Igniting Your Future by Maximizing Your Early Career


Tuesday, 24 January 2023 10:00 until Tuesday, 24 January 2023 00:00


Watch live @ AIAA SciTech


In cooperation with the AIAA Young Professionals Group, our early career network have organized this session at AIAA SciTech on behalf of IFAR. IFAR aims to connect research organizations worldwide, and to enable the information exchange and communication on aviation research activities and to develop an understanding on challenges faced by the global aviation research community among its members, which include NASA. And our virtual exchange series is meant to develop the career capabilities of researchers and employees of the IFAR member organizations and the greater aeronautical R&D community!


The recording can be found here:   https://nari.arc.nasa.gov/ifar



Mr. Wes Ryan, a Program Manager at NASA’s Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI), will be giving the seminar “Igniting Your Future by Maximizing Your Early Career” as this year’s IFAR Virtual Exchange at AIAA SciTech on January 24, 2023, 10 AM EST. Anyone can attend the talk, whether they are registered for SciTech or not, and a link of the stream is provided in the flyer. Hope to see you there!


Mr. Wes Ryan joined NASA’s Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) in March of 2021 and is supporting airspace modernization and automation integration strategies, including the practical use of AI/ML for aviation purposes.   He is also supporting NASA’s Convergent Aeronautics Solutions program to identify paths to transformational aeronautics concepts for future aircraft designs, digital airspace management, and new operational capabilities.  Prior to NASA, Wes was with the FAA for 18 years working R&D and certification for remotely piloted aircraft and safety-enhancing technology for General Aviation.  He holds both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas.  He is a Fellow in the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Associate Fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.


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