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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    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: Karen Thomas

    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 Professional 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: Megan Scheidt

    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: http://www.aiaa.org/Corporatemembership/
    Staff Contact: Tobey Jackson 

    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: Karen Thomas

    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 Sidorek 

    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: Emily Springer

    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: Hillary Woehrle 

    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 Dowdy

    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:   Karen Thomas

     

    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.