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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

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AIAA Foundation

Founded in 1996, the AIAA Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt educational organization committed to providing financial support to educational programs. By devoting resources to the education of both practicing and future aerospace professionals, and by recognizing professional achievement, we are influencing the future of the aerospace profession.

The AIAA Foundation offers a wealth of resources to support educators at both the university level and K-12 through scholarships, classroom grants, design competitions, and student conferences. Your financial assistance allows educators and students to build scientific literacy and advance the arts and sciences of aerospace.


Our Mission
To recognize aerospace industry accomplishments and support educational efforts at all levels.


Our Vision
To introduce students to the creativity of science and engineering for the aerospace industry.