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We Are Minnesota AIAA.

The AIAA Minnesota Student Chapter focuses on giving our members quality engineering experiences that cannot be obtained from classroom environment. AIAA also supports its members as they transition from college to the aerospace industry.

Upcoming Events

CSE Student Organization Fair

Thursday, September 3

AIAA is currently looking for eight members to volunteer at AIAA's booth at the CSE Student Organization Fair during welcome week. This is a great opportunity for AIAA to recruit incoming freshmen and show them what AIAA is all about. Snacks will be provided!

September Kickoff Meeting

September Date TBA
1 AIAA Membership Point

The AIAA Minnesota Student Chapter will be holding its kickoff meeting during the month of September. Come learn about AIAA's engineering projects and upcoming events throughout the school year!

Paint The Bridge

Thursday, October 1
Friday, October 2

1 AIAA Membership Point

AIAA Minnesota Student Chapter continues the U of M's tradition of painting student group colors onto the Washington Avenue Bridge.

Volunteer Football Gate Staff

Select Dates in the Fall
2 AIAA Membership Points

AIAA is assisting the Office of Events Management by volunteering as football gate staff during Minnesota Gopher football games. Volunteers receive 2 AIAA Membership points, and free admittance to the day's game!

AIAA Minnesota Student Chapter News

Sunday, June 28th: AIAA Elects Liaison Officers

In accordance with the constitutional amendments adopted earlier this year, AIAA's Project Groups have elected their liaison officers for the 2015-2016 school year. They will serve as the official delegation representing the student group to the AIAA board. The CanSat Liaison Officer will be named later in July.

STDC: Lindsay Taylor
RC Club: James Williams
HyperLoop: Jordan Gaytan
Design/Build/Fly: Alex Hrovat

Saturday, June 20th: AIAA Announces New Competition

In addition to AIAA Minnesota Student Chapter's CanSat, STDC, and DBF teams, we are pleased to announce a new competition sponsored by SpaceX called the HyperLoop Pod Competition. Teams from around the country will design a pod compliant with SpaceX's HyperLoop, a planned vacuum tube transport system from San Francisco to Los Angeles. This team will be led by Jordan Gaytan.

Sunday, June 14: CanSat Teams Place in This Year's Competition

This year's CanSat teams representing the University of Minnesota placed 7th, 8th, and 9th at this year's CanSat competition. This is a dramatic increase over last year's standings, where the CanSat teams placed 10th and 21st. Congratulations to all who competed!

7th Place: SATLAS
8th Place: MN ThermoSat
9th Place: GOLD-E

Friday, May 15: Class of 2015 Graduation

On Friday, May 15th, numerous AIAA members and officers graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering. The AIAA officers for 2015-2016 would like to thank the outgoing officers for their hard work and dedication, and wish all of our graduating seniors the best in their future careers.

Graduating 2014-2015 AIAA Officers

Caleb Carlson, B.S., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
David Oberg, B.S., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Erik Johnson, B.S., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Aditya Kulkarni, B.S., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Rob Michalak, B.S., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Michael Maring, B.S., Biomedical Engineering
Tomas Georgiou, B.S., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
John Jackson, B.S., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

Thursday, May 7: Constitutional Amendments Pass

Several amendments to the AIAA constitution were passed by the board, including the introduction of Team-Lead board members. Click here for more information.

Monday, May 4: Officer Meeting Minutes

AIAA Minnesota's officers completed a meeting on Monday to discuss transition and upcoming events. Click here for meeting minutes and notes.

Thursday, April 30: Minnesota AIAA Wins 2015 CSE Student Group Award

Minnesota AIAA has won the "Most Improved Student Group" CSE Student Group Award for the 2015 school year! We congratulate the officers for the 2014-2015 school year for a job well done, we thank every member for helping push Minnesota AIAA to where it is today.