17–21 June 2019
Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas

Students and Young Professionals

Networking 1 

Student Day, sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation is Sunday, 16 June, and includes Ignite the "Meet"ing, Meet the Employers, and the Student Welcome Reception.

Ignite the "Meet"ing

Sunday, 16 June, 1530–1700 hrs
Peacock Terrace

Nothing can be more intimidating than being a newcomer or young person at a conference or event where everyone already knows one another! At this high-energy and fun workshop, attendees will gather tips and techniques on networking and relationship building that will make the event more enjoyable and productive. We’ll focus in on creating an introduction, understanding how to engage with others, playing off the unique networking styles of introverts and extroverts, and some of the absolute do nots of networking. Then the interaction kicks in with an activity designed to foster quick friendships so that throughout the conference the participants will never enter a session or party where they are the stranger!

Meet the Employers Recruiting Event

Part 1: Sunday, 16 June, 1700-1830 hrs
Part 2: Wednesday, 19 June, 0900-1000 hrs

This event offers students and young professionals the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members and government agencies. This is a fun and dynamic environment where students and professionals interact with organizations regarding employment opportunities. In part 1, participating companies/organizations will present a brief organizational overview and opportunities available, then have follow-on discussions with the attendees. Organizations will host a table and attendees will switch every 10 minutes. Part 2 is an opportunity for students and attendees to meet with any of the employers that they didn’t have a chance to talk with on Sunday evening, and for any employers that could not participate in Sunday’s session to meet with prospective employees. Questions? Contact tobeyj@aiaa.org.

Past participating organizations include:

  • Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company
  • Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • Honda Aircraft Company
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Gulfstream
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Spectral Energies
  • Textron Aviation
  • The MITRE Corporation
  • United States Air Force, Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC)

Dress is casual. Don't forget your resume! 

AIAA Student Welcome Reception

Sunday, 16 June, 1830–1930 hrs
Wedgwood Ballroom

Mingle with your peers and hear from AIAA leadership. This reception provides you with the opportunity to meet your fellow students and learn more about the opportunities available to you as an AIAA student member. (Proof of student registration required.)

Rising Leaders in Aerospace        RLA IMAGE 1          RLA 4          RLA IMAGE 3

Rising Leaders in Aerospace Events:

Rising Leaders are graduate students and professionals that are 35 and younger. They are the persons that will become the leaders of tomorrow, the inventors of the next great things, and the individuals that will accept the mantle from those that have forged the way thus far.

By attending Rising Leaders in Aerospace Forum events along with the technical sessions of the AIAA forums, I am able to grow my career and expand my technical knowledge all at one venue! 
Kate Stambaugh, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

AIAA Aircraft Technology, Integration and Operation 

Sunday, 16 June,1700-1800 hrs

Meet members of the Aircraft Technology, Integration and Operations (ATIO) Group and learn about the exciting work and volunteer opportunities in ATIO technical committees: 

  • Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems 
  • Air Transportation Systems 
  • Aircraft Design 
  • Aircraft Operations 
  • Flight Testing 
  • General Aviation 
  • HyTASP (Hypersonics) 
  • Lighter-Than-Air Systems 
  • Product Support 
  • V/STOL Aircraft Systems   

Light refreshments will be served. 

Speed Mentoring & Networking Reception

Monday, 17 June, 1630-1800 hrs and 1800-1900 hrs

Accomplished professionals, from a variety of backgrounds, will take time to meet with the Rising Leaders participants and share their experiences. This event is a great way to get insight from industry leaders and make some great new contacts. And, maybe, they will end up being a mentor for more than just the 15 minutes at this event.   

Continue your conversations and networking at the reception which will immediately follow. Take time to socialize with your fellow young professionals who are also attending the forum. Having just participated in the speed mentoring, you’ll definitely have at least one thing in common.  Don’t miss this rewarding opportunity.  

RLA Workshop

Tuesday, 18 June, 0930-1130 hrs

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Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, 19 June, 1230-1400 hrs

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Engineering Apollo

Thursday, 20 June, 1630-1800 hrs

Hear first-hand about the design, development, and testing of the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle (LLTV). This experimental VTOL aircraft was used as a training vehicle for the Apollo astronauts to gain competency in the techniques needed to fly and land the Apollo Lunar Module in the Moon's low gravity environment. 

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Dates to Remember

  • Manuscript Deadline: 14 May 2019
  • Early Mem Reg Deadline: 27 May 2019
  • Cancellation Deadline: 27 May 2019

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