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Diversity and Inclusion

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

    Requests to join the DWG will be accepted 1 February – 1 April 2024 for terms beginning May 2024.

  •  Diversity Scholars Program

    The AIAA Diversity Scholars Program provides opportunities for underrepresented university students pursuing a degree in aerospace to attend an AIAA forum.
    Learn More

  •  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 

 Upcoming Events

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 Past Events
  • Mary-Jackson-webinar-thumbnail 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.
  • Tuskegee-U-Logo Black History Month HBCU Spotlight: Tuskegee University Aerospace Engineering Department

    16 February 2023 1200 - 1300 (Eastern Standard Time)


    Join Tuskegee University for this virtual presentation. Come learn about how Tuskegee University continues to produce alumni who excel in aerospace.
  • Mock-Interviewing-webinar-thumbnail Mock Interviewing Webinar

    7 October 2022 1500 - 1600 (Eastern Daylight Time)


    Are 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-Webinar-thumbnail Resume Writing Webinar

    16 September 2022 1500 - 1600 (Eastern Daylight Time)


    Join 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.
Watch Now  Black History Month HBCU Spotlight: Tuskegee University

16 February 2023

View the webinar on demand to learn about the ABET accredited Aerospace Engineering program at the prestigious HBCU.

Women at SciTech 



Leadership: Juyeon Park

2021: "Can I be in Aerospace?" (WoAA)