Upcoming Events

ASA Annual Meeting October 11-13, 2017

ASA’s annual meeting will be hosted this year by the state of New Mexico in conjunction wit their annual Balloon Fiesta. Our meeting will be held October 11-13th. The meeting will begin with a reception the night of the 11th, include the Balloon Fiesta activities and presentation of our first ASA awards on October 12, and we will conduct our business meeting with high level briefings and reports from our chapters ending the afternoon of the 13th. You won’t want to miss it. A detailed agenda and other information will be forthcoming.

We hope all Lt. Governors, associate members, and ASA Chapter leaders will attend this incredible event and to exchange of information that will help expand aerospace activities and grow the ASA chapter in your state.

State Aerospace and Aviation Days 2017

ASA chapter’s primary goal is to host at least one aerospace educational event each year for their state legislature. The objective is to educate legislators on the needs and opportunities of the aviation and space community of their state. Over time, each Chapter is to become a key resource for state policy makers. State Chapters also provide networking opportunities for companies and your economic development offices. The Chapter is to become the repository of information for the state’s aerospace community and connection to state government and ASA national. Find out more at www.aerostates.org.

Here is the initial 2017 calendar of Aviation and Aerospace Days when state chapters will be meeting with state legislators. We invite you to join these chapter events as part of your state delegation.

New Mexico-             January 25, 2017

Arizona-                      January 30, 2017

Virginia-                      February 1, 2017

Utah-                            February 15, 2017

Georgia-                       March  2017

Alabama-                     February 28-March 2, 2017

Florida                          March 8

Colorado-                     March 20

California-                    March 27-29

Nevada-                        April 6

Monthly ASA Telecon

For Lt. Governors, Delegates, Associate Members, and guests every third Thursday at 4:00 Eastern Time.

State Chapter Formation

MISSION: To educate, coordinate, facilitate, and advance the aerospace community within each state through policy development, educational discussions, and focused events, involving state elected and other government officials.

GOAL: Establish active state Chapters in all 50 states and 5 territories within 5 years. The chapter’s primary goal will be to host at least one aerospace educational event each year for their state legislature. Over time, each Chapter is to become a key resource for state policy makers. The Chapter is to become the repository of information for the state’s aerospace community and connection to ASA.

Contact Ross Garelick Bell at GarelickBell@aerostates.org

Implementing STEM Real World Design Challenge 2017

  • The Real World Design Challenge is an annual high school competition run by a public-private partnership with the goal of sustainably increasing the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce.  The partners are focused on working within the context of the American educational system to transform STEM education in the United States by providing professional science and engineering and learning resources to students and teachers.
  • For additional information contact:  Dr. Ralph K. Coppola, Real World Design Challenge Director: phone: 703-298-6630, email: rcoppola@ptc.com, or go to the RWDC website to register a team and learn more www.realworlddesignchallenge.org.

Ongoing meetings of State Aerospace Organization Committee.

The purpose of the committee is to help bring state based aerospace and aviation organizations under the ASA banner to help grow aerospace and aviation in our states.  Committee goals include:

  • helping state aerospace and aviation organizations collaborate and share information to grow the aerospace and aviation enterprises in their states
  • developing a database of state aerospace and aviation organizations
  • sharing best practices, lessons learned, business models, charters, organizational models

Ongoing meetings of Aerospace Manufacturing Committee.

The goal of this committee is to improve the global competitiveness of U.S. small to medium-size aerospace manufacturers in such a way that will benefit local, state, regional and national economic interest

ASA Scholarship Applications Due – April 30, 2016