Recap of the January 20th dinner with Stephen M. Ruffin, Ph.D.

Alan Varagona presents a plaque recognizing our January speaker Dr. Stephen Ruffin.

Our speaker at the January 20th dinner meeting was Dr. Ruffin, a Professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech, Director of NASA’s Georgia Space Grant Consortium, Head of the Aerothermodynamics Research and Technology Laboratory and Chair of the AE Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics Group Dr. Ruffin is a specialist in high temperature gas dynamics, compressible flow aerodynamics, and airframe propulsion integration.

Recap of November 2014 Dinner Meeting with Dr. John Olds of SpaceWorks

The November 18th dinner meeting speaker, Dr. John Olds, is the Chief Executive Officer of SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc., Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. and Terminal Velocity Aerospace, LLC here in Atlanta. Dr. Olds served as a professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech and a director of the school's Space Systems Design Lab. Prior to that he was an aerospace engineer with General Dynamics' Space Systems Division and later served as a Visiting Assistant Professor with N. C. State University's Mars Mission Research Center. Dr.

Recap of October 2014 Dinner Meeting with Brian Kirby of Boeing

Our October 28th dinner speaker Brian Kirby is a past Atlanta Section Chair, current Carolina Section Chair and business Operations Specialist at Boeing in Charlotte, North Carolina. Brian discussed the Boeing the 787 family of aircraft and talked about future plans for the Carolina facility. Elizabeth Balga, Georgia Tech AIAA student Chapter President and AIAA Atlanta Section Secretary presented Brian Kirby a plaque in appreciation of his visit.

AIAA Electric Cargo Airplane Workshop Update

During the June 2014 AVIATION 2014 event, Alfredo Hernandez, Engineering & Technology teacher at the Hall County, Georgia World Language Academy, attended the AIAA Electric Cargo Airplane Workshop. In September, the Atlanta Section loaned the school equipment for their program. Mr. Hernandez provided the following update.

Judges Needed for the Future City Regional Competition

Members of the Atlanta Section are encouraged to support the Future City regional competition on Saturday January 24th, sponsored by Kennesaw State University.

Delta Airlines named 2014 Aerospace Corporation of the Year

Delta Airlines award presented by AIAA Atlanta Chair Bob Greene

The Atlanta Section 2014 Aerospace Corporation of the Year Award went to Delta Air Lines, their management and employees for making Delta Air Lines the largest airline in the world and a leader in commercial aviation worldwide. The award was presented by Atlanta Section Chair Bob Greene to Captain Steve Dickson, Senior Vice President-Flight Operations for Delta at the AIAA AVIATION 2014 Conference in Atlanta.



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