The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) sponsors Aero Design, a unique competition for LeTourneau University students to learn how engineering principles translate into real world applications. Aero Design provides students with the experience of building a RC aircraft from design to implementation, and teamwork that cannot be encountered in the classroom. Using LeTourneau University's standard of excellence, competing against other universities, we hope to challenge others to match what God has blessed us with.
LAS stands for Lambda Alpha Sigma and is commonly known as LeTourneau Aviation Society. It is a brotherhood of pilots and other aviation professionals who seek to glorify God with the opportunities and resources He has given them. Over 250 alumni are a part of the society, and it was established in 1963. It is a residential fraternity with the sole purpose of promoting the name of Jesus Christ through encouraging members in spiritual growth, personal growth, and academic excellence.
LUMA stands for LeTourneau University Mission Aviation and offers opportunities for students to connect with one another for friendship and support as they pursue the goal of flying for mission aviation. LUMA offers opportunities for students to connect with mission organizations through events, while encouraging contact with missionaries around the world. LUMA provides opportunities for students to be involved in local missions and service projects as they prepare to go overseas.
If you are a top aeronautical science student, you could be a member of LETU’s “Sting” Precision Flight Team. This group of students competes against students from other college aviation programs in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) competitions. While many of the competition events involve flying or pilot skills, several of the competition events are open to students who are not pursuing flight training. The National Intercollegiate Flying Association is a group of different universities, colleges and clubs all over the United States. They are advancing aviation education and safety while providing competition on the collegiate level. NIFA is sponsored by over thirty aviation companies nationwide. It’s great experience if you are thinking about a career in the aviation industry.
Women in Aviation Club is based off of Women in Aviation, International and provides female LeTourneau students opportunities to support and connect with one another. Club members organize regularly scheduled meetings, invite local members of the aviation community to speak to the club, arrange tours and trips to aviation facilities and air shows for club members, reach out to the East Texas community with the love of Christ, and provide networking opportunities between members, alumni and the aviation industry. The club welcomes male students who support and encourage women in aviation to attend events with the club.
These organizations provide some great information about aviation!