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Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena Integration & Outreach Committee
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Mission

To improve aviation safety by enhancing scientific knowledge of, and mitigating barriers to, the study of Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena (UAP)

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Representing 30,000 aerospace professionals on the issue of UAP

Teams

Hardware Factors | Serves as a neutral focal point enhancing activities that integrate aviation safety related UAP data and analysis into relevant scientific/engineering aspects of aviation development, design, and safety planning across the aviation/space systems environment.

Outreach | Interacts with appropriate AIAA Committees, industry, government agencies, academic institutions, and international researchers and organizations associated with the scientific/engineering study and understanding of UAP.

Human Factors | Engages with the scientific and engineering research community to assist with educating the Aerospace community relative to aerospace safety factors of UAP.

Leadership

Ryan Graves

Ryan Graves

Chair | LinkedIn

Dr. Ravi Kopparapu

Dr. Ravi Kopparapu

Co-Chair | LinkedIn

Michael Lembeck, Ph.D.

Michael Lembeck, Ph.D.

Hardware Factors | LinkedIn

John Platte, USAF, Ret.

John Platte, USAF, Ret.

Outreach | LinkedIn

Haley Morris

Haley Morris

Communications | LinkedIn

Brad Crispin

Brad Crispin

Operations | LinkedIn

Volunteer

As Chair of the AIAA UAP Integration & Outreach Committee, I need your help. We need volunteers who can offer their scientific, technical and digital skills to the mission of advancing our understanding of UAP. As we further our understanding of what’s in our skies, we must ensure timely access to these new safety insights across the military, commercial, and general aviation safety landscapes. It will take a diverse set of skills to advance our mission to enable us to reduce stigma, increase reporting, and integrate the findings into air and space policies. If you think you could help, please apply.

Thank you for considering volunteering your time for this critical mission — it means a lot to me, and I think together, we can bring certainty to the unknown.

—Ryan Graves | October 7, 2022


Open roles

We recruit for specific roles as needed, but most of our team are general volunteers who support projects. We are looking for volunteers with experience in policy, communication, and social media, and volunteers with technical skills in areas like sensors, materials, propulsion, modelling and machine learning. Apply and tell us how you think you could help!