AIAA committees are the workhorses of the Institute. Committee participation offers incredible opportunities for networking, building your resume, and professional development.
AIAA Technical Committees (TCs) bring together experts in their fields from around the globe to help develop and administer over 20 technical conferences each year; to conduct professional development courses, produce books, and serve as journal and book reviewers; to formulate technology assessment packages for the non-technical public; and even to develop and judge college student design competitions. Find a committee that matches your technical interests and expertise, and it can help your career in many ways.
AIAA Program Committees (PCs) bring together experts to focus on leading-edge or emerging programs in the aerospace industry, and keep AIAA informed of progress and new developments. Program Committees have a finite life, related to their particular program, which could range from one year to twenty or more. PC activities are similar to those of Technical Committees, and include all aspects of AIAA, including conferences, public policy, education, standards, and international activities. Join a Program Committee, and be a part of the leading edge in aerospace science and engineering.
AIAA Standing Committees draw on the vast expertise of our membership to help the Institute achieve its multi-faceted mission, and guide its course into the future. Serving a variety of objectives, the Standing Committees support our members' needs, recognize their achievements, organize career-enhancing activities, give them a voice in public policy, foster productive interactions with their peers, and help them advance technically and professionally. Help the Institute thrive and grow by joining a Standing Committee.
AIAA Committees on Standards are overseen by the Standards Executive Council. These committees provide an invaluable service by fostering the development of new aerospace standards as well as updating current standards and setting the overall direction for the standardization work of the Institute. If you are interested in lending your expertise to this fundamental work, which benefits the entire aerospace profession, please contact the AIAA Director of Standards.