UC San Diego Student Chapter
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


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AIAA · Design/Build/Fly Competition

Design, Build, Fly is a chance for undergraduate students to get real world experience in design, fabrication, report writing, and flight testing of an aircraft. This year, the competition will be held in Wichita, KS.

Please contact the Project Managers, Sebastian Afshari and Derek Ung, for more information.


NASA · Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program

NASA's Microgravity University provides college students the opportunity to propose, design, test, and analyze an experiment that is conducted in microgravity. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, the NASA program has been cancelled this year (2014-2015).


Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International · student design competition

The AUVSI Foundation is dedicated to increasing interest in autonomous vehicles. UCSD AIAA competes in the Unmanned Air Systems competition, which will take place in Maryland in June 2015.

Please contact the Project Manager, Ryan Nakutin, for more information.


AIAA · CanSat Competition

CanSat is an annual competition that requires each team to design, build, and launch a payload/deployment system that will satisfy a set of challenging mission requirements. The 2015 mission simulates a Science Vehicle traveling through a planetary atmosphere sampling the atmospheric composition during descent.

Please contact the Project Manager, Angelica Deguzman, for more information.