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The Georgia Tech student branch of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is dedicated to creating networking and professional development opportunities for Georgia Tech students and faculty interested in the Aerospace industry, as well as offering opportunities to explore the Aerospace field through tours, speaking events, conference attendance, and more. If you're interested in learning about the Aerospace field while networking with industry and research leaders and developing your professional skills, this is the organization for you!

Our organization is open to members of all backgrounds, technical interests, and majors. AIAA at Georgia Tech has the largest enrollment of any student branch with over 350 nationally registered members. Find out more about the national AIAA organization here and be sure to become a member!

GT AIAA is extremely active on campus and throughout Atlanta. We have regular bi-monthly meetings usually held once every other Thursday in Weber Lecture Hall 1 from 11 am to noon. At these meetings, we bring in representatives and alumni from industry / research / academia to talk about their work in the Aerospace field and opportunities for our student members. In addition, we organize recruitment and networking events (information sessions, resume critique sessions, case studies, etc) with industry representatives. Participants from the last few years include NASA JPL, NASA Marshall, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Saab Sensis, The Boeing Company, Georgia Innovation Aerospace, SpaceX, Orbital ATK, Lockheed Martin, SpaceWorks Enterprises, Area-I, and the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Every year we expand this list and are always open to new partnerships!

We also host tours throughout the year of local/Georgia area Aerospace facilities, including Delta TechOps at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, GE Aviation Maintenance Operations at Delta Hangar, Warner Robbins Air Force Base, C-130 assembly line at Lockheed Martin Marietta, and more. 

Another goal for our chapter has been to bridge the gaps between the national AIAA organization, the Atlanta AIAA chapter, and our student AIAA chapter. Through continued partnerships with the AIAA-ATL chapter, we have attended many AIAA-Atlanta social dinners and hosted career panels on campus. We look forward to new opportunities for partnership in the coming years! We have also hosted Sandra Magnus (AIAA Executive Director) and Jim Albaugh (AIAA President) in the past year, which allowed members of our student organization to interact directly with executive leadership.

In the spring, our members attend the Southeast Region Student Conference, held to showcase the research efforts of undergraduate and graduate students. This past year we brought over 20 students to the conference and presented in nearly every category. We hope to continue to increase this number and to bring home more and more wins as a testament to the incredible research happening an our school.

We also coordinate and co-host events with other AE student organizations/chapters at Georgia Tech throughout the year, including American Helicopter Society (AHS), Ramblin’ Rocket Club, Sigma Gamma Tau, School of Aerospace Engineering Student Advisory Council (SAESAC), etc., including the Aerospace Engineering Picnic and several speaker events. In addition, we have partnered with the Aerospace Systems Design Lab at Georgia Tech for speaker events to increase our outreach to graduate students.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you're looking for more information about our chapter or wondering how to get involved!

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Description

Georgia Tech’s student branch of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has the largest enrollment of any student branch with over 350 members. Events hosted by our organization are open to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors and focus on enriching students' understanding of and appreciation for the aerospace industry through interactions with professionals and industry leaders, research and technical development opportunities, etc.

GT AIAA is extremely active on campus and throughout Atlanta. We have regular bi-monthly meetings held once every other Tuesday in Guggenheim 244 from 11 am to noon. At these meetings, we bring in representatives and alumni from industry / research / academia to talk about their work in the Aerospace field and opportunities for our student members. In addition, we organize recruitment events (information sessions, resume critique sessions, etc) for industry representatives. Participants from the past few years include AIAA National Headquarters, AIAA Atlanta Section, NASA JPL, NASA Marshall, GE Aviation, SpaceX, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Saab Sensis, The Boeing Company, Georgia Innovation Aerospace, SpaceWorks, Lockheed Martin, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Raytheon, Orbital ATK, and many more.

In the spring, our members attend the Southeast Region Student Conference, held to showcase the research efforts of undergraduate and graduate students.

We also coordinate and co-host events with other AE student organizations/chapters at Georgia Tech throughout the year, including American Helicopter Society (AHS), Ramblin’ Rocket Club, Sigma Gamma Tau, School of Aerospace Engineering Student Advisory Council (SAESAC), etc. Examples of these events include various tours, the annual Aerospace Engineering Picnic, and several speaker events.

AIAA is an organization dedicated to addressing the professional needs of the aerospace industry. They hold several conferences a year and publish a number of peer reviewed journals. For more information about the national organization, visit their website: aiaa.org.

Category

Org - Professional/Departmental

Primary Student Organization Leader Position Title

Ex: President, CEO, Director

Branch Chair

Primary Student Organization Leader

Please state the name of the primary student organization leader.

Dawn Andrews

Georgia Tech Email
Finance Officer Title

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Ex: Treasurer, Vice-President, etc.

Treasurer

Finance Officer Name

Kevin Pagan

Georgia Tech Email
Selection Process/Membership Requirements

Please list information about how students can become members. Please note this information will be public on your portal.

- National members pay dues online at aiaa.org
- All AE students are considered members of the GT chapter through subscription to the email lists or Orgsync page. Events are open to all students, and we welcome students of all majors and year (both undergraduate and graduate) to our meetings.

Meeting Day

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  • Tuesday
  • To Be Determined
What are three goals your organization has for this year?

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- Increase participation from new groups students - i.e. graduate students, freshmen, non aerospace majors
- Expand types of activities hosted - i.e. facility tours, workshops, case studies, luncheons, etc
- Increase participation in the Region II Student Conference
- Foster sense of community among officers and members and offer more positions (opportunities for leadership)