About IOD

About the Integration and Outreach Division

Integration and Outreach Division

The AIAA Integration and Outreach Division (IOD) Integration and Outreach Committees (IOCs) are differentiated from technical committees in that they are focused on the cross-discipline integration/ programmatic and societal interface/outreach areas of interest of the Institute, and often span more than one technical discipline in their scope. 

AIAA Integration and Outreach Committees are currently organized within four groups:

1.  Aerospace Outreach 

  • History

    The History Committee fosters the preservation, documentation, and reporting of the history of aeronautical, astronautical, and hydronautical arts, sciences, and engineering, and their impact on society.  It promotes aerospace history to both the public and industry, including the fostering of the preservation and documentation of the history of aerospace.

  • Society and Aerospace Technology

    The AIAA Society and Aerospace Technology Outreach Committee (SATOC) promotes the transfer of aerospace technology and techniques to help solve critical problems in society and improve the general quality of life. The SATOC focuses on how aerospace technology and techniques help solve critical societal challenges and improve quality of life, and, understanding interactions between the aerospace enterprise and broader social and cultural trends. The SATOC brings together distinguished AIAA members whose professions, studies, and interests include enhancing the interaction between the aerospace industry and society.

  • Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics is working to increase women and other minority groups’ participation in the aerospace field. We work to increase female participation in the aerospace industry through technical and professional development. WoAA focuses on creating a safe and welcoming place for minorities through mentorship and outreach. Started at independent universities, chapters work with the national AIAA organization to provide support and opportunity to members.

2.  Business And Management
  • Economics

    The Economics Outreach Committee (EOC) is focused on exploring the economic impact of the global aerospace community to the larger economy.

  • Legal Aspects of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    The Legal Aspects of Aeronautics and Astronautics Outreach Committee (LAAAIC) is focused on exploring current international aerospace case law. The committee actively collaborates with other legal-focused societies in moot courts and student competitions.

  • Management

    The Management Outreach Committee (MOC) seeks to understand issues and develop solutions to management problems specific to the aerospace and defense community. It seeks to encourage and promote improved management methods and practices. It works to identify useful and relevant products, services, and information from the associated industrial, academic, and government organizations represented within AIAA. It provides a meaningful environment for individual and corporate growth, and a forum for committee members to exchange knowledge in the field of management through networking and sharing of personal and corporate experiences.

3.  Integration

  •  Aerospace Traffic Management

    The Aerospace Traffic Management Integration Committee (ATMIC) monitors, evaluates, and seeks to influence the direction of ATM technologies with a focus on ATM system efficiency, public safety, and national security.

  • CFD Vision 2030

    CFD Vision 2030 was established to promote a community of practice engaged in developing methods, models, physical experiments, software, and hardware for revolutionary advances in computational simulation technologies for analysis, design, certification, and qualification of aerospace systems.  CFD Vision 2030 serves as the focal point for activities to achieve the 2030 Vision by leveraging and integrating enabling technologies such as high-performance computing, physical modeling, numerical methods, geometry/grids, validation quality experiments, multidisciplinary analysis and optimization, with quantified uncertainties.  CFD Vision 2030 will communicate with other Committees to assure that the AIAA membership engages with their peers and external constituencies in shaping the future of simulation-based engineering.

  • Digital Engineering

    Digital Engineering Integration Committee (DEIC) will strive to accelerate integration of new and existing ‘digital’ capabilities for improving US national competitiveness, security, and operational readiness.  Digital Engineering Integration will establish an Aerospace Forum for integrating currently disparate ‘digital’ activities (e.g., Digital Twin, Digital Thread, ICME, BIGDATA, etc.).  Digital Engineering Integration will support constituent groups (inside and outside AIAA) in the development and creation of a technical programs related to Digital Engineering.

