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AIAA - American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics
The aerospace professional society on campus is the AIAA. There is an active student branch at the University of Kansas, which organizes technical and social meetings throughout the academic year. It is highly recommended that aerospace students become active in AIAA for status in the profession, career development and career motivation. For more information and application forms, check in the Department Office, 2120 Learned Hall.

ESC - Engineering Student Council
The student government body for engineering students. ESC works directly with the dean of engineering and department heads on behalf of the students. The Council also sponsors a variety of activities each year. ESC organizes the annual Engineering Exposition, held during National Engineers Week in late February. Expo is an opportunity for student groups to plan and create engineering projects for exhibition.

Jayhawk Aero Design
Our goal is to give undergraduate students the ability to design, build, and fly (DBF) an aircraft that will be used to compete in competition. Team members will master the design process by focusing on a specific element of the design, such as; aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, etc. Additionally, each spring we will travel for competition with universities around the World.

Jayhawk Rocket Design
Jayhawk Rocket Design designs, constructs, and shoots off both model and high powered rockets. Projects include: full attitude control rockets, small hybrid rocket motors, and traditional high powered rockets.

KU Remote Operated Submersibles (KUROS)
A club for the research and development of remote operated submersibles. The robots created will be used for recreational and competitive purposes.

PESO - Physics & Engineering Student Organization
PESO promotes the pursuit of both physics and engineering for all students. This is a multi-disciplinary group that focuses on the project-based science and engineering tasks that contribute to a wider learning experience for the students in the group. Projects include 3D printing, small-scale wind tunnels, motion controlled laser-harp, tesla coils, jet engines and many more.

SAE - Society of Automotive Engineers
The Society of Automotive Engineers is oriented to all engineers who are active in the automotive field. It is particularly active in the areas of general aviation and commercial air transport.

Sigma Gamma Tau
This is an aerospace engineering national honor society in which membership is by invitation only. Students with exceptional scholastic performance are eligible for membership and will be invited by the campus chapter. Technical and social meetings are held throughout the academic year.

SWE - Society of Women Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers is a national, professional, educational organization of graduate engineers, and men and women with equivalent engineering experience, dedicated to the advancement of women in the engineering profession. There is an active student chapter of SWE on campus open to all engineering students and faculty who are interested in the goals of the organization.

Tau Beta Pi
This is an all-engineering national honor society in which membership is by invitation only. Students with exceptional scholastic performance are eligible for membership and will be invited by the campus chapter.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle KU Student Organization
UAV KU Student Organization is focused on the learning and development of unmanned aerial vehicles. We are committed to furthering the fields of small aircraft design, construction, programming, navigation, and control.


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