(October 19-24, 2020) Celebrating National Chemistry Week Events Organized by Southern California ACS, Co-organized by AIAA Los Angeles Las Vegas

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*Recorded video on YouTube:  (Also uploaded below), and Slides (if provided)
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(10/19) Dr. Ian Haworth:  https://youtu.be/IK9u76E7TbQ (Also uploaded below) (PDF Slides see below attachment)
(10/20) Dr. Krishna Kallury: https://youtu.be/Io1U1SR-dQM (Also uploaded below)
(10/21) Dr. Dorothy Pan (No recording)
(10/22) Professor G. K. Surya Prakash: https://youtu.be/G1HG8WtLd_A (Also uploaded below) (PDF Slides see below attachment)
(10/23) Brenda Eap: https://youtu.be/MZm_ykzSF1w
(10/24) 1. Dr. Jessica Weber: (No recording)
(10/24) 2. Women STEM Panel: https://youtu.be/XdTcCmsLKsc
(10/24) 3. YP Panel: https://youtu.be/XKoYa6g4Ypk
(10/24) 4. African Americans Panel: https://youtu.be/xA0h_nJIuiQ
(10/24) 5. Daniella Duran: https://youtu.be/IQnW9lktf4k
(10/24) 6. Marty Waldman: https://youtu.be/8vSiWnfOSxI

National Chemistry Week – Oct 19 Dr Ian Haworth
National Chemistry Week – Oct 20 Dr Krishna Kallury
National Chemistry Week – Oct 22 Prof Surya Prakash
National Chemistry Week – Oct 23 Brenda Eap
National Chemistry Week – Oct 24 Women STEM panel
National Chemistry Week – Oct 24 YP panel
National Chemistry Week – Oct 24 African Americans panel
National Chemistry Week – Oct 24 Daniella Duran
National Chemistry Week – Oct 24 Marty Waldman

Celebrating National Chemistry Week Events Organized by SCALACS / AIAA LA-LV

October 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm October 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm PDT

Celebrating National Chemistry Week Events Organized by SCALACS / AIAA LA-LV

Starts: Oct 19, 2020 5:00 PM (PT)

Ends: Oct 24, 2020 5:00 PM (PT)

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Celebrating National Chemistry Week Events Organized by Southern California ACS, Co-organized by AIAA Los Angeles Las Vegas
National Chemistry Week Events: (All Pacific Time)

1) Oct 19, 2020, Monday: 5-6 pm Talk
Dr. Ian S. Haworth, Associate Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California
“Chemistry in Drug Design and Delivery: Use of Chemical Principles to Make Better Drugs”

2) Oct 20, 2020, Tuesday 5-6 pm Talk
Dr. Krishna Kallury, Ph.D.
“Ingredients for Life – Chemistry of Healthy Foods”

3) Oct 21, 2020, Wednesday 5-6 pm Talk
Dorothy Pan, resident physician at Keck Hospital and LA County Hospital with the USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, training to be a surgeon-scientist advancing therapies for and treating disorders of the ears, nose, and throat.
“Nanoparticle Drug Delivery: History and Future Developments”

4) Oct 22, 2020, Thursday 5-6 pm Talk
Professor G. K. Surya Prakash, Director of Loker Hydrocarbon Research, Institute and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at USC
“Long Term Sustainability through Carbon Dioxide Capture and Conversion: The Methanol Economy”

5) Oct 23, 2020, Friday 5-6 pm Talk
Brenda Eap, Ph.D. Student, USC
“Ketone bodies in aging”

6) Oct 24, 2020, Saturday 10 am -11 am Talk
Jessica Weber, Ph.D., JPL Postdoctoral Fellow (3227), Origins and Habitability Lab
“Mineral organic interactions and prebiotic chemistry”

7) Oct 24, 2020, Saturday 11 am -12 pm Panel Discussion
“Women for Chemistry and STEM career”
A) Jessica Weber (JPL)
B) Maggie Fox (PhD student at UCLA)
C) Dorothy Pan (Keck Hospital and LA County Hospital)
D) Khushbu Patel (Relativity Space)
E) Brenda Eap (USC)
F) Dr. Kristeen Pareja-Navarro (Tracy Lab)

8) Oct 24, 2020, Saturday 12-1 pm Panel Discussion
YP young professionals for Chemistry and STEM Career
A) Ryan Casey (Chaminade College Preparatory)
B) Dr. Ian S. Haworth (USC)
Volunteers needed

9) Oct 24, 2020, Saturday 1-2 pm STEM
Tyrone Jacobs Jr. (Northrop Grumman)
“Inspiring African American and Minorities to pursue STEM”

10) Oct 24, 2020, Saturday: 2-3 pm Talk
Daniella Duran
Honors Nanoscience and Chemistry Teacher- Valencia High School, Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Club Advisor, Teacher Facilitator/ PD provider- UCLA Nanoscience Program

