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Second annual Bucks Aerospace Jam TOMORROW

October 26, 2018

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the second annual Aerospace Jam II. This event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, followed the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic at 7:30 p.m. at Fiserv Forum.

This student event will feature some of the 300+ aerospace industry companies in the state of Wisconsin and many of the WSGC Academic Institutions. More importantly, it is free to you! All you need to do is register to attend. Register here:

College and high school students will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with aerospace industry leaders
  • Discover available careers from some of the 300+ Wisconsin companies in the aerospace industry
  • Explore academic programs

For our undergraduate student attendees, individuals will have the opportunity to meet with participating companies from the growing list of over 300 aerospace companies that serve the aerospace industry across the state, nation, and the globe, and discuss career opportunities with aerospace companies that may be hiring individuals with STEM-related degrees. New to the list of companies participating in 2018 is Gulfstream, located in Appleton, WI. 

Our opening session will include a keynote talk by Haley Anderson, Space Systems Project Engineer from Sierra Nevada Corporation. Haley works on Dream Chaser and CST100 capsule. She grew up as a NASA daughter, her father working at the White Sands Test Facility. We also expect Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will provide opening remarks; she will likely want to speak directly with a number of the participating students regarding their goals and plans for the future here in the state.

We encourage you to register to attend Aerospace Jam. You will have a chance to speak with some of the state’s Industry folks, learning more about training, internship, and employment opportunities around the state. Aerospace Jam is brought to you by Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, Milwaukee Bucks, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and the Wisconsin Aerospace Partners.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium program office

About Hayley Anderson

Haley Anderson is a Project Engineer for Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems division in Madison, Wisconsin. She is currently working in Life Support Systems, Thermal Control Systems, Hydroponics, and Propulsion where she contributes her varied talents to new advancements in space exploration. Haley is a tenacious advocate for solving the unsolvable; she has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to break down the needs across programs and to strategize a resolution that pulls together individuals in traditionally “stove-piped” positions to work in concert towards a common objective. She strives to understand the obstacles and roadblocks that exist and how to keep herself and others accountable to removing said roadblocks to get the task at hand completed.

In her nearly ten year career in aerospace, she has helped design and pattern the space suit—leading the anthropometric research between the suit and capsule systems, managed high level projects under the new shuttle (SLS) program and acted as the subcontract representative with NASA communications in projects totaling over $70M. She has modeled vehicle interfaces in ANSYS, MATLAB, and CRADLE, and wrote programming to update the fluid dynamic outputs of one of NASA’s largest hypersonic wind tunnels. Hayley has also been highly involved in her community to promote STEAM (particularly for young women) and organized regional events for her church’s youth. Haley is a wife to another engineering mind and mother to two young children. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boise State University with a dual major in Mechanical Engineering and Theatre.

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