2021 Region III/IV Student Conference 26 March - 27 March 2021 Virtual Event

RegionIV-CampusAIAA has announced that the 2021 Region III/IV Student Conference, set for 26–27 March 2021, has been combined and will be fully online. This conference is intended for AIAA Region III and Region IV students.

The AIAA Region III/IV Student Conference is a virtual technical and oral paper competition for undergraduate and graduate students of all majors! Hear from great speakers and connect with other like-minded students who share similar interests. Students have the chance to compete for cash prizes in a fun-filled two-day event. First-place winners will be offered a chance to compete in the 2022 International Student Conference, taking place in conjunction with the 2022 AIAA SciTech Forum, with flight, lodging, and most expenses paid.

This is a VIRTUAL EVENT via Zoom – Meeting links and conference booklet/program will be emailed to attendees before the conference starts. This conference is cohosted by the AIAA Student Branches at the University of Michigan and Oklahoma State University. 

Registration & Cancellation
  • Registration Fee: $15
  • Registration Deadline: 21 March 2021.
  • Cancellation Policy:Cancellation must be received in writing by close of business 21 March 2021 in order to receive a full refund. Any cancellations received after 21 March 2021 will result in a 50% fee. Send all cancellation requests to Michael Lagana at michaell@aiaa.org.
  • Conference T-Shirt: a conference t-shirt will be sent to all attendees. This t-shirt is included with your registration. Please make sure to select a size when you register.
Student Presenter Exclusive

The registration fee for ALL Region III student presenters will be lowered to $5. To claim this offer, students must email umichaiaa@gmail.com with their name and title of the accepted conference paper to obtain a promotional code to enter at checkout.

Registration is now closed.

Call for Papers

Submit Final Paper

All papers submitted to the Student Regional Conferences must follow the AIAA Meeting Paper format.
Final Papers Due: 12 March 2021, All papers due at 2359 hrs US Central Time


AIAA 2021 Region III/IV Student Conference Schedule

Note: timing shown in Central Daylight-Savings Time (CDT) Zone

Friday, 26 March 2021

Activity Location
8:30-9:00 AM (CDT) Welcome Zoom Central
5:30-6:30 PM (CDT) Practice Session 0-1a, 0-1b Zoom Rm 1
  Practice Session 0-2a, 0-2b Zoom Rm 2
  Confirm Zoom Settings Zoom Rm 3
6:30-7:15 PM (CDT) Video Tour & Aerospace Trivia Contest Zoom Central
7:15-8:00 PM (CDT) Young Professional Social Remo
Saturday, 27 March 2021    
8:00-8:30 AM (CDT) Opening Remarks Zoom Central
8:30-9:30 AM (CDT) S1-1: RIV Undergrad Session Zoom Rm 1
Practice Session 1-2a, 1-2b Zoom Rm 2
   Practice Session 1-3a, 1-3b Zoom Rm 3
9:30-10:00 AM (CDT) Break  
10:00-11:30 AM (CDT) S2-1: RIV Undergrad Session Zoom Rm 1
    Practice Session 2-2a, 2-2b, 2-2c Zoom Rm 2
    Practice Session 2-3a, 2-3b, 2-3c Zoom Rm 3
11:30 AM-12:00 PM (CDT) Break  
12:00-1:00 PM (CDT) Lunch & Speaker Zoom Central
1:00-1:30 PM (CDT) Break  
1:30-3:30 PM (CDT) S3-1: RIII-RIV Team Session Zoom Rm 1
    S3-2: RIV MS Session Zoom Rm 2
    S3-3: RIII Undergrad Sessions Zoom Rm 3
3:30-4:00 PM (CDT) Break  
4:00-5:30 PM (CDT) S4-1: RIV Team Session Zoom Rm 1
    S4-2: RIV MS Session Zoom Rm 2
5:30-6:00 PM (CDT) Break  
6:00-7:30 PM (CDT) Awards Ceremony & Speaker Zoom Central



Sarah Shull
Assoicate 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)

He is currently the President and CEO of Falcon Innovations, Aerospace. Dr. Ravi Chaudhary was formerly Director of Advanced Programs and Innovation, Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST), at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In this role, Dr. Chaudhary was responsible for the execution of advanced development and research programs in support of the FAA's Commercial Space Transportation mission. He also led 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.