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AIAA Updates

A Message from the Executive Board

The AIAA Executive Board wants to wish everyone the best of luck with finals and a safe and well deserved winter break.


Remind 101

Want to receive text message or email reminders for AIAA events? Text @AIAA to (217)-909-4102 or email a blank email to aiaa@mail.remind.com


Freshman Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Come to the Flix Theatre in the basement of Illini Tower this Friday from 7:00-9:00pm for a Smash Bros. Tournament! We'll have plenty of FREE pizza and soda for everyone so come through whenever you can.


Rockwell Collins Mixer

If you want a chance to mingle with representatives of Rockwell Collins in a casual setting, Monday, September 22nd at Clybourne's is the place to be. From 4-6pm AIAA will be hosting a mixer that all AIAA Student Members are invited to. Dress is business casual.


Membership Form

If you missed signing up to be an AIAA member you can do so here.


Resume Workshop

Want to improve your resume and learn some industry tips on how to get noticed? Attend AIAA's resume workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 3rd at 6pm in 100MSEB!


First General Meeting

AIAA's first general meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 2nd. We will be introducing officers, collecting dues and of course having dessert! We hope to see everyone at 7:00pm in 151 Everitt.


AIAA 2014 Freshman Conference

Freshman conference was a great success. The Wednesday and Thursday before the start of classes the freshmen areospace students who signed up learned about AIAA, made new friends and got a general idea of what being an aerospace engineer at Illinois is about!


AIAA Bonfire

Roast s'mores with AIAA and try to catch a glimpse of the Eta Aquariid meteor shower starting at 7pm on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 with the AIAA telescope. We will be at the Illini Grove and hope to see anyone available.


AIAA General Meeting

There will be an AIAA general meeting Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The meeting will be in 269 Everitt where there will be PIZAA! While eating you can get caught up on current AIAA tech projects, social events and more. Professor White will be our guest speaker and we hope to see you all there!


AIAA Faculty/Staff Softball and Cookout!!!

AIAA's 1st Annual Faculty/Staff/Graduates Softball and Cookout event with students was a great success the weekend of Saturday, April 12th. Thanks for coming out for food, sunshine and softball. It was great to have family and friends and we are looking forwards to next year!


AIAA Paintball

Come play paintball with AIAA! On Saturday, November 9th we will be travelling to Sudden Impact Paintball in Bloomington. We'll leave at around 9 AM and will return sometime in the afternoon. The cost will be a discounted $25 which includes admission, gun rental, goggles, and unlimited CO2 along with 500 rounds of paintballs. Sign up here and make sure to invite all your friends!


Info Sessions

AIAA will be hosting the following info sessions. Attend for a great opportunity to learn and network with some top aerospace companies. Check out the calendar for time and location details.

SpaceX - Monday, September 23rd
ManTech - Monday, September 23rd
GE Aviation - Tuesday, September 24th
Compuware - Tuesday, September 24th


First General Meeting

AIAA's first general meeting will be Tuesday, September 3rd from 6 to 7 PM in MSEB 100 (main lecture hall). We will be going over all our plans for this semester from tech projects to social events. As always, there will be free pizza and refreshments so be sure to come out and get signed up for this coming year.


AIAA Freshman Conference

AIAA would like to extend a big thank you to everyone that helped make this year's AIAA Freshman Conference a success. Freshman students were given an opportunity to attend a two day conference before school started. The conference included chances to network with other students, information sessions ranging from campus clubs to internships and co-ops, and what conference wouldn't be complete with junkyard rockets and some Papa Del's pizza. We look forward to the great year ahead.

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