50th Anniversary Symposium and Celebration

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - Saturday, May 10, 2008

Program and Presentations

Links are to PDF's of the PowerPoint presentations, except as noted.

Thursday, May 8

9:00 - 12:00

Registration and Welcome
W.F. Durand Building, Hoff Conference Room (Room 450)

12:00

Barbecue Lunch - Roble Field

1:30

Lab Tours, Demonstrations, and Poster Sessions
Durand Building

5:30

Reception - Faculty Club

Friday, May 9

8:00

Breakfast - Arrillaga Alumni Center

8:45

Welcome
Brian Cantwell - Chair of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Jim Plummer, Dean of Engineering, Stanford University

9:00

Jan Achenbach - Northwest University
From the Sputnik Era to the Present: Adventures in Engineering Science of One AA Alum

9:45

Andy Barrows - Mercury Computer Systems
GPS, Flight Displays, and Air Traffic Control Modernization

10:30

Break

10:45

Francis Everitt - Stanford University
Gravity Probe B, the Engineering of a Physics Experiment in Space and the Role of Students in it

11:30

Ilan Kroo - Stanford University
Sustainable Aviation

12:15

Lunch

1:45

Susan Ying - Boeing
To Boldly Go....Leading Beyond the Horizon

2:30

Vance Coffman - Lockheed Martin (ret)
The F35 Lightning II

3:15

Break

3:30

Arif Karabeyoglu - Space Propulsion Group
Hybrid Propulsion for Future Space Launch

4:15

Steve Rock - Stanford University
Robotic Exploration

5:00

Reception and Dinner

Saturday, May 10

8:00

Continental Breakfast -
Arrillaga Alumni Center

8:40

Opening Logistics

8:45

Three Generations in Aerospace
William F. Ballhaus Sr. - Northrop Corp. and Beckman Instruments (ret)
William F. Ballhaus Jr. - Aerospace Corp. (ret)
William L. Ballhaus - BAE Systems
Integrated Networked Systems 2000s - Future

9:45

Penina Axelrad - University of Colorado
Challenges and Opportunities in Aerospace Education
[PDF of text of prepared remarks]

10:30

Break

2:00

Panel Discussion - Aerospace: The Next 25 Years
Moderator:
Brad Parkinson, Prof. Emeritus, Stanford University

Panel Members:
Turki Saud Mohammed Al-Saud, KACST
Owen Brown, DARPA
Heinz Erzberger, NASA Ames Research Center, Stanford University

12:15

Farewell Reception