AIAA Standing Committees
In This Section
- AIAA Committees on Standards
- AIAA Standing Committees
- Technical Committees
- Integration and Outreach Division Committees
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Committee Nomination Form
AIAA Standing Committees draw on the vast expertise of our membership to help the Institute achieve its multi-faceted mission and guide its course into the future.
Scope: Assists the Board of Directors in fulfilling its fiduciary responsibilities. This committee does not accept nominations.
Staff Contact: Karen Rosenblum
Committee on Higher Education
Scope: Works closely with educational institutions and appropriate accrediting agencies to encourage high standards of technical education.
Staff Contact: Karen Thomas
Continuing Education Committee
Scope: Identifies course and training that will help aerospace professionals expand their knowledge.
Staff Contact: Jason Cole
Corporate Member Committee
Scope: Develops and recommends policies and procedures related to corporate membership and provide information as to the views of corporate members. This committee does not accept nominations.
Staff Contact: Tobey Jackson
Emerging Technologies Committee
Scope: Identifies both new and expanding technologies and programs that have the potential for significant AIAA involvement, identifies champions for new AIAA activities, and identifies products and services that AIAA could provide to support new emerging initiatives.
Staff Contact: Craig Day
Honors and Awards Committee
Scope: Develops and recommends policies and procedures concerning the establishment and selection of honors and awards.
Staff Contact: Patricia Carr
Integration and Outreach Division
Scope: Develops and recommends policies and procedures relating to member-identified professional interests.
Staff Contact: Karen Berry
International Activities Committee
Scope: Develops and recommends policies and procedures concerning the international activities of the Institute.
Staff Contact: Karen Thomas
Public Policy Committee
Scope: Develops and recommends policies and procedures concerning government relations and public information programs conducted by AIAA.
Staff Contact: Steve Sidorek
Scope: Develops and recommends editorial and publication policies and practices and information services. Works with journal and book Editors-in-Chief to constantly improve both quality and viability of AIAA archival publications. Investigates and recommends new methods of information delivery.
Staff Contact: Heather Brennan
Regional Engagement Activities Division
Scope: Develops and recommends policies and procedures relating to matters concerned with section Student Branches and regional activities in the areas of finance, programs, activities and organization. This committee oversees the activities of the seven Regional Advisory Committees. This committee does not accept nominations.
Staff Contact: Emily Springer
Standards Steering Council
Scope: Guides the AIAA Standards Program including the development of AIAA standards, guidelines, and recommended technical practices.
Staff Contact: Hillary Woehrle
STEM K–12 Outreach Committee
Scope: Monitors and develops programs to promote the importance of math, science, and technology education in a precollege setting. Stimulates technical interest and develops a sense of importance through a medium (aerospace) that is fascinating to youth.
Staff Contact: Felicia Livingston
Student Activities Committee
Scope: Oversees university, college, junior college, and technical institute student programs.
Staff Contact: Rachel Dowdy
Technical Activities Division
Scope: Develops and recommends procedures relating to matters concerning technical activities. This committee oversees the activities of the six technical directorates. This committee does not accept nominations.
Staff Contact: Karen Berry
Young Professional Committee
Scope: Creates and implements programs to assist young professionals 35 years of age or younger. Works with AIAA technical committees to enhance opportunities for young professional participation. Eases transition of university student members into the work force through specific programs designed to create professional awareness.
Staff Contact: Alex D'Imperio
All committees do not accept nominations. In some cases, the Board of Directors may only appoint members. Committee appointments begin in May each year.
In general, appointments are for a one (1) year term and are renewable each year. Each committee meets two or three times per year, usually in conjunction with AIAA technical conferences.
You may nominate yourself or someone else for membership. Membership is not limited to only one committee at a time. Please note that it is not necessary to send in a nomination form for someone already serving on an AIAA committee.
Nominees for any committee must possess good interpersonal skills and have an interest in making contributions to their professional society as well as a desire to work in a team environment to achieve the committee's goals. Support by the nominee's employer for travel and time to devote to committee business is a must. The endorsement from the nominee's department head indicating that support is available should be completed on the nomination form. Lastly, all committee members must be AIAA members in good standing or join AIAA upon appointment to a committee.
Nominees will be notified as soon as possible as to their selection for committee membership. Nominees who are not selected for committee membership during the current year will automatically be considered for membership the following year.