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    To update your member profile and Professional Interest Codes (PICs), log into your MyAIAA account and click on the Manage My Profile hyperlink. Doing so by 18 January will insure that AIAA can provide you the correct electronic ballot for the 2019 election. Under the new governance structure, you can select up to three professional interests that qualify you to vote for directors in those Technical Groups and Integration and Outreach Groups.

    You'll only vote for Council of Directors candidates who are part of the Technical or Integration Groups you’ve chosen with your Professional Interest Codes. You will not vote for directors outside your interest areas. Of course, all professional members in good standing still get to vote for AIAA president-elect.  


    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    1. What are Professional Interest Codes and why do I need to select them?
    2. How do I update my profile and pick Professional Interest Codes?
    3. Can I change my mind and choose new codes?
    4. How are Professional Interest Codes used by AIAA?
    5. How are Professional Interest Codes related to AIAA Elections?
    6. Do Professional Interest Codes affect how AIAA communicates with me?
    7. Why do you want my demographic information?


    What are Professional Interest Codes and why do I need to select them?

    ProfessionalInterestsGraphicProfessional Interest Codes are major areas of self-identified professional interests and are listed on the AIAA membership application and online. You may choose up to three. The professional interests are grouped by category. For example, the category Aerospace Sciences includes such professional interests as Fluid Dynamics, Ground Testing, and Sounding Rockets. Professional interests in the Systems Integration category include Aerospace Traffic Management and Transformational Flight.

    To see all Professional Interest Codes click here, or click the thumbnail image to the left.

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    How do I update my profile and pick Professional Interest Codes?

    Log into MyAIAA and click on the Manage My Profile hyperlink found under My Account Information. You can edit everything on your account, including changing or adding Professional Interest Codes, your job function, and primary business.

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    Can I change my mind and choose new codes?

    Yes, we encourage you to update your profile regularly to best reflect your current interests.

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    How are Professional Interest Codes used by AIAA?

    The codes are used to group members by self-identified professional interests. If you want to know all about remote sensing or electric propulsion, you’ll be grouped with like-minded members. The codes you select are used in elections and communications.

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    How are Professional Interest Codes related to AIAA Elections?

    Every AIAA member has professional interests. Now your voice will be amplified in those areas you select! How? Under the new governance structure, Professional Interest Codes are used when voting for directors both in Technical and Integration and Outreach groups. A Technical Director leads each Technical Group. The voting members who belong to that group, as determined by Professional Interest Codes, elect the Technical Director for their group. An Integration and Outreach Group Director leads each Integration and Outreach Group. The voting members who belong to that group elect the Integration and Outreach Director for their group. Note: the director of the Corporate Member Group is not elected by this method.

    You will not vote for Technical Groups or Integration and Outreach Groups outside your interest areas. You’ll only vote for Council of Directors candidates who are part of the Technical or Integration groups you have chosen with Professional Interest Codes. Of course, all professional members in good standing still get to vote for AIAA president-elect. .

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    Do Professional Interest Codes affect how AIAA communicates with me?

    AIAA wants you to provide you with the most relevant information to help you do your job and succeed in the aerospace community. Among its many offerings, the Institute produces technical journals and convenes forums. Many AIAA members participate in technical committees as well. Do you want to know everything about aircraft noise and emissions? We’ll make sure you do. Not interested in satellite design? No problem—we won’t put you on that list.

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    Why do you want my demographic information?

    We are working to have the aerospace community reflect the diversity found in the world in which we live. Knowing who our current members are helps us gauge our progress.

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