The purpose of this club is to unify students interested in aerospace. As there is no aerospace program at Stony Brook, we want to provide a welcoming space where we can support and motivate anyone interested in pursuing a path in aerospace engineering. We're hoping that, by getting speakers, working on projects, holding/going to events, and encouraging our members to get their “foot in the door” of the aerospace field, everyone can get the experience and insight they need in the aerospace field.
Despite the fact that Stony Brook University does not currently offer a major in aerospace engineering, our first president, Matthew Lee, sent out an interest form at the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester and got a great amount of positive feedback. Matthew started working in the summer of 2016 to start this club, and with the help of the rest of our founding members, we were able to successfully create Stony Brook University's AIAA Chapter.
Since then we’ve launched 3 rockets at the NASA student launch association, had speakers from NASA, SpaceX, ULA, and more, and now we’re looking to compete in AIAA’s official Design Build Fly event!