MIT IAP

IAP 2001 Activities by Sponsor

Aeronautics and Astronautics

AIAA Design/Build/Fly Team, 2001: Great Balls of Fire
Larry Pilkington
Fri Feb 2, 02-03:00pm, 33-206

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event
Prereq: N/A

The team will present last year's design and the competition results. We will then discuss this year's contest, how the rules have changed, and present the new design.
Contact: Larry Pilkington, lopilk@mit.edu

CDIO Series of Visits to Aerospace Designers, Manufacturers, and Operators
See individual sessions
Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: See individual sessions

As part of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics thrust in establishing the conceive-design-implementation-operation (CDIO) of complex (a.k.a. aerospace) systems and products as the engineering context of the students' education, here is your chance to visit different, company/institutions involved in some facet of the aerospace CDIO activities and get a "real world" view of some of the issues. This series encompasses research labs (C/D), manufacturers (I), and operators (O), providing a unique opportunity to see what different sectors of our high-tech industry is doing.
There are limited spots for each visit, and selection will be based on a "first-come first-served" basis. Please respond by e-mail to the contact person listed below. Due to the nature of their work, some of the places have restrictions regarding citizenship, so make sure you qualify for that. Transportation, when needed, will be provided.
Contact: See each session.

Come See the Operational Control Center for the Chandra X-ray Observatory! (2 Visits)
Dr. Lorraine Fesq
IMPORTANT NOTICE ON THESE SESSIONS: EACH VISIT IS LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS. ADVANCE SIGN-UP REQUIRED BY 11 JANUARY FOR JANUARY 12 TOUR AND BY 17 JANUARY FOR JANUARY 19 TOUR (SEE CONTACT BELOW). Participants wishing to tour the Chandra Control Center should meet in the lobby of NE-80 a few minutes before the hour and wait for the tour guide, Bruce Roberts. Guests will be escorted into a secure area, so do not be late! Chandra is one of NASA's four great observatories, along with the Gamma Ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the soon-to-be-launched SIRTF. Since its launch in July 1999, Chandra has been re-writing the textbooks on X-ray astronomy. For more information on Chandra's recent discoveries, go to http://chandra.nasa.gov/. The daily science and mission operations for this great observatory are performed right here in Cambridge. Contact: Ms. Peggy Edwards, margaret@mit.edu
Fri Jan 12, 19, 10-11:00am, Chandra Observatory, Meet in Lobby of NE-80

Draper Laboratory Tour
Prof. Wally Vander Velde
IMPORTANT NOTICE ON THIS SESSION: LIMITED TO 35 PARTICIPANTS. ADVANCE SIGN-UP REQUIRED BY JAN. 10. MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN OR GREEN CARD HOLDER. This tour will begin with an introduction to the Draper Laboratory including its history and major projects. We will then visit several areas of the Laboratory and see some of its project activities. CONTACT MS. CAROLYN FIALKOWSKI, 9-469, 3-3511, CSKI@MIT.EDU.
Wed Jan 17, 02-04:00pm, 555 Tech Square,, Meet in Draper Visitor Lobby.

Logan Airport Tower (2 Visits)
Prof. Carlos E.S. Cesnik
IMPORTANT NOTICE ON THESE SESSIONS: MEET IN FRONT OF MIT ROOM 33-322 AT 9:00 AM TO ALLOW TRAVEL TIME BY "T" TO LOGAN. ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED AND ADVANCE SIGN UP IS REQUIRED FOR BOTH SESSIONS (SEE CONTACT BELOW). Take a trip to Logan Airport to talk to air traffic controllers, tour the tower, etc. Before visiting the operations rooms, a briefing will be provided by the FAA, describing their work and how the aircraft traffic operations are handled at Logan. Contact: Laurent Chambon, chambon@MIT.EDU
Fri Jan 19, Wed Jan 24, 10am-12:00pm, Logan Airport, Meet in Ft. of MIT Rm. 33-322.

Lincoln Laboratory Tour (Lexington, MA)
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IMPORTANT INFO. ABOUT THIS SESSION: No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below). Must be a U.S. Citizen to participate. This an opportunity for students to come out to a state-of-the-art research facility to tour some of our laboratories, meet some of our staff members, and experience first-hand what it means to be on the cutting edge of technology. Lincoln Lab is located on Hanscom Air Force Base in Lexington, MA. Round-trip transportation will be provided. Lunch will be served. To register, contact Linda Hampson, hampson@ll.mit.edu. Pick up at MIT will be at 9 A.M. at Vassar Street, Bldg 34, EG&G Educational Center, between buildings 38 and 36. There will be a bus with an IAP sign in the window. Contact: Linda Hampson, (781) 981-7058, hampson@ll.mit.edu
Fri Jan 26, 10am-04:00pm, Lincoln Lab

Draper Lab Tour
Prof. Wally Vander Velde
Wed Jan 17, 02-04:00pm, 555 Tech Square, Meet in Draper Visitor Lobby.

