Mentor Matching Event 2014

The AIAA is hosting a mentoring event for freshmen and sophomores interested in engineering and the Aero & Astro Dept.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Guggenheim Hall

The matching event will be held in a “speed-dating” format. A mentor (juniors and seniors of the A&A Dept) ”cheat-sheet” will be distributed to the students (pre-engineering, freshmen, sophomores, etc.) attending this event. This cheat-sheet will list all the mentors at the at the event, including a picture with a short personal introduction. Students will have the opportunity to talk and mingle with all of the mentors. At the end of the event, the students attending will choose the persons they feel would be the best match for them as a mentor. Once a student-mentor pair has been assigned, it is up to you (the pair) to decide how often to meet. Many of the students who have had mentors have found it very valuable and helpful.

Please RSVP on our Facebook Event Page

If you want to be a mentor, complete the Mentor Bio Form (link below):
Member Bio Form

If there are any questions, about this event please send an email to (contactuwaa@gmail.com)

Career Networking Night

The AIAA UW is hosting a career networking night for students. In order to attend, you MUST RSVP by Monday, Nov. 4th. The Facebook Event RSVP link is provided below.

FACEBOOK RSVP LINK

Date: Wednesday, November 6th
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Room 218 & 305 (Mixer), Guggenheim Hall, University of Washington (map)

Event format: This event consists of a presentation by each company attending, explaining the company’s goals, operations, and work environment. This event seeks to hear from engineers, engineering managers, or employees with other technical job functions to talk about their work experiences. We plan to schedule presentations from 5:45 pm to 7pm; with 10-15 minutes allotted per presentation.

Following the presentations, the representatives and student attendees are invited to an informal mixer, at which refreshments will be served. Students will have the opportunity to talk and network with company representatives, in a casual, social setting.

Companies Attending:
Aerojet Rocketdyne
Altair
AMI
The Boeing Company
Exotic Metals

Mixer/Refreshments: Alcoholic beverages will be available at this event. Please bring your ID. To get access to alcoholic beverages you must have a stamp/bracelet (Fee: $5).

Resume Workshop

Resume Workshop this Wednesday! We will have several industry panelists to help you fine-tune your resume for the Career Networking Night next week. Industry participants include:

  • AMI
  • The Boeing Company
  • Raisbeck Engineering

Be sure to bring your resume and prepare some questions to ask the panel!

Event details:

Please RSVP if you are attending.

Facebook Event RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/469966536452646/

Date: Wednesday, October 30th
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Room 218, Guggenheim Hall

Event format:
The resume workshop will consist of a panel of industry professionals. We will start off with some introductions, then move into the Q&A session. After the general Q&A session, students will have the opportunity to consult the panelists one-on-one for resume advice.

Dress: Business Casual

Food: Pizza and juice will be served.

Tech Dinner with PNW AIAA. Wind Energy: Today, Tomorrow

We are hosting a joint technical dinner with the Professional PNW AIAA Section.
The topic of the talk is Wind Energy: Today Tomorrow.

Date: Wedndesday, October 16th, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8pm
Location: Guggenheim Hall, Room 220

RSVP LINK (via Facebook Event)
Please RSVP by Tues Oct. 15th

Tech Talk Information from PNW AIAA Website (LINK)
Can emerging load-alleviation technologies in wind energy apply to other areas, including aerospace? Come and learn about current state and possible future developments in wind energy and participate in the discussion after Dr van Dam’s presentation.

ABSTRACT

The recent growth in wind energy can be in large part attributed to its competitive cost of energy in comparison to traditional energy sources. Wind energy is consistently cited as being competitive with the cost of electric power generation by fossil fuel, with none of the cost volatility associated. Modern utility-scale wind power started with relatively small and expensive turbines in the 1980s; since then, the cost of wind energy has dramatically decreased and wind turbines have increased markedly in size.

The larger turbines benefit from increased wind power capture through a much larger rotor and from increased wind speeds at the higher hub height. However, the benefits of larger diameter rotors potentially come with increasing wind turbine cost and, hence, cost of energy.

To keep cost of energy down, mass and stress increases must be carefully managed as rotor diameters grow. Technologies – such as active load alleviation using small robust flaps or tabs – allowing wind turbine rotors to achieve higher performance to mass ratios are a focus of this presentation.

GUEST SPEAKER BIO

Dr. Van Dam is the Warren and Leta Giedt Endowed Professor and Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California at Davis. He is also the head of the California Wind Energy Collaborative – a partnership between the University of California and the California Energy Commission (http://cwec.ucdavis.edu/).

