Parent Organization: University of Wisconsin - Madison
- We are the University of Wisconsin Chapter of the national organization. The nonprofit American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the principal society and voice serving the aerospace profession. Its primary purpose is to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics and to foster and promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. Although founded and based in the United States, AIAA is a global organization with nearly 30,000 individual professional members, over 50 corporate members, thousands of customers worldwide, and an active international outreach. AIAA is the U.S. representative on the International Astronautical Federation and the International Council on the Aeronautical Sciences.
Here at the UW, we are a small, student run organization supported by the College of Engineering and in particular by the Department of Engineering Physics. Members are from mostly technical majors, though other students with a passion for air and space activities are welcome and have joined. A majority of members are from Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics, as this major encompasses the interests of the organization.
Our activities in the past have ranged from plant trips to NASA centers to hosting speakers to making technology demonstrations for the Engineering Expo to promoting Reduced Gravity projects on NASA's Vomit Comet. As a student run organization, we continue to work to push forward the interests of all of our members.
Membership Requirements (for example GPA requirements, membership fees)
1. Any full-time graduate or undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison is eligible to become a member of this student branch. 2. No member fee.
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Open to Both Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Students
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National American Institute of Aeronautics and Astroanutics
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University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53711