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TIDEWATER CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jan 16, 2014
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Professor Discusses Systems Engineering

The chapterís January luncheon featured Michael C. Smith, a professor from the University of Virginia (UVA) Department of Systems and Information Engineering. He provided a very informative presentation on the tenets of systems engineering. Using the emergency landing of flight 1549 in the Hudson River as a backdrop, Smith elaborated on the roles that systems engineering played (both good and bad) in everyday occurrences. In addition, the chapter presented the AFCEAN of the Month Award for January to Bryan Dunsmore, a junior at Tabb High School. Dusnmore is a member of the schoolís first CyberPatriot Team, which launched this past fall. As the student leader for the team, he planned, trained and commanded the team during the November-December 2013 competition. The team finished in the top tier and will be competing in the state finals in February. Tabb is one of the chapterís Adopt-A-School participants.

Event Photographs:

Col. Glenn Powell, USAF (r), chapter president, presents Michael C. Smith, a professor from the University of Virginia (UVA) Department of Systems and Information Engineering, with a chapter shirt following his presentation in January.
Col. Glenn Powell, USAF (r), chapter president, presents Michael C. Smith, a professor from the University of Virginia (UVA) Department of Systems and Information Engineering, with a chapter shirt following his presentation in January.
During the chapterís January luncheon, Bryan Dunsmore (c) displays his AFCEAN of the Month plaque along with (l-r) Tom Harris, DRC; Cmdr. Gary Wooten, Tabb High School Junior ROTC; Master Sgt. Matthew Dunsmore, USAF, Bryanís father; and Col. Powell.
During the chapterís January luncheon, Bryan Dunsmore (c) displays his AFCEAN of the Month plaque along with (l-r) Tom Harris, DRC; Cmdr. Gary Wooten, Tabb High School Junior ROTC; Master Sgt. Matthew Dunsmore, USAF, Bryanís father; and Col. Powell.
Cleveland White (l) and Jerry Wright, president of the Hampton Roads Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), provide a presentation on the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) during the chapterís January luncheon. This is part of the Federal Aviation Administrationís (FAAís) Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 that established a program to integrate UAS into the National Air Space. The FAA selected Virginia Tech as one of six test sites that will conduct UAS failure mode testing and identify and evaluate operational and technical risks areas.
Cleveland White (l) and Jerry Wright, president of the Hampton Roads Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), provide a presentation on the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) during the chapterís January luncheon. This is part of the Federal Aviation Administrationís (FAAís) Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 that established a program to integrate UAS into the National Air Space. The FAA selected Virginia Tech as one of six test sites that will conduct UAS failure mode testing and identify and evaluate operational and technical risks areas.

For more details regarding this event contact:
larry watlington
7572880958

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