Past Speakers

March 4th, 2020

Mike Foreman


Mayor of Friendswood, Texas and veteran astronaut Mike Foreman spoke about his space shuttle flights, spacewalks outside the ISS, and more about the 10+ years he worked for NASA.

November 11th, 2019

Rex Welheim


Veteran astronaut Rex Welheim spoke about his experience in space and his path to becoming an astronaut. Rex flew on three space flights, including STS-135, the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program in 2011.

October 8th, 2019

Jacobs Engineering

Recruiting Event

Representatives from NASA contractor Jacobs Engineering spoke to AIAA about the internship opportunities they were offering and what the company does for NASA.

August 28th, 2019

Alvaro Ibarra

United Airlines Service Engineer

UH Alumni Alvaro Ibarra discussed his experience working in the aerospace industry and gave his advice about careers, job interviews, and more to develop yourself professionally.

November 11, 2018

John Scott

Chief Technologist, Propulsion and Power – NASA Johnson Space Center

John Scott is manager of the engineering department responsible for the human space program’s technical expertise in power generation, pyrotechnics, and planetary mining at JSC.

Olga Bannova

Director of the Space Architecture Graduate Program at UH

Dr. Bannova is an alumna of the University of Houston and as director of the Space Architecture program. She is a corresponding member of International Academy of Astronautics, IAC Space and Society Symposiums coordinator, senior member of the AIAA and chair of the educational subcommittee of the AIAA Space Architecture Technical Committee. 

October 4th, 2018

Eryn Beisner

Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Flight Control Engineer

Eryn Besiner work on the ExtraVehicular Activity (EVA) Flight Control Team at the KBR. She trains astronauts how to spacewalk and watches over them during an EVA from the Mission Control Center. She is an expert on the space station airlock, spacesuits, and the tools and systems that support EVA.  

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