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.


Sanborn County Park Hike

Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Hike), 12:00 pm - 2:00 (BBQ)
Location: Meet in the ENGR Lobby at 9:00 am or meet at Sanborn County Park at 12:00 pm for the BBQ

Join us for a beautiful morning hike led by one of SJSU’s professors, former Interim Dean of Engineering, and Tau Beta Pi’s adviser, Dr. Ping Hsu! We will also be hosting a BBQ after the hike along with some sport games

  • Hikers, please bring water, snacks, and comfortable athletic wear!
  • Not interested in the hike? Come at 12:00 pm for a BBQ and hangout as the hikers return.
  • Carpools will be arranged. Drivers get an extra half event point for offering rides, but it will be first come, first served based on the RSVPs.
  • Attending either the hike or the BBQ is worth 1 event point; attending both is 2 event points!

Engineering Olympics

Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: A.S. BBQ Pits and Recreation Lawn

Compete in various sports with members of other engineering clubs at SJSU! Sports will most likely include volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and soccer. We will also be having a BBQ!


  • Participating in the sports is not required but highly encouraged!
  • Staying for the entire event will be worth 2 event points!

For additional events, see our Events Calendar.