A Message from Our President
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the National Institute of Aerospace. Since 2002, NIA has served as a partner with NASA Langley Research Center to further the agency’s national missions in aeronautics, space exploration and science. Today, our research, education and outreach programs involve more than 200 people on projects sponsored by NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation and the commercial aerospace industry.
NIA’s “crown jewel” is our unique graduate program, offered at NIA and NASA Langley by our member universities. Our graduate students, recruited from around the country and around the world, pursue thesis and dissertation research guided by both a faculty advisor (typically resident at NIA) and a NASA research mentor. They have access to NASA’s world-renowned research facilities, and can build a course of study that can include classes offered by any of our participating member universities. Each full-time student receives a Graduate Research Assistantship that includes tuition, fees, a generous stipend, and funds available for travel.