AIAA Student Chapter
The Florida Tech Chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics promotes the collection of aerospace research, talks, tools, and activities and events including guest speakers, competitions, and professional events.
For the first time ever, AIAA sponsored a CanSat team in 2012. The team placed 17th out of 26 teams at the annual competition, located in Burkett TX.
Design, Build, Fly
In the Design, Build, Fly competition, teams of up to ten students develop an unmanned aerial vehicle which will eventually carry out a number of “missions” around a flight path predetermined by the AIAA DBF Competition Officials. During the design process, each group is required to write a detailed report outlining their design methodology and rational for choosing different designs competes against prestigious schools such as Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Stanford, and MIT along with Georgia Tech.