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Society aerospace technology tc summer dinner meeting

Society & Aerospace Technology Technical Committee

Society & Aerospace Technology TCSummer Dinner Meeting

6:00 PM PDT Dinner6:30 PM PDT Business Call-In

Toll: (916) 209-4534

Toll-Free: (800) 405-4146

See Aug. 24 E-mail for individual PIN access code. Call JarretLafleur with problems (401-474-1879).

September 12, 2012

Jarret M. Lafleur


Bradley A. Steinfeldt

Vice Chair,

Christopher M. Hearsey



  • Dinner

  • Call to Order and TC Member Introductions

  • SAT TC in Context

  • Featured Presentation – Ms. Phoebe Tang

  • News and Information

  • Project Updates from Members

  • Action Requests

  • Adjourn

Sat tc in context
SAT TC in Context

The Role of a TC (from AIAA Website)

AIAA Technical Committees (TCs) bring together experts in their fields and given them the opportunity to exchange knowledge and get to know their colleagues from around the globe. These committees participate in numerous activities: they develop and administer over 20 technical conferences each year; conduct professional development courses, produce books, and work with K-12 students to promote an interest in engineering education. And that’s just the start. The TCs also honor technical leadership through Technical and Best Paper awards; serve as journal and book reviewers; formulate technology assessment packages for the non-technical public, and even develop and judge college student design contests.

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SAT TC in Context

Aerospace Community

Industry (Larg Bus.)

Industry (Small Bus.)



Not-For-Profit R&D






Public Policy,

Finance, etc.)


Vol. & Elected










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SAT TC in Context

SAT TC Charter Statement

The SAT TC focuses on (1) how aerospace technology and techniques help solve critical societal challenges and improve quality of life, and (2) understanding interactions between the aerospace enterprise and broader social and cultural trends

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SAT TC in Context

SAT TC Membership

  • 25 Members

    • 6 Student (24%)

    • 7 Members (28%)

    • 5 Senior Members (20%)

    • 6 Associate Fellows (24%)

    • 1 Fellow (4%)

  • Median Length of Service in TC: 3.4 years

    • Mean = 5.8 years, Maximum= 25.4 years, Minimum = 0.4 years

  • Diversity of Affiliations

    • 10 Academic (40%)

    • 8 Industry (32%)

    • 7 Government (28%)

Featured presentation
Featured Presentation

Selling NASA:

Skylab Student Experiment Project

Y. H. Phoebe Tang

M. Phil Candidate, Dept. of History

The University of Hong Kong

See separate slide set.

News and information
News and Information

  • Space 2012 and CASE Update

  • ASM 2013 Update

  • Space 2013 Update

  • SCI TECH 2014 Update

  • SAT 2012 Highlights Article

  • Delta Forum Status

  • TC Chair-Elect Elections

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SAT TC @ Space 2012

  • Meetings

    • SAT TC Dinner Meeting: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1800-2100, Pasadena Hilton San Diego Room

  • Sessions

    • Space and Society: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1000-1130, Pasadena Convention Center Room 101

    • History and Future of Space Exploration: Thursday, Sept. 13, 1600-1800, Pasadena Convention Center Room 101

No newsletter at Space 2012. Next issue will be Jan. 2013. Please submit articles to Chris Hearsey (chearsey@

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SAT TC @ Space 2012

  • Tuesday, September 11

    • 10:30 – 12:03 PM: Space Policy (Room 208)

  • Wednesday, September 12

    • 10:00 – 12:00 PM: Space and Society (Room 101)

    • 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Delta Forum: Space Law as an Essential Ally (Ballroom A)

  • Thursday, September 13

    • 10:30 – 12:30 PM: Sustaining the Vision: The Space Shuttles and Their Missions for the Next Hundred Years (Ballroom F)

    • 4:00 – 6:00 PM: History and Future of Space Exploration (Room 101)

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SAT TC @ Space 2012

  • Reasonably strong participation: 14 submissions

    • ~8 SATTC, 4 LAAATC, 2 HISTTC oriented papers

  • 1 poster promoted to Space and Society session

  • 1 paper converted from paper presentation to oral presentation

  • 1 paper added to backfill withdrawn paper in Space Policy session

*Additional paper submitted to backfill withdrawn paper

**Poster promoted

***Additional presentation to backfill withdrawn paper

****Paper converted to oral presentation

Society aerospace technology tc summer dinner meeting

Complex Aerospace Systems Exchange

  • Thursday, 13 September 2012 Agenda

    • 0800-1000

      • Collecting Our Thoughts: Complex Systems Development (Panel, Room 106)

      • Lessons Learned in Integration, Test, and Verification (Panel, Room 104)

      • Workforce Issues (Panel, Room 105)

    • 1000-1030

      • Networking Coffee Break (1st Level, Conference Center Foyer)

    • 1030-1200

      • CASE Closing Session (Plenary, Room 106)

    • All CASE sessions are located in Conference Building of the Pasadena Convention Center.

