University Students

AIAA has dedicated itself to shaping the future of aerospace and our future is YOU. Let AIAA be your vital lifelong link to reliable resources and growth opportunities. If you haven't joined yet:



Find a Student Branch

Your connection to aerospace peers on your campus. Nearly 250 campuses worldwide participate in AIAA.

Participate in Technical Design Competitions

Technical design competitions offer a great opportunity for students to gain design experience and receive constructive feedback from technical experts who sit on AIAA technical committees.

Participate in our Design/Build/Fly Competition

This signature competition provides real-world aircraft design experience for engineering students by giving them the opportunity to validate their analytic studies.

Apply for Scholarships and Graduate Awards

If you are looking for funding for your education, consider applying for one of our undergraduate scholarships or graduate awards.

Present at a Student Conference

Present your original research at an AIAA Student Paper Conference for a chance to win cash prizes and a trip to the AIAA SciTech Forum in January. Plus, network with other students and professionals based in your region.

Attend an AIAA Forum

Network with other students and professionals and build lifelong connections with your peers. Attend student-only receptions and meet with AIAA corporate members looking to expand their workforce.