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Welcome to the Columbus Section of AIAA. Look around the website to see what we're all about !

NOTICE: If you are over 40, no need to read this !

Do not get me wrong. All section members are more than welcome to read my note here. I repeat, however, no NEED to read it if you are over 40.

Now that I got your attention [hopefully], let us proceed. The section needs new young blood to run its affairs. Ioan Feier, our last regularly elected Chair has left OH some time ago and the standing Council members have taken care of all business to this date. After attempts to obtain a slate of candidate new officers, I have volunteered to be Chair ad Interim just to keep things going and I have relied heavily on the excellent help of all other Council members to keep the section reasonably active. However, the current arrangement cannot continue indefinitely. The approved bylaws must be followed and we have already been fortunate to obtain a temporary waiver from our Region III leadership with the aim of continuing operations in the Columbus territory.

While looking for new officers I wrote to current members and to many non-member colleagues with an interest in aerospace engineering and aviation the following: " the Columbus Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is respectfully asking your suggestions in regard to its operations for the next two years. Endorsed nominations for the officer positions would also be greatly appreciated. AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession [https://www.aiaa.org]. Locally AIAA sections aim to bring together stakeholders in aerospace-related enterprises from a broad spectrum of backgrounds: professionals from government, industry, and academia meet in formal and informal activities to foster a vibrant discourse about aviation and aerospace topics."

I now repeat here:

"Locally AIAA sections aim to bring together stakeholders in aerospace-related enterprises from a broad spectrum of backgrounds: professionals from government, industry, and academia meet in formal and informal activities to foster a vibrant discourse about aviation and aerospace topics."

The Columbus Section covers a territory that goes beyond the city of Columbus and vicinity. The Section includes universities and colleges other than The Ohio State University. The Section includes industries and government offices other than those that have been most active in the past ten years. We want to hear from you. You are needed to contribute to the local discourse. We particularly want to hear from young professionals ... and yes, even from over 40 professionals !

If you have any questions or would like to participate in any aspect (small or large) of the Section, I encourage you to contact any of the officers at this time.

C. Padova
Interim Chair, AIAA Columbus Section
May 2013

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