Regional Student Conference
Regional Student Conferences are held in each AIAA region annually and provide student members with an educational experience that prepares them for their future as practicing aerospace engineers. Although regional conferences vary in character, students attend and present technical work as they would at a professional AIAA meeting. In addition, they establish professional relationships, learn from others, and hone their communication skills. Their work, both written and oral, is evaluated by professional members serving as judges, with the primary intent of providing substantial feedback on the quality of their work. The highest scoring papers are also recognized with awards and prize money.
- Full Name: Ms Chelsea Megan Welch
- Entry: LEOPARD: Low Earth Orbit Project for the Acquisition and Recovery of Debris
- Category: Undergraduate Team
- AIAA Citation: Region V Student Paper Conference 2013