The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is the World's Largest Technical Society dedicated to the global Aerospace Profession. With 35,000 members, AIAA is the world’s largest professional society devoted to the progress of engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. Serving this elite audience and its historic mission is our commitment and our privilege. Now we invite you to learn more about AIAA – and share in the vision and excitement of this inspiring industry. In addition to the professional membership, AIAA currently has over 200 active student branches, including 38 foreign student branches, with a total active membership of over 7,000 students worldwide. 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. We have many opportunites for students to become involved. Student Projects and Competitions Trips to local aerospace companies (NASA, Piper Aircraft, and more soon!) Student and Industry Conferences around the U.S. Guest Speakers from Industry and Academia Scholarships Community Service Student and Faculty Social Events Engineering Week Activities Come out, get involved, and have fun doing it!