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AeSSA hosts 2017 annual conference in partnership with the AISI @ CSIR
CSIR news. 25-26 October 2017

The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI), an initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry, hosted and managed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has teamed up with the Aeronautical Society of South Africa (AeSSA) to host the society’s 2017 annual conference. The event, which takes place at the CSIR International Convention Centre on 25 and 26 October 2017, has as its theme: Today’s research and technology for tomorrow’s aerospace

Marié Botha, Manager of the AISI, says, “The objectives of the AeSSA’s annual conference – to maximise industry and postgraduate student participation – is a good fit with the AISI’s mission. Our partnership therefore makes sound strategic sense.”

The annual conference brings together the full spectrum of aerospace engineers, academics, researchers, students and industry leaders in South Africa and their international counterparts. It provides a forum dedicated to the exchange of ideas and discussions of recent advances in aerospace engineering and related technologies from a scientific as well as an industrial applications point of view.           

Article source: www.csir.co.za/aisi-partners-aeronautical-society-south-africa-host-annual-conference

First CSIR/WOA Wind Tunnel Tour takes flight
WOA news. 3 July 2017

The Aeronautical Society of South Africa (AeSSA) hosted a visit on 3 July 2017 to the CSIR's wind tunnels in Brumaria, Tshwane, led by Dy Moonsammy, WOA Chairperson and Senior Manager of Learning and Development at Comair Limited, and Gift Kgadima, WOA Secretary. 

The purpose of this educational event was to expose learners and young professionals to the role of wind tunnel's in aviation, and to the work of the CSIR at this restricted national facility. The CSIR has 7 wind tunnels that enable South Africa to test the aerodynamic features of everything from cars to supersonic jets and rockets. 

The first CSIR/WOA Wind Tunnel Tour presented an exciting and inspirational afternoon, where the CSIR team demonstrated how wind tunnels and aeronautical engineers work together to design better aircrafts. 

WOA will be organising more of these wind tunnel tours in 2018, and partnering with schools to encourage learners to pursue a career in STEM education and aviation careers.

Read the article published in the July 2017 AeSSA Newsletter. Download WoA's flyer for the event.


Above: The Aeronautical Society of South Africa (AeSSA) hosted a visit on 3 July 2017 to the CSIR's wind tunnels in Brummeria, Tshwane, led by Dy Moonsammy, WOA Chairperson and Senior Manager of Learning and Development at Comair Limited, and Gift Kgadima, WOA Secretary. Photos: CSIR.