AIAA Announces Two New Chartered Student Branches Written 22 February 2021


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, University of Georgia Join AIAA Community

February 22, 2021 – Reston, Va. –The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is excited to announce the addition of two new AIAA student branches at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide (ERAU-Worldwide) and the University of Georgia (UGA). These universities join more than 240 AIAA student branches around the world.

Both universities are distinctive additions to AIAA’s student branch community. ERAU-Worldwide is a fully online program and ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report for its online bachelor’s degree programs. The AIAA ERAU-Worldwide Student Branch is under the College of Aeronautics, whose programs emphasize interaction with aerospace professionals and organizations.

UGA’s College of Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical, computer systems, and electrical engineering programs. Its AIAA student branch will fit in UGA’s Student Aerospace Initiative, which engages the student body in real-world multidisciplinary aerospace projects.

“Membership in an AIAA student branch is a valuable foundation for a budding engineer’s journey from classroom to career,” said Dan Dumbacher, AIAA Executive Director. “AIAA student branch members meet and collaborate with fellow students who share their passion and commitment to aerospace. Student branch membership is an important part of how AIAA supports young people today who will shape the future of aerospace tomorrow.”

AIAA currently has more than 240 student branches, including 40+ international student branches, with a total active membership of over 7,500 students worldwide. AIAA student branches are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or an equivalent regional accrediting body. Find a complete listing of AIAA student branches in our online directory. For those interested in forming an AIAA student branch, use these resources to begin the process.

About AIAA 
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest aerospace technical society. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 91 countries, and 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit, or follow AIAA on TwitterFacebook, or LinkedIn.

AIAA Media Contact: Rebecca B. Gray,, 804-397-5270.