Press Release

AIAA Charters Two New Student Branches

By SpaceRef Editor
February 24, 2022
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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is excited to announce the addition of two new AIAA student branches at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, and the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. These universities join more than 240 AIAA student branches around the world. 


Both universities are unique additions to AIAA’s student branch community. The AIAA Cedarville University Student Branch is under the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Cedarville University is developing an aerospace engineering minor degree program. Establishing the AIAA student branch is a stepping-stone toward achieving its goal of expanding to a Bachelor of Science degree program.


The University of Calgary offers a minor in aerospace engineering at its Schulich School of Engineering. The AIAA student branch was established to foster more interest in aerospace engineering, as it has become a target area of growth for the Government of Alberta.


“Membership in an AIAA student branch is a valuable foundation for a budding engineer’s journey from classroom to career,” said Dan Dumbacher, AIAA Executive Director. “AIAA student branch members meet and collaborate with fellow students who share their passion and commitment to aerospace. Student branch membership is an important part of how AIAA supports young people today who will shape the future of aerospace tomorrow.”


AIAA currently has more than 240 student branches, including 40+ international student branches, with a total active membership of over 8,000 students worldwide. The universities must be accredited by ABET or an equivalent regional accrediting body to start a student branch. Find a complete listing of AIAA student branches in our online directory. For those interested in forming an AIAA student branch, usethese resources to begin the process.


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Contact: Rebecca B. Gray,, 804-397-5270 cell


About AIAA 
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest aerospace technical society. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 91 countries, and 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit, and follow AIAA on TwitterFacebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.




SpaceRef staff editor.