Wharton Undergraduate Aerospace Club

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Wharton Undergraduate Aerospace Club, a student group at the University of Pennsylvania, serves to explore business principles via the aerospace domain. Our primary prerogative is to open the highly technical industry of aerospace to non-engineering majors. We host many different functions including an aerospace equity research group, applied case-study component open to all members, mentorship program alongside Wharton Aerospace, networking sessions, case competitions, fields trips to aerospace facilities, a podcast, and newsletter.

Divisions within WUAC include:

Frontiers- Our flagship program, Frontiers is an interactive case study/competition series run throughout the year. Open to all club members, Frontiers is designed to provide accessible and valuable experience to prepare for a career in the aerospace domain. Past judges include the Chief Technologist at NASA Ames, Innovation Manager of the ISS, and co-president of Wharton Aerospace. Judges and facilitators depend on the topic area of focus and span all facets of aerospace including aviation, defense, space travel, world affairs, etc.

Insights- From NASA contracts for 10-cents to billionaires in space, there's a lot happening in aerospace. The Insights division analyzes new developments, technologies, and contracts to evaluate their effect on the aerospace industry and broader global market. This division will be producing industry commentary, a newsletter, and our podcast.

Space Law & Policy- With the continuing expansion of the space industry and the privatization of space exploration comes the need for law and regulations to control their potential detrimental effects on society at large. Space Law & Policy addresses environmental, technological, corporate, data/information, and international concerns regarding space and explores the ongoing debates about exploration ethics.

NASA T2U- NASA Technology Transfer University Program is an informal partnership between NASA, the University of Pennsylvania, and WUAC. Participants have the opportunity to work directly with NASA innovators to develop business proposals for the commercialization of NASA technologies. These projects are developed over the course of the semester culminating in a final presentation.

Investment Team- Intended to concentrate understanding into specific aerospace companies and/or verticals and teach basic equity research and stock pitch principles. Participants select companies within the aerospace domain to learn about through the course of the semester. Can’t be a business club without a finance branch.

Corporate Outreach- In collaboration with Wharton Aerospace, WUAC seeks to build and grow a network of aerospace startups and established companies alike. Within this, members will put together deal and investment memos to perform due diligence by diving into all aspects of each targeted company. We additionally seek to foster connections between undergraduate students and Penn/Wharton alums within these companies, culminating in the Wharton Aerospace conference held annually in San Francisco.

Design Lab- The creative factory of WUAC, Design lab is given the freedom to create anything they can imagine. From comics to music videos to live plays, design lab ensures WUAC continues to pump out fresh original content to redefine what a club can be. Design Lab builds our brand.

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Points of Contact

Bryce Gunderman
Chair - Partnerships and Sponsorships
Ethan Markwalter
Helen Lortie
Chair - Application and Recruitment
Shalika Neelaveni
Chair - Design Lab
Willow Wilkes
Chair - Frontiers and T2U
Wyatt Currie
Chair - Investment Team and NASA T2U


Most Recent
Question: What does WUAC stand for? - Anonymous

Wharton Undergraduate Aerospace Club 

- Kenneth Markwalter
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Question: How can I join the WUAC listserv? - Anonymous

Fill out the form at https://wuacatpenn.wixsite.com/home/signup and you will be added to our listserv.

- Kenneth Markwalter
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Question: Do I need business or aerospace experience to join? - Anonymous

You do not need any prior experience to join the club. We are open to students with various backgrounds. We only ask that all students interested in joining WUAC are committed to the club and passionate about its mission and vision.

- Rona Ashaboglu
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Question: How can I get involved? - Shalika Neelaveni

Fill out our application at https://pennclubs.com/club/wuac/application/125! Applications close on September 19th at 11:59pm.

- Kenneth Markwalter
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Question: What would I get to do as a member of WUAC? - Anonymous

As a new, growing club, there are many opportunities for new members to get involved. All members are required to attend our GBMs and those interested will participate in our case competitions. We also encourage members to get involved in other aspects of our team such as Equity Research, Design Lab, Sponsorships, etc. to continue growing our club.

- Shalika Neelaveni
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Question: What is the application process like? - Anonymous

The application process is similar in fashion to other clubs, with an added twist. The main idea is not to stress about it. 

- Kenneth Markwalter
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Question: Can I still join if I'm not in Wharton? - Anonymous

Absolutely! All Penn students, regardless of year, are welcome and encouraged to join.

- Shalika Neelaveni
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Question: Are you Wharton affiliated? - Anonymous

Yes, we are in trial period recognition with Wharton Council.

- Kenneth Markwalter
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Basic Info

undefined Registered (20 - 50 Members)

Not Currently Accepting Members

Application Required

Both Semesters


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