Kicking Off the 2019-2020 Year: Get Involved, Bylaws, and #SpaceGeekSpeak

Happy August! I hope the summer is off to a superb start (and you and your loved ones are staying cool and comfortable in this heat).

I am Irene Chan, the 2019-2020 AIAA Houston Section Chair. Along with the Executive Council (EC), I am at the ready to harness that awe-inspiring energy from witnessing the technological leaps and bounds we have made in the aerospace industry since the Apollo program. The EC is starting to ramp up the planning for the 2019-2020 year to sustain that enriching appreciation for anything and everything related to aerospace.

Get Involved

Are there activities the section should invest resources on? In addition to our Annual Technical Symposium, are there other technical committee efforts you would like to see?

If you would like to help shape the future of aerospace in various Texas counties and polish that leadership experience, mark your calendars for the EC retreat on Tuesday, August 27, 6pm and contact me at chair2019@aiaahouston.org for more details.

There are plenty of open seats at the EC table and we would love to have you join the merry party! The open positions on the org chart (PDF) barely scratch the surface of available opportunities. (Please tell me that being a webmaster jam master for the section is your calling.)

Bylaws

Earlier this year, the bylaws were updated to be consistent across all sections. To formally adopt the updated bylaws, the section needs to:

  1. review the updates (Please see AIAA Houston Bylaws 2019.pdf)
  2. send in their votes on whether or not to approve these updates

By Monday, August 26, 5pm, please send your questions, comments, and votes to chair2019@aiaahouston.org.

#SpaceGeekSpeak

Thank you for making this series of informal chats a success! We are certainly continuing this during the 2019-2020 year. Please join us:
Saturdays
8:30am
Seabrook Classic Cafe: 2511 Nasa Rd 1, Seabrook, TX 77586

I look forward to hearing from you and working with you to translate that enthusiasm for aerospace into another realm of reality.


Irene Chan
AIAA Houston Section Chair
chair2019@aiaahouston.org
http://www.aiaahouston.org
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#spacegeekspeak

Let’s talk about engineering, current aerospace, think tank Ideas and processes over coffee and pasties.

Where: Classic Seabrook Café 2511 Nasa Rd 1,
Seabrook, TX 7586

When: Saturday Mornings 8:30-9:30 AM.

Get your geek on!  

First morning #spacegeekspeak was Dec 8th, 2018

AIAA will get your coffee.

Each Saturday we will have a trivia questions for you to check your space knowledge.

All guesses go into a drawing box, the first correct guess receives a Starbucks gift card.

Share this flyer (PDF) with your colleagues!

Upcoming Events

The AIAA Houston Section is back… with more events like:

  • Houston/Bay Area Storm Water Flood Forum
    November 28 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm, NASA/JSC Gilruth
    See more details on the event page.
  • SpaceCom
    December 5-7, George R. Brown Convention Center
    AIAA Houston will have a booth! More details on a VIP discount code and volunteer opportunities will be posted on the event page as it becomes available.
  • AIAA Houston Space Talk
    December 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Chelsea Wine Bar
    Join us for some early holiday cheer and delightful conversations on all things aerospace.