AIAA Houston Section Annual Technical Symposium (ATS) Committee Members


In early May, the 2020 ATS was postponed to an indefinite date in the future due to you know what. We are seeking committee members to help with setting up logistics, soliciting abstracts, reviewing abstracts, and facilitating day-of tasks.

If you are interested in being in the committee, please e-mail Irene: chair2019@aiaahouston.org

2020-2021 AIAA Houston Section Executive Council Members

Would you or a colleague consider serving the Houston Section as a 2020-2021 executive council member? While we’re building the nomination committee, take a gander at the bylaws and see what an officer or councilmember position entails.

If you would like more information or submit an early nomination, please e-mail Irene: chair2019@aiaahouston.org

2020-2021 AIAA Houston Section Nomination Chair/Committee Members

Due to competing priorities with the pandemic and needing time to resume to some level of normalcy, the AIAA Houston Section executive council (with AIAA National concurrence) decided to postpone 2020-2021 elections to August.

In the meantime, we are looking for AIAA Houston Section members to participate in the nomination committee as a chair/member. Duties include: soliciting nominations, verifying and tallying up votes, and announcing election results.

If you are interested in being in the nomination committee, please e-mail Irene: chair2019@aiaahouston.org

UPDATE: ASME/AIAA/IEEE Houston Sections Joint Dinner Meeting: The Texas High Speed Train meeting

Updated event details including an Online attendance option are as follows:

Tickets sales end Tuesday July 14th! – RSVP Now!

Online Registration Ends at Meeting Time.

“ASME STS Presents – “Tickets Please!” – HOU to DAL – Hi Speed Train – Texas Central Railway”
Carlos Aguilar – President & CEO, Board of Director Member
Texas Central
Thursday, July 16th
Simultaneously Streamed Via ZOOM!

Texas Central is developing a world-class, high speed train connecting Dallas and Houston via high speed (190 mph) in a 90-minute transit that includes a 15-minute Brazos Valley stop in Grimes County midway between Huntsville and College Station, Texas. Life on the high-speed train: http://devtxcentral.wpengine.com/

Carlos Aguilar is President & CEO, Board of Director Member at Texas Central, a private, Texas-based company that is developing the high-speed passenger railway and associated facilities for The Texas High-Speed Train. He has a BSME from Duke, and MS & PhD degrees in Technological Science from Stirling University (Stirling, Scotland), as well as a 35+ year career working at the Ex-Im Bank, Bechtel, BrightSource and CH2M.

Advance ticket sales start this week and end at midnight on Tuesday, July 14th. You can purchase tickets for the event through Brown Paper Tickets. Additional information is also available through the ASME Website. Regular tickets are $35, students are $15. Online ONLY is Free! Tickets at the door are $50, Credit Card NOW Preferred!

Meeting will be held at:
The Forest Club
9950 Memorial Drive (Near Chimney Rock)
Social Hour: 5:30 pm
Dinner Buffet: 6:15 pm
Presentation: 7:15 pm

From the Forest Club Concerning their protocols for COVID-19:

“Dear Members & Guests,

This past Friday, a new Executive Order for Harris County effective June 22 was issued. It requires all employees and visitors to a commercial entity’s premise to wear a face covering.

Here are our updated protocols:

• All staff will wear a mask both inside and outside.

• Members and their guests 10 years or older must wear a mask entering the club building and when on their way to a table, the gym, pool or restrooms.

• Masks may be removed once seated for eating and drinking.

• Masks may be removed poolside, in the gym when performing exercise, and for all outdoor activities.

Continued existing protocols:

75% seating capacity inside the club
Daily temperature checks of all employees
Rolled silverware, disposable “one time use” menus
Continuous cleaning & disinfecting of all surfaces
Transparent communication if an employee tests positive for COVID-19.”

ASME meetings are open to all. Membership is encouraged but not required to attend. Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be given for this event.