Cornell AIAA Newsletter
Week of November 14, 2013
Table of Contents
- NEW: Aerospace in the News
- REPOST: NASA 2014 Spring Internships Office of Legislative & Intergovernmental Affairs
- REPOST: Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge
- REPOST: NASA Seeks America's Best and Brightest for Space Technology Research Fellowships
- REPOST: Third Annual Research Forum
- REPOST: AIAA Region I Young Professional, Student, and Education Conference 2013
- REPOST: Private Pilot Ground School Lessons with the Aviation Society
- REPOST: AIAA Scholarships and Graduate Awards
- REPOST: Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Research Internship Program
- REPOST: Welcome from Student Programs at AIAA
- Tutors Wanted
- Cornell AIAA Open Board Meetings
- Publicize with AIAA!
1. Aerospace in the News
- New Crew Enters ISS. A new cre of Russian cosmonauts entered the ISS and brought the Olympic torch for a spacewalk this weekend. This period is the “most dramatic leg” of the Olympic relay, according to commentators from the Florida Today. On Nov. 11 a Soyuz spacecraft with astronaut Karen Nyberg, the ESA’s Luca Parmitano, and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin landed safely with the Olympic torch.
- Engineers Outline K2 Plan To Restart Kepler Telescope Observations.New Scientist (11/8, Becker) reports engineers at the Kepler Science Conference II outlined the “K2” plan, which would use a “helpful push from the sun” to allow the Kepler telescope to once again search for more exoplanets. Operators have now developed a way that uses the solar pressure to prevent the telescope from spinning.
- Maven Spacecraft Placed Atop Its Rocket. Florida Today (11/8) reported that on Friday, the Maven spacecraft, a NASA Mars orbiter, was placed atop the Atlas V rocket that will launch it on November 18.
- Two Glenn Teams Honored For New Space Innovations.The Cleveland Plain Dealer (11/9, Segall) reported that two teams from the Glenn Research Center have been named to the R&D 100 for 2012 list by R&D Magazine for the development of the NASA/Harris Ka-Band Software-Defined Radio, the “first fully reprogrammable radio for space,” installed at the ISS in 2012, and the KiloPower system “for making electricity from uranium by nuclear fission in space.” They were among the winners honored last week by the magazine.
- Sandia National Laboratories Conceives Multi-Modal Vehicle Concept UAV.Allen McDuffee at the Wired (11/12) “Danger Room” blog writes that the Intelligent Systems, Robotics and Cybernetics unit at Sandia National Laboratories has conceived a “Multi-Modal Vehicle Concept” UAV for the military that can “fly, swim, drive, and even hop like a frog” to traverse various environments.
2. NASA 2014 Spring Internships Office of Legislative & Intergovernmental Affairs
National Aeronautics & Space Administration Headquarters, 300 E St. S.W., Washington, D.C.
Spring semester (Part-time, 20 hours, flexible schedule, beginning in late January or early February through May)
NASA Headquarters, Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs (OLIA), Outreach Division, is accepting applications for part-time unpaid internships for Spring 2014.
OLIA interns will learn about how a Federal agency’s legislative affairs office functions. Intern responsibilities will include: assisting with planning and executing events on Capitol Hill, researching legislation, database entry, and other administrative tasks as assigned.
OLIA provides executive leadership, direction, and coordination of all communications and relationships, both legislative and non-legislative, between NASA and the United States Congress as well as state and local governments.
Candidates should possess strong organization, good communication skills, a professional attitude, and an interest in the legislative process. Students majoring in politics, policy, communications or science and engineering fields preferred. An interest in aeronautics, space science and exploration is also desired. U.S. Citizenship required.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter describing your interest in interning at NASA and your relevant skills and experience to Lisa Stewart, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 6.
3. Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge
The Challenge is created to stimulate innovation among bright people from around the globe to take on some of the world’s biggest problems. The objectives seem daunting to governments and large corporations, but they are in reach to students, hobbyists, innovators and many more due to revolutions in additive manufacturing and smart phone technologies. Makers use 3D printers to fabricate aircraft structures out of inexpensive polymers. They automate aircraft with inexpensive computers made from smart phone components, and they stream video and other data from the aircraft using TCP/IP protocols over 4G networks at very low cost. What they need is a Challenge to focus their efforts and a success to inspire their next endeavors. With the help of Makers around the world we can stop the poaching and save the rhinos.
