2024 Region III Student Conference 5 April - 6 April 2024 Shrank Hall South – University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA

Abstract Submission Closed | Registration Closed

Hosting the Region III Student Conference is the University of Akron. Pictured: University of Akron's Student union at night. | Credit: Kh156; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Conference Host: University of Akron

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 III to participate in the Region III Student Conference.

Region III includes Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

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 is Closed

Conference Registration Fee: $20
Registration Deadline: 22 March 2024

 Call for Papers
Abstract Submissions are now closed

Abstract Deadline Extended: 16 February 2024
Manuscript Deadline Extended: 8 March 2024 15 March 2024


Friday, 5 April
   1700-1800: Registration, Welcome and Social
   1800-1900: Speaker: Christopher Pestak, HX5
   1900-2000: Optional Walking Tour at UA Engineering Buildings

Saturday, 6 April
   0700-0800: Check-in and Breakfast
   0800-1000: Student Presentations
   1000-1030: Break
   1030-1200: Student Presentations
   1200-1300: Lunch    1300-1500: Student Presentations
   1500-1530: Break
   1530-1730: Student Presentations
   1730-1830: Dinner
   1830-1900: Keynote Speaker
   1900-1930: Awards Presentation
   1930-2000: Photographs and Closing


Address: 1 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308
Distance from campus: 0.4 miles – 1-minute drive

Courtyard by Marriot Akron Downtown
Address: 41 Furnace St, Akron, OH 44308
Distance from campus: 0.7 miles – 3-minute drive

Hilton Garden Inn Akron
Address: 1307 E Market St, Akron, OH 44305
Distance from campus: 1.7 miles – 5-minute drive

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Cuyahoga Falls
Address: 1420 Main Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Distance from campus: 3.7 miles – 6-minute drive

Hampton Inn Akron-Fairlawn
Address: 80 Springside Dr, Akron, OH 44333
Distance from campus: 9.6 miles – 15-minute drive

Comfort Inn & Suites Copley Akron
Address: 160 Montrose West Avenue, Copley, OH 44321
Distance from campus: 12.6 miles – 16-minute drive

National Sponsors
AIAA Foundation
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Contact AIAA Student Programs at studentprogram@aiaa.org.