About Us

Founded in 1996, the AIAA Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt educational organization committed to offering a wealth of resources that support students and educators at both the K-12 and university level. Efforts include K-12 STEM education programs including classroom grants and hands-on activities, college scholarships, design competitions, student conferences and recognition awards.

AIAA Foundation Vision

To inspire and support the next generation of aerospace professionals.

AIAA Foundation Mission

To promote education and recognize excellence in the aerospace community.


Generation_STEM-SPACE2018Lockheed Martin representatives Mary Snitch and Sara Hiza inspire hundreds of students at "Generation STEM" held at the 2018 AIAA SPACE Forum.