  • Directed Energy Systems

    The Directed Energy Systems Integration Committee (DESIC) is the AIAA focal point for all civilian and military uses of Directed Energy Systems. The committee will coordinate AIAA Directed Energy programs with other organizations such as the Directed Energy Professional Society; Co-sponsor relevant conferences and events; Provide participants to AIAA public policy initiatives such as the annual Congressional Visits Day; and assist in resolution of national issues impeding Directed Energy Systems development, employment and maturation.

  • Energy Optimized Aircraft Systems

    The Energy Optimized Aircraft Systems Integration Committee (EOASIC) works to promote a better understanding of Energy Optimized Aircraft and Equipment Systems, from concept development to vehicle production; including relevant international academic and industrial experience in EOAS.  It develops and implements working relationships among researchers and engineers from around the world to formulate and coordinate activities related to aircraft electrical power and thermal management across AIAA; promote integration of research efforts between technical disciplines, including Aircraft Design, Aircraft Operations, Multi-disciplinary Design and Optimization, General Aviation, V/STOL Systems, Systems Engineering, and Airbreathing Propulsion Systems.

  • Green Engineering

    The purpose of the Green Engineering Integration Committee (GEIC) is to promote a holistic, systems approach to improved energy efficiency, sustainability, renewable energy and ‘cradle-to-grave’ design.  GEIC serves as the AIAA focal point for all “green” aerospace-related programs and technologies and works synergistically with the appropriate technical committees to assure that the AIAA membership is adequately informed about all aspects of this critical aerospace activity.

  • Space Exploration

    The AIAA Space Exploration Integration Committee (SEIC) promotes awareness and advancement of and collaboration on topics relevant to human and robotic space exploration such as launch vehicles, space technology, mission architecture and concepts, human space flight systems, in-space infrastructure, robotic missions, space policy, International Space Station (ISS) utilization, and international and commercial partnerships in space exploration and utilization.

  • Transformational Flight

    The Transformational Flight Integration Committee (TFIC) will promote a community of practice engaged in the technical, business, and societal issues associated with transformational approaches to mobility through on-demand air missions and the research needs of this emergent market. The TFIC serves as the focal point for creation of new, on demand aviation capabilities that will leverage enabling technologies such as electric propulsion, highly coupled aerodynamics, autonomous control, advanced vehicle configuration, and intelligent transportation systems. The TFIC will communicate with technical committees to assure that the AIAA membership engages with their peers, and non-traditional AIAA members, in shaping the future of the on-demand aviation market opportunity.

  • Unmanned Systems

    The Unmanned Systems Committee (USPC) represents and serves the broad interests of the unmanned & robotic systems community, encompassing space (robotic), aerial (UAV), ground (UGV), surface water (USV), underwater (UUV), and other unmanned and robotic systems, their components, and their myriad applications.  The committee’s scope of interest reaches across the spectrum of development and operations, including research, conceptualization, technologies, design, system and platform development, manufacture, integration, test, evaluation and other functions necessary for the fielding, operation and sustainment of these systems and their related components, along with their exploitation in military, civil, science and commercial applications.  The committee promotes, sponsors, conducts and supports activities oriented at furthering the development and evolution of these systems and their resultant capabilities, as well as resolving issues that affect and impact them.

4.  Young Professionals
  • Networking/Professional Development

    Helping Young Professionals build a sustainable professional network and Serving Young Professional development needs and communicating opportunities in a timely manner. Responsible for the Rising Leaders in Aerospace track at AIAA Forums.

  • Membership & Awards

    Promoting recognition and membership of outstanding YP’s within AIAA; encourage nominations at the regional and sectional level, lead the awards selection processes, and maintain/organize membership within the YPG. Responsible for selecting the Lawrence Sperry award winner.

  • Communication/Engagement

    Communicating the perspective and desires of the Young Professional community, relaying institute changes, and opportunities to Young Professionals, regions and sections. Maintains YP Facebook and Twitter page. Creates content for the YPG Newsletter.

5.  International Activities [pending]