The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is a prominent technical society at GIK Institute. Formerly known as the GIKI Aerotech Club, it has made its mark by projecting an image that makes this technical society appealing to the masses. The society is a platform for Aerospace enthusiasts and each semester conducts various events, seminars and workshops. AIAA also maintains a fleet of Radio Controlled Aircraft which are used for both technical and recreational purposes.
The goal of this society, like the international chapter is to enrich people with the sound knowledge of aeronautical and astronautics industry so they should know about the progress currently going on in aerospace industry.
It gives me great pleasure to advise this society. It gives me even greater pleasure to have witnessed the growth of this society, from a small interest group so many years ago to the immense stage it is at today.
After organizing AirEx11 Innovation challenge, eight consecutive Design, Build and Fly Competitions along with HEC and STEM, and a number of RC plane and career building workshops, AIAA GIKI chapter is holding up to its mission by encouraging the students and industry to contribute in the advancement of aeronautics and aerospace science in Pakistan.
Prof. Dr. Javed A. Chattha
The Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI) is one of the most prestigious engineering institutes of Pakistan. GIKI is known the world over for setting a standard of excellence in the field of engineering. Over the years, the institute has produced bright, innovative graduates employed at some of the most respectable firms all over the world. The Institute aspires to be a center of excellence in engineering sciences and technology, which acts as an effective agent of change and a model for others to emulate. It is autonomous and independently chartered and is funded by the private sector. It strives to attract faculty of outstanding talent and ability to provide the students a supporting and enabling environment. It hopes to produce graduates who distinguish themselves by their professional competence, humanistic outlook and ethical rectitude, pragmatic approach to problem-solving, and organizational and managerial skills. Given these attributes, they should be able to respond adequately to the needs of Pakistan and be the vanguard of their techno-industrial transformation.
Apart from its outstanding academic program, GIKI is also known for the versatility and vibrancy of its extra-curricular scenario. All of these activities are student-organized. At present, GIKI has more than 20 student societies. These organizations provide the students with various opportunities to indulge in their aesthetic interests and experience working in a professional environment. Moreover, these societies instill in their members the priceless qualities of teamwork and leadership.
It was the year 1963 when the two pioneer societies of the aerospace world joined together and emerged as American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
The two previously renowned components: The American Rocket Society and The Institute of Aerospace Science left a very distinct and everlasting mark on the new form because of their glorious histories stretched back to 1930 and 1932 respectively.
AIAA combined the imaginative, risk-taking, shoot-for-the-moon outlook of Project Mercury-era rocket, missile, and space professionals with the more established, well-recognized, industry-building achievers of the aviation community. The resulting synergy has benefited aeronautics and astronautics ever since.
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