AAE Student Organizations

AAESAC - The Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Student Advisory Council facilitates interactions between the faculty and the student body, advises the administration on issues and concerns of students pertaining to AAE, and generally strives to enhance the educational experience.

AIAA - The objective of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is to advance the arts, sciences, and technologies of flight.

Aero Assist  - Aero Assist is the graduate student organization for the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University. 

Air Force ROTC - Our proud tradition of excellence in training and officer development provides cadets with vital leadership skills not found in the classroom. Each year, Purdue consistently commissions 15+ rated positions such as pilot and combat systems officer, along with a variety of other career fields.

Autonomous Robotics Club of Purdue - The organization is focused on the field of vehicular robotics. It aims to promote interdisciplinary cooperation among Purdue students through social and technical projects and events.

Graduate WIA (formerly Graduate Womens Gathering) - The purpose of Women in Aerospace (WiA) is to empower women through providing all undergraduate students with inclusive educational, outreach, professional, and social opportunities in the Aerospace Engineering (AAE) major at Purdue.  

Purdue Mars - The Purdue Mars Activities and Research Society brings together all students, faculty, alumni and professionals from Purdue who are interested in promoting the exploration of Mars and aims at organizing discussions, competitions and other activities related to it.

Purdue Orbital - Purdue Orbital strives to foster technical and professional skills by designing, building, and testing innovative solutions to complex problems in the space and defense industry.

Purdue Pilots - Purdue Pilots, Inc. (PPI) is a student run flying club at Purdue University that provides low-cost flight training and aircraft rentals to members.

Purdue Space Day - Purdue Space Day is an one day educational outreach program Organized by Purdue students, which provides students in grades 3-8 the opportunity to learn about STEM by participating in age-appropriate activities with a space theme.

Purdue Space Program - PSP, a Purdue SEDS chapter, is an organization for anyone who is passionate about space exploration and anything to do with the industry.

Purdue Vertical Flight Systems (VFS) - We are a student-run, multi-disciplinary engineering design team, innovating at the forefront of a young industry. We are under the wing of Purdue University's AIAA chapter whose history, both as a national institution as well as its history around our campus, has served to complement our ambitious team. 

SAE Aero - Purdue SAE Aero is open to all majors. This is great for students who are interested in designing and building aircraft are encouraged to come!

Sigma Gamma Tau - Sigma Gamma Tau is the honor society for aerospace engineering. It seeks to identify and recognize achievement and excellence in the aerospace field.

Space & Earth Analogs Research Chapter of Purdue (SEARCH) - This Summer, SEARCH (Space & Earth Analogs Research Chapter of Purdue) will select six students (both graduate and undergraduate) to experience this first-ever Student Analog-Astronaut Training Program (SA²TP) from July 24th to August 13th, which will cover the themes of Astronautics & Spaceflight, Health & Fitness, and Science & Technology.

Women in Aerospace - The purpose of Women in Aerospace is to provide undergraduate women in the aerospace engineering program educational, social and professional opportunities. 

Purdue Aerial Robotics Team IEEE - The mission is to create an Unmanned Aerial System to compete in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Student Unmanned Air Systems Competition.