So what are we about?

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the professional society for aerospace engineering.

The University of Michigan Student Branch seeks "to educate and excite students at U-M about aerospace technologies and science, and to promote fellowship among students interested in these topics."
Our objective is "to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics. AIAA fosters the professional development of those engaged in scientific and engineering activities."

What can you do as a member?

Being a member of Michigan's AIAA chapter opens up countless avenues in your social, academic, and professional paths.

Network with industry-proven alumni


Our Professional Development Committee organizes informational visits from companies eager to hire Michigan engineers, informal lunches with your favorite aerospace professors, and even lectures from distinguished faculty and researchers.

Inspire the next generation of rocket scientists

Want to give back to the community? Join us at Aerospace Day - our semiannual event celebrating our program's history - to show hundreds of elementary and middle schoolers what aerospace is all about. We also plan visits to local high schools, complete with rocket demonstrations.


Become part of a close-knit community

Get to know your fellow aerospace engineers, and watch them become a second family. We plan everything from movie and game nights to not-so-friendly ultimate frisbee challenges against rival clubs.

Visit and explore amazing landmarks

Through our Events Committee, AIAA members have flown planes, met former astronauts, toured Boeing and Delta hangars, and traveled around the country visiting famous aerospace landmarks.

Interested in Joining?

It's Easy and Totally Worth It

Email us at umichaiaa@gmail.com with your name and academic standing, and tell us a little bit about yourself! We'll do our best to get you in the chapter as soon as we can.

Follow Us!

Our community isn't just huddled in the Boeing Auditorium! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for upcoming events, updates on our members' accomplishments, and much, much more!