AIAA LA-LV Celebrates the American History Month for Women, with Women Aerospace Professionals and a Featured Presentation “From Passenger to Pilot”

August 21 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm PDT

AIAA LA-LV Celebrates the American History Month for Women, w/ Women Aerospace Professionals & Presentation “From Passenger to Pilot”

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AIAA LA-LV Celebrates the American History Month for Women with Aerospace Women Professionals
Saturday, August 21, 2021, 10 AM PDT

Moderated by
Ms. Marilee Wheaton
The Aerospace Corporation, AIAA Fellow
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(Part I)
“From Passenger to Pilot”
by
Ms. Leslie Czechowski
Docent, Museum of Flight, Seattle
Volunteer, Kent Library
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(Part II)
Aerospace Women Professionals
Panel Disucssion
with
Ms. Marilee Wheaton (Moderator)
Aerospace Corp.| Fellow, AIAA

Ms. Claudine Phaire
Chair, AIAA Diversity & Inclusion Working Group;
Principal Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin

Ms. Leslie Czechowski (Event Speaker)
Docent, Museum of Flight, Seattle

Dr. Claire Leon
Owner, Claire Leon Consulting, LLC.

Atty. Jennifer Perdigao (Pilot)
Member, AIAA
Partner & Co-Chair, Tressler’s Transportation Practice Group
General Aviation Pilot

Dr. Anita Sengupta (Pilot)
CEO/Founder Hydroplane Ltd.
Research Professor of Astronautics USC
Former NASA JPL Aerospace Engineer
Captain Civil Air Patrol
Instrument Rated pilot

Dr. Swati Saxena
AIAA Lifetime Senior Member
Technical and Project Manager, ANSYS Inc.
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(Part III)
Early Career Panel for
Women Professionals
with

Ms. Janet Grondin (Moderator)
AIAA Senior Member
Vice President, Intelligence Programs, Stellar Solutions

Dr. Aki Roberge
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory

Ms. Janelle Wellons
Instrument Operations Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Appearance on the “Super Sensors” episode of PBS Scigirls

Ms. Marilyn L. McPoland
Treasurer, AIAA LA-LV Section
Director, Ceremonies & Events at California State University, Dominguez Hills
former: Sr. Director Operations, XPrize | Director, Museum of Flying | Air Show Producer

Ms. Kathleen Fredette (Glider Pilot)
AIAA Educator Member, Coach, Presenter, Glider Pilot,
Director of STEAM Initiatives for iLEAD CA Charter Schools,
SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador,
One of the first 6 educators to fly on SOFIA and have flown 4 missions altogether,
NASA Endeavor Fellow

Ms. Laura Duffy
Space Systems Engineer, Canyon Consulting, LLC
PhD Student, Colorado State University

Ms. Niyati Chokshi
Graduate Research Assistant at Bagley College of Engineering
Ph.D candidate- Aerospace Engineering
Mississippi State University
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“From Passenger to Pilot”
“The presentation focuses on the development of aviation in the 20th century through women who played significant roles. The first transcontinental passenger was a female reporter from Chicago, and the first stewardess flew on a noted Boeing bi-plane. In the 1920s and 30s Amelia Earhart was a popular pilot, famous for her attempt to fly around the world at the equator. Her friend, Jacqueline Cochran, was another famous pilot through the next two decades, setting speed records in military jet airplanes.”

Ms. Leslie Czechowski has a B.A. in Drama Theory, a M.S. in Library Science, and a M.S. in Liberal Studies (concentration in 19th century American history and literature). She has worked in a variety of library and archives positions at Grinnell College, The University of Minnesota, and The University of Pittsburgh. In addition, she taught graduate courses at The College of St. Catherine and The University of Pittsburgh. She has also authored many professional publications and presented on library and archival services.

Leslie has been a volunteer in numerous organizations and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova in 2012. She currently volunteers at the Kent Library teaching Microsoft Office software, volunteers at the Museum’s archives, and joined the docent program at the Museum in 2016.
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Exhibitor briefing (Between the 1st and the 2nd Panel)

“EnCorps and STEM Teachers Program”
Ms. Tanja Schroeder
Southern California Recruitment Coordinator for EnCorps STEM Teachers Program
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“Development of the Stella App”
Isis Ginyard
A rising junior at Windward School
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Disclaimer: The views of the speakers do not represent the views of AIAA or the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section

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(May 23, 2020) e-Town Hall Meeting: Crew Dragon DM-2 and First Flights: A Historical Perspective

