Santa Clara University


American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

The Santa Clara chapter of AIAA connects SCU students with the largest national aeronautical and aerospace organization with over 35,000 national members and over 190 active student branches. Its goal is to educate undergraduate engineers in the control, operation, construction, and maintenance of quad-copters, other UAVs, satellites, propulsion systems, and other air and space vehicles. It accomplishes these goals by hosting quarterly design competitions, inviting members to attend regional aerospace informational/networking sessions, working with our hand-built aerial vehicles, and by touring various facilities in Northern California related to aerospace systems.

Events, Activities & Educational Outreach
  • Industry tours
  • Guest speakers and mentoring
  • Design competitions
  • Team projects
  • Social and networking events
  • General meetings

President: Brad Wyant
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Christopher Kitts
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