Launch Observations

Local section members Bob Greene and Jolie Elder traveled down to Florida’s space coast for the 12:45 AM Monday 18 July SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9. This was mission CRS-9 and you can find the press kit here on the SpaceX website. You can… Read More

AIAA Robotics Gift

The newspaper clipping covers most of the information. Our section gave a generous donation this year to support Fannin County High School robotics. Fannin county is in north Georgia at the border with Tennessee. It is an area that does not have easy access to… Read More

May 2016 Dinner Meeting Recap

  We ended the section year with a fantastic dinner meeting. Our guest was Michelle Evans, author of The X-15 Rocket Plane: Flying the First Wings into Space. Ms. Evans showed lots of historic pictures of the people, equipment, and places that led to hypersonic… Read More

STEM Wars

On Saturday 23 April 2016, the second annual STEM Wars event was held on the campus of Atlanta Metropolitan State College in Atlanta, GA. The event brings together students from middle school, high school, and college and connects them with professionals in science, technology, engineering,… Read More

Congressional Visits Day 2016

Despite the shutdown of the entire METRO train system in our nation’s capital, three intrepid AIAA members represented Georgia for Congressional Visits Day 2016. Of the 14 Georgia Congressmen in the House of Representatives, we were able to meet with legislative staff or deliver information… Read More

Women Engineers

Yesterday was International Women’s Day 2016. Microsoft Philanthropies has a page with video devoted to the topic of women engineers/inventors. The point, of course, is to show how we know the names of great male inventors but not female inventors. And a Google search of… Read More