Grand Prize: $35,000
To learn more visit:
4. NASA Seeks America's Best and Brightest for Space Technology Research Fellowships
Applications will be accepted from students pursuing or planning to pursue master's or doctorate degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities. The grants will sponsor U.S. graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA's strategic space technology objectives through their studies. To date, NASA has awarded grants to 193 student researchers from 68 universities located in 33 states and one U.S. territory.
Application deadline: November 13, 2013
For more information and instructions on how to submit applications, visit: http://tinyurl.com/NSTRF14.
For more information about NASA's Space Technology Program, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/spacetech.
5. Third Annual Research Forum
6. AIAA Region I Young Professional, Student, and Education Conference 2013
The AIAA YPSE team is pleased to announce that Dr. Sandy Magnus will deliver the keynote address at our 2013 conference scheduled for November 15 at APL. Dr. Magnus is a former NASA astronaut and current Executive Director of AIAA. Her talk is titled "Everything Necessary for Success I learned in Kindergarten!".
We are now accepting abstracts for presentations at the sessions and registration for conference attendees. If you are a student or young professional, please consider presenting your work at YPSE this year. You can submit your abstracts at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tuNOO_eY7PuP6qhNVXg2xvl-lkMi_O5HBxgyjKYxlS4/viewform. Abstracts are due October 15th.
We are also looking for volunteers to help us run the conference. If you are interested in serving as a judge for the student paper competition or being a session chair, please contact us at email@example.com or register for one of these roles at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7683420317
Look for future announcements about YPSE at our web site - http://YPSE2013.org. Check out our flyer: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzzazguVTLzXN2ZrYUZCUHpBOEk/edit?usp=sharing
Date: November 15, 2013
Location: Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Laboratory Kossiakoff Center
7. Private Pilot Ground School Lessons with the Aviation Society
Weekly class sessions are aimed at preparing students to take the private pilot written exam and earn their pilot license. Lessons open to entire Cornell community --anyone interested in aviation, with or without flight experience, is invited to attend. Please contact the Cornell Aviation Society at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
When: Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Where: 165 Statler Hall
8. AIAA Scholarships and Graduate Awards
The deadline to apply for AIAA Scholarships and Graduate Awards is January 31, 2014.
Selected awards include:
Undergraduate Awards (all $2500)
- David and Catherine Thompson Scholarship
- Leatrice Pendray Scholarship
- Three (3) Orville and Wilbur Wright Scholarships
- Liquid Propulsion TC Scholarship
- Space Transportation TC Scholarship
- Four (4) Digital Avionics Scholarships
- Two (2) Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards - $5000
- Guidance, Navigation and Control Graduate Award - $2500
- William T. Piper General Aviation Systems Graduate Award - $2500
- John Leland Atwood Graduate Award - $2500
9. Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Research Internship Program
The NASA Langley Research Center (Hampton, VA) offers paid, year-round (3 sessions), highly competitive research internships for exceptional students to work with Langley engineers and scientists on some of the Nation’s most important, difficult, and challenging problems. The LARSS program emphasizes multi-disciplinary and collaboratively developed solutions to problems in such broad areas as (1) flight, including entry, descent, and landing, in all atmospheres; (2) Earth systems science, including the characterization of all atmospheres; (3) affordable, safe, and sustainable space exploration systems and technology; and (4) materials and structural concepts, analysis, and integration.
- U.S. Citizenship
- Full-time student status at an accredited U.S. college or university
- Classification as a rising undergraduate junior or senior, or graduate student (master’s or doctoral level)
- Cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Summer Program Dates: 6/2/2014 - 8/8/2014 (Application Deadline: February 1, 2014)
10. Welcome from Student Programs at AIAA
Be an active part of the quarterly “Student E-Newsletter,” which shares news on student branches, rising stars of AIAA, and professional members and details student programs such as scholarships, regional student conferences, design competitions, and graduate awards! Submit your experiences, stories or ideas to the student programs coordinator, Rachel Andino (email@example.com).
AIAA Student members can now take advantage of a discount for a subscription to Aviation Week Magazine. Get your AIAA National Student Membership today! Also, check out the many 2013-2014 AIAA Design Competitions.
Other AIAA Events and Activities:
- AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference Student Paper Competition (www.aiaa.org/daytona2013)
- International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES) Student Poster Competition (www.aiaa.org/ices2013)
- AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference Graduate Student Paper Competition
- AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference Best Student Paper Competition
- Infotech@Aerospace Student Paper Competition (www.aiaa.org/boston2013)
11. Tutors Wanted
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