Canaveral Council of Technical Societies April Events Calendar

Canaveral Council of Technical Societies

CCTS Events Calendar   –    April 2018

Society Meetings and Events

ASSE April Meeting Features Jacksonville OSHA Area Director

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASEE) Space Coast Chapter April Meeting will be held Friday, April 6th (11:30 registration, 12-1pm meeting). Guest Speaker is Jacksonville Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Area Director, Brian Sturtecky, who will discuss what is new and upcoming with OSHA including mandatory electronic submission of injury and illness reports. This meeting is free and open to the business community. The event is held at the Red Lobster Daytona Beach, 2625 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida, 32114. Lunch is on your own off the menu. Registration and more information is available at

ASHRAE/ASME Joint Technical Seminar: Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Devices

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Space Coast Chapter is hosting a joint Technical Seminar with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Canaveral Section on Tuesday, April 10, 11:30 am at Tuscany Grill (7640 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940). The Chapter will host Clifford Holcomb who will present the topic, “Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Devices.” Sponsored by Core, the seminar is worth 1 FBPE PDH. Members of US Green Building Council (USGBC) Florida Chapter/Central Florida Region are welcome to join us. The cost for the seminar is $20, which includes lunch and the presentation. Registration and payment can be done online at For more seminar information, please visit the seminar website.

North Florida AACE Presents: Investing from a Cost Engineering Perspective, Part 2

The North Florida Section of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACE) April meeting will feature ‘Investing from a Cost Engineering Perspective, Part 2,’ with speaker F. Sam Griggs, CCP, FAACE. The meeting will be held Tuesday, April 10th, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at PMA Consultants, 4901 Vineland Road, Suite 330, Orlando, FL 32811. Meeting is free. Optional dinners $10.00 per person with advance reservations by 4/9/18. For more details and registration information, see Meetings page at or e-mail

CCTS Executive Board Meeting

Our next Canaveral Council of Technical Societies (CCTS) Executive Board will be on Wednesday, April 11, 6:00 p.m. at the CCTS Board Room, located at our Cape Royal Office Building location (1980 N. Atlantic Ave., Suite 401, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931). All CCTS member societies are encouraged to provide representation. Teleconferencing is available.

AIAA Spring Banquet Features Apollo Astronaut Charlie Duke

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Cape Canaveral Section Spring Banquet features retired US Air Force Brigadier General Charlie Duke, who served as lunar module pilot on the Apollo 16 mission. The event will be held Friday, April 13, with social hour (cash bar) from 5:30-6:30PM,  followed by dinner and the speaker. Cost is $45 for AIAA members, $55 for nonmembers and $35 for students. Advance registration is required by Friday, April 6 or while seats last at:

NSCFL Dinner at the KSC Atlantis Exhibit Features Debus Award Winner

The National Space Club Florida Committee will honor this year’s Dr. Kurt H. Debus Award winner, Larry Ostarly, Senior VP of Operations, AECOM. The event will be held in the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Atlantis Exhibit. Saturday, April 14, 2018 6:30 PM Reception/7:15 PM Dinner. (Black tie optional). RSVP by COB Friday, April 7, 2017, Members $85 / Non-Members $95.

NASA Alumni League Meeting for April Features Presentation by KSC Director of Safety and Mission Assurance

The NASA Alumni League (NAL), Florida Chapter, will hold its April, 2018 meeting, at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 17th at the Debus Center, KSC Visitor Complex, Kennedy Space Center, FL. Following a 45 minute social, we will have a buffet lunch prepared by the Delaware North chefs, after which we will be treated to a presentation by Russ Deloach, current Director of Safety and Mission Assurance at KSC. For reservations for the April meeting, please respond to this reminder to Bev Merrilees: or phone 321-452-5426 by noon on April 15th. Priority for reservations will be for members and their guests, with each member limited to no more than four in their party. Information on our speakers and program activities is posted on the League web site at, along with online registration and pre-payment by PayPal. Confirmed reservations may also be paid for at the door.

SAME April General Meeting

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Space Coast Post March General Meeting will be held April 19th at 11:30AM at the Courtyard by Marriott, Cocoa Beach. Registration and more information is available at

Professional Development Opportunities

Workshop for Global Sustainability in October 2018

Members of CCTS Member Societies are encouraged to register for the inaugural Workshop for Global Sustainability, held from October 23 to 26, 2018, in the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. Participation is anticipated from International and US Government Agencies, Commercial Companies and Academia (students and faculty). Visionaries and leaders have opportunities to present and collaborate on sustainability-focused efforts.
For companies looking for increased exposure, the Partnership for Global Sustainability (PGS) is in need of sponsorships to make this happen. Become a sponsor today by e-mailing Michelle Lamb at or by calling (321) 394-1866.
For more information about the workshop, visit Feel free to contact Michelle Lamb, Workshop Coordinator, at if you have any questions.

ERAU Presents an Interactive Discussion on Commercial Space

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University presents An Interactive Discussion on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7-8:30 pm: Lift, Off the page: The Commercial Space Race. A panel of Embry-Riddle faculty and alumni space industry experts will discuss space commerce and the legal, logistical and ethical questions around it. An audience Q and Q will follow. Please click Link to register:
All Registrants will receive a link to the event. The event is also being broadcast at the Space Coast Campus: 4450 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 195, Melbourne, Fl 32934. If more information is needed for this event or for ERAU’s local degree and professional programs, please contact Jan Snyder at 321-783-5020 or

CCTS Member Societies and Executive Committee Meetings


AACE – North Florida Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International The Board of Officers and Directors meets every other month September through May, on second Thursdays immediately following the Section meeting. For more information, see or contact
AIAA – American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cape Canaveral Section
AIChE – American Institute of Chemical Engineers, East Central Florida Section
ASHRAE – American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Space Coast Chapter ASHRAE Space Coast Chapter has Board of Governor meetings via teleconference when announced. To participate, e-mail
ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Canaveral Section
ASSE – American Society of Safety Engineers, Space Coast Chapter
IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Canaveral Section
IEEE -Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Melbourne Section
INCOSE – International Council on Systems Engineering, Space Coast Chapter
NAL – NASA Alumni League, Space Coast Chapter NASA Alumni League Executive Board Meetings are held just prior to the beginning of the monthly Luncheon.
NMA-FSCC – National Management Association – Florida Space Coast Council
NSCFL – National Space Club – Florida Committee
SAME – Society of American Military Engineers, Space Coast Post
Associate Members

Associate Members
SpaceTEC – NSF National Center for Aerospace Technical Education
This calendar is prepared by the Canaveral Council of Technical Societies and distributed to Chairs/Presidents and CCTS Representatives of Member Societies. Societies may feel free to redistribute this calendar to their memberships. To submit an item for inclusion in an upcoming CCTS events calendar, please email


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