IAP 2001 Activity

CDIO Series of Visits to Aerospace Designers, Manufacturers, and Operators
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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.
Sponsor: Aeronautics and Astronautics

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 The daily science and mission operations for this great observatory are performed right here in Cambridge. Contact: Ms. Peggy Edwards,
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, 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,
Fri Jan 26, 10am-04:00pm, Lincoln Lab
Latest update: 12-Jan-2001

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