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TEDx Huntsville Salon Event "Space Exploration" Scheduled for March 5
Click to download announcement

Acoustics Overview and Aerospace Acoustic Test Systems Short Course
ReScheduled for 4 March.
Registration open thru 3 March, but Reregistration not necessary.
Click to download announcement

9 March Section Luncheon Scheduled
Speaker: Linda Krause, NASA-MSFC
"Sun-to-Mud Space Weather and Effects: A Whirlwind Tour"
Click to download announcement

26 February Section Luncheon Rescheduled for 4 March
Reregistration is not necessary
Mike Bangham, Bangham Engineering,‘Understanding Launch Vehicle Explosions’
Click to download announcement

Article on AIAA Birthday Events in eMag
Click here to see article.
Click on link in menu at left to access all articles

Dr. William J. Emrich of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Selected as AIAA 2015 Engineer of the Year
“For conceiving of, designing, and bringing to operational status the megawatt-class Nuclear Thermal Rocket Element Environment Simulator.”

Section Newsletter Resumes Publication - Congratulations and Thank You to Editor Dr. Gabe Xu
Click for January 2015 Issue of Telemetry

Pumpkin Blast Presentation Available
Click to download from the Cloud
Rules, Design, Analysis, Simulations, Construction, Competition
Dr. Arloe Mayne to Receive AIAA Sustained Service Award
Recognizes significant service and contributions to AIAA

"Space Tourist " Essay Contest for 7th and 8th Graders Open
Click to download announcement
Click to download cover sheet

Second Section of Cable/Harness Class Scheduled for 2 April
Training being repeated due to overwhelming demand.
Click to download announcement

Articles on Three Recent Activities in eMag
Click here for First Flight Commemoration Contest article.
Click here for Santa's Lab article.
Click here for STEM Run article.
Click on link in menu at left to access all issues

December Issue of View from the Chair Now Available
A column by the Section Chairman providing an update on recent accomplishments and a look at what is planned.
Click to see December issue
Click for all issues

Hypersonics Lecture and Movie from Dayton Trip Available
Click to download briefing
Click to download movie

Greater Huntsville Section Coin Available
$7.00 per coin; Contact any Section Officer
Click to learn about the coins

Pumpkin Blast Article from AIAA e-Newsletter Available
Click to download article

Congratulations to 2015 Greater Huntsville Section Associate Fellows
Dr. Michael R. LaPointe
Tracy L. Lamm
Dawn R. Phillips
Dr. Jonathan Mark Janus
Mr. Thomas E Hannigan, III
Dr. Rani W Sullivan
Dr. Nancy Jan Davis

Mobile Chapter of Greater Huntsville Section Has Been Formed
Will serve AIAA members within the Mobile area
Contact Courtney Kronenberger or Bob Coke for further information.

Auburn University Student Branch Faculty Advisor Dr. Joseph Majdalani
Selected for prestigious 2015 AIAA Faculty Advisor Award
Previously received Greater Huntsville Section’s 2014 Konrad Dannenberg Educator of the Year Award

The Section is looking for help in several areas
Click on the Help Wanted item on the menu to the left
And consider where you could fit in.

John Fay Dynamics Lunch & Learn Presentation Available OnLine
Click to download presentation

Section Pictorial Organization Chart Now Available
See your Officers and Directors
Click to see organization chart

Link to Section Facebook Page

Click here to download 2011 Revision of Section Bylaws

Click here to download Adobe Acrobat (pdf document reader).
Click here to download PowerPoint Viewer (PPT presentation viewer)

2014-2015 Chairman Mr. Ken Philippart

Welcome to the Internet home of the AIAA Greater Huntsville Section and thanks for visiting us.

We hope that you will explore this website thoroughly. If you enjoy it or find it useful, please don't hesitate to let us know. Likewise, if you see a need for any improvement please let us know. Once again, thanks for stopping by, and we hope that you enjoy your visit!



Pages may be accessed by the menu at the top left or by clicking on the underlined blue links.

The ABOUT US page tells about the AIAA and the Greater Huntsville Section.

Click OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS for a list of the Section's Officers and Directors and associated email links.

Photo by Arloe Mayne

Vice-Chair Kurt Polzin presents Congressman Mo Brooks
with an AIAA mug in appreciation
for speaking at a Section lunch

Update Your Data

Go to to update your email address and other data. That's how we know where to send meeting announcements, etc.

