About Us

Photo by Arloe Mayne

AIAA Executive Director Dr. Sandra Magnus receives a painting
from 2016-2017 Section Chair Brandon Stiltner, left,
and 2017-2018 Section Chair Dr. Naveen Vetcha, right, after speaking at 2017 Awards Dinner.

About AIAA


The mission of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is to inspire and advance the future of aerospace for the benefit of humanity. Our vision is to be the voice of the aerospace profession through innovation, technical excellence, and global leadership. The tagline "Shaping the Future of Aerospace" reflects that AIAA members are continually shaping the future of Aerospace through their creativity, ingenuity, and passion for Aerospace engineering and science. The nonprofit AIAA is the principal society and voice serving the aerospace profession. Founded and based in the United States, AIAA is a global organization with approximately 30,000 individual professional members, thousands of customers worldwide, and an active international outreach.


About the Greater Huntsville Section


The Greater Huntsville Section is one of the largest Sections in AIAA with over 1,300 professional, student and educator associate members across the states of Alabama and Mississippi. The section conducts regular activities spanning the continuing education, professional development, pre-college outreach, public policy, college student and technical functional areas. Activities range from technical skills development classes, lectures, and industry and history tours to networking, public policy and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach events. The section supports STEM scholarships, science fair and engineering design competitions. Greater Huntsville organizes and conducts Engineers Week activities as well as local and national public policy events to promote the aerospace industry and engineering profession.

The general membership meets monthly with distinguished speakers on topics related to aeronautics and astronautics such as aviation history, science, engineering, defense programs, propulsion, and human space flight.

For more information on the Greater Huntsville Section, please peruse the rest of this website. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreaterHSV.AIAA or Follow us on Twitter @AIAAHuntsville. Check our calendar at http://tinyurl.com/HSVAIAA-calendar for upcoming events. (If tinyurls don’t work for you, the calendar is on the right side of the homepage of this website.)