2019 Region I - Student Conference

5 - 6 April 2019
Location: College Park, MD
Venue: University of Maryland

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(University of Maryland)


The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) sponsors student conferences in each AIAA Region as a means to encourage students in aerospace-related fields to discuss research, exchange knowledge, and generate interest in the field of aerospace engineering.

The AIAA Region I Student Conference is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research to their peers and professional members from industry. The students’ papers and presentations—in three categories: Undergraduate, Masters, and Undergraduate Team— will be judged and eligible for monetary prizes. The prizes are as follows:



  • 1st Place: $500 (USD) and a trip to the 2020 AIAA SciTech Forum in January, for one author
  • 2nd Place: $300
  • 3rd Place: $250

Important Dates to Remember

  • Abstracts Deadline: 17 February 2019 – 11:59 pm Eastern Time Zone, USA
  • Final Papers Deadline (firm): 17 March 2019 – 11:59 pm Eastern Time Zone, USA
  • Registration Deadline: 17 March 2019 – 11:59 pm Eastern Time Zone, USA
  • Registration Cancellation Deadline: 24 March 2019 – 11:59 pm Eastern Time Zone, USA
  • Conference Dates: 5–6 April 2019

Travel and Accommodations


The 2019 AIAA Region I Student Conference will be hosted by the University of Maryland Student Branch. It is the responsibility of the attendees to make their own travel arrangements. Information regarding the campus and suggested hotels in the area can be found using the links provided below. 


  • Campus Map
  • Accommodations

Registration Cost



Once you register, you will be subject to all fees, terms, and conditions applicable to the conference as outlined on this page. If you choose not to attend the conference after you've registered and you do not notify the conference administration before the cancellation deadline of 11:59 p.m. on 24 March 2019, you will be required to pay a $50.00 cancellation fee.


Friday, 5 April 2019 Schedule
Registration Open 1:00 p.m. – Closes 5:00 p.m.

  1. TBD 2-4
  2. TBD 4-6

Sakura China Buffet 6:30 p.m.
Networking Social: Bowlero 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, 6 April 2019 Schedule
Breakfast begins 7:30 a.m.
Sessions start at 8:00 a.m.

  1. TBD
  2. TBD
  3. TBD

Lunch 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Meet the Employers 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Awards Banquet 6:15-8:00 p.m. 

Contact Information

Please contact AIAA staff representative Rachel Dowdy if you have any questions.


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