About Irene Chan

2013-2019 AIAA Houston Section Webmaster

Local Pollution & Your Health Forum

Local Pollution & Your Health Forum
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Bay Area Community Center, 5002 East NASA Parkway
Free: No RSVP required. Public meeting.

Recent petrochemical pollution incidents caused by Hurricane Harvey, ITC/Deer Park fire and the Bayport Channel ship/barge crash spread air and water toxic emissions of dangerous benzene, xylene, butadiene, vinyl chloride and other toxic releases. Red lights are flashing for Houston residents. Add in the KMCO fire, Arkema explosion and others too numerous to list, and it’s clear that the current industrial community may be stretched too far to consistently protect residents. Worse yet, the southeast Texas petrochemical industry is in a massive new development phase fueled by Permian Basin oil and LNG, further expanding the likelihood of more dangerous incidents.

Planned speakers include:
Galveston Bay Foundation – Bob Stokes, President
Air Alliance Houston – Lucy Randall, Board Member
Sierra Club Houston – Melanie Oldham, Air Quality Chair
Environmental Defense Fund – TBD
District 129 State Representative Dennis Paul – Invited

2019-2020 AIAA Houston Section Executive Council

The AIAA Houston Section Nominations Committee is happy to announce the 2019-2020 Executive Council!

Chair: Irene Chan
Secretary: Bill O’Neill
Treasurer: Tom Bryan
Operations Vice-Chair: open
Technical Vice-Chair: Patrick Rodi
Councilor: Beth Sheridan
Councilor: Wanda Sigur
Councilor: Laura Sarmiento

Congratulations to this excellent team, and thank you to the 2018-2019 Executive Council for their service and dedication to our local section!

Regards,
Jackelynne Silva-Martinez
AIAA Houston Section Nominations Chair

2019-2020 AIAA Houston Executive Council Nominations

Hello Members of AIAA Houston Section,

We would like to announce that nominations for the AIAA Houston Section Executive Council for July 2019 – June 2020 are now open!

Positions requiring nominations are: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Operations Vice-Chair, Technical Vice-Chair, 5 Councilor positions. To see the roles descriptions, please visit the bylaws.

Check out the Section Org Chart (PDF) to find the other various positions you can get involved with at the AIAA local level.

Please let us know your interest and we’ll pass it along to the new elected Executive Council.

Deadlines:
Nominations open: 5/13 – 5/27 6/4
Elections held, if needed: 6/4 – 6/5
Announcement of new Executive Council: 6/6

Please submit your nominations no later than 6/4 to elections2019@aiaahouston.org.

Don’t miss the exciting opportunity to be a leader within the world’s largest technical professional society as part of the AIAA Houston Executive Council!

For any questions, please contact the 2019 Nominations Chair, Jackelynne Silva-Martinez at jackysumac@yahoo.com or at 862-703-8027.

2019 ATS Abstract Deadline and RSVP

The 2019 AIAA Houston Section Annual Technical Symposium is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 8am-6pm at the NASA JSC Gilruth Center, Lone Star Room.

We invite you to submit your abstract today!

Important Dates to Remember
Monday, May 20, 2019 – Abstracts due to planning committee
Monday, May 27, 2019 – Abstract authors notified of abstract acceptance

RSVP Today:

See the Call for Abstracts (PDF) for more information.