The AIAA Houston section has been hard at work coordinating many exciting events in your area! Please see the list of events and join us!
9/26/23 – 12/5/23
Be the engineering guide for a group of students as they launch a mission to grow plants on Mars!
Through weekly meetups, students create a dynamic Project Proposal, which includes
designing, planning, and collaboration with aerospace subject matter experts and other students. By
the end of the term, students will be exposed to the basics of project management, considerations for
the spaceflight environment, and basics of habitat design.
As a mentor, you are the engineering guide for an assigned student group. Through weekly tag-ups, you
answer questions and guide the design thought process of students as they form the greenhouse.
No previous plant experience needed, only enthusiasm for getting students involved in STEM! Please sign up if you’re interested in this low time-commitment/high impact mentoring opportunity by Tuesday 9/12 at this link
June 7-18, 2021
Are you interested in trajectory design in cislunar space?
Learn how trajectory design works in the Earth-Moon system and multi-body gravity fields at ASTROCAMP, an asynchronous series of free, online modules designed for participants who have taken an undergraduate orbital mechanics class but have little or no experience with gravitational multi-body dynamics.
ASTROCAMP will run June 7-18, 2021
register here (for free!)
A series of virtual live events to bring together the ASTROCAMP community!
Please see the flyer below for more information.
Congrats Sashi Kulatilaka!
Congratulations, Sashi Kulatilaka from College Station Middle School! Your vivid and eloquent narrative of the possibilities to come in the next half-century has been selected as the 1st place winner of the Houston Section. The essay advanced to the AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee’s national level contest, but did not place. Regardless, the Houston Section is very proud of the submission and wishes Ms. Kulatilaka much success and hopes to see futuristic visions outlined in this essay materialize.
With a focus on research about sustainability, Student Payload Opportunity with Citizen Science (SPOCS) is seeking help from NASA civil servant or contractors.
Items to get involved with include:
- Subject matter expert to present a webinar on sustainability research (Sustainability webinar is set for Feb. 26 from 5-6 pm)
- Technical reviewers to score proposals for merit of experiment (expected commitment is about 5 hours in the month of April)
- Mentors for selected student teams (expected commitment is 2-5 hours a month from June 2020 – Feb. 2021)
Please find attached a flyer for the help being requested.
To help in any of the these roles, reach out to Scott Black, Education Coordinator here.
Let us continue to provide invaluable support to the youth and the future of STEM!