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The Future of Space - 2017 AIAA CSULB Student Chapter/Branch Dinner Meeting

AIAA CSULB Student Branch/Chapter

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
CSULB AIAA student member Oct 4, 2017 $20.00 $1.49
Student, non AIAA member Oct 4, 2017 $25.00 $1.62
AIAA Professional member Oct 4, 2017 $35.00 $1.87
Non-AIAA non-student Oct 4, 2017 $40.00 $1.99
Presentation Only Oct 7, 2017 $10.00 $1.24
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University Student Union (USU) Beach Ballroom 251 A & B
California State University, Long Beach
1250 N Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840
(South of 105 Hwy, East of 710 Hwy, West of 605 Hwy, and North of 22 Hwy)
(See maps at the bottom of this page)




The event will be held at the University Student Union building (USU). The most optimal parking would be in lots 17 and 3. (See map.) Lot 17 has short-term parking spaces and both lots have general and employee spaces. Employee parking spaces are open to the public after 5:30pm on weekdays.

All campus parking is by permit only. In an effort to reduce waste, Cal State Long Beach has implemented a paperless parking system. Once parked, you may find the nearest pay station, enter in your license plate number and the amount of time you would be staying. No ticket need be printed. (CSULB parking FAQ.)

For reference: from Atherton Blvd. Turn into Merriam Way (by the pyramid) and drive down to lot 17 or lot 3. From Bellflower, turn into Beach drive and take it to Merriam Way.


                           6:00 pm - 6:55 pm Check-in, Networking, Reception, Dinner (6:30PM)
                           6:55 pm - 7:00 pm Introduction (LA-LV Section & the first speaker)
                           7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Presentations and Q & A
                           9:00 pm - 9:30 pm Networking

(RSVP Here - See Above)

***Online Ticket sales will end at 11:30 PM Wednesday, October 4th, 2017***


                                            $20.00 - CSULB AIAA student member
                                            $25.00 - Student, non AIAA member
                                            $35.00 - AIAA Professional member
                                            $40.00 - Non-AIAA non-student
                                            $10.00 - Presentation Only, No Meal

Dinner: Mediterranean Platters / Buffet Style

(Soda & bottled water will be provided for all attendees, including Presentation-Only) 

The Speakers and Topics

Allan Grosvenor has worked in Aviation, Energy, and Space for two decades with a particular focus on aerodynamics, high performance computing, design innovation, and artificial intelligence. His talk “HPC-Driven Reusable Launch & Reentry Aerothermodynamic Design” will present aspects of work he lead in the DARPA XS-1 Phase 1 effort at Masten Space Systems.


Cristian Acosta was born in Bogota, Colombia and raised in Lomita, California. He attended high school at Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy in Harbor City. In 2012 he graduated from high school and started his college education at Cal State Long Beach. Currently he is the co-project manager of Cal State Long Beach’s liquid propellant rocket project (Beach Launch Team). His internship experiences include CSULB (the California Launch Vehicle Education Initiative (now BLT)), NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (CAD models for SLS parts), SpaceX in Hawthorne (subcomponents for the turbopumps on the Raptor engine), NASA MSFC (green monopropellant propulsion systems for CubeSats), and most recently modeling for LOX/Methane propulsion system to be used on a robotic lunar lander.

Hector Felix has lived for most of his life in Los Angeles, CA. He was born in Durango, Mexico. He attended Middle College High School, and in the year 2015 graduated with honors and began his college endeavor at California State University, Long Beach. He is currently pursuing two Bachelor of Science Degrees, one of which is in Aerospace Engineering and one in Physics. He began working with rockets my freshman year of college for the California Launch Vehicle Education Initiative (CALVEIN). He worked on Avionics for the P-17B Vehicle under the extraordinary mentorship of Thanh Truc Le. He became Avionics Lead when CALVEIN became Cal State Long Beach’s Liquid Rocket Project (Beach Launch Team). Currently he is the Co-Project Manager of Beach Launch Team.

Cristian and Hector will be talking about the history of the project they are a part of and the reason why they are building a Liquid Propellant Rocket that is able to reach 45,000 ft using LOX and Methane. Their talk will also include future goals of launching a rocket above 100 km and to eject a small satellite into LOE.

Monica Jan is currently the Senior Director of Strategy and Customer Experience at Virgin Orbit. Monica's career spans research and development, investment, and business strategy in the technology and aerospace sector. She has been involved in research and development in semiconductors, artificial intelligence, networking architectures and hardware, telematics systems, and space systems. She has worked with both entrepreneurs and corporations on product development, business development, strategic partnerships, operations and cross-functional process improvement, and supply chain alignment. In her strategy consulting career, she worked with Fortune 500 corporations on domestic and international market expansion, and advised high-tech start-ups on their venture strategy. She co-founded the LightSpeed Innovations, an aerospace accelerator, working with new space entrepreneurs on launching their ventures. As part of the steering committee for the Wharton Angel Network and Wharton Aerospace Ventures, Monica works actively with investors and entrepreneurs from diverse industries.

Monica holds both BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, a Systems Engineering certificate from the California Institute of Technology, and an MBA from The Wharton School. She currently holds a faculty position at The Wharton School with the Global Consulting Practicum Program. 

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USU Ballrooms (Beach Ballroom 251 A & B)
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90840

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

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AIAA CSULB Student Branch/Chapter

The California State University, Long Beach chapter of AIAA is a student-run organization dedicated to improving interest, learning, and career opportunities for students in the areas of Aeronautics and Astronautics. We engage our members with the aerospace industry though various events like guest speakers and company tours. We are also proud to host student-run aerospace projects like the Beach Launch Team, the University Student Launch Initiative, and Design, Build, Fly. Our goal is to become a leading center for student development on campus and in our community.
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