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AIAA Student Branches

Current AIAA Student Branches


Here is a listing of all current AIAA  Student Branches.


Charter an AIAA Student Branch at Your School


For the Spring/Summer 2017, we will be reviewing the requirements for establishing a student branch. Inquiries are welcome but we will not be accepting applications for new student branches. We expect to reopen the applications Fall 2017.


Where Can a Student Branch Be Established?

An AIAA student branch may be established at any junior college, college, or university with programs in engineering or science leading to a bachelor’s or associate’s degree in science, technology, or a recognized equivalent.

Requirements for Starting a Student Branch:
  • The school must be accredited by ABET, Inc. (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) or by the appropriate regional accrediting body.
  • At least one school faculty member, who is an AIAA Professional Member, must agree to act as Faculty Advisor to the student branch.
  • The Dean of the Engineering School, or an equivalent academic official, must write a letter of endorsement giving the school's official recognition of the group.
  • At least fifteen (15) students must have enrolled as charter members of the student branch.
  • The prospective branch must submit proof of accreditation of the school's engineering programs.
  • The prospective branch must submit a set of bylaws (these may be found in the Student Branch Manual).
  • The AIAA Student Activities Committee and Board of Directors must review and vote on your application for a charter. If the application is approved, your educational institution will be granted a charter.

For further information please contact Rachel Dowdy at or 703.264.7577.