May 26th: Meeting
The Apprentice student chapter SME was pleased to sponsor an evening with Dr. Jose Ortiz from NASA. Dr. Ortiz has had extensive technical program management experience with NASA, DoD, and the Intelligence Community. His current mission with NASA is a partnership Aquarius Project with Argentina that deals with ocean flow.
Under the Constellation project he was Deputy Manager for Ares I-X Avionics and Software. His presentation was on the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) on the Ares I-X Rocket. As Deputy Manager he was responsible for the oversight of the Ares I-X Flight Test Vehicle Avionics element development, integration, and verification.
Among other positions Dr. Ortiz has held are Senior Systems Engineer, Program Manager, and Network Manager. He started his career at the Langley Research Center as an Electronics Engineer.
Our nineteen guests thoroughly enjoyed roast chicken and roast beef, complete with all the fixings, including cheesecake for dessert.
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