    • Tomorrow’s panel members are from: UA-Huntsville, FAA, NASA, Boeing, SpaceX, Lockheed Martin, Analytical Mechanics Associates, UI-UC, and DAU

Asm 2013 update
ASM 2013 Update

  • SAT TC session

    • Lead: Som Dutta (

    • Co-chair: Chi Mai

    • Only 1 session

      • Scheduled for Monday, Jan. 7th afternoon tentatively

      • Filled with last minute submissions – we need to advertise and recruit more papers for SCI TECH 2014!

Space 2013 update
Space 2013 Update

  • Part of the Space History, Society, and Policy track

    • SAT TC lead: Som Dutta (

    • SAT TC working with History and Legal TC’s also

  • Space History, Society, and Policy Student Paper Competition

    • Coordinator: Brad Steinfeldt (

    • Encourage students to get engaged with the track and associated TCs

      • SAT TC has taken leader role in organization of the competition

      • Monetary prize ($750 supplied by ETM group)/certificate/luncheon recognition

    • Requirements listed on TC website (

  • Space 2013

    • Text for the Call for Papers has been submitted

    • Organizing meeting for the conference not occurring regularly yet

    • Should every TC member be required to review abstracts? This is the norm in other TC’s.

Potential collaboration areas space 2013
Potential Collaboration Areas: Space 2013

  • Follow on to Sustaining the Vision: The Space Shuttles and Their Missions for the Next Hundred Years

    • Featured representatives from museums receiving a retired Space Shuttle and how they are utilizing them

    • SPACE 2013 to feature panelists of the “runner up” museums/institutes

    • Brad has offered SATTC’s help to support this panel as needed

  • Other collaboration opportunities?

    • Usual suspects are LAAATC and HISTTC but perhaps a joint session with Space Colonization?

Sci tech 2014 update
SCI TECH 2014 Update

  • AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SCI TECH) 2014 will be held at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel in Maryland, Jan. 13-16, 2014.

  • By October 2, the SAT TC must provide:

    • Lead: Chris Hearsey

    • Track Description in Call for Papers

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SCI TECH 2014 Update

Current CFP Draft

The Society and Aerospace Technology Technical Committee examines societal benefits of aerospace technologies as well as the relationship between aerospace and society, culture, and the arts. Abstracts are solicited that address these and related issues. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Aerospace and terrorism

  • Aerospace and public safety

  • Astrosociology

  • Benefits and examples of aerospace technology spin-offs

  • Utilization of aerospace assets to address social problems

  • Space medicine and medical astrosociology

  • Group dynamics and societal institutions in isolated communities (space settlements, Antarctica, etc.)

  • Discussion of aerospace topics and programs from the perspective of disciplines such as psychology, social psychology, sociology, and anthropology

Sat 2012 highlights article
SAT 2012 Highlights Article

  • Every year, each TC is apportioned about a page in the December issue of Aerospace America to describe the most important developments and events that have occurred in its technical area over the past year.

  • Please read and send comments on the draft by 6:00 PM Eastern tomorrow, Sept. 13.

  • Send comments to SomDutta (, and CC Brad Steinfeldt ( and JarretLafleur (

Delta forum status
Delta Forum Status

  • August 6 teleconference included representatives from SATTC, HISTC, and SETC

  • The ETM Group will stand down the Delta Forum for 2013 and 2014.

    • ETM Group lacks manpower to effectively support the New Event Model (NEM), CASE, and Delta Forum

    • Possible overlap between the Delta Forum and the larger New Horizons Forum held at ASM and Aviation.

    • TCs free to organize Delta Forums, but not at expense of NEM or CASE

  • Ideas for a regular SATTC panel session?

Project updates
Project Updates

  • Aerospace Technology Award (Justice)

  • TC Guidebook (Christian)

  • ComicCon(Christian)

  • Aerospace Tech. Pocket Guide and Presentation (Grant, Restrepo)

Action requests
Action Requests

  • Winter Newsletter: Send articles to Chris Hearsey (

  • New Ideas in Need of Volunteers

    • Creation of an online database of aerospace technology benefits for AIAA members

    • TC Recruitment Flyer(with logo?)

    • Teacher Interactions (free AIAA memberships, AIAA grants)

Review of action items
Review of Action Items

Note: Next teleconference will be Nov. 15 at 1700 Eastern. Stay tuned for call-in details.

Know a student or professional who would make a good addition to our TC?

Nomination instructions available at: