28th, George R. Brown Convention Center. For more info & pricing, please click here.
Drone team is preparing for their Preliminary Design Review Discussion on December 13th, from 2PM to 4:30PM. We are working on nailing down our preliminary design, our electronics, airframe, and other components! We will release our PDR the week before for people to be able to review. If you are interested in attending, please email email@example.com. We are still looking for help! We are beginning electronics testing and airframe CAD work! If you would like to join our team please signup here. Drone team meets on Thursdays, from 6PM to 8PM, in SR 528.
Hobby Rocket Team had its first meeting in October, where interested members learned the basics of rocketry, and made and launched their own model rockets. If you would like to join, please click to be added to the GroupMe here.
Member Of The Month
Jose Mendieta is the historian for AIAA-UH, and a member of our Drone Team, Hobby Rocket Team, and Space City Rocketry. He is responsible for the excellent pictures of our events and our officer photos. He started off attending rocket team meetings and became involved in the airframe subteam, leading to him going to the Spaceport America Cup and watching our rocket launch. He said, “I have seen this organization become quite successful during the time I have been involved in it and I would love for it to be even more successful and continue promoting the field of aerospace on campus”. Congratulations Jose, 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.
Our Second General Meeting of the semester, October 16th, we hosted Dr. Olga Bannova, the director of the Space Architecture Masters program here at UH. She spoke to our members about the challenges of designing space missions, the steps involved in planning one, and some of the interesting research and design she's done to adjust to microgravity environments.
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