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- Technical Committees
- Integration and Outreach Division Committees
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Young Professionals
Diversity, Inclusion, and acceptance are prime objectives for AIAA
Now is the time to shape the future of the aerospace industry by utilizing and optimizing the contributions of the entire workforce. AIAA created the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (DWG) with the aim to encourage participation and collaboration across all genders, ethnicities and races to enhance our representation of the entire industry.
Diversity Working Group
Meet the DWG members Join the DWG
Requests to join the DWG will be accepted 1 February - 1 April 2023 for terms beginning May 2023.
Diversity Scholars Program
The AIAA Diversity Scholars Program provides opportunities for underrepresented university students pursuing a degree in aerospace to attend an AIAA forum.
AIAA Mary W. Jackson Diversity and Inclusion Award
This award recognizes an individual or group within AIAA who has devoted time and effort and made significant contributions to the advancement of diversity and inclusion within the Institute. It also seeks to raise awareness on the value of a diverse membership and inclusive environment, and of important and challenging issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion in the aerospace workforce at large. This award also seeks to bring champions of diversity and inclusion at AIAA to the attention of its members as inspirational figures and enablers of opportunities for successful careers in aerospace. Lastly, this award seeks to inspire other members to engage in activities that will promote the Institute’s diversity and inclusion.
Open for Nominations 1 February 2023 – 1 July 2023 | Application
Past Award Winners
Local Section and Student Branch Grant
The DWG can support local AIAA Sections or Student Branches who want to hold events or programs that foster more diversity and inclusion within AIAA.
Section/Branch officers, submit this Diversity Event Grant Request.
Diversity Event Grant Request Guidelines
Breaking the Space Sector Rules – a Mary Jackson Lecture
16 MARCH 2023 1300 - 1400 (EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME)
This webinar is a part of the annual Mary Jackson Lecture Series hosted by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the AIAA Diversity Working Group.
Black History Month HBCU Spotlight: Tuskegee University Aerospace Engineering Department
16 February 2023 1200 - 1300 (Eastern Standard Time)
OnlineJoin Tuskegee University for this virtual presentation. Come learn about how Tuskegee University continues to produce alumni who excel in aerospace.
Mock Interviewing Webinar
7 October 2022 1500 - 1600 (Eastern Daylight Time)
OnlineAre you seeking an internship or full time position? Join the members of the AIAA Diversity Working Group as they share interviewing tips. You will then be paired up with a member of the Diversity Working Group and will put these tips to practice during a mock interview.
Resume Writing Webinar
16 September 2022 1500 - 1600 (Eastern Daylight Time)
OnlineJoin the members of the AIAA Diversity Working Group (DWG) as they share best practices for creating resumes to apply for government agency and industry jobs.
AIAA and NSBE Aerospace Special Interest Group Present A Tribute to Service: Community, Country, and Humanity
14 January 2021
Panel provided insights and advice on the importance of individuality in professional success and bringing your authentic self into everything you do.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Aerospace Community and Workforce – Part II (ASCENDxWebinar)
21 July 2020 1030 - 1200 (Eastern Daylight Time)
VirtualAny shared vision of humanity’s future, whether on Earth or in outer space, must be grounded in the principals of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Join us.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Aerospace Community and Workforce – Part I (ASCENDxWebinar)
15 July 2020 1230 - 1345 (Eastern Daylight Time)
VirtualJoin us for an interactive panel discussion on institutional transformations that address challenges and provide opportunities for African Americans within the aerospace workforce pipeline.