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.


Volunteer Service Event @ Sacred Heart

Saturday, October 21, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Sacred Heart Community Service (1381 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95110)

We will be helping Sacred Heart with organizing their pantry and clothes closet. Responsibilities include direct customer service, greeting donors, accepting donations, unloading and sorting donated items, making family food bags and lunches, and sorting and hanging donated clothing.

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NASA Mechanical Design & Experimental Analysis Tech Event

Monday, October 23, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Student Union

A Technical/Career Related Talk led by Zion Young, an Aerospace Engineer in the Mechanical Design & Analysis group at NASA Ames.

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SSL on-site tour

Tuesday, October 24, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: 3825 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (Carpools will be arranged)

 Come tour on-site at SSL!

  • Limited spots (8-10 people)
  • Must have attended the SSL Lunch & Learn in order to sign up for this event.

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Rock Climbing at The Studio

Friday, November 3, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: The Studio (396 South 1st Street San Jose, CA 95113)

The first Friday of every month is discounted student climbing night at the Studio in downtown! Let's go as a group!

  • Entry fee: $10 with student ID
  • Rental fee: Shoes are $4, Harness is $2, both is $5. (Rental fee will be covered by AIAA)

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For additional events, see our Events Calendar.