Aerospace Engineering Student Organizations

For a complete listing of campus clubs and organizations, please visit the Iowa State Student Organizations website.

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Graduate Student Organization (AEGSO)

The AEGSO Club was initially made up of Aerospace Engineering graduate students to create a collective voice. Today, AEGSO strives to improve both the academic and social lives of its members. Throughout the year, AEGSO plans events to keep aerospace engineering graduate students communication with one another and staying involved.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Student Branch (AIAA)

With over 145 student branches across the country, it is not a surprise that AIAA has become one of the most popular clubs to join among the aerospace engineering students at Iowa State. AIAA host design competitions, scholarships, and internships. They also provide research help, textbook discounts, and much more. Joining AIAA is a great way to learn about aerospace engineering and have a fun time too.

Sigma Gamma Tau (SGT)

The Sigma Gamma Tau society was established at Iowa State in the year 1953. Its purpose is to recognize and honor those in the field of aeronautics and astronautics. The society seeks to foster a spirit of loyalty and fellowships, particularly among students of Aerospace Engineering.

Iowa State Space Society

The mission of ISSS is to assist students who have interests in building high-power rockets, stargazing, and space exploration and development. The ISS is a chapter of students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS). Members of the ISSS can be found working with students from K – 12th grade and frequently hosting stargazing events.

ISU Flying Cyclones

The Iowa State University Flying Cyclones is a organization run by students and is open to anyone in the ISU community that has an interest in aviation. Experience is not necessary to join, the club encourages everyone to join and learn more about aviation.


Air ISU started in 2004 as a non-profit student organization with the purpose to design, build, and fly a light sport aircraft. The goalos Air ISU is to improve student’s understanding of light sport aircrafts and their systems. Work on a Zodiac XL light sport kit plane started in 2006. Since then, both the plane and group membership have grown. If you are interested in seeing and working on the completion of the Zodiac XL, please e-mail the club at

Engineering Organizations

Aerospace Engineering Hours

Howe Hall building open hours (link)

Main office summer hours (through August 12): 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Advising Offices: The offices (2620 Howe) are open for both virtual and in-person appointments. Students can schedule an advising appointment through the Navigate Student app.

Howe Hall emergency contact: Jim Benson, Building Supervisor, 515-294-4946