The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is a national professional organization designed to help aerospace professionals and their organizations succeed. In 2013, the Student Branch of AIAA at the University of California, Merced was established. Since then, our members have grown exponentially, fueled by innovative ideas, ambitious energy, and a humble heart. We work on critical projects aimed at providing a well-rounded experience that challenges our members who come from all backgrounds and education. At UC Merced, it is our mission to prepare our members to reach their fullest potential and help launch the next journey of their amazing life.