Our Mission

Welcome to the online home of the The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) San Jose State Chapter! Founded in 1963, AIAA is currently the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. AIAA’s mission is to address the professional needs and interests of the past, current, and future aerospace workforce and to advance the state of aerospace science, engineering, technology, operations, and policy to benefit our global society.  It organizes and hosts the aerospace industry’s most important conferences and events, where aerospace professionals exchange information, present findings, network, and collaborate.  AIAA brings the aerospace community together to bring the world together.

Today, with more than 35,000 members, it is the world’s largest professional society devoted to the progress of science and engineering in aviation, space, and defense.  Our growing community of university students are invited to take part in design competitions, scholarships, internships, and even discounts on textbooks. Additionally, aerospace professionals can participate in one of our many conferences, continuing education courses, and career placement services fostering a focus on career enhancement and professional growth.

SJSU's AIAA Student Branch promotes a thriving aerospace community by organizing socials, distinguished lecturer events, tours, and technical and professional workshops. These events present members with the opportunity to develop the skills needed to excel in their academic courses and professional aspirations.
SJSU's AIAA Student Branch also presents students with the opportunity to lead their fellow members toward further success. Our officer positions allow students to inspire their peers and develop leadership skills while facilitating our Branch event.