In This Section
- Regions & Sections
- AIAA Committees on Standards
- AIAA Standing Committees
- 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 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
Due to a high demand to participate on this Working Group, currently there are no openings. In the interim, you can still lend your support to other AIAA Committees and Groups. Thank you for your interest.
Diversity Scholars Program
The AIAA Diversity Scholars Program provides opportunities for underrepresented university students pursuing a degree in aerospace to attend an AIAA forum.
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.
Open for Nominations 1 February 2021 – 1 July 2021 | ApplicationPast Award Winners
Dr Dexter Johnson
NASA Langley Research Center
AIAA Citation: For your significant contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion within the aerospace and astronautics community through your AIAA collaborations with students and industry partners.
Charles F Wilson
AIAA Citation: “For zealously pursuing AIAA’s Diversity and Inclusion initiative, hosting special events and collaborating with organizations to promote progress in diversity for AIAA and with the AIAA New England Section team.”
Dr Susan A Frost
NASA-Ames Research Center
AIAA Citation: For shaping AIAA 's Diversity and Inclusion initiative and moving it forward throughout the AIAA community and beyond. Her passion, dedication and leadership role make her the ultimate role model for everyone who follows her footsteps.
AIAA Guidance Navigation And Control Technical Committee
AIAA Citation: For significant contributions to AIAA diversity and inclusion as a champion of women’s leadership and technical advancements in Guidance Navigation and Control.
AIAA and NSBE Aerospace Special Interest Group Present A Tribute to Service: Community, Country, and Humanity
18 January 2021
AIAA and NSBE Aerospace SIG joined forces with leading non-profit aerospace educational and career development contributors and the following key collaborators to remember Dr. King
Women@SciTech - Bringing Your Authentic Self To The Table
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
Leaders from professional engineering societies addressed the opportunities and challenges faced by their members and highlighted ongoing work toward diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Aerospace Community and Workforce – Part I (ASCENDxWebinar)
15 July 2020
An interactive panel discussion on institutional transformations that address challenges and provide opportunities for African Americans within the aerospace workforce pipeline.