AIAA has an exciting student and professional member opportunity connected with the upcoming NASA Student Launch
competition. The NASA Student Launch is a research-based, competitive and experiential exploration project that provides exposure to relevant and cost-effective research and development situations, with university, high school, and middle school students sending payloads to high altitudes on high-powered rockets.
AIAA's involvement in this event is an opportunity for the students to learn about the benefits of AIAA membership by building their professional network and talking to our members. It is also an opportunity for professional members and their organizations to connect with high caliber students that may be searching for possible internships, fresh-out employment or graduate research opportunities, or whose teams may be looking for future Student Launch competiton professional mentorship.
Over the course of the next month there are many different opportunities to interact with students. There are several virtual rocket fair sessions in April (including one THIS WEEK), and our members can attend and interact with the student teams exhibiting at each event (space for these events may be limited, so sign up early to be included).
We will also have a virtual career expo, hosted by AIAA, where different organizations can have their own virtual room and students will be able to move from room to room talking to various employers and professional members. There will also be rooms (apart from the dedicated rooms for organizations) where attendees can go to interact. Any member from the Region (including student members, whether they are in the Student Launch competition or not) can register and attend this event.
In advance of the career expo, we will be collecting info on all the student teams and student resumes. For those professional members that are interested, we will provide that information to help you connect with the students.
Virtual Rocket Fair Events:
Thursday, April 8th from 1:30-4:00 Central Time
Thursday, April 15th from 11:30-2:00 Central Time
Wednesday, April 21st from 2:00-4:30 Central Time
Thursday, April 29th from 11:30-2:00 Central Time
AIAA Virtual Career Expo:
Thursday, May 6th from 12:00-2:30 Central Time.
We look forward to seeing you there.