Cornell AIAA Newsletter

Week of October 27, 2014

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Aerospace in the News

  • SpaceX produces 100th Merlin Engine

Upcoming Events

  1. Blue Origins Info Session
  2. AIAA Resume Critique
  3. Todd Barber Lecture
  4. Summer Experience Panel
  5. AIAA Open Board Meetings
  6. Publicize with Cornell AIAA
  7. Unsubscribe From AIAA Newsletter

Aerospace in the News

SpaceX Produces 100th Merlin Engine

With the production of the 100th Merlin Engine, SpaceX becomes the largest rocket producer in the world. Perhaps mass produced rockets are on the horizon?

Upcoming Events

1. Blue Origins Info Session

Monday, Oct. 27th, 4:30-5:30pm

Phillips 219

Internship and Job Opportunities in the Commercial Human Spaceflight Industry

Blue Origin, LLC

Rob Meyerson, President will be holding an Information Session on Monday, October 27, 4;30-5:30 in Phillips 219

PIZZA will be available. Sponsored by ASME

Internship, co-op, and full time opportunities are available for both undergraduate and graduate students, primarily in Mechanical and Aerospace, Computer Science, and Electrical & Computer Engineering. Our interns participate in real engineering design projects related to the development and construction of human space flight systems. Interns work directly with our engineers to contribute to project goals in the fields of mechanical design, fluids, aerodynamics, rocket propulsion, flight controls, electronics, avionics, enterprise software, flight software, composites, chemistry, human safety, and systems engineering. Working directly with our team, students gain real-life experience that allows them to apply classroom learning to real aerospace challenges.

Current students in engineering, science, and technology are invited to apply for this 10-week program. Internships are typically conducted in the summer, but they are also available during the spring and fall academic calendar. Most Blue Origin internships are available at our facility in Kent, Washington, but we also have some opportunities at our facility in West Texas. Our interns receive housing and a competitive compensation package.

2. AIAA Resume Critique

November 6th, 1:00 to 3:00 pm in Duffield Hall

Come sit down with AIAA upperclassmen and Engineering Career Services workers to have your resume critiqued before it's time to apply for internships and coops!

3. Todd Barber Lecture

November 13th, 4:30 pm in Upson B17

Come and see Todd Barber, a JPL Propulsion Enginner, present on Curiosity's mission to Mars!
Abstract: “Red Rover, Red Rover: Send Curiosity Right Over”

Curiosity's mission to the red planet will be covered in detail. Topics to be discussed include a bit on the history of Mars rovers at JPL, the scientific motivation for Curiosity, and the preparations for launch two days after Thanksgiving in 2011. The science suite on board this one-ton mega rover will be presented, as well as the engineering challenges involved in getting Curiosity to the launch pad, traveling 352 million miles to Mars over 8.5 months, and 'sticking the landing' following the so-called 'seven minutes of terror' on August 5th, 2012. Early mission science results will be presented as well, followed by pop-culture reaction to the rover landing.

4. Summer Experience Panel

Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 5-6pm


Come and listen to a group of upperclassmen share their experiences with internships and coops. Questions are more than welcome!
More information to follow.

6. Cornell AIAA Open Board Meetings

Join us for our Open Board Meetings! Get involved –we want to hear your input and ideas!

Dates: Every Thursday, 4:15pm – 5:00pm

Location: Upson Hall, Room 211

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