Alumni Politehnica Aerospace Engineering Association
Alumni Politehnica Aerospace Engineering is the professional, non-profit association of the graduates of the Faculty of Aerospace Constructions / of Aircraft / of Aerospace Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute / University Politehnica of Bucharest. It was established in September 2017.
Who are the members?
After the first year, the association includes just 19 members: Dr. Eng. Cosmonaut Dumitru Dorin Prunariu, Prof. Dr. Eng. Ion Stroe, Prof. Dr. Eng. Virgil Stanciu, Prof. Dr. Eng. Adrian Stoica, Prof. Dr. Paul Cizmaș, Prof. Dr. Ruxandra Botez, Eng. Sorin Onițiu, Eng. Antonio Licu, Eng. Răzvan Mărgăuan, Eng. Anca Apahidean, Cpt. Eng. Dan Ștefănescu, Conf. Dr. Eng. Petrișor Pârvu, Eng. Eduard Poroșnicu, Eng. Daniel Timofei, ans the founding members Prof. Dr. Eng. Sterian Dănăilă, Prof. Dr. Eng. Marius Stoia-Djeska, Prof. Dr. Eng. Dragoș Isvoranu, Lect. Dr. Eng. Cristian Constantinescu, Conf. Dr. Eng. Octavian Thor Pleter.
Alumni Politehnica Aerospace Engineering association has the following categories of members:
|Member Category||Voting Right||Requirement||How membership is achieved||Annual Membership Fee [Lei]||Annual Membership Fee [EUR]|
|Cum Laude Senior Member or President||Yes||Alumnus FIA-UPB||approved application / bylaw / elections||1000 Lei||200 EUR|
|Founder Member of Senior Member||Yes||Alumnus FIA-UPB||bylaw / approved application||250 Lei||50 EUR|
|Associate Member||Yes||Alumnus FIA-UPB||express of adhesion||50 Lei||10 EUR|
|Honour Member||No||Alumnus FIA-UPB||invitation accepted by the member by express of adhesion||voluntary work||voluntary work|
|Junior Member||No||Alumnus FIA-UPB absolvent in ultimii 5 ani||approved application||voluntary work||voluntary work|
|Observer (incl. Legal Persons)||No||-||approved application||-||-|
On-line Payment of the Membership Fee
(membership fees through PayPal may be paid just in Euro, not in Lei; to facilitate this method, we set a fixed arbitrary conversion rate of 5 Lei/Euro)
You may choose to pay via bank transfer. The bank accounts of the association are:
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How do I Become a Member?
What does it do?
The association raises funds from donations, sponsorships and the membership fees, and also uses the volunteer work of the members to develop the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, for activities to the benefit of the faculty students, to improving communication, to the marketing of the faculty, to maintain of this site and the alumni database.
What did we accomplish?
In the first year of activity, the income of the association were € 10,577 (10% membership fees, the rest from donations and sponsorship). The association’s main accomplishments were as follows:
- Purchasing furniture for the Elie Carafoli I-013 Room in Polizu (€ 4,253);
- Organization of the Air Navigation Convention 2018 (€ 2,752);
- Flight Practice of the Students 2018 (39 students, glider circuit + powered flight (€ 1,271);
- Printing the brochure of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering 2018 (250 pcs € 1,089);
(In the case of organization of the Air Navigation Convention, only sponsorship amounts specially aimed at this purpose have been used).
Donate to the Alumni Politehnica Aerospace Engineering Association, support the cause of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering!
We need your support, no amount is too small. If you were students, you will understand why. If the faculty gave you something of value, maybe you can give something back. The Faculty lives through the passion of some of its graduates, but we need also your support!
The treasury of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering is represented by its graduates, and we would love to work together to recover and to preserve it. Starting with the Golden Book of the Faculty written by Professor Virgil Stanciu, Dean 2008-2016, we have compiled the graduates database. The registration of the graduates in the association will hopefully facilitate the enhancement, the update, and the eventual correction of the database.
The aviation higher education in the University Politehnica of Bucharest has a tradition of almost 90 years. The first generations of aviation engineers were the graduates of the Aviation Section of the Faculty of Mechanics and Electricity (1930-1941), of the Faculty of Electro-Mechanics (1946-1947), and of the Faculty of Mechanics (1948-1971), respectively. The Faculty of Aerospace Constructions yields its first series of graduates in 1972. After just two years, in 1974, the faculty changes its name in the Faculty of Aircraft, and in 1996 the current name is established: Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.
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