Crew Dragon DM-2 and First Flights: A Historical Perspective with authors from the Outward Odyssey series of spaceflight history books: (Michelle Evans) Francis French, David Hitt (Moderator), Richard Jurek, Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, Melvin Croft, Geoffrey Bowman, and Chris Petty

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Crew Dragon DM-2 and First Flights: A Historical Perspective

(June 20) How to navigate COVID-19 stress & crisis (Christi Garner) A HISTORY OF ROCK (John Halchak)

June 20, 2020 @ 11:30 am 3:30 pm PDT

A HISTORY OF ROCKETRY by John Halchak, RS-68, Space Launch System (SLS), V-2, Peenemunde, Robert Goddard

Jun 20, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (PT)

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e-Town Hall Meeting

June 20, 2020, 1 PM – 3:30 PM

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11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Building Resilience: How to navigate stress and crisis of COVID-19
by

Christi Garner LMFT , Trauma Therapist and Educator
www.traumaeducator.com

1 PM – 3:30 PM
A HISTORY OF ROCKETRY

by

John Halchak, Senior Fellow
Engineering department of Rocketdyne (now named Aerojet Rocketdyne)

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A HISTORY OF ROCKETRY

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” is the famous quotation of the philosopher George Santayana. For the engineer, knowing the mistakes of the past, including why they occurred, is a necessity to avoid repeating them. However, it also is important to know and understand past successes so that they may be stepping stones for future advances. Studying history also gives us a perspective of the present, helping us to understand why things are the way they are today and can point towards a path for change.

This talk will be a broad overview of the history of rocketry, with some emphasis on the importance of materials in the development of the technology. The American rocket pioneer, Dr. Robert H. Goddard, used some surprisingly advanced materials concepts for his rockets, combining metals and ceramics to achieve performance goals. Unfortunately, Goddard’s paranoia combined with his inability to work with others, destroyed his legacy. In their V-2 ballistic missile of World War II, the Germans used a variety of materials, with wartime shortages necessitating some creative materials selections. The V-2, although ineffective as a weapon, had profound long-term consequences, as it jump started ballistic missiles and space exploration. The first American and Soviet rockets were essentially improvements on the German designs that also incorporated higher strength materials to reduce overall weight and increase performance.
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John Halchak

John Halchak is a retired Senior Fellow in the Engineering department of Rocketdyne (now named Aerojet Rocketdyne), located in Canoga Park, California. For 13 years, he was the director of the Rocketdyne materials engineering department. With over 51 years of experience in rocket engine materials and processes, he has worked on virtually every major program for that company, including such programs as the Atlas, Gemini, Saturn V- Apollo, Minuteman, Delta, Peacekeeper, Space Shuttle Main Engine, Waterjets, Aerospike, Space Station, NASP, RS-68, X-33, MB-60, and J-2X programs.
In the course of his work, he has been a witness to, and a participant in, many of the historical events in the space program. He has had opportunities to accumulate information from many of the pioneers in rocket development, including some of the original German Peenemunde engineers.

John has given presentations on the history of rocketry at professional societies, conferences, and universities throughout the United States.

He is a graduate of Penn State’s metallurgical engineering department, a registered professional engineer, a member of the Air Force Association, a Fellow of the ASM, and a recipient of the Apollo Achievement Award, the NASA Astronauts’ Personal Achievement Award, the Penn State David Ford McFarland Distinguished Alumni Award, a NASA Group Achievement Award (1995), the San Fernando Valley Engineers’ Council 2006 Distinguished Engineering Achievement Award, and the Rotary National Stellar Award for Achievement in Space Flight.
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Building Resilience: How to navigate stress and crisis of COVID-19

Navigating stress and crisis are no longer topics only for first responders and front liners. We have all been impacted this year by pandemics, chaos, and uncertainty. In this presentation we will learn tools for building resilience in times of stress, mindful hacks to feel better today, stress busting techniques to use daily at home or at work to increase your ability to focus and recover from crisis and even tips on how to get better sleep. Practical tools and a place to ask questions while you learn about your body’s innate ability to heal, even in times like these.
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Christi Garner LMFT

Christi Garner LMFT is a Trauma Therapist and Educator working closely with first responders and organizations in crisis response for 20 years. Christi provides you the skills that regulate the nervous system to help you restore balance in the face of stress and crisis. Tools to support you as well as to navigate the stress of crisis, to build resilience, to de-escalate, de-stress and recover so you can respond better in the moment and for the long haul. Being a leader in the field requires fortitude, together we will discover the tools to help you get there AND bring your team with you.
www.traumaeducator.com
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June 20, 2020
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AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section
Phone:
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Email:
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