AIAA is the world's largest professional society devoted to the progress of engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. The purpose of the society is "to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics, and to promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits."

AIAA Updates

AIAA Faculty/Staff Softball and Cookout!!!

AIAA's 1st Annual Faculty/Staff/Graduates Softball and Cookout event with students with be coming weekend Saturday, April 12th from 2-6pm at Hessel Park in Champaign. Be sure to come out for food and sunshine along with of course some semi-competitive games of softball. Family and friends are welcome, simply RSVP so we know how much food to get!

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.

If you participated in the conference and would like to give us some feedback please check out this survey.

Dr. Howard Elementary School Visit

A group of AIAA students had fun presenting aerospace concepts to kindergarten through 5th graders at a school event. Our club operated a booth at the school's Science and Art Night.

Dr. Howard Trip


Tech Team JetCat

The AIAA Tech Team got their JetCat engine up and running last semester! Check out the video below

Interested in learning more about all the industries in the aerospace field? Explore this link, AIAA Industry Guide, to learn about all the opportunities available and the companies that offer them.

Check the calendar for other upcoming events, happy hours, and more!

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