Dr van Dam was previously employed as a National Research Council (NRC) post-doctoral researcher at the NASA Langley Research Center and as a research engineer at Vigyan Research Associates in Hampton, Virginia and joined UC Davis in 1985. Van Dam’s current research includes wind energy engineering, aerodynamic drag prediction and reduction, high-lift aerodynamics, and active control of aerodynamic loads. He has extensive experience in computational aerodynamics, wind-tunnel experimentation and flight testing; teaches industry short courses on aircraft aerodynamic performance and wind energy; has consulted for aircraft, wind energy, and sailing yacht manufacturers; and has served on review committees for various government agencies and research organizations.

Mentor Night for New Admits

We’re kicking off fall quarter with a mentor night for the newly admitted students to the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics!

Grab a free dinner and meet the seniors in this informal question-answer session. Talk about classes to take, labs to get involved in, their experience with internships and in industry, and anything else on your mind

Date: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Guggenheim 218

Please RSVP if you are attending so we know how much food to get!

Facebook RSVP:
A&A Department Mentor Night Event RSVP

If you are not able to view the RSVP please email us at contactuwaa@gmail.com
We will get you on the list!

Welcome Juniors, Early Admits & Freshmen

Welcome to the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics new admits! In the next several days and weeks, the UW AIAA has planned several social events & networking events. Check this website and the Aeronautics & Astronautics Facebook Group page for updates!

Upcoming Events include Guggenrager, Mentoring Event, Resume Workshop, & Career Networking Night

AIAA Technical Dinner

AIAA UW is hosting another Technical Dinner with the PNW AIAA Section.

Date: Wednesday May 8th
Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Location: Guggenheim 220
Attire: Business Casual

Here’s a short intro:
The next PNW AIAA Section technical dinner takes off on a new trajectory: can we predict the future? Major events? The types of events the CIA and Homeland Security would like to predict? Even in our own working lives, we’re asked to predict the future in one way or another every day. Are there better ways to do it?

For more details about the event and the speaker:
Event Details

If you plan to attend this event you must RSVP by Sunday, May 5. Pizza will be served at this event. The link for the RSVP is below:
RSVP FORM

Mentor Matching Event

The AIAA is hosting a mentoring event for freshmen and sophomores interested in engineering and the Aero & Astro Dept.

Date:UPDATED: Monday, Mar. 4, 2013
Time: 6:30PM
Location:Guggenheim Hall
The matching event will be held in a “speed-dating” format. A mentor (juniors and seniors of the A&A Dept) ”cheat-sheet” will be distributed to the students (pre-engineering, freshmen, sophomores, etc.) attending this event. This cheat-sheet will list all the mentors at the at the event, including a picture with a short personal introduction.  Students will have the opportunity to talk and mingle with all of the mentors. At the end of the event, the students attending will choose the persons they feel would be the best match for them as a mentor. Once a student-mentor pair has been assigned, it is up to you (the pair) to decide how often to meet. Many of the students who have had mentors have found it very valuable and helpful.

~There will be pizza!

If you want to be a mentor, complete the Mentor Bio Form (link below):
Mentor Bio Submission: http://goo.gl/lJxfL
If there are any questions, about this event please send an email to (contactuwaa@gmail.com)

Winter Weekend Ski Trip

The AIAA is planning a ski trip up to Snoqualmie Pass in a couple weeks! Please RSVP (link at bottom) to attend this event. RSVP DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 20th
Date:Saturday, Feb 23, 2013
Time: Flexible
Location: STEVENS PASS

Cost: Pay for your own lift ticket
Transportation: The AIAA is not organizing the transportation for this event, however, we will help facilitate carpools, so that people who do not have transportation can still participate.
On the RSVP form (LINK BELOW), you will be asked to indicate whether you are driving yourself, leading a carpool, or need a carpool.

If you are leading a carpool: Your name and contact information will be compiled in a list and emailed to the people who still need transportation. Splitting gas money/other compensation shall be determined by the carpool leaders. As seats fill up, you should email (contactuwaa@gmail.com) to update the number of seats available (carpools available list will be updated daily).

If you need to find a carpool: A Google Doc/Spreadsheet will be emailed to you listing the available carpools (This list will be updated daily). It is your own responsibility to contact the people who have kindly offered to carpool. Once you have found a carpool, you will need to email (contactuwaa@gmail.com) and I will take you off the list.

We will also be hosting a BBQ Lunch up at the Pass.
Time: 12:00pm
Cost: $5
More details on the BBQ will be posted soon.

LINK TO RSVP FORM: (DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 20th)http://goo.gl/QhKHi