Our chapter consists of four main committees, through which our members carry out the ideals of the national organization.

While we are primarily composed of Aerospace Engineering majors, we welcome any student that has a passion for the exploration of the aerospace and aeronautic world.

With over 100 members and counting, we continue to prove that the University of Michigan AIAA Chapter is indeed filled with the "Leaders and Best."

Meet Our Officers

Jimmy Stieber


Jimmy is a junior from Farmington, MI pursuing a major in Aerospace Engineering and minors in Electrical Engineering and Music. He is a member of the Michigan Marching Band and Drumline, and in his free time likes to rock climb. His primary area of interest is structural analysis, and would love to one day work as an aircraft or spacecraft dynamicist.

Ashwin Anandakumar

Vice President of Events

Ashwin Anandakumar has lived in North Andover, MA for most of his life. He is currently a sophomore in Aerospace Engineering. He hopes to get to the Moon one day. In his freshman year, he joined the newly created Public Policy Committee (PPC) and was later elected the PPC Lead.

Outside school, he reads lots of business/finance books. In the summer of 2019, Ashwin and his best friend founded a pressure washing business to fund even more business ventures.

Adam Kelly

Vice President of Membership

Adam is from Ortonville, Michigan, and is currently a senior in Aerospace Engineering also pursuing a minor in Electrical Engineering. He works on an independent research project in the Composite Structures Lab at the University.

Outside of school, Adam enjoys playing and watching baseball, soccer, golf, and football. His favorite place to escape is his cabin in central Canada on a lake.

Harsh Jhaveri

Vice President of Finance

Harsh is a senior from Munster, IN. His passion for for the aerospace industry and advanced technology was inspired by Iron Man, and at the University, he is pursuing a double major in Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science. With his degrees, he hopes to go to graduate school for Robotics, and then, in true Tony Stark fashion, focus on a career in Robotics R&D. In addition to his involvement in AIAA, he is a member of leadership for the Indian American Student Association and serves on the Dean of Students Advisory Board.

In his (often infrequent) free time, he enjoys good conversation, cooking, and catching up on sleep.

Rodrigo Ramirez Lescano

Social Events Chair

Rodrigo is a junior from Princeton, NJ pursuing a bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering. Outside of class, he is involved with MASA's structures team and intramural soccer.

In his free time he likes to watch and play soccer, basketball, and football and enjoys listening to all kinds of music. He has a strong interest in propulsion and hopes to one day work on rocket engines.

Alex Chen

Professional Development Chair

Alex Chen is a senior from Troy, MI pursuing a major in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. He first dreamed of being an aerospace engineer at the age of nine. Since then, he has been drawn further and further down the path of software engineering, but he still would like to work in the aerospace industry.

Alex joined AIAA in his freshmen year, and as PDC chair this year he wants to ensure that everyone has the same professional development opportunities that he had in his first few years of college.

Felix Lui

Outreach Chair

Felix is a junior from Hong Kong pursuing a major in Aerospace Engineering, with minors in Math and Music. Outisde of AIAA, he is also a member of M-Fly, TBP, and maths outreach organizations. In relation to aerospace and aviation, he is interested in aerodynamics, airline operations, and aerospace regulatory bodies.

In his free time, Felix enjoys hiking, playing soccer, reading, eating, playing the piano, and travelling.

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September 2019

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