2020 Region VII Student Paper Competition & AIAA Sydney Section Student Conference 25 November - 26 November 2020 Virtual

Campus of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia

AIAA Sydney Section Student Conference Moves to Fully Online

AIAA has announced that the AIAA Sydney Section Student Conference, cosponsored by the AIAA Student Branch at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, NSW (Australia) and the AIAA Sydney Professional Section, set for 25–26 November 2020, will be fully online.

The University of New South Wales in Sydney, NSW will host this year’s Region VII Student Conference on 25–26 November. This will be a virtual event. Cohosted by the UNSW AIAA Student Branch and the AIAA Sydney Section. The 2020 Region VII Student Conference provides students with ample opportunity to network with their peers and professional members of industry and present their original research in front of a group of volunteer professional member judges who will provide them with feedback. Students will have the chance to compete for cash prizes in a fun-filled two-day event!

New! Announcing a Master’s Category – students pursuing a Master’s by research degree across AIAA Region VII are welcome to submit their papers to the 2020 Region VII Student Conference.

Note for 2020:
Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, AIAA has determined for all Regional Paper Conference submissions to be judged on technical papers only. As such, any participation in the section-sponsored conference at UNSW will be separate from the Region VII technical paper competition which will determine the Region VII representatives at the International Student Conference, which is scheduled to take place at the 2021 AaIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition in Nashville, TN (USA).

**This competition is subject to all applicable laws, including US export laws. US law prevents AIAA from awarding prize money to, or providing substantive feedback on entries from, persons residing in Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Crimea, Sudan, or Syria.

Contact Information
For more information about this conference, please write to studentprogram@aiaa.org.

Registration & Cancellation
Because this is a virtual event, registrants will be required to register in advance to secure a presentation slot, which will be done via zoom.

Registration Closed
Call for Volunteers

Calling all AIAA professional members: are you interested in serving the AIAA Student Member Community? Have you participated in a student conference as a student member in the past and are looking for a way to give back? If this sounds like you, we invite you to sign up to serve in our AIAA Student Paper Conference program! We are looking for judges to review student papers and judges to serve on site at the conference in November. Currently accepting professional members only.

If you are interested in becoming an online technical reviewer, please indicate your interest by writing to studentprogram@aiaa.org.

If you are a professional member who lives in the Sydney, NSW area and would like to serve as an oral presentation judge at the AIAA Sydney Section Student Conference, please indicate your interest by writing to the aiaa.sydneysection@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Abstracts Due: 16 October 2020 (2359 hrs Australian Eastern Time)
Final Papers Due: 01 November 2020 (2359 hrs Australian Eastern Time)

Submissions Closed

Due to a tight turn around in scheduling, we are not able to accommodate final manuscript extension request

Opening Speaker

Prof Con Doolan
Con-DoolanProf Con Doolan obtained an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Queensland. After working at the University of Glasgow, Department of Defence (Australia) and University of Adelaide, he is now a Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and leads the Flow Noise Group, a world leader in aeroacoustics, or the production of sound from unsteady fluid flow and its control. His research ranges from the fundamental to the applied, with extensive projects with the Australian Research Council and industries from the Defence, mining, wind energy, aerospace and construction sectors. Prof Doolan is also Associate Dean (Academic Programs) for UNSW Engineering.

Dr. Brad Wheatley
Lockheed Martin Corporation (Australia)
Dr-Brad-WheatleyBrad Wheatley is Research Engineer – Hypersonics, STELaRLab for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading the Corporation’s Australian research into hypersonics and quantum technologies. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Dr Wheatley served in a variety of positions at Boeing Defence Australia in Brisbane, Queensland, including Research Leader – Environment and Through Life Support, Boeing Research and Technology Australia, responsible for establishing a sustainable aviation fuel industry in this region, aviation emissions research and research into though-life support of aircraft. Dr Wheatley received the Sword of Honour for outstanding leadership from the Royal Australia Air Force Academy graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in RAAF Physics. He also graduated with Honours from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering degree. He holds Master of Science degrees in Gas Turbine Technology from Cranfield Institute of Technology and Physics from the University of Queensland. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Griffith University. Brad completed his doctorate in physics and hypersonics at The University of Queensland in 2017. Brad is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, an Associate Fellow of AIAA and a member of ASTM International. He is a member of the Council of the Australian Division and the Committee of the Queensland Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Brad was previously an Associate Technical Fellow of The Boeing Company in the field of airworthiness certification.