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.

Event points

What are event points?

Event points are a system where, as an AIAA member, you receive points for attending any event hosted by AIAA. Simply RSVP for an event, show up, and gain points. AIAA members will receive:

  • 2 points for attending Industry Events
  • 1 point for attending Social/Academic Events

How do event points work?

You will gain event points if you attend any event hosted by AIAA and fulfill the following steps:

  • RSVP for the event (Walk-ins will not receive event points)
    • Note: RSVP links for events are included in our weekly emails
  • Show up and stay for the duration of the event

You will gain 1/4 of an event point if you:

  • Fill out a feedback form for an event you attended

You will lose 1/2 of an event point if you:

  • RSVP for an event but don't attend
  • Show up significantly late to an event or leave significantly early
  • Notify us of your intent to cancel less than 48 hours before an event

Event Point Tiers

Members joining in Spring semester

Tier 3 - 6 points
Tier 2 - 8 points
Tier 1 - 14 points

Members joining in Fall semester

Tier 3 - 6 points
Tier 2 - 14 points
Tier 1 - 22 points


event points Prizes

Tier 3 - AIAA T-Shirt

Tier 2 - Movie Tickets

Tier 1 - Tumbler, Engineering Paper, Kuru Toga Pencils , Gift Cards, AIAA apparel

*Note: More event point prizes will be added throughout the semester based on member feedback.

For more information about our event points system, contact