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Students and young professionals will have several opportunities for structured networking and career growth at the 2022 AVIATION Forum.

Check back for a schedule in spring 2022.

Rising Leaders in Aerospace Events

Rising Leaders are graduate students and professionals that are 35 and younger. They will become the leaders of tomorrow, the inventors of the next great things, and the individuals that will accept the mantle from those that have forged the way thus far.

  • 1500 – 1700
    Rising Leaders in Aerospace: Speed Mentoring
    Leaders in the aerospace industry will take time to meet with Rising Leaders participants and share their experiences. The event is a great way to get new insights and make connections.
  • 1800 – 1930
    Rising Leaders in Aerospace: Trivia Night
    Join fellow Students and Young Professionals to test your knowledge of aerospace trivia, have the chance to win cool prizes, and meet new people. Light snacks will be provided.

Sessions for Students

Students will have the opportunity to gain networking skills, meet prospective employers, engage with industry leadership, and connect with their peers.

  • 1600 – 1800
    Meet the Employers

    This fun and dynamic event offers students and young professional attendees the chance to meet AIAA corporate members and learn about possible employment opportunities. There is no cost to participate and forum registration is not required.

  • 1830 – 1930
    Student Welcome Mixer
    Mingle with your peers and hear from AIAA leadership.
  • 1930 – 2000
    Ignite the (Meet)ing
    Come learn about the networking opportunities available at the AVIATION Forum and how you can make the most of your first AIAA forum.
What I really like about AIAA is their commitment to students. They have so many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to get involved in the aerospace and astronomy communities.
Kathie L. Olsen, Founder and Managing Director, ScienceWorks and winner of the 2014 AIAA Public Service Award


Lockheed Martin Corporation
The Boeing Company
Northrop Grumman
Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC)
SmartUp Engineering