Education Outreach – Sound and Vibration Class

Dr. James Stephenson, VFS Education Chair, engaged with a local elementary school during the last week of classes, teaching a lesson on Sound and Vibration. The students learned about vibration first using a 1-dimensional vibrating string, then they saw it using a 2-dimensional Chladni plate, and finally experienced it in 3 dimensions as sound in the room. This hands-on lesson instructs students on what a vibration is, how sound is a vibration we hear with our ears, instead of see with our eyes, and gets them to experience and create various sounds using instructional aids.

2022 Engineer of the Year Nominations

Hampton Roads Chapter of the VFS Engineer of the Year 2022

The Hampton Roads Chapter of the Vertical Flight Society (HRC of the VFS) is looking to recognize Hampton Roads Area individuals for their contributions to the rotary-wing engineering profession, significant technical accomplishments, and community involvement. As such, the HRC of the VFS is soliciting nominations for the Engineer of the Year (EOY) award. The HRC of the VFS offers two EOY awards:

· The John White Award – for recognition of the nominee’s career

· The Bob Huston Award – for recognition in the early phase of the nominee’s career

Applications must be received by July 15th, 2022. More details on qualifications and nomination instructions can be found here.