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 2014 Freshman Conference
Our Freshman conference is fast approaching. Wednesday and Thursday the freshmen areospace students who signed up will learn about AIAA, make new friends and get a general idea of what being an aerospace engineer at Illinois is about!
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!
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!
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
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.
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!