Entering its first year, the aeronautics club promises to bring the campus together via one of the fastest growing academic fields at the university.
The group, which held its first general body meeting earlier this month, wants to expand its membership early by capitalizing on the College of Aeronautics’ rapid growth. Each year, roughly 75 students enroll in aeronautics variety of programs, embracing the world of flying.
Max Gold, a sophomore majoring in aviation operations, is the founder and president of the aeronautics club. Gold has seen how students across campus have responded with a passion for aviation, which ultimately urged him to spearhead the club.
“The aeronautics club will be a central place for one of the most growing majors on campus,” said Gold. “We will have a set place to socialize and talk about issues within the aviation field on a weekly basis.”
Not only will students have the opportunity to socialize regarding aviation news, but the aeronautics club also will serve as a place where all students can come together to help each other academically.
“Aviation students now will have a place where they can get help in their aviation-related classes, with students that have more experience or are familiar with the given class already,” said Gold.
While the club is geared more toward those in the College of Aeronautics, it welcomes all students with an interest in planes or flying. With students from the U.S. and abroad, Gold and the rest of the leadership team hope to develop an environment that integrates all newcomers based on their interests.
With the club’s goal of connecting students and promoting discussion on valuable topics in the aeronautics field, it certainly projects to skyrocket in growth in the coming years.