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 10-Jan-2001
Limited to 35 participants.
Single session event
Prereq: Must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder.

We will begin with an introduction to the Draper Laboratory including its history and major projects. We will then visit several areas of the Laboratory and see some of its project activities.
Contact: Ms. Carolyn Fialkowski, 9-469, x3-3511, cski@mit.edu

European Championships in Short Track Speed-Skating Trip
Dr. Kim Blair
Sun-Sat, Jan 15-22, 30, 10-11:00am, 33-114

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 15-Dec-2000
Limited to 2 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: Students w/ background in info. technology or business strat

Come brainstorm both technical and business issues related to next generation systems for data collection and distribution in sporting events. Evaluate current systems and suggest improvements. Includes an all-expense-paid trip to The Hague, Netherlands, for the European Championships in Short Track Speedskating (departing evening of the 16th, returning the 22nd). There you will be part of the FinishLynx team (see URL below) operating the technology used to generate results for the competition. On Jan. 30, you will participate in a seminar at the Center for Sports Innovation relating your experience. Prefer students with either information technology or business strategy background.
Web: http://www.finishlynx.com
Contact: Dr. Kim Blair, 17-110, x2-2383, blairk@mit.edu

Highlights of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Prof. Carlos Cesnik
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: N/A

A series of lectures on the activities of the department will cover areas of interest in research, with oral presentations, films and/or demos and examples. Other lectures will be added to this IAP website; please keep checking for updates.
Contact: Marie Stuppard, 33-208, x3-2279, mas@mit.edu

A Fortieth Anniversary -- January 26, 2001
Prof. Richard Battin
Mon Jan 8, 02-03:00pm, 33-206

U.S./Soviet Space Competition
Prof. Robert C. Seamans
Wed Jan 10, 02-03:00pm, 33-206

42 Years in Aerospace--From Planetary Exploration to Satellite TV
Stephen Dorfman, Hunsaker Visiting Professor
Thu Jan 11, 02-03:00pm, 35-520

Flutter Vibrations in Aircraft and Other Structures
Prof. John Dugundji
Fri Jan 12, 02-03:00pm, 33-206

Patch up and Ready to Fly: Adhesive-Bonded Patch Repair of Composite Structures
Costas Soutis, Visiting Associate Professor
Tue Jan 16, 02-03:00pm, 33-206

Adventures of an Aero Engineer in the Real World
Prof. Norman Ham
Fri Jan 19, 02-03:00pm, 33-206

GPS: Algorithms and Applications
Prof. Jonathan How
Mon Jan 22, 02-03:00pm, 33-206

Aerobatic Aerobats
Prof. Eric Feron
Wed Jan 24, 02-03:00pm, 33-206

Astrodynamic Optimization: From Dido to DIDO
I. Michael Ross, Visiting Associate Professor, Draper Laboratory
Fri Jan 26, 02-03:00pm, 33-206

Challenges in the Better, Faster, Cheaper Era of Aeronautical Design, Engineering and Manufacturing
Prof. Earll Murman
Mon Jan 29, 02-03:00pm, 33-206

TBA
Charles Coleman, Lecturer
Thu Feb 1, 02-03:00pm, 35-520

Mars Analog Rover Research And Development
Philip Liang , Richard Reifsnyder
Thu Feb 1, 06-08:00pm, 4-237

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: None

The Mars Rover Research Group is designed to create and improve upon existing technologies for Mars Rovers. The project is long term although short participation is welcome. A Mars rover will eventually be built here on campus at MIT. If you would like to help get one built, please join us. This will be the first of many meetings to come and the only one during IAP, the project will continue for the long term.
Contact: Philip Liang, 9-422, (617) 794-0691, phliang@mit.edu

Product Development in the Sporting Goods Industry
Dr. Kim Blair
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: N/A

MITís Center for Sports Innovation (CSI) is offering a seminar series during IAP on product development in the sporting goods industry. Many companies engaged in sports product development reside in the New England area. CSI has invited representatives from several of these companies to visit the Center, and to speak to the MIT community about sports product development. Each speaker has been asked to talk about aspects of product development that they consider either most interesting or perhaps of critical importance to the ongoing success of their product line. Companies range from area start-ups, with exciting new technology just coming to market, to established companies with a long history of sports product development.
Five sessions are planned during IAP 01.
Contact: Dr. Kim Blair, 17-110, x2-2383, blairk@mit.edu

L.L. Bean
David Bennell, www.llbean.com
Wed Jan 17, 10-11:00am, 33-114

New Balance
Cathleen Aron and Sean Murphy, www.newbalance.com
Fri Jan 19, 10-11:00am, 33-419

Spinergy
Marty Connolly, www.spinergy.com
Mon Jan 22, 10-11:00am, 33-114

Skis Dynastar
Charlie Adams, Skis Dynastar
Wed Jan 24, 10-11:00am, 33-419

Lynx System Developers
Doug DeAngelis, www.finishlynx.com
Tue Jan 30, 11am-12:00pm, 35-225


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