An upcoming Tennessee Aerospace Professionals Society membership meeting will feature four student presenters, one of whom is already working in the profession.
Katelin Sanders and Kinsley Williams will speak during the 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, session in Business and Aerospace Building Room S118, said Ivy Adams, the vice president of the student organization.Tyler Hampton and Brianna McDonald also will be making presentations.
The purpose of the Tennessee Aerospace Professionals Society, or TAPS, is to further the career development of students and professionals in all aerospace pathways through education, comradery and outreach.
Sanders, airport manager at the Smithville, Tennessee, airport, will be discussing the aspects of airport management.
“Some of the factors of management include the day-to-day activities of an airport, manager expectations, relationships with the local, state and federal government and ways to prepare for an aviation management role,” Sanders said.
Sanders, 23, who is from Gordonsville, Tennessee, is majoring in aerospace, with a concentration in aviation management with a built-in minor in business administration. She considers herself a “super senior,” as she is in her sixth year of college, with plans to graduate in May.
Williams will be talking about the Socks for Soldiers donation drive.
Adams said she remains “amazed at the growth” of the student organization.
“It is because of the dedication of our constantly expanding member base that this organization has grown to such a success,” she said. “I am proud of all that our officer team has accomplished and I look forward to all the great things yet to come.”
Adams added the TAPS member presentations events “demonstrate the commitment our members have in improving our club.”
“With this event, I am glad to see a well-rounded commitment to our three pillars of education, camaraderie, and outreach,” she said. The presenters aim to educate participants about career paths in aerospace. Camaraderie is being developed by encouraging our members to get more involved in leadership opportunities within the club.”
— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)