Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering Student Advisory Council

The Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Student Advisory Council was founded in 1998 with the purpose of increasing interaction between undergraduate engineering students at all levels of education and the administration of the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

AAESAC, comprised of 17 general members, serves to strengthen the partnership between students, faculty, and administrators and to continue building Purdue Engineering's excellence in education, research, and service. AAESAC is also a focal point when it comes to representing the AAE student body to both alumni and the community. Recent activities include programs which include Professor Pizza; Aero Social Night; Aero Forum; Graduate School Informational sessions and AAE tours.

AAESAC has also attended numerous other events intended to bridge the gap between alumni and current students. The Professor Pizza and Aero Social Night program aim to provide a social arena to allow the professors and students to interact on a more casual level. These events promote a family-like atmosphere within the AAE department. Other programs such as the Aero Forum aim to receiving feedback on the courses provided by the department. This information is presented to the faculty, and a solution / response is formulated based on the students' input. Finally, the AAE tours are geared towards community / student outreach.

Due to a strong student council and the success of the existing programs, many of the same activities will continue to be planned each semester. We are also planning on enhancing current programs to the next level which would include "Night Out with a Professor." Night Out has produced events like a nature hike and biking trips, but we are looking at further incorporating this event into our program.

Overall, AAESAC exists to aide in the interaction between the professors and students. Our primary focus is in fostering this relationship and helping Purdue AAE become the top Aeronautical/Astronautical program in the nation.

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