Membership Upgrades

Check the AIAA website at upgrade to learn how to become a Senior Member or Associate Fellow or how to nominate a member for Fellow or Honorary Fellow

AIAA Logo Items

See AIAA promotional and gift items by clicking here.

Rocket Designer Tim Pickens Speaking at a Young Professionals Meeting

The CONTACT US page encourages you to contact the Section Chairperson or the webmaster with comments or questions.

Photo by Arloe Mayne

Col. Frank Effrece, Jr., MSIC Deputy Director, receiving AIAA mug
from Vice-Chairman Ken Philippart after speaking at February 2014 lunch.


Section Members Serve as Moonbuggy Race Officials and
the Section Provides Design Awards

The MEMBERSHIP page explains benefits of AIAA membership, and tells how to obtain information about membership. 


The AWARDS page describes the awards given by the Section, and provides information on recent recipients.

The PRE-COLLEGE STEM OUTREACH page covers several activities, such as Engineer's Week, Yuri's Night, our Scholarship Program, and the Section's Space Program.

Click on Civil Space to go to the Section's biennial Civil Space Symposium website.

Photo by Arloe Mayne

Outgoing Treasurer Sheree Gay (C) receives AIAA Special Service Citation
from 2011-2012 Chairman Emmett McDonald and
2013-2014 Chairman Dr. Ram Ramachandran

Prof Hermann Oberth and Dr. Wernher von Braun
at 1961 ARS Awards Banquet



The STUDENT BRANCHES page lists the Student Branches in the Section's geographic area, with links to their Faculty Advisors.



The GHSV EMAG page contains articles, writeups, etc. about Section activities.

The HELP WANTED page lists several areas where volunteers are being sought to provide help to the Section.

The MOBILE CHAPTER page has information about the activities, points of contact, etc. of the Section's chapter in the Mobile area.

DOWNLOADABLE ITEMS (under Documents) provides links to various items, including announcements, meeting presentations, etc.

The QUICK LINKS list at the top of the last column provides links to other websites which might be of interest.

Photo by Arloe Mayne

US Space & Rocket Center CEO Dr. Deborah Barnhart with two winners
of the AIAA/UAH Space Shuttle Orbiter Art Competition


Interest Survey for Potential Section Activity 
by Lt Col Kenneth D Philippart
 7/17/2014 11:27 AM
Downloads Attachment
by Arloe Mayne
 5/24/2012 3:46 PM

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3/3/2015 12:00 AM   100th Anniversary of the Founding of the NACA Attachment
3/3/2015 5:30 PM   RESCHEDULED -- DiscoverE Awards Banquet 
Greater Huntsville Section has sponsored a table at the banquet
3/4/2015 11:30 AM   RESCHEDULED--Monthly Luncheon, "Understanding Launch Vehicle Explosions" Attachment
Reschedule from Feb 26 due to snowstorm. Speaker is Mike Bangham from Banham Engineering
3/4/2015 5:30 PM   RESCHEDULED -- Understanding Acoustics Short Course 
Rescheduled due to snowstorm on Feb 25
3/5/2015 7:00 PM   TEDx Huntsville Salon "Space Exploration" Attachment
Co-sponsored by GHSV Young Professionals
3/6/2015 12:00 AM   Nominating Committee Submits Slate 

Delayed until March 6 per vote of the Council on Feb 12.

3/5/2015 7:30 PM   Huntsville Area Rocketry Association Monthly Meeting For more than 30 years HARA has promoted amateur rocketry as a tool for teaching mathematics & the physical sciences through our innovative & hands-on flight opportunity programs. Our diverse club membership shares...
3/7/2015 12:00 AM   2015 IEEE Aerospace Conference 
Co-sponsored by AIAA: Contact Erik Nilsen, 818-354-4441;
3/9/2015 11:30 AM   Monthly Guest Speaker Luncheon -- ‘Sun-to-Mud Space Weather and Effects: A Whirlwind Tour’ Attachment
Speaker is Linda Krause, MSFC
3/10/2015 12:00 AM   Defense 2015 Conference The AIAA Defense and Security Forum (AIAA DEFENSE 2015) is a SECRET/NOFORN forum for classified and unclassified discussion of...
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