AIAA Diversity Statement
AIAA at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities actively promotes an environment that is welcoming to people of any race, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, creed, marital status, public assistance status, or sexual orientation and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.
The aerospace industry has a long and documented history of exclusion and discrimination, the effects of which continue to be felt today. As such, our chapter of AIAA is taking steps to confront and overcome this history by offering resources to members and non members alike with the hope of creating an aerospace community that is welcoming to all. Resources can be found below that provide insight into the history of discrimination in aerospace, ideas for how individuals can engage in outreach work, information on how to join our AIAA diversity committee, and general resources on diversity.

Join our diversity committee. This committee meets several times a year and serves as a space to discuss issues in aerospace, CSE, and inclusivity in our communities. Every meeting will host a guest speaker to talk about relevant topics. Meetings are open to everyone, and meeting times will be announced via email, on AIAA's facebook, and on our website. Feel free to reach out if you would like to be added to the AIAA email list or if you have a topic you would like to be discussed at our next meeting. To see when our next meeting is occurring check our calendar available on the website, sign up for email alerts, or follow us on facebook.

You can view a recording of our first meeting here.

Engage in outreach. A new initiative started this year, AIAA has committed to pursuing local outreach in Twin Cities area schools. More information will be made available as the year goes on about our specific efforts.

Learn the history of discrimination in aerospace. Listed below are a number of articles on hiring and work practices that existed in the aerospace industry which have resulted in continued and noticeable inequalities in the industry today.

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. If you have any suggestions for what you would like our diversity committee to be you can fill out an anonymous Google form here.