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Schedule of Events

 

Evening Reception, Sponsored by GKN 

Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa

Thursday, March 5, 2020 

 

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

  • Registration & Check for Colloquium

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

  • Reception

Colloquium, Sponsored by NASA

Brown-Kopel Student Achievement Center

Gavin Research Laboratory

Friday, March 6, 2020

 

7:30 AM to 8:00 AM

  • Registration & Check-In
  • Graduate Student & Senior Design Poster Displays

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM

  • Opening Remarks - Dr. Christopher Roberts, Dean of Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
  • CPAC Mission/Vision Statement - Margie Godwin, GKN

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

  • Composite Word, "Why Composites Matter?"- Micheal 'Mick' Maher, Maher & Associates LLC.

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

  • Keynote Speaker - Laura L. Bogusch, VP - Boeing Research and Technology 

10:00 AM to 10:15 AM

  • Coffee Break
  • Graduate Student & Senior Design Poster Displays

10:15 AM to 11:15 AM

  • Panel 1: Future of Composites: Materials & Testing 
    • Moderator: Dr. John Tomblin, Executive Director of the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) 
      • Stephen Heinz, Head of R&I, Product Development, Solvay 
      • Dr. Uday K. Vaidya (ORNL), Aerospace Design/Processing
      • Byron Vines, Director of Non-Destructive Testing, Arcadia Aerospace Ind.  
      • Dr. Mark Hilburger, NASA, Structural Testing

11:15 AM to 11:45 AM

  • Equipment & Tooling
    • Ken McClellan, Ingersoll Machine Tools
    • Dr. Andrew Purvis, Electroimpact 

11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

  • Lunch & Round Table Discussion with AU Faculty

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

  • Tour of Center for Polymers & Advanced Composites (CPAC) and National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME)
  • Interaction with AU Faculty and Students
  • Table Displays in Gavin Research Laboratory
    • NASA (sponsor)
    • GKN (sponsor)
    • City of Auburn
    • Auburn University Continuing Education
    • Auburn University Career & Corporate Development
    • Auburn University Industrial Design
    • Southern Union State Community College

2:15 PM to 2:30 PM

  • Coffee Break
  • Graduate Student & Senior Design Poster Displays

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

  • Panel 2: Future of Composites: Applications,
    • Moderator: John Vickers NASA, Moderator  
      • Robert Koon, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
      • Steve Hayse (AEROCRM), GKN/Industry
      • Justin Jackson, NASA
      • Keith J. Roberts, US ARMY
      • Dr. Steve Taylor, Associate Dean for Research, Auburn University 

3:30 PM to 3:45 PM

  • Technical Education Opportunities - Bill Clifton, Technical Department Faculty Chair, Southern Union Community College

3:45 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Challenges for Future Workforce Development - J.D. McFarlan, Vice President, Lockheed Martin

4:00 PM to 4:05 PM

  • Closing Remarks

4:05 PM

  • Social & Networking Time