STEM talk: Building partnerships, providing meaningful research experiences for students, and promoting diversity in STEM by leveraging technology and human resources

11) Oct 24, 2020, Saturday 3-4 pm Talk
Marty Waldman
BD & Intellectual Property Director / Space Systems Architect for Space Information Labs (SIL)
“How to leverage your life experience into starting a business”

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October 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm PDT
October 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm PDT
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AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section

(August 1, 2020) AIAA LA-LV e-Town Hall Meeting with Dr. James A. Martin and Dr. Leonard J. Buckley

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*Recorded video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/B0LLmTUUgNA
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*Agenda Upload July 18, 2020

Agenda for August 1 AIAA LA-LV e-Town Hall Meeting
Climate Change Dividends Policy Diagram
AIAA LA-LV August 1 2020 e-Town Hall Meeting – Dr. James A Martin


June 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm PDT


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e-Town Hall Meeting by AIAA LA LV & SCALACS June 13, 2020, 10 AM

40 Years of Overcoming Challenges


Dr. Claire Leon

Loyola Marymount University


An insight on Graphene Based Multiscale Coatings for Phase Change Heat Transfer Applications


Dr. Anju R. Gupta

University of Toledo


The Dynamics of Keeping Your Head Up! How to Be Resilient in [COVID19] Challenging Times


Kevin McNulty

Founder, Humadyn-Life Skills Institute

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Event Calendar:

Upcoming events: aiaa-lalv.org/events

10:05 AM Dr. Chandrashekhar Sonwane (Welcome Message)

10:10 AM Dr. Brian Brady (Welcome Message)

10:15 AM Mr. Casey Moninghoff (AIAA LA LV Section STEM K-12 Activities)

10:20 AM Dr. Claire Leon (40 Years of Overcoming Challenges)

11:20 AM Dr. Anju Gupta (An insight on Graphene Based Multiscale Coatings for Phase Change Heat Transfer Applications)

12:30 PM Kevin McNulty (The Dynamics of Keeping Your Head Up! How to Be Resilient in [COVID19] Challenging Times)

1:45 PM Adjourn

Claire Leon will discuss her experiences working in industry, for the government and academia, and offer suggestions for working professionals in various phases of their careers

Dr. Claire Leon started her career at Hughes, Space and Communications Group in 1979. She gained experience across the company, through positions of increasing responsibility in Systems Engineering and Program Management.

She was promoted to Vice President of Navigation and Communications Systems within Boeing, in 2008, responsible for the AF satellite programs, as well as a number of classified programs. She transitioned to VP of National programs later in 2008, where she led the program turn around for a critical ACAT I program on the customer Contractor Responsibility Watch List (CRWL) that became a high performing program, delivered outstanding operational capability. She also transitioned the National Space and Communications Programs (NSCP) from a cost-plus to fixed price in response to customer affordability concerns. She retired from Boeing, in 2013, as the Vice President of National Programs.

Dr. Leon became a member of the Senior Executive Service in the Air Force, as the Director of the Launch Enterprise Directorate, at the LA Air Force Base, California, in 2014. She was responsible buying and launching rockets for the DoD, as well as leading the transition to the next generation of launch systems.

She is currently running the Graduate Program in Systems Engineering at Loyola Marymount University, as well as consulting for SAIC and Inside Out Learning.

Her education background includes: Ph.D. Executive Management, Drucker School of Business, CGU, Claremont, Ca, 2010, Masters of Business Administration, UCLA, Los Angeles, Ca, 1995, Masters of Management, University of Redlands, Redlands, Ca, 1986, BS, Mechanical Engineering, George Washington University, Washington D.C., 1979

Description of Dr. Claire Leon’s Consulting Services

Perform management consulting for Inside Out Learning, and SAIC, and possibly additional technical management companies. Tasks include executive presentation support, coaching, strategic planning, feedback on management approach for resolving challenging problems, as well as support to independent program review teams.

An insight on Graphene Based Multiscale Coatings for Phase Change Heat Transfer Applications

(Dr. Anju Gupta will also talk about her passion for STEM, what made her study STEM studies dueing college. What message she has for all the girls and boys out there and the parents.)

