2023 Region IV Student Conference 31 March - 1 April 2023 New Mexico State University, 1780 E University Ave, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA

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Registration Deadline: 17 March 2023 | Abstract Submissions Now Closed

Goddard Hall, New Mexico State University | Credit: AllenS; Wikipedia; Public Domain

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 IV to participate in the Region IV Student Conference.

Region IV includes Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas. Additionally, it includes Mexico. 

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

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Registration pricing is $50 for professionals and faculty members and $15 for students.

Registration deadline is 17 March 2023.

Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable. We require all cancellations to occur by 17 March 2023. Any cancellations after this date will incur a $50 cancellation fee.


31 March
   1430-1600 hrs: Tour of NMSU Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department
   1600-1900 hrs: Registration and BBQ
   1900-2000 hrs: Visit to Old Town Mesilla

1 April
   0830-9000 hrs: Breakfast
   0900-1530 hrs: Career Expo
   0900-1030 hrs: Student Presentations
   1030-1100 hrs: Coffee Break
   1100-1230 hrs: Student presentations
   1230-1330 hrs: Lunch and Keynote Address
   1330-1500 hrs: Student Presentations
   1500-1530 hrs: Coffee Break
   1530-1700 hrs: Student Presentations
   1700-1800 hrs: Break for Judge Deliberation
   1800-1930 hrs: Dinner and Awards Presentation with AIAA President Laura McGill and AIAA Immediate Past President Basil Hassan

 Call for Papers
Abstract Submission

Abstact Submissions are now closed.

Abstract Deadline:  Extended to 10 February 2023
Manuscript Deadline: 9 March 2023

National Sponsors
AIAA Foundation
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Region IV Sponsors
Sandia National Laboratories

Contact AIAA Student Programs at studentprogram@aiaa.org.