ASME & AIAA Cornell Chapter Volunteers Help Win Medals for Local Middle School Science Olympiad Team


With the help of ASME and AIAA volunteers, the Boynton Middle School Science Olympiad team was able to achieve overall silver medal in the competition as well as a few gold, silver, and bronze medals for other specific events in their regional competition! Activities ranged from testing the student’s knowledge of meteorology to having the students build a helicopter device to get an egg safely to the floor. Thank you all volunteers who helped out! Any students interested in helping in the future please contact Stephanie Locks at

Interested in internships, research, project teams, or the co-op program? Come to the AIAA Internship/Research Seminar on Tuesday, October 29 at 5:00 pm in Upson 205

 Meet these four awesome seniors and hear about their internship/research experiences:

 Yoni Saltzman: 

– Interned at NASA and with the start-up Planetary Resources

– Got to do science with Bill Nye!

– Laboratory for Intelligent Machine Systems researcher


Bethany Sedziol:

– Worked for GE Aviation through Cornell’s Engineering Co-Op Program

– 3D Printing Researcher in the Shepherd Lab


Cory Pomerantz:

– Airframe Subteam Lead on CUAir

– Worked for NASA at Glenn Research Center

– Researched stealthy drone engines


Matt Weller:

Design Build Fly Team Lead

– Worked for SpaceX  

An out-of-this-world lecture by former astronaut Dr. Sandra Magnus! Monday, Oct. 7

AIAA Speaker Series: Perspectives from Space

Previously a Stealth Engineer for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company, Dr. Magnus entered NASA’s Astronaut Corps in 1996. Since then, she has taken part in three missions to the International Space Station and is currently the Executive Director of AIAA. Come hear about her experiences as an astronaut in space!  Monday, October 7th  Reception at 3:30 pm in Upson Lounge.      Lecture at 4:30 pm in Upson B17

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