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

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.


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

1 April
0830-9000: Breakfast
0900-1530: Career Expo
0900-1030: Student Presentations
1030-1100: Coffee Break
1100-1230: Student presentations
1230-1330: Lunch and Keynote Address
1330-1500: Student Presentations
1500-1530: Coffee Break
1530-1700: Student Presentations
1700-1800: Break for Judge Deliberation
1800-1930: Dinner and Awards Presentation

 Call for Papers
Abstract Submission

Submit a Paper

Abstract Deadline: 31 January 2023
Manuscript Deadline: 9 March 2023

Sponsored By
AIAA Foundation
Lockheed Martin

Contact AIAA Student Programs at studentprogram@aiaa.org.