WSAS's 2023 Symposium

Sustainable Aviation: Opportunities for the Washington State Aerospace Ecosystem


The WSAS 16th Annual Symposium

Thursday, August 17, 2023

12:30pm to 7:00pm

Museum of Flight, Seattle

The WSAS 2023 symposium will inform participants of the status, opportunities, and challenges in the rapidly developing sustainable aviation sector, including science, technology, infrastructure, and workforce development.

The WSAS Symposium convenes scientific and technical experts to discuss and move towards solutions on issues that affect Washington State.


Washington State Academy of Sciences (https://washacad.org)

Aerospace Futures Alliance (https://www.afa-wa.com/)

Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (https://jcati.org/)

Seattle’s Museum of Flight (https://www.museumofflight.org/)

JOIN US if you are an elected official, staff of federal, state or local government, or are a member WSAS, the aviation community, or academia.

THE SYMPOSIUM WILL review the status, opportunities, and challenges in the emerging sustainable aviation sector, including technology, infrastructure, and workforce development.

Sustainable Aviation Symposium Planning Committee

Roger M Myers, PhD, Chair

Beth Hacker, PhD, UW/JCATI

Misha Lujan, Aerospace Futures Alliance

Mehran Mesbahi, PhD, UW

Cindy Messey, Museum of Flight

Kristi Morgansen, PhD, UW

Robin Toth, WA Department of Commerce

Emily Wittman, Aerospace Futures Alliance

WSAS 16th Annual Symposium Chair

Roger Myers, PhD
Roger Myers, PhDPast-President, WSAS and Aerospace Consultant

Symposium Program

Welcome: State Gov. Official (Governor or Director of DOC/DOT) Invited

1ST KEYNOTE: A Vision for Sustainable Aviation: The Need for Sustainable Aviation, Technology Options, and Implications; Steve Clarke, Deputy Associate Administrator, NASA Aeronautics Research Directorate

PANEL 1: Sustainable Aviation Technologies and Fuels
moderated by Dr. Anna Oldani, Federal Aviation Administration

PANEL 2: Infrastructure Changes for Sustainable Propulsion
moderated by Melinda Pagliarello, Airports Council International -- North America

2ND KEYNOTE: Workforce Development for the Sustainable Aviation Ecosystem
Howard E. McKenzie, Chief Engineer and Executive Vice President, Engineering, Test & Technology, The Boeing Company

PANEL 3: Creating the Sustainable Aviation Ecosystem Workforce
moderated by Dr. Kristi Morgansen, Chair, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington


Come meet your colleagues and discuss opportunities as you are surrounded by aircraft!

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