Ms. Heather Nguyễn/ Executive Văn Nghệ & Áo Dài Contest
Ms. Daisy Trần /Văn Nghệ & Áo Dài Contest
Mr. Brian Quang Phan/Communication
Mr. Sonny Nguyễn/Sport
Mr. Bảo Đặng (Former President/Boeing Retired)
Mr. Mai Nguyễn (Boeing Retired)
Mr. Tân Lê (Former President/Boeing Retired)
Mr. Thạch Nguyễn (Former President/Honeywell Retired)
Mr. Trung Tạ /MATHCOUNTS (Raytheon)
I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as President of the Vietnamese- American Aerospace Peer Association (VAAPA). VAAPA is a non-profit organization that cultivates, supports and engages its membership in community service to promote and inspire youth interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
We inspire future generations of innovators, explores and dreamers. We have a rich history of giving back to our local community. I hope this experience will inspire you to learn and grow in your STEM knowledge and aspirations.
Our VAAPA members are mostly Engineers and Scientists. Personally, I have worked at two aerospace companies—Boeing and Northrop Grumman Co.—as a Design engineer for more than 33 years. I loved being part of companies that built awesome airplanes, satellites, space capsules, rockets and space stations.
I want to ensure our engineer, scientist members will stands shoulder-to shoulder with younger generation, sharing their experience and knowledge. To deal with it, we will need to think about how it can accelerate mentorship opportunities between more experienced members and younger generations stepping in to replace them.
In addition, a small team of VAAPA scientists and engineers will go to local middle and high school programs to talk about engineering, perform demonstrations and share their passion for engineering to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and the work we do in order to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists.
Anyone interested in helping by volunteering for any of the events is urged to contact us directly.
I look forward to achieving amazing things with you in 2017 and beyond.
Thanks for your support,
Chieu P Nguyen