Pacific Northwest AIAA


Wednesday June 21, 2017

Doors Open at 5:30 pm
Dinner Starts at 6:00 pm 
Banquet ends at 8:00 pm

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Ivar's Salmon House
401 NE Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98105

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Emmanuel Domingo
Pacific Northwest AIAA

PNW AIAA Awards Banquet
June 21, 2017 

Please join us for our Annual Pacific Northwest AIAA Awards Banquet at Ivar's Salmon House on June 21, 2017 where our Distinguished Lecturer will be Dr. Agnes Blom-Schieber, senior stress analyst in the Product Development team of Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle.

Dr. Agnes Blom-Schieber is specialized in the design, analysis and production of composite structures, but enjoys solving all kinds of multi-disciplinary problems. Since she joined Boeing in 2011 she has worked on many different projects, ranging from developing advanced composites design and analysis methods to reducing the time to assemble aircraft structures, contributing to brand-new airplane designs or fire-fighting artillery shells. Dr. Blom-Schieber has a strong analytical background, but does not shy away from hands-on work in the R&D lab. She knows for example how to program, operate and repair automated fiber placement robots or large presses. The combination of analytical skills and practical experience makes it easy for her to work with mathematicians and engineers from different disciplines. Agnes loves to integrate science and engineering: working with diverse teams fuels her creativity and innovation. This is visible in the 23 granted and pending patent applications and trade secrets she has generated over the past 5 years.

Agnes enjoys learning and being an active member of numerous technical societies, such as the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE). Agnes has organized a number of technical symposia for the Pacific Northwest Section of the AIAA, special sessions on composite laminate optimization at international AIAA conferences, and a technical conference for SAMPE. She mentors younger engineers and graduate students, both on technical knowledge as well as on their career choices. Agnes also volunteers for STEM activities, during which she shares her passion for aerospace with children.

Agnes now lives in the Pacific Northwest, but she grew up in a small town in the Netherlands, called Zwammerdam. She feels right at home in Seattle, because it rains just as much as it does in the Netherlands. Besides missing her family she misses eating good bread with chocolate sprinkles for breakfast. Agnes loves to play volleyball and ultimate frisbee, grow her own fruits and vegetables, hike, ski, and ride her motorcycle together with her husband.

Dr. Agnes Blom-Schieber will be presenting:

 Composites in Aerospace - Necessary Developments in Laminate Analysis and Design

The presentation will start with a short introduction on the use of composite laminates in aerospace structures, followed by a discussion of current design and analysis practices for large composite structures, such as airplane wings. Along the way challenges in each phase of the development of composite parts will be highlighted, describing where the engineering (and mathematics) community can help the aerospace industry. 


Buffet Menu at Ivar's Salmon House Includes: Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Mesquite Cornbread Muffins with Honey Lavender Butter, Alder Grilled Coho Salmon, Alder Grilled Breast of Chicken,  Alder Grilled Flank Steak, Vegetables and Potatoes, Cookies and Brownies, Coffee, Tea and Soda