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

UW - Madison Class of 2022




Will DeVerter is a Sophomore student in Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics at UW-Madison. He currently participates in competition teams for both Midwest Rocket Launch (MRL) and the Base 11 Space Challenge (UW Space Race). In his free time Will enjoys reading and exercising and is always looking for opportunities to improve himself.

Sam Jaeger

UW - Madison Class of 2022



Sam is a Sophomore from Middleton, Wisconsin studying Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics. Currently, he is an intern at the Space Science and Engineering Center at UW-Madison where he works with the U.S. Ice Drilling Program. He is a Student Pilot with 50 hours of flying time and is preparing for his check ride. Before Sam arrived at UW-Madison, he started and ran the Rocket Team at Middleton High School. Sam hopes to expand AIAA and have UW-Madison make a greater presence within the aerospace community in the State of Wisconsin.