Congratulations to MIME associate professor Roberto Albertani, who has been appointed the State of Oregon representative for the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
The AIAA was established in 1963 by merging the American Rocket Society and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences for purposes of better supporting the development of future aerospace professionals, practicing aerospace professionals, and the organizations and institutions involved in aerospace. In his new capacity, Dr. Albertani will work to enhance existing links and develop new connections between the AIAA and educational institutions, the aerospace industry, and government authorities at both the State and regional levels.
Last year, Albertani and MIME colleague Dr. Nancy Squires supported a group of students in starting an OSU student chapter of AIAA; and they currently serve as the chapter co-advisors. Albertani and Squires also mentored three 2012-13 MIME Capstone Design teams that collaboratively designed and manufactured a radio-controlled airplane to support development of the OSU–AIAA chapter’s entry in the 2013 AIAA Design-Build-Fly competition, happening on April 19–21 in Tucson, AZ.