About Us


The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics was founded in 1963, and has grown to become the largest aerospace professional network in the world. AIAA focuses on celebrating and encouraging interest and collaboration in the field of aerospace and to provide a link to help further develop those interests through opportunities and education.

The Colorado School of Mines chapter of AIAA serves to promote and uphold these ideals while providing a link between aerospace professionals and companies in the community and our members.


What We Do

AIAA at Mines hosts frequent events and meetings for all Mines students including industry tours, speaker presentations, information sessions, movie nights, and other activities. Our chapter members also volunteer in the Mines and Golden communities.


AIAA Membership

While events and meetings are open to all Mines students, membership with AIAA provides access to many services and events hosted by the national organization itself. The $28 yearly student membership fee grants access to and discounts for:

  • AIAA Symposiums and talks
  • Networking opportunities
  • AIAA Scholarships
  • Multiple Aerospace publications
  • Daily Aerospace briefings
  • Industry tours
  • AIAA at Mines competition teams