American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics at San Jose State University

Welcome to San Jose State University's American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) student branch's website. Here you will find valuable information regarding the club and its related activities such as events and project funding.

With more than 35,000 members, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is the world's largest professional society, principal voice, and information resource devoted to the progress of engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. The purpose of our student branch is to support the success of San Jose State University's aerospace engineering students. AIAA will provide its members with access to events, workshops, club room resources, research projects, socials, and other related activities that will connect students with professionals and help prepare them for a career in the aerospace industry.

What is AIAA?

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is a professional society focused on the advancement of aerospace engineering. Founded in 1963, AIAA is composed of over 30,000 members from 88 countries. The national AIAA website, which can be found here, contains a wealth of information, including journals on aircraft, spacecraft, guidance and control systems, propulsion, and power system.

 

Where does SJSU fall into this?

SJSU's AIAA branch is one of over 190 student branches throughout the world. AIAA at SJSU focuses on supporting the success of San Jose State University's aerospace engineering students; AIAA at SJSU provides its members with access to a variety of events, workshops, academic resources, research projects, and other aerospace-based activities in our effort connect students with professionals and better prepare them for a career in the aerospace industry.

AIAA at SJSU supports a variety of student projects, including aircraft projects for the national AIAA Design/Build/Fly competition, rockets projects, and CubeSAT projects. AIAA at SJSU additionally encourages its members to join teams, enabling students to engage in projects with their fellow classmates and upperclassmen.