About the Chapter
AIAA holds monthly general body meetings. Each meeting consists of a short business discussion, free pizza for members and then followed by a guest speaker. Specific meeting dates and times will be announced via email and flyers as the meetings approach. Everyone is welcome; please come and join us! For information about specific meetings, check the calendar.
AIAA also organizes social events for our members such as Ice Cream Socials, Fall BBQ's, Air vs Space games, Student & Faculty Bowling night and Holiday Parties. For some of these events we partner up with the other aerospace organizations - SGT and WIAA.
AIAA maintains a lounge in Glenn L. Martin Hall (#088) for the use of AIAA/SGT members and other aerospace engineering students. The lounge is in Room 1105. Students gather in the lounge at any hour of the day, and usually find someone there to chat or do homework with. Please be kind to the lounge; help us keep it clean and in good repair. We also offer snacks and drinks at a discounted rate to our members.
You don't have to be an aerospace engineering major to join AIAA. Any student who is interested in the aerospace field can join. Dues are $20 per academic year for local membership - the local membership includes lounge privileges, discounts, events, and free pizza at the monthly meetings. You can sign up here and pay the dues to an officer with cash or a check made out to "UMCP AIAA" or you can Venmo @marylandaiaa.
Note that members should also establish/renew their national memberships on their own through the national AIAA Website ("User Name" is your last name, "Password" is your 6-digit member number found on your AIAA National Membership card). Exploration of the national website will uncover the many benefits of national membership in AIAA.
For returning AIAA members, local student branch memberships are due for renewal at the start of every school year to maintain active AIAA status.