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A&M's  Connection

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Our goal is to offer our members as many opportunities to meet and grow their Aggie Network as possible; as it is our belief that these relationships benefit students both now and, even more substantially so, in the future. This networking is not only limited to your fellow classmates, we often have companies come and give talks, tips, and answer questions about what they're looking for! 

 

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About AIAA

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Our purpose is to ignite and celebrate aerospace ingenuity and collaboration, and its importance to our way of life. Our promise is to be your vital lifelong link to the aerospace community and a champion for its achievements. 
One Remarkable Fact Says It All: Since 1963, members from a single professional society have achieved virtually every milestone in modern American flight. That society is the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. With more than 30,000 individual members from 88 countries, and 95 corporate members, AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. Created in 1963 by the merger of the two great aerospace societies of the day, the American Rocket Society (founded in 1930 as the American Interplanetary Society), and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences (established in 1933 as the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences), AIAA carries forth a proud tradition of more than 80 years of aerospace leadership. 
This is the place for everything, from exploring our history and purpose … to catching up on the latest news … Make sure you check out our prestigious Honors & Awards programs. Recognizing excellence is one the most important contributions we make. Serving this elite audience and its historic mission is our commitment and our privilege. Now we invite you to learn more about AIAA – and share in the vision and excitement of this inspiring industry.

Texas A&M Aerospace

Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University has a long and productive history, where the first aeronautical courses were introduced in 1928 to prepare students for careers in modern aviation.  This was the beginning of what became the Aeronautical Engineering department, which was established in 1940. The name was later changed, in 1963, to Aerospace Engineering to broaden the scope to include astronautics as the nation was in the midst of the space race and dreaming of exploring the universe.

Our students are offered a modern curriculum that is balanced across the three principal disciplines of aerospace engineering: Aerodynamics and Propulsion, Dynamics and Control, and Materials and Structures. The program also benefits from strong connections to major aerospace industries, the Department of Defense and NASA.

The undergraduate experience culminates with a capstone design, build and fly sequence, where, for the first time, our students choose between airplanes, helicopters, rockets and space missions. Extracurricular activities are also available, where Aggie design, build and fly solar planes, competitive airplanes, and satellites.  In addition, opportunities exist for real-world experiences, such as study abroad, internships, co-ops, and departmental research.

Our graduate students and post-doctoral scientists are offered an advanced curriculum, exposure to current events through an active seminar series, and state-of-the-art research supported by the externally funded research programs of our faculty.  This research supports assistantships, internships, and furnishes our laboratories with modern facilities, instrumentation and computing resources.  Research topics include manned and unmanned aircraft, satellites and constellations, aerospace sciences, propulsion and energy, robotics and sensing, rotorcraft, hypersonic vehicles, autonomous morphing vehicles, advanced materials and structures, plus many more.

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