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Student Clubs & Organizations

Student-based groups, including professional societies and competitive teams, play an important role in a well-rounded, interdisciplinary education. The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics encourages students to incorporate well-balanced extracurricular activities in their education whenever possible.

If you are interested in supporting a club with sponsorship, material resources, or mentorship, please click on the "Adopt this Club" link below each session to discuss your options.

Department-Affiliated Student Organizations

To support student-led activities, the department has established a set of criteria whereby student groups may become formally affiliated with the department. Currently, three student organizations have formal affiliation with our department.

 

The AIAA through the Applied Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design, Design Engineering and Flight Test Technical Committees and the AIAA Foundation invites all university students to participate in the Cessna/Raytheon Missile Systems Student Design/Build/Fly competition. The contest will provide a real-world aircraft design experience for engineering students by giving them the opportunity to validate their analytic studies.

Student teams will design, fabricate, and demonstrate the flight capabilities of an unmanned, electric powered, radio controlled aircraft which can best meet the specified mission profile. The goal is a balanced design possessing good demonstrated flight handling qualities and practical and affordable manufacturing requirements while providing a high vehicle performance. Faculty Adviser: Prof. Chris Lum
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The Society for Advanced Rocket Propulsion (SARP) is a group of students at the University of Washington that has come together to design, build, test, and launch an experimental hybrid rocket. Our mission is to develop reusable hybrid rocket technology as well as to apply scientific and engineering theory with hands on experience. Faculty Adviser: Prof. Carl Knowlen
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The nonprofit American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the principal society and voice serving the aerospace profession. The AIAA branch chapter at the University of Washington facilitates outreach between the national AIAA organization and students studying for degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. Faculty Adviser: Prof. Jim Hermanson
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Other Student-Run Organizations

Sigma Gamma Tau - Aerospace Honor Society
Founded in 1953, Sigma Gamma Tau is the national honor society for Aerospace Engineering. It seeks to identify and recognize achievement and excellence in the Aerospace field. Faculty Sponsor: Sett You

College of Engineering Organizations
See links to Engineers without Borders, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, American Indian Science & Engineering Society, Society of Women Engineers.