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.
The Robert Powell Scholarship
The Robert Powell Scholarship was established to honor the long-time treasurer of the Hampton Roads Chapter whose stewardship of the chapter’s financial assets originally enabled the chapter’s STEM outreach program, including its scholarship fund. The 2022 Robert Powell scholarship has been awarded to Leo Annett, the son of Mary and Martin Annett. Leo attends a York County Public School and is an exemplary scholar and leader. He has earned an excellent SAT score and GPA, while also continuing to work and volunteer. His documented perseverance has earned Leo the Robert Powell Scholarship for 2022. Leo plans to pursue a degree in Computer Science.
The 2022 VFS Scholarship Application is now available. Good luck to all entrants. For any questions, contact email@example.com
Tentative Date September 27. As the local weatherman says, “Stay tuned for updates.”
The 52nd Annual Pennylvania State University Comprehensive Short Course in Rotary Wing Technology will be held August 5 – 9, 2019, in State College, Pennsylvania. It is a 5-day course covering aerodynamics, dynamics, stability and control, structures, acoustics, propulsion and drive trains of vertical flight vehicles. Many chapter members have attended over the years and have found the course to be excellent.
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Due to the July 4th federal holiday, the Hampton Roads Chapter Board Meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, July 11th at ADD-Eustis, Building 401 Conference Room B from 10:00 to 11:00 am. If you are unable to attend in person, the call-in number and pass code are provided in your email notification of the meeting,
Actually, any men or women who worked for TECOM, USAAMRDL, AVLABS, ATL or AATD or even had close associations with these organizations (like NASA or industry) are welcome to attend. The luncheons are held most first Mondays of the month, gathering around 11:15 a.m. at the Yorktown Pub, 540 Water Street, within sight of the Coleman Bridge.
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The Hampton Roads Chapter annual Christmas Social was held December 20 at the Virginia Beer Company, 401 Second Street, Williamsburg, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The menu included BBQ with side dishes and two complimentary craft beers or EANABs. The food and beverages were free. POC was Brad.Snowden@hna.com.
BG Walter Rugen is Deputy Division
Commander – 7th Infantry Division and Director, Future Vertical Lift, He is a
respected senior executive and veteran with a distinguished 29-year career
leading US Army and Special Operations Aviation units. He has extensive expertise
in planning, programming and budget execution at the strategic level; managing
an obligation authority in excess of $120 billion over 5 years. He also has
significant planning experience at the national strategic level. He has
experienced repeated success guiding large organizations in modernization,
transformation, aviation safety, aviation
maintenance, and efficiency improvements in international settings.
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