Student Programs

AIAA Student Briefing
A Guide to Programs
available to AIAA Students
Dayton/Cincinnati Section
Award winning Section
Over 1300 members
8 Student Chapters
Over 700 professional members
Various activities throughout the year
Dayton/Cincinnati Section
What is an Association?
• a group of individuals who voluntarily enter into
an agreement to form a body (or organization) to
accomplish a purpose.
• Started as guilds in Europe during the Middle
• Over 1.8 million associations in the U.S
• Benefits to members and society at large
• There is an association for almost everything!
Examples of Associations
• Making reservations for your next AIAA conference
• Going out to a Happy Hour and wondering about your
beer selection
• Ordering your favorite burger and deciding what cheese
to get on the burger
• Texting your friends to tell them about the great
cheeseburger you just had at Happy Hour while
attending that AIAA conference at the Hyatt.
Some Types of Associations
Professional Associations
Scientific Associations or Societies
Charitable Associations
Service Associations
Trade Associations
Sports Associations
Political Associations
Clubs and Societies of common interests
Associations of Associations
What Do They Do?
Publish Books, Journals
Hold Conferences or Trade Shows
Provide continuing education
Create Standards
Monitor the industry; collect statistics
Provide information for legislation/lobby
Inform the public
Give assistance during emergencies and crises
Serve as a bridge between government and industry
Networking; bringing people together, helping people make
What About This Association?
• Started out as two societies in the 1930s
 American Rocket Society 1930
– Science fiction writers and editors
– Performed own experiments
 Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences 1932
– Scholars and professionals
– Amazing library/collection
• Merged in 1963 to form AIAA
30,000 professional members in 85 countries
Over 7,000 student members in over 150 student branches worldwide
20 technical conferences, 8000 papers per year
Hundreds of books
7 technical journals
Short courses, standards, public policy
Electronic library of all papers and journal articles since 1963; some back to 19308
ARS Members, 1934
• So, what can this organization do for you?
AIAA Student Membership
 Student Membership Dues are $25.00 per year
Membership expires one year from date joined
 Membership Includes the Following Benefits
» Aerospace America (On-line digital version)
» Great discounts on AIAA publications
» Student rates to attend AIAA Conferences and Technical
» Design Competition eligibility
» Participation in Regional Student Conferences
» Scholarships and Awards
» Eligible for Student member to Professional member
upgrade at discounted rate
» AIAA Career Center
Student Branch
AIAA currently has over 190 student branches throughout the world, with a total active
membership of over 7,000 students. Your student branch is your base of operations in
AIAA during your college years, and it’s an open door to professional activities,
recognition, and contacts that would otherwise be unavailable to students.
Benefits of Forming a Student Branch
• Distinguished Lecturer / Speaker
Expense Reimbursement
• Listing on the AIAA Web Site
with link to the Student Branch
Web site
Student Programs-Recognition
 Local Awards
 Outstanding Achievement Certificate*
 Branch Chair Certificate*
 Branch Lecture Certificate*
 Faculty Advisor of the Year Award
 Nominations Due 1 June to HQ
*Refer to Student Branch manual for certificate order form
AIAA Foundation
 Established to ensure enduring focus on education of
practicing and future aerospace professionals
 Allows AIAA to enhance and guarantee the existence
of current programs and to create new ones
 Concentrates on three areas of student programs
• Design Competitions
• Scholarships
• Student Conferences
Design Competitions
 Five undergraduate competitions (deadline
 One graduate competition (deadline June)
 One undergraduate/graduate Design, Build
and Fly competition (LOI deadline 31
» Individual and team competitions
sponsored by AIAA Foundation
 Prize money available
Scholarships and Awards - Undergraduate
Undergraduate scholarships awarded each
year and sponsored by AIAA Foundation
 Deadline 31 January
 Scholarship can be applied for annually
 Based on academic performance, references,
essay, and work experience/extra curricular
Scholarships and Awards - Graduate
Graduate awards presented each year and
sponsored by AIAA Foundation
 Deadline 31 January
 Based on academic performance, research
outline, references, essay, and work
experience/extra curricular activities
 Travel to an AIAA meeting paid for by the
Distinguished Achievement Award
Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement
sponsored by the AIAA Foundation
 Master's level
 Aeronautics and astronautics divisions
 International conference participation
 Faculty Advisor recognition
 Deadline 30 April
Regional Student Paper Conferences
 Seven regional U.S. conferences and two international
Meet members from other branches
Exchange ideas
Technical presentation experience
Improve skills while learning from research of others
Interact with professional members who serve as judges
Minimal costs involved for student to attend
Money awarded for best papers in various categories
Winners compete in AIAA Foundation International Student
Conference in conjunction with the AIAA Aerospace Sciences
Meeting (ASM)
» Airfare and hotel expense covered by AIAA Foundation
» First Place winners receive $1,000 in prize money
» Paper is published as part of ASM proceedings
Let Us Know What You Want!
