American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Building rockets is hard--otherwise, even a brain surgeon can do it! That's why more than a million people[1] work together to build the airplanes, helicopters, satellites, and rockets that enable our modern lives and propel humanity beyond earth. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics unites those professionals--from the mechanical engineers designing the manufacturing line that will build 787s to the physicists that are designing the next generation of spacecraft propulsion--and enables them to work better work together. In the process, AIAA will organize conferences for its members to share and learn about new discoveries[2], lead iniatives to improve public policy regarding aviation and space[3], and develop the next generation of scientists and engineers that will advance the aerospace industry and humanity[4].

Mission for AIAA-TAMU

As a student branch of the national organization, our primary goal is to ensure that budding scientists and engineers who want to contribute to the aerospace industry can contribute to the aerospace industry. We want to:

  • Connect the right students with the right companies through industry events. 
  • Enable students to apply their classroom theory into tangible skills and experience through technical projects.
  • Develop our members' soft skills and help them build their own Aggie Network through social events.

At the end of the day, we want to make sure that our members have the opportunities they want and that our supporters have the talent they need.


Below is a snapshot of AIAA-TAMU's Administrative Committee. Our officers control four "flows": membership, finance, membership development, and special projects.

  • Our president is the CEO of AIAA-TAMU. 
  • Our Vice President is the COO and maintains daily operations. 
  • Our Industry Chair is the organization's liaison with industry and academia.
  • Our Department Representatives serve as liaisons to their respective departments and help us reach the entire College of Engineering.

Contact information can be found in the Contact page.

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  1. Students: This organization is for you! Check out the Students page up top to learn more about joining--and contributing--to our student branch!
  2. Companies & Academics: Our main objective is to develop student members that have the technical and social skills to build successful careers and properly contribute to your company or research lab. Please explore the Companies & Academics page to learn more about how we can build a better relationship to further this objective.

[1]A snapshot of the aerospace industry in America

[2]AIAA-SciTech, the premiere aerospace conference

[3]AIAA's public policy committee

[4]AIAA scholarships