2020 Region IV Student Conference 27 March - 28 March 2020 Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

first-day-students-ps-350Save the date for the 2020 Region IV Student Conference taking place 27–28 March 2020 at the Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. Students will be able to present their research to peers and professional members of the industry, and be eligible for monetary prizes.

Registration & Cancellation
  • Registration opened 3 January 2020.
  • Registration Fee: $25
  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be received in writing by close of business 14 February in order to receive a full refund. Any cancellations received after 14 February will result in a 50% fee. Send all cancellation requests to Michael Lagana at michaell@aiaa.org.

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Call for Papers

Submit an Abstract

All papers submitted to the Student Regional Conferences must follow the AIAA Meeting Paper format.

Abstracts Due: 05 February 2020, 2359 hrs EST *Deadline Extended*
Final Papers Due: 28 February 2020

Hotel & Travel

Stillwater, OK, is located 75 miles North of Oklahoma City.

The closest airport is Oklahoma City-Will Rogers World Airport.
Another option is Stillwater Regional Airport.

There are several hotels in Stillwater, OK, where you may make your accommodations:

  1. Best Western Plus
  2. Hampton Inn East
  3. Fairfield Inn by Marriott
  4. Hampton Inn West
  5. Holiday Inn Stillwater
  6. Residence Inn by Marriott Stillwater
Friday, March 27, 2020
Social & Registration Check in 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Social & Registration Check in 8:00am – 8:30am
Paper Sessions 8:30am – 10:00am
Coffee Break 10:00am – 10:30am
Paper Sessions 10:30am – 12:00pm
Guest Speaker Lunch Presentation 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Paper Sessions 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Facility Tours 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Awards Banquet & Guest Speaker Presentation 5:00pm – 6:30pm

*All times, dates, and activities are subject to change. All items are tentative.


Sarah Shull
Associate Mission Manager, Artemis

Sarah-ShullSarah Shull works in the Exploration Integration and Science Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center where she is the Associate Mission Manager for NASA’s Artemis Missions. Prior to this role, Sarah spent 6 years in the Crew and Thermal Systems Division where she was the Deputy Project Manager for the Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Life Support Systems Project and the group lead for the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) Technology Development Team. Prior to that, Sarah worked for 10 years in JSC's Mission Operations Directorate supporting Space Shuttle and ISS missions. Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).


Dr. Ravi Chaudhary
Director of Advanced Programs and Innovation
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

ChaudharyDr. Ravi Chaudhary is the Director of Advanced Programs and Innovation, Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST), at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Dr. Chaudhary is responsible for the execution of advanced development and research programs in support of the FAA's Commercial Space Transportation mission. He also leads all AST Research and Development activities, including the FAA's nationally recognized Center of Excellence in Commercial Space (COE CST), a consortium of ten different universities committed to cutting-edge research in the space field. Dr. Chaudhary has led a distinguished career at the FAA, recently serving as the Executive Director, Regions and Center Operations where he was responsible for leadership, integration, and execution of aviation operations in 9 different regions located nationwide. Prior to working for the FAA, Dr. Chaudhary had a 21-year career in the US Air Force where he held a variety of roles, including as a C-17 pilot and test flight engineer, where he led global flight operations around the world.