2021 Region II Student Conference 5 April - 9 April 2021 University of Alabama, Virtual

AIAA has announced that the AIAA 2021 Region II Student Conference, set for 5–9 April 2021, will be fully online. This conference is intended for AIAA Region II Students from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

The AIAA Region II Student Conference is a virtual technical and oral paper competition for undergraduate and graduate students of all majors! Connect with professionals in the Aerospace industry and also meet other like-minded students who share similar interests throughout the Southeastern United States. Students have the chance to compete for cash prizes in a fun-filled event. First-place winners in the Undergraduate, Masters, and Team categories 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 Microsoft Teams - Meeting links and conference booklet/program will be emailed to attendees one week before the conference starts.

Registration and Cancellation

Non-Refundable Registration Fees

  • For AIAA Student Members: $25
  • For Professional Attendees: $0

The deadline to register is Friday, 26 February 2021.

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All student registrants will have the option to upload their resume to be shared with our corporate sponsors. Please be prepared to upload a PDF copy of your resume during registration if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.

Contact

Cassy Dellinger
region2@aiaastudentconference.org

Call for Papers

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

All Region II papers must be approved by the AIAA Student Branch Faculty Advisor, as well as, a second faculty member. The following authorization form will need to be completed and uploaded at the same time as the final paper.

  • Abstract Deadline: 26 February 2021 11:59 pm CST
  • Final Paper AND University Authorization Form Deadline: 8 March 2021, 11:59 pm CST

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.

This Call for Papers solicits papers for the 2021 AIAA Region II Student Conference.

The conference’s three categories—Undergraduate, Masters, and Undergraduate Team— each have three prizes that are funded by the AIAA Foundation.
The prizes are as follows:

Prizes

  • First place: $500 and a trip to the 2021 AIAA SciTech Forum in January, for one author
  • Second Place: $300
  • Third Place: $250

Region II sponsors additional categories for this student conference. The prizes are as follows:

For the Regional Design Team Competition, the prizes are recognition for first, second, and third place teams.

Freshman/Sophomore Open Topic Competition

  • First place: $125
  • Second place: $75
  • Third place: $50

Outstanding Student Branch Activity

  • First place: $200
  • Second place: $100
  • Third place: $50
AIAA Foundation Categories:

Undergraduate Category
For the undergraduate student category, no more than two student authors may prepare and/or present a paper at any AIAA student competition. Topics submitted may not be the same or a part of any project involving more than two students. Papers prepared jointly by an undergraduate and Master's student will be scored in the Master's category.

Masters Category
For the Master's student category, no more than two student authors may prepare and/or present a paper at any AIAA student competition. Topics submitted may not be the same or a part of any project involving more than two students. Papers prepared jointly by an undergraduate and Master's student will be scored in the Master's category.

Undergraduate Team Category
The Undergraduate Team paper can have 3 to 10 total student authors (undergraduates only), and one listed graduate student or one listed faculty advisor.

Region II Categories:

Outstanding Student Branch Activity
The Outstanding Student Branch Activity category allows AIAA student branches to share the details of their most outstanding activity during the last 12 months. Only one paper should be submitted for each student branch. For this category a branch should submit a 1-page talking-paper and prepare a 10 minute presentation.

  • The Outstanding Student Branch Activity category is open to all student members.
  • This category requires a one page talking paper.
  • The presentation of work will be limited to 10 minutes.

Freshman & Sophomore Open Topic Category
The Freshman & Sophomore Open Topic category provides students an opportunity to experience participating in the paper competition without requiring the submissions to held to the level of depth of the technical paper competition.

Freshman and Sophomore students are welcome to submit their work in the technical paper competition instead if they feel that their work is better suited for that category.

  • The Open Topic category is open only to Freshman and Sophomores.
  • Paper submissions need to follow the same formatting guidelines as the technical paper categories (Submitting Documents (https://www.aiaa.org/publications/Meeting-Papers/Meeting-Paper-Author) ).
  • The presentation of work will follow the same guidelines (/docs/default-source/uploadedfiles/education-and-careers/university-students/regional-student-paper-conference-rules.pdf) as the technical paper categories.
  • No more than two student authors may prepare and/or present a paper in this category.
  • Any engineering related topic will be acceptable for this category (including aerospace historical topics).

Regional Design Category
Teams in this category will only submit a letter of intent.

  • Design teams are to consist of three or more students. These students may be any combination of graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Any topic appropriate for engineering design is eligible for the design competition.
  • Except by prior arrangement with the Judging Coordinator, ALL MEMBERS of the design team must attend the conference.
  • A letter of intent to participate must be received by the Judging Coordinator. The Letter of Intent will be uploaded directly through the regional conference website. The letter of intent will be due the same date as the manuscripts are due for other categories.
  • Each Student Branch is allowed to enter multiple design teams in the design competition. Student delegates should be limited to participate in only one design team.
  • The conference reserves the right to ask a school that is bringing multiple design teams, to reduce that number if the need arises due to space or scheduling conflicts.