Phase change heat transfer is crucial to various engineering applications. Some prominent examples include distillation reboiler, nuclear reactor, high-powered electronic systems, and refrigeration. Boiling is a heat transfer process accompanied by phase change from liquid to vapor, subsequently, pool boiling involves the boiling of a stagnant liquid over a heated surface. This talk aims to examine the physical mechanisms of boiling heat transfer that are of prime importance to quantify the efficacy of the process. For various manifestations, the pool boiling performance of a surface is dictated by higher critical heat fluxes and heat transfer coefficients. This talk examines various strategies to create multiscale surface-active engineered surfaces with tunable properties essentially roughness, porosity, hydrophilicity, wickability and wicking rates and their influence on the heat transfer properties. First, several surface engineering methods and the resultant physical properties that can effectively modify the vapor bubble dynamics will be discussed using multiscale graphene coatings as an example. The second part of the talk will focus on electrodeposited graphene nanoplatelet (GNP) enriched copper composite coatings formed systematically by increasing the GNP concentration to yield hierarchal porous structures. These superhydrophilic with very high wicking rates resulted in high critical heat flux (CHF) and heat transfer coefficient (HTC). The copper/2 wt% GNP (weight/volume) composites exceeded the highest pool boiling performance reported in literature with a CHF of 286 W/cm² and HTC of 204 kW/m²-°C, representing an improvement of 130% in CHF and 290% in HTC over a polished copper surface. High thermal conductivity along with improved hydrophilicity and wickability of the copper/GNP coatings are attributed for the enhanced CHF. High-speed images revealed reduced bubble departure diameters and micro-size pores on the electrodeposited surface serving as nucleation sites. The increase in the bubble frequency and delayed formation of vapor blanket resulted in enhanced heat transfer properties.

Dr. Anju R. Gupta: Anju Gupta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Toledo. She received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Rhode Island. Her Interfacial Thermal and Transport lab studies phase change heat transfer on novel substrates, and transport mechanisms across the cell membrane. Dr Gupta has received funding from NSF, ACS PRF and holds two provisional patents. Dr. Gupta is an active member of AIChE , ACS, North American Thermal Analysis Society and ASEE and has published her work in a variety of scientific and education journals.


The Dynamics of Keeping Your Head Up! How to Be Resilient in [COVID19] Challenging Times

Summary: Resilient people and professionals demonstrate common traits such as flexibility, higher emotional intelligence, and mental agility. These traits allow you to live and perform well under stressful or unusual situations. For some a resilient mindset is inherent; for others, it is learned. But let’s be honest, many of us struggle when it comes to our mindset, comfort zone issues, change, and routines…it’s just a matter of degree. More the question is, can you manage it and bounce back? Whatever the case, the good news is…we can learn how to be more resilient. In this program, executive coach, speaker, and author Kevin McNulty will help you better understand how to better manage your emotions and mindset, increase your self-awareness, and offer tools and resources to help you keep your head up so you can thrive!

KEVIN MCNULTY helps leaders and professionals elevate their people skills quotient to be more effective and influential in their roles.?Truth is, people and cultures are more complicated than in eras past. That means, if leaders and professionals want to be successful they must strengthen their soft skills. That’s why Kevin has dedicated his career to improving the people skills of professionals all around the world.

Often referred to as “the Conversationalist,” Kevin’s interactive keynote presentations and workshops feature proven strategies and provoke new thinking that attendees can implement to immediately improve their people skills and influence. As a masterful storyteller, Kevin uses compelling and humorous stories to cement his ideas in the minds of audience members. Kevin has been an advisor, coach and consultant to senior military commanders, federal government executives and private sector professionals for 30 years.

He was mentored by the renowned leadership coach, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith and is now a premier thinker when it comes to soft skills and personal development.

He is the author of The Gap Between Two Worlds (endorsed by Marshall Goldsmith and Brian Tracy), a book on change and transition. Kevin has also authored several visual teaching models that help audiences grasp human and workplace dynamics. Kevin is a 20-year veteran of the US Air Force.

When it comes to influencing and really connecting with people, how do leaders and professionals know what’s the best, most effective way? They look to Kevin McNulty, an internationally recognized soft skills, leadership, and influence strategist & coach. With three decades as a trusted advisor and coach for major organizations including Jack Daniel’s, NASA and Department of Defense, Kevin has an uncanny ability for getting to the core of a concept and explaining it simply and concisely. A masterful storyteller, Kevin blends humor, an engaging style, and rock-solid advice to make him an ideal choice as a meeting opener, keynote, or closing-day speaker that will have your attendees glad they stayed through the end. Audiences leave Kevin’s presentations energized with real-world ideas to transform their people skills and influence quotient.

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Video on YouTube:
April 25 Earth Day Presentations Dr Sonwane Dr Brady Prof. Thangavelu:

Brett Cornick: https://youtu.be/Z27RcwaBCQI

Marty Waldman and Craig Smith (with event conclusion) https://youtu.be/9DzU7qi89rc

Q and A:


Dr Sonwane Dr Brady Prof. Thangavelu.mp4
Marty Waldman and Craig Smith
April 25 Earth Day Panel Discussion
Brett Cornick
April 25 Earth Day Presentation Prof Sidhu
April 25 Earth Day Presentation Prof Sidhu AUDIO ONLY