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Student organizations & honor societies


American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is the aerospace engineering professional society. Our student branch is among the largest and most active in AIAA. Activities include regular meetings, a regional paper competition, and design competitions. 

American Society of Naval Engineers


American Society of Naval Engineers is the leading professional engineering society representing scientists, engineers, educators, business developers, and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain naval surface, subsurface, and air vehicles and their associated systems and subsystems.


Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is the world's largest nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community. Serving more than 7,500 members from government organizations, industry and academia, AUVSI is committed to fostering, developing and promoting unmanned systems and robotics technologies. AUVSI members support the defense, civil and commercial sectors.

Society of Flight Test Engineers


Society of Flight Test Engineers is a fraternity of engineers, whose principal professional interest is the flight testing of aerospace vehicles. The objective of the Society is the advancement of flight test engineering throughout the aerospace industry by providing technical and fraternal communication among individuals, both domestic and international, in the allied engineering fields of test operations, analysis, instrumentation and data systems.

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers


Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers is the professional society for Ocean Engineers. Our student branch is very active and successful in SNAME national programs and design competitions. Members hold regular meetings and travel to the SNAME national meeting. Dr. Brown is the faculty advisor.

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Society of Women in Aviation and Space Exploration is a professional organization dedicated to “Inspire, Empower, and Propel” those who support women and minorities in the aeronautic and astronautic field. SWASE is open to all genders and all majors. In addition to our regular meetings, we offer opportunities for technical workshops, professional networking, and travel events. Our student branch is an entity of the AIAA Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics (WoAA) society.

AOE Ambassadors

The AOE Ambassadors are ethusiastic and motivated students who enjoy talking to prospective students about opportunities in the Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace & Ocean Engineering.  AOE Ambassadors assist the department with recruitment events for prospective undergraduate students.

Honor Societies

Sigma Gamma Tau is the national Aerospace honor society. Each semester the chapter selects the top Aerospace Engineering and Ocean Engineering juniors and seniors for membership.Dr. Seidel is the faculty advisor.