Aerospace Engineering Student Advisory Board

The AERO Student Advisory Board represents the student body and strengthens communication between the students and faculty/staff of the department. Duties include: informing department members of general student opinion, mediating between the student body and staff on departmental improvements and meeting with the Industry Advisory Board to give and receive feedback about the department and recent graduates. If you have any questions, please send an email to

Aerospace Engineering Student Ambassadors

The Department of Aerospace Engineering's Student Ambassador Program is designed for sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students currently in aerospace engineering. Student ambassadors assist in multiple capacities, including the advancement of recruitment, outreach and development practices in aerospace engineering at Texas A&M by serving as representatives of the department to prospective and current students. Some of the events include weekly prospective student lab tours, Aggieland and ETAM Saturday, AERO town halls and representing AERO in engineering open houses. For more information, contact

Aggie Aerospace Women in Engineering (AAWE)

Aggie Aerospace Women in Engineering is a student-run Texas A&M organization dedicated to supporting and encouraging women in the Department of Aerospace Engineering through personal and professional networking, while also providing programs that promote interest in our field. AAWE is open to students, alumni, or any others interested in industry or academic careers related to aerospace engineering, regardless of major or gender.  Visit AAWE site

AggieSat Lab

AggieSat Lab is a student satellite program housed with the goal of developing and demonstrating modern technologies by using a small-satellite platform while educating students and enriching the undergraduate experience. Our lab takes an integrated approach to small-spacecraft research, design-build-fly, and education for multidisciplinary teams of freshmen through graduate students, along with industry and government affiliates. Students are responsible for the whole design process from concept to end-of-mission. Students simultaneously pursue degrees and participate in a business environment with real-world deliverables, quality-assurance checks, documentation, design and safety reviews, and organization. The goal is for our students to gain hands-on mastery in current tools, systems engineering, and industry practices related to specification, design, analysis, fabrication, and testing of space vehicle systems, while actively applying and extending complementary concepts taught in classes and making critical decisions. The context for this program is in advancing small real satellites, yet the skill set learned is applicable to a wide variety of disciplines and industries. Visit AggieSat site

American Helicopter Society (AHS)

The Vertical Flight Technical Society is the world’s only international technical society for engineers, scientists and others working on vertical flight technology. We bring together industry, academia and government to tackle the toughest challenges in vertical flight.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

AIAA is the national technical society for the aerospace industry. TAMU has a very active, nationally recognized student chapter. They bring in distinguished lecturers, organize outreach events, and even play intramurals together.

High Altitude Balloon Club (HABC)

Our goals are to understand the concept of balloon flying by designing, building and launching high altitude balloons, and design experiments that operate in the near-space environment. If you are interested in joining the club or have any questions, contact our advisor, Dr. Girimaji at or our listerv at

SAE AERO Design Team

The SAE Aero Design Competition challenges students to design, build, and fly a radio-controlled airplane capable of lifting an internally stored payload within design constraints. The university’s team is organized and run by senior and junior team leads who direct the subteams composed of a wide range of students from freshmen to seniors. The team is structured to emulate the real-world engineering environment where business and technical aspects of the design must be considered.

The students follow a design process much like what is used in the engineering industry. Team members are encouraged to innovate and develop ideas and support them with technical analysis and experimentation. This leads to a teaching philosophy unlike a classroom environment and more like a workplace. Visit SAE website

Sigma Gamma Tau (SGT)

Sigma Gamma Tau is the national honor society for aerospace engineering that seeks to recognize achievement and excellence in the aerospace field. The SGT chapter at Texas A&M seeks to develop leaders of character by reinforcing excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service - the core values at Texas A&M University. This chapter is primarily a service organization that provides tutoring and mentoring for underclassmen, performs community service, and provides exclusive professional networking events to help our members grow as aerospace scholars. Visit SGT site

Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE)

The Society of Flight Test Engineers is a fraternity of engineers, whose principal professional interest is the flight testing of aircraft and missiles. The objective of the Society is the advancement of flight test engineering throughout the aircraft 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. Visit SFTE site

Sounding Rocketry Team (SRT)

The Sounding Rocketry Team is a student-run organization which designs, builds, and tests a high-powered rocket to compete annually in the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. The goal of the Sounding Rocketry Team is to provide a hands-on experience to both undergraduate and graduate students interested in the field of rocketry. These individuals work alongside each other and the engineering faculty at Texas A&M University to specialize each component of our student-designed rocket, including dynamics and operations, propulsion, and structures. While each member concentrates on one of these three divisions, the foundation of this team is built upon the importance of group collaboration, leadership development, and self-instruction. The team has one semester to analyze and design the most effective rocket to achieve the competition parameters set forth by the ESRA: Launch and recover a rocket precisely 10,000 feet above ground level while carrying a removable payload. The second semester is then spent constructing this rocket and testing for reliability and safety. Visit SRT website

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)

SEDS is dedicated to empowering young people to participate and make an impact in space exploration. SEDS helps students develop their technical and leadership skills by providing opportunities to manage and participate in national projects as well as to attend conferences, publish their work, and develop their professional network, in order to help students become more effective in their present and future careers in industry, academia, government, and education. Visit SEDS website

Texas A&M University Rocket Engine Design (TAMU RED)

TAMU RED is dedicated to designing, building and testing a liquid rocket engine. Our mission is to provide an avenue for students to develop an intuitive understanding of liquid rocket engines through an iterative process of designing, manufacturing and testing engines. Our purpose is to promote space exploration, interdisciplinary cooperation, and real-world experience that will prepare students for successful careers. Visit TAMU RED site