American Institute of Aeronautics & AstronauticsStructural Dynamics Technical Committee Education Subcommittee Fall Meeting Sep 8, 2014
Outreach SciTech 2015 Efforts • In preparation for SciTech 2015 we attempted to contact middle and high schools in the Orlando area • KSC, Lockheed and University educational programs were contacted for a list of candidate schools • Middle schools were not on any of the lists of candidate schools • Summary of the contacted High Schools follows on charts 3-5 • From our subcommittee telecons, there was an initial slight preference: • To focus on less connected (to the aerospace industry) middle schools • For the schools to be in close proximity to the Conference Hotel
Outreach SciTech 2015 Efforts • University High School • Located in Orlando close to UCF (30 min from Hotel) • Advantages include large student body, large disparity in audience, and emphasis on disadvantaged students and AP programs • Initial response (per T. Kinney) was slow from school administration with no follow up response from teacher • Merritt Island High School • Located on Merritt Island (45 min from Hotel) • Advantages include: • Special 4 yr Da Vinci Engineering Program for 9th-12th grade and StangSat (CubeSat) space payload after school club • Many students are already interested in engineering but have no knowledge of structural dynamics • Contact (per T. Kinney) with school was positive and responsive; mentor and administration are very enthusiastic
Outreach SciTech 2015 Efforts • Osceola High School • Located in Kissimmee, FL (9 miles from Hotel) • Advantages include participation in Project Lead the Way, Engineering Career Pathways classes, FIRST Robotics Club, and AP Science/Math classes • Contact (per W. Schneider) with school was positive and responsive; mentor and administration are very enthusiastic • Seminole High School • Located in Seminole county (45 min from Hotel) • Advantages include an Aerospace Sciences class for 9th - 12th grade • Initial contact (per S. Raghavan) with guidance counselor; contact not yet made with teacher due to other school prospects
Outreach SciTech 2015 Efforts • Orange Country STEM program • Located in Orange County, FL • Advantages include AIAA CFL section works with many schools through the student section at UCF • Contact (per S. Raghavan) not yet made with school due to other prospects • TeachSpace program • Encourages students from Central Florida K-12 schools to pursue STEM careers • Contact (per J. Ristow) made but program dissolved in 2006 • Spruce Creek • Located 1 hr away near Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach • Advantages include connections with Embry Riddle • Contact (per J. Ristow) not yet made due to distance
Outreach SciTech 2015 Efforts • Subcommittee will select candidate schools (likely from first three listed) by end of Sept based upon* : • Interest and response to “Why SDTC should visit school?” • Enthusiasm and organization of teacher • Number of student participants • Logistics/Conference Schedule/Proximity to Hotel^ • We will include the Structures TC (POC Michael Wolff) in the event • *Items are neither listed in priority order nor are they of equal weight • ^T. Kinney and J. Ristow live locally and assure us that transportation to any school location will not be an issue regardless of distance from the Hotel
Other Education Subcommittee Areas • DVD/Website Project • Lead: Chad Hebert • Project status: Complete • Short Course Project • Lead: Ted Rose • Project status: Unknown
Summary of Outreach 2013 • Outreach event on Monday afternoon 4/8/13 at Holliston High School with Jenifer Kajencki. • Combined with Northbridge High School with Matt Connors. • 90 9th-12th grade students in physics (AP and honors) AP chemistry, and the NASA program from Holliston • 10 students from Northbridge High School • 10 TC committee members ( 9 SDTC + 1 Structures) • Planning for next year needs to start soon.
Lessons Learned Outreach 2013 • High school is a hard age to gage their enthusiasm. • Introduction could be more interactive. • Ensure demos are age appropriate. • Helpful to have teachers in demo session to facilitate questions with students. • Need more time to get demo rooms setup prior to starting sessions. • Expand on introductions of TC members, we can say a few words about what we do. Or if time have a short Panel Q&A before the demos.
Outreach Subcommittee Members • Dr. Vit Babuska, Sandia National Lab, Albuquerque, NM • Ted Bartkowicz, The Boeing Company, Houston, TX • Brendan Coyne, United Launch Alliance, Denver ,CO • Nathan Falkiewicz, The Boeing Company, Seal Beach, CA • Chad Hebert, SN Corporation, Denver, CO • Teresa Kinney, NASA/Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL • James Ristow, NASA/Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL • Bill Schneider, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, Palmdale, CA • Stephanie Wilson, NASA/Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX • Michael Wolff, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Savannah, GA • Dr. Andrew Brown, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL • Dexter Johnson, NASA/Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH • Don Freund, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Savannah, GA • Mike Ross, Sandia National Lab, Albuquerque, NM