 Did you know...AIAA has a Student
Member Liaison to the AIAA Board of
 Help him be your advocate by contacting
him with your ideas, questions or concerns.
 Matthew S. Cannella:
[email protected]
Student Member to Professional Member Upgrade
Continue your AIAA membership as a Professional after graduation.
Students that are active members at graduation can receive a
discount on Professional member dues for 3 years after graduation.*
Benefits of AIAA Professional Membership
Be Part of a Network of Colleagues
Advance Your Career and Professional Development
Stay Connected with the Community
Attend AIAA Technical Conferences at discounted rates
Aerospace America in print
Student to Professional Member Upgrade
Young Professional Member Opportunities
 Participate in your local section by
– Networking — Meet people who can help you in your
– Keeping abreast of the latest aerospace developments
– Information sharing with other AIAA members
– Promoting the profession through educational outreach
– Developing leadership skills by serving as a section
Young Professional Member Opportunities
 Associate Technical Committee Membership
– one of the best ways to meet new faces, network with colleagues, forge professional
relationships, and access the very latest technical knowledge
 Young Professional Receptions at National Conferences
– often attended by key AIAA leadership and industry professionals, providing young
professionals with valuable networking opportunities. Receptions are also a great time
to network with your peers and find out what other young professionals are up to
 Young Professional of the Year Award
– Each year, AIAA presents the prestigious Lawrence Sperry Award to a young
professional member for notable achievement in the advancement of aeronautics and
astronautics. Many of the biggest names in the industry started out as AIAA young
professionals. And as a Lawrence Sperry Award winner, you could add your name to
one of the most elite groups in aerospace
Young Professional Committee Web site
Young Professional Member Opportunities
 Participate at the national level as a member of
an AIAA Standing Committee
Emerging Technologies
International Activities
K-12 STEM Outreach
Public Policy
Student Activities
Young Professional
Career & Workforce
Let Us Know What You Want!
 Did you know...AIAA has a Young
Professional Liaison to the AIAA Board of
 Help him be your advocate when you become a
professional member by contacting him with your
ideas, questions or concerns.
 Darin Haudrich: [email protected]
People You Should Know
• Deputy Directors of Education
Region I-Norman Wereley
Region II-Cassey Delinger
Region III-Suresh Aggarwal
Region IV-Gary Turner
Region V-Martiqua Post
Region VI-Oleg Yakimenko
Region VII (Australia)-Cees Bil
Region VII (Europe)-Franco Bernelli
AIAA Student Programs Contacts
 Stephen Brock
Manager, Student Programs
(703) 264-7536
[email protected]
 Rachel Andino
Coordinator , Student Programs
(703) 264-7577
[email protected]
 For membership inquiries, renewals, and address
 MY AIAA on the Web at
 AIAA Customer Service at 800/639-AIAA (703-639-2422)
[email protected]
Graduation Stoles
• Graduation Stoles are available for purchase.
Contact Rachel Andino: [email protected] for

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