• INNOVATESHAPING THE NEXT GENERATION

  • EDUCATETOMORROW'S LEADERS

  • RECOGNIZEPROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • INSPIRESTUDENTS OF ALL AGES

  • CELEBRATEK-12 EDUCATION


Donations To Date Funds Raised To Date $178,426 GOAL$200,000 Funds raised beginning October 1, 2015 are inclusive of individual member donations and the Institute match.
Donations To Date Funds Raised To Date $178,426 GOAL$200,000 Funds raised beginning October 1, 2015 are inclusive of individual member donations and the Institute match.

In recognition of our 20th anniversary we are asking our members to celebrate by donating $20 or more. With the goal of raising $200,000 the impact to our educational programs will be significant. AIAA strongly believes in importance of our educational programs and will match individual and corporate donations up to $1 million dollars (of unrestricted funds).

Your generous support to the AIAA Foundation contributes to the advancement of the aerospace profession by providing the funding necessary to create: K-12 STEM education programs including classroom grants and hands-on activities, college scholarships, design competitions, student conferences and recognition awards.

Through the generosity of our members, aerospace professionals, companies, and partners, the Institute has impacted countless students and teachers through the support of the AIAA Foundation. The Foundation’s programs have:

  • Funded more than 1,300 K-12 classroom grants, impacting over 132,000 students
  • Awarded more than 1,300 aerospace scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Supported more than 400 student conferences engaging more than 13,000 students with practical application skills
  • Sponsored design competitions that have engaged more than 11,000 college students providing unique opportunities to apply engineering skills
  • Enabled more than 140,000 student members and 9,000 Educator Associates to continue learning about aerospace science and technology
  • Erin Tesny is currently a senior at Cleveland State University studying Mechanical Engineering. She is an active member of CSU's student chapter of AIAA and currently serves as Chapter President. She is also a member of the Society of Women Engineers and the engineering honors society Tau Beta Pi. This past summer she held an internship at the NASA Glenn Research Center working on power systems for the International Space Station. After graduation she hopes to work full time for NASA in space power and propulsion.

    David and Catherine Thompson Scholarship 2016 RecipientErin Tesny, CSU AIAA student chapter president
  • Andrew Orme is a Mechanical Engineering student at Brigham Young University where he enjoys designing and building RC airplanes in his free time. As chairman of the student branch of AIAA at BYU, he provides service and learning opportunities for students interested in aerospace at BYU and in the surrounding community. He currently works with graduate students conducting microstructure characterization research and focuses on a project aimed at increasing the use of magnesium in transportation applications. He appreciates the support and mentorship he's received from AIAA while pursuing his interests in aerospace.

    Vicki and George Muellner Scholarship for Aerospace Engineering 2016 RecipientAndrew Orme, BYU AIAA student chapter president

"AIAA will match individual and corporate donations up to $1 million dollars (of unrestricted funds) — doubling your impact."

San Jose State University - 2016 Winners of the Design/Build/Fly
San Jose State University - 2016 Winners of the Design/Build/Fly
The Design/Build/Fly competition presented challenges that allowed the integration of coursework into a practical setting.
– Tyler Sanders, B.S. Aerospace Engineering Student, San Jose State University.

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