Since 1963, members from a single professional society have achieved virtually every milestone in modern American flight. That society is the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. With more than 30,000 individual members from 88 countries, and 95 corporate members, AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. Created in 1963 by the merger of the two great aerospace societies of the day, the American Rocket Society (founded in 1930 as the American Interplanetary Society), and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences (established in 1933 as the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences), AIAA carries forth a proud tradition of more than 80 years of aerospace leadership.

Leadership Board

Will DeVerter

Credentials: Engineering Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering Class of 2022

Position title: President

Email: deverter@wisc.edu

Phone: (610)-368-4465

Will is a Senior in Engineering Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently the President of UW-Madison’s chapter of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). A fan of all things rocket science, Will follows industry developments and engages in rocket related student design projects through AIAA and WI Space Race student organizations. As a former Propulsion Engineering Co-op at Sierra Nevada Corporation, Will has developed strong fundamental skills in rocket propulsion engineering, including the design and testing of rocket engines and their components. Will is always looking to improve his skill set through active learning and takes initiative to create and use learning opportunities.

Justin Moore

Credentials: Mechanical Engineering Class of 2022

Position title: Vice President

Email: jjmoore4@wisc.edu

Phone: (414) 484-5103

Justin Moore is a senior in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He first began learning about rocketry in late 2019, when he joined the Midwest Rocket Launch competition team for the 2019-2020 competition. After learning the basics of rocketry, he decided to go for his Level 1 Rocketry Certification during the summer of 2021. He successfully built, launched and recovered his rocket, earning him a Level 1 certification. Currently he serves as the Vice President of the UW-Madison chapter of AIAA.