By Janet Athanasiou
Student and Alumni Affairs Liaison, APUS
The newest student organization to charter a chapter at American Public University System (APUS) is the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). This organization is a professional society for those in the field of aerospace engineering.
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Students and alumni in our space studies and electrical engineering programs are encouraged to become members. AIAA has more than 35,000 individual members from 80 countries, who look to inspire and innovate and progress throughout the United States and the world.
APUS Has the First-Ever Online Chapter of AIAA
There are over 200 student chapters of this organization worldwide. But the APUS chapter is unique – it is the first online student chapter.
We are excited to see what this partnership can bring. Chapter advisors and faculty members Marvine Hamner and Ed Albin will lead this new student organization, along with the students and alumni who join it.
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The Advantages of Membership
AIAA offers a number of different membership types — including professional, educator, student, e-Member, corporate and associate — but the APUS chapter will focus on student membership. The AIAA website also features a video that highlights some of their student members.
The benefits of joining this organization as a current student or alumni member include:
- Access to the latest industry reports
- The opportunity to connect and network with other student chapters and their members
- Access to scholarships to help fund graduate and undergraduate education
- Professional recognition
- Opportunities to participate in competitions, publications and local events
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At American Public University, students are priority one. We are committed to providing quality education, superior student resources, and affordable tuition. In fact, while post-secondary tuition has risen sharply nationwide, the university continues to offer affordable tuition without sacrificing academic quality.