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12th Astronaut Lab

The 12th Astronaut Lab is a group of project teams orientated around helping fix challenges in space or flight operations using AR and VR. The lab helps promote team work, camaraderie, and allows for students to get real world experience tackling problems from NASA, the Air Force, or other aerospace companies while expanding students experience with AR/VR, programming, and space/flight operations. For more information, contact

Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Association (AEGSA)

The Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Association (AEGSA) acts as a liaison between the graduate student body and the department, College of Engineering and Texas A&M University. AEGSA provides a platform for graduate students to interact with each other and organize year-around social and academic activities designed to enrich the graduate experience. For more information, contact or visit AEGSA's website.

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's website for more information.

AggieSat Laboratory

The AggieSat Laboratory is a student-led program with the mission of developing and demonstrating modern technologies for space-based systems while educating students in systems engineering and enriching the university experience. Our lab takes an integrated approach to small spacecraft research, design-build-fly, and education for multidisciplinary teams of freshmen through graduate students, with support from industry and government affiliates. Students are responsible for the whole design process from concept proposal to end-of-mission operations. Members of the AggieSat Laboratory work 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 and industry practices related to specification, design, analysis, fabrication, and testing of space systems, while actively applying and extending complementary concepts taught in classes and making critical decisions. The context for this program is in the design and development of small space systems, such as satellites and rovers, but the skill set acquired is applicable to a wide variety of disciplines and industries. Visit AggieSat's website to learn more.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

The AIAA Student Chapter at Texas A&M University, College Station is committed to helping students with their personal and professional development, as well as giving back to the surrounding community. They provide members with opportunities to interact with professional engineers, relax and have fun with fellow students at social events, and participate in various community service and STEM outreach programs. Visit their website for more information.

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 listserv 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's website for more information.

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's website for more information.

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. For more information, contact

Society of Sonic Flight Engineers (SSFE)

SSFE is an engineering design organization for the development of radio-controlled (RC) aircraft. Founded on our goals for speed and creativity, SSFE challenges its members to research, design, and test our own high-speed aircraft built from scratch. Members are encouraged to use their imagination to innovate and invent aircraft that continue to surpass our previous speed records by any means at our disposal. SSFE strives to provide its members with a holistic experience in the design process and emphasizes the importance of team collaboration and engineering ethics in practice. For more information, contact:

Society of Women in Space Exploration (SWISE)

The Society of Women in Space Exploration (SWISE) promotes and encourages more women, diversity, and inclusion in multidisciplinary fields of space exploration. Through organization, networking, and volunteering, SWISE empowers individuals to grow and challenge themselves personally and professionally. For more information, contact

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's website for more information.

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 for more information.

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's website to learn more.

Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight 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. For more information, contact