2023 Region I Student Conference 31 March - 1 April 2023 University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA

Abstract Submission Now Closed | Registration Closed


Parker Hall, State University of New York at Buffalo | Credit: Davidhar; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 3.0

Please visit the UB Conference website for a more detailed look at the conference agenda, presentation schedule, and travel information.

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 I to participate in the Region I Student Conference.

Region I includes Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and Washington DC. Additionally, it includes students from the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

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 Fee: $50

Registration deadline was 10 March 2023. Registration is now closed.

Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable. We require all cancellations to occur by 10 March 2023. Any cancellations after this date will incur a $50 cancellation fee.


All events take place at the University at Buffalo North Campus (other than Friday night events at Niagara Falls)

Friday, 31 March
   0800–1215 hrs: Check-In, Breakfast/Lunch/Snacks, Day 1 Sponsor Tabling Begins
   1215–1245: Opening Remarks
   1300–1430: Student Presentations
   1430–1500: Break
   1500–1630: Student Presentations
   1630–1730: Break/Prepare to Depart by Bus to Niagara Falls
   1730–2000: Professional Dinner and Event at Calspan Flight Research Facility  
   2000–2130: Niagara Aerospace Museum Tour
   2130: Return to University at Buffalo North Campus

Satuday, 1 April
   0800–0900 hrs: Breakfast, Professional Panel, Day 2 Sponsor Tabling Begins 
   0900–1030 hrs: Student Presentations
   1030–1100: Break
   1100–1200: Keynote Address by Alice Bowman
   1200–1245: Lunch
   1300–1430: Student Presentations
   1430–1500: Break/Judge Deliberation
   1500–1630: Campus Tours
   1645–1800: Awards Ceremony
   1800: Pizza, wings, games 

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 Call for Papers
Abstract Submissions are now closed

Abstract Deadline: 27 January 2023
Manuscript Deadline: Extended to 6 March 2023

 Hotel and Travel
National Sponsors
AIAA Foundation
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Regional Sponsors

Contact AIAA Student Programs at studentprogram@aiaa.org.