2023 Region VI Student Conference 25 March - 26 March 2023 University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA

Registration Now Closed | Abstract Submissions Now Closed

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Take part in AIAA’s Regional Student Conference by presenting your research in a formal technical meeting, exchange ideas, and discuss programs with students from other universities in your region. 

Please note: A university student in good standing at their institution who is also an AIAA student member is eligible to submit a paper to the Regional Student Conference. The submitting and presenting author(s) must be AIAA student members. Any student may attend the Regional Student Conference but may be subjected to a higher registration fee if they are not AIAA members. Please click here for more information to join as an AIAA Student Member.

You must be attending a college/university in Region VI to participate in the Region VI Student Conference. Additionally, Region VI will be offering a high school category.

Region VI includes Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. Additionally, it includes the Canadian provinces of Yukon and British Columbia. 

Cash prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place winners for each category. First-place regional winners are then invited to participate in the AIAA Foundation International Student Conference, held during the AIAA SciTech Forum each January. 

Refer to the Student Conferences webpage for conference rules and FAQs.

 Registration & Cancellation

Registration deadline was 10 March. Registration is now closed.

Registration Fees: High School Member: $15 | University Student/Educator Associate/Professional Member: $30 | Non-Members: $50

Attention High School Member Participants: When registering for the conference, you and a parent/guardian are required to complete, sign, and upload the below three forms during registration. These forms are required for all high school participants. High school participants who do not provide the required documents by the time registration closes on 10 March 2023 will not be allowed to participate in the conference.

Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable. We require all cancellations to occur by 11 March 2023. Any cancellations after this date will incur a $50 cancellation fee.


All times are Pacific Standard Time

Saturday, 25 March

   0800–0900 hrs: Check In & Breakfast/Coffee
   0900–0905 hrs: Welcome & Itinerary Rundown
   0905–1005 hrs: Opening Speaker: Sarah D'Souza, NASA Ames
   1005–1015 hrs: Break
   1015–1215 hrs: Presentations + Workshops
   1215–1300 hrs: Networking Lunch
   1305–1405 hrs: Afternoon Speaker: Martin Gomez, Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company
   1405–1415 hrs: Break
   1415–1700 hrs: Presentations + Workshops
   1700–1800 hrs: Networking Dinner
   1800–1900 hrs: Evening Speaker: Ioana Cozmuta, Founder and CEO of G-SPACE Inc.

Sunday, 26 March

   0800–0900 hrs: Check In & Breakfast/Coffee
   0905–0920 hrs: Introduction to Aerospace Tour: Professor Christina Harvey
   0920–1150 hrs: Aerospace Tour
   1200–1235 hrs: Networking Lunch
   1240–1340 hrs: Afternoon Speaker: Claudine Phaire, Lockheed Martin
   1340–1350 hrs: Break
   1350–1650 hrs: Presentations + Company Expo
   1700–1830 hrs: Dinner + Closing Speaker: Dan Dumbacher, AIAA Executive Director
   1830–1900 hrs: Awards Ceremony

 Call for Papers
Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions are now closed.

Abstract Deadline: 12 February 2023
Manuscript Deadline: 5 March 2023

 Hotel and Travel
Recommended Hotels

Hyatt Place at UC Davis
173 Davis Rd, Davis CA 95616
0.1 from conference center

Hilton Garden Inn Davis Downtown
110 F St, Davis, CA 95616
1.1 miles from conference center

Hyatt House Davis
2750 Cowell Blvd, Davis, CA 95618
3.7 miles from conference center

Sponsored By
AIAA Foundation
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Contact AIAA Student Programs at studentprogram@aiaa.org.