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Read Articles on E Week Banquet and ULA Tour in eMag
Click here to see E Week Banquet article.
Click here to see ULA Tour article.
Click here to see the Table of Contents for all Emag articles

Nominations Solicited for Section Awards
Click here to download nomination form.

Spring 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 Spring issue
Click for all issues

23 April Section Luncheon Scheduled
Speaker: John London, US Army - SMDC
Topic: "SMDC Space Initiatives"
Click to download announcement

2015 Sackheim Engineering, Science, & Math Scholarship Announced
Click to download details and application

AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee Essay Contest Winners Named
"As a future space tourist, where would you go, and what would you do?"
Congratulations to the winners:
Ben Calvert, an 8th grade student at Veritas Classical School
Click to download Ben's essay
and Isaac Haynes, a 7th grade student at Veritas Classical School
Click to download Isaac's essay

Acoustics Overview and Aerospace Acoustic Test Systems
Short Course Presentation Available for Download

Click to download presentation

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

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

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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4/22/2015 4:00 PM   GHSV Chair Meeting with USA Student Branch 
4/23/2015 11:30 AM   Monthly Guest Speaker Luncheon-- "SMDC Space Initiatives" Attachment
John London will speak on "SMDC Space Initiatives"
4/23/2015 12:00 PM   GHSV Chair Lunch with Mobile Chapter Leadership 
4/25/2015 10:00 AM   Young Professionals Brunch 
All members, especially YPs, and prospective members, are invited to meet at Cracker Barrel for networking, brunch and information about AIAA activities. Contact YP Director Cody Crofford at or Anthony Bartens at for...
4/27/2015 11:30 AM   Air Force Association Luncheon, Francis Gary Powers, Jr. Speaker Attachment
Fellow Members, The Air Force Association has extended an invitation to all AIAA members to hear Francis Gary Powers, Jr. speak at their luncheon on April 27. Mr. Powers' father was shot down in 1960 while flying a reconnaissance mission over the...
4/30/2015 12:00 AM   Robert L. Sackheim Scholarship Applications must be postmarked no later than Aor 30 Attachment
Applications must be postmarked no later than April 30. Scholarship will be presented at the Annual Awards Dinner on May 29. The AIAA Greater Huntsville Section is proud to announce the offering of its 2015 Robert L. Sackheim Engineering, Science,...
5/6/2015 12:00 AM   Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala 
5/7/2015 5:15 PM   Greater Huntsville Section Council Meeting 
5/7/2015 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...
5/9/2015 8:00 AM   Beechcraft Museum Tour and Group Lunch 
Details to be announced soon.
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