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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 Standing Committees

AIAA Standing Committees

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.

Academic Affairs Committee
Scope: Works closely with educational institutions and appropriate accrediting agencies to encourage high standards of technical education.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/AAC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Stephen Brock

Aerospace America Steering Committee
Scope: Develops and recommends ideas concerning the overall business, technical and administrative operations of Aerospace America. This committee does not accept nominations.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/AASC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: John Blacksten

Audit Committee
Scope: Assists the Board of Directors in fulfilling its fiduciary responsibilities. This committee does not accept nominations.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/AC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Bill Seymore

Career and Workforce Development Committee
Scope: Monitors and develops programs which help technical professionals to expand their horizons and grow in the aerospace environment. Provides assistance to members on career planning and growth including engineering registration activities.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/CWDC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Stephen Brock

Corporate Member Committee
Scope: Develops and recommends policies and procedures related to corporate membership and provide information as to the views of corporate members. This committee does not accept nominations.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/CMC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Merrie Scott 

Educational Activities Committee
Scope: Develops and recommends policies and procedures relating to educational matters. This committee does not accept nominations. It is the oversight committee for the Academic Affairs, Professional Member Education, Precollege Outreach, and Student Activities committees.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/EAC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Karen Thomas

Emerging Technologies Committee
Scope: Identifies both new and expanding technologies and programs that have the potential for significant AIAA involvement, identifies champions for new AIAA activities, and identifies products and services that AIAA could provide to support new emerging initiatives.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/ETC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Craig Day

Finance Committee
Scope: Develops and recommends policies and procedures concerning AIAA's financial affairs and activities.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/FC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Bill Seymore

Honors and Awards Committee
Scope: Develops and recommends policies and procedures concerning the establishment and selection of honors and awards.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/HAC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Carol Stewart

International Activities Committee
Scope: Develops and recommends policies and procedures concerning the international activities of the Institute.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/IAC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Betty Guillie

Institute Development Committee
Scope: Fosters the continued development and improvement of the Institute.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/IDC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Sandy Magnus

Membership Committee
Scope: Develops and implements plans to attract and retain members. Additionally, the Committee steers Institute activities concerning membership grades, service, and dues policy.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/MC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Aida Davis

Professional Member Education Committee
Scope: Addresses the continuing education needs of professional members.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/PMEC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Chris Brown

Public Policy Committee
Scope: Develops and recommends policies and procedures concerning government relations and public information programs conducted by AIAA.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/PPC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Steve Howell 

Publications Committee
Scope: Develops and recommends editorial and publication policies and practices and information services. Works with journal and book Editors-in-Chief to constantly improve both quality and viability of AIAA archival publications. Investigates and recommends new methods of information delivery, i.e., discs and online.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/PC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Heather Brennan

Region and Section Activities Committee
Scope: Develops and recommends policies and procedures relating to matters concerned with section and regional activities in the areas of finance, programs, activities and organization. This committee does not accept nominations. This committee oversees the activities of the seven Regional Advisory Committees.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/RSAC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Karen Thomas

Standards Executive Council
Scope: Guides the AIAA Standards Program including the development of AIAA standards, guidelines, and recommended technical practices.

Website: http://aiaa.kavi.com/kws
Staff Contact: Amy Barrett 

STEM K–12 Outreach Committee
Scope: Monitors and develops programs to promote the importance of math, science, and technology education in a precollege setting. Stimulates technical interest and develops a sense of importance through a medium (aerospace) that is fascinating to youth.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/POC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Karen Thomas

Student Activities Committee
Scope: Oversees university, college, junior college, and technical institute student activities.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/SAC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Rachel Andino

Technical Activities Committee
Scope: Develops and recommends procedures relating to matters concerning technical and professional activities. This committee does not accept nominations. This committee oversees the activities of the seven technical directorates.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/TAC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Betty Guillie

Young Professional Committee
Scope: Creates and implements programs to assist young professionals 35 years of age or younger. Works with AIAA technical committees to enhance opportunities for young professional participation. Eases transition of university student members into the work force through specific programs designed to create professional awareness.
Website: https://info.aiaa.org/SC/YPC/default.aspx
Staff Contact: Chris Horton

Nomination Requirements

All committees do not accept nominations. In some cases, the Board of Directors may only appoint members. Committee appointments begin in May each year.

In general, appointments are for a one (1) year term and are renewable each year. Each committee meets two or three times per year, usually in conjunction with AIAA technical conferences.

You may nominate yourself or someone else for membership. Membership is not limited to only one committee at a time. Please note that it is not necessary to send in a nomination form for someone already serving on an AIAA committee.

Nominees for any committee must possess good interpersonal skills and have an interest in making contributions to their professional society as well as a desire to work in a team environment to achieve the committee's goals. Support by the nominee's employer for travel and time to devote to committee business is a must. The endorsement from the nominee's department head indicating that support is available should be completed on the nomination form. Lastly, all committee members must be AIAA members in good standing or join AIAA upon appointment to a committee.

Nominees will be notified as soon as possible as to their selection for committee membership. Nominees who are not selected for committee membership during the current year will automatically be considered for membership the following year.