Aerospace Engineering-affiliated student organizations offer opportunities to put your skills to the test and build important relationships with other students, faculty, industry, government agencies, and national professional associations. 

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the professional society for aerospace engineering. Here at the University of Maryland, we have one of the largest and most active student branches on the East Coast.

We offer students interested in the aerospace field a chance to meet other students with similar interests, the opportunity to hear aerospace-related guest speakers, and to participate in a variety of activities, including field trips, group projects, and social events.

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Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics

The Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics (WIAA) organization fosters a professional and supportive community. Their goal is to empower women with opportunities for leadership, technical and professional development, networking, outreach, and advocacy on behalf of female students.

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Terrapin Rockets

Terrapin Rockets is a student organization at the University of Maryland that designs and builds high performance model rockets. The team consists of 50 members who represent various majors, backgrounds, and experience levels when it comes to building rockets. We're constantly looking to expand and explore new territories within the field of aerospace and rocketry to propel us forward as a premier collegiate competition team.

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RC Flying Terps

RC Flying Terps was started by members from the Autonomous Unmanned Systems Stream (AUSS) in the First Year Research and Innovation Experience (FIRE) program with one of its goals being to support a drone racing team at UMD to participate in collegiate competitions

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Wind Terpines

The Wind Terpines is a team consisting of engineering and business students competing against top universities across the nation in the Department of Energy’s Collegiate Wind Competition. The team’s primary task is to create a working prototype of an off-grid wind turbine.

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Sigma Gamma Tau

Sigma Gamma Tau is the national honor society for Aerospace Engineering. It seeks to identify and recognize achievement and excellence in the aerospace field. SGT’s collegiate chapters elect annually to membership those students, alumni, and professionals who, by conscientious attention to their studies or professional duties, uphold this high standard for the betterment of their profession.

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