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
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