Virtual Speaker Luncheon Series: Engineers Without Borders

8 April 2021 12pm


Joins us for the next Virtual Speaker Luncheon Series where AIAA is partnering with Engineers Without Borders.

Featured Speaker:
James Mireles, President
Michelle Patrick, Co-Chair Kenya Project
Engineers without Borders USA (EWB-USA) partners with communities to meet their basic human needs. They build footbridges to provide pathways pathways to opportunities, install solar panels to bring light where it is dark, dig for water so hope can spring from the ground. Each project builds the foundation for a community to thrive for years to come.

Thursday, April 8th @ 12:00 CST

Join via Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 910 9003 5968
Passcode: 708264

2021 National Writing Contest

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics has had a long-standing tradition of holding this annual essay contest throughout the nation, and the Houston Section of the AIAA would like to invite all 7th grade and 8th grade students from CCISD to participate in this year’s writing contest.

The topic for 2021 is “Describe science experiments you can conduct on the lunar surface that are unique to our Moon”. One 7th grade and one 8th grade student will be selected at the Houston Section level to advance to Nationals.

The deadline for students to submit their essays to the Houston Section is April 30, 2021. The Section winners will be announced on May 15, 2021 and the National winners will be announced on June 1, 2021. Attached is the event flyer with additional details on the essay submission.

Submit essay in MS Word (Preferred) or PDF format to Irene Chan

We look forward to reading you excellent submissions!!

AIAA Houston: New Chair

Please join us in thanking the outgoing Houston Section Chair, Irene Chan, for her service as Chair this past ~18 months. Irene did an excellent job of leading the section through a very challenging year.

Please also join us in welcoming Jorge Hernandez as the incoming Houston Section Chair. Jorge is the current President of Bastion Technologies, Inc. and brings a wealth of experience to this role.

The latest org chart for the section can be found at AIAA Houston Section | A Section of Region IV of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

If you are interested in getting more involved in the section, don’t hesitate to reach out via Engage or the contact section of this site.

Thanks for being a valued AIAA member.

Congressional Visits Day 2021

Congressional Visits Day 2021 will be a digital event

Advocate for Aerospace!

Date: Week of 15 March (schedule digital meetings with congressional staff throughout the week per each state team’s schedule)

Congressional Visits Day (CVD) is an annual event that gathers AIAA members—engineers, scientists, researchers, and students—to meet with national decision makers and discuss critical community issues in aeronautics, astronautics, and defense. Through meetings with members of Congress, legislative staff, and other key stakeholders, CVD raises awareness of the long-term value that science, engineering, and technology bring to America.

Register today!

For interested participants, there are several training sessions available. Mr. David Fox has availability to prepare people in smaller groups for a more 1:1 learning experience and to answer questions about the event.

Additionally, AIAA needs to identify a state captain for Texas. Mr. David Fox will act as the Texas State Captain, but a search for someone to take that role or work with him as a co-captain is in underway. If you are interested in supporting CVD as an attendee, captain, etc., please let David Fox and Wayne Rast know.

The policy papers found here represent AIAA’s position on Aeronautics R&D and Space. As we identify CVD state captains, we will also need to work to distribute these papers to local legislative contacts.