Student Conferences

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Establish Professional Relationships and Friendships that will Last a Lifetime

How? By taking part in your AIAA Regional Student Conference and the AIAA Foundation International Student Conference. Here you’ll have the chance to present your research in a formal technical meeting atmosphere. Just as important, you’ll exchange ideas and discuss programs with students from other schools in your region.

Please note: You must be an AIAA Student Member to participate in this program. Please click here for more information, and to join.


 Upcoming Regional Student Conferences

AIAA has announced that the AIAA 2021 Region II Student Conference, set for 5–9 April 2021, will be fully online. This conference is intended for AIAA Region II Students from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

The AIAA Region II Student Conference is a virtual technical and oral paper competition for undergraduate and graduate students of all majors! Connect with professionals in the Aerospace industry and also meet other like-minded students who share similar interests throughout the Southeastern United States. Students have the chance to compete for cash prizes in a fun-filled event. First-place winners in the Undergraduate, Masters, and Team categories will be offered a chance to compete in the 2022 International Student Conference, taking place in conjunction with the 2022 AIAA SciTech Forum, with flight, lodging, and most expenses paid.

This is a VIRTUAL EVENT via Microsoft Teams - Meeting links and conference booklet/program will be emailed to attendees one week before the conference starts.

Registration and Cancellation

Non-Refundable Registration Fees

  • For AIAA Student Members: $25
  • For Professional Attendees: $0

The deadline to register is Monday, 8 March 2021.

Registration is now closed.

All student registrants will have the option to upload their resume to be shared with our corporate sponsors. Please be prepared to upload a PDF copy of your resume during registration if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.

Call for Papers

All papers submitted to the Student Regional Conferences must follow the AIAA Meeting Paper format.

All Region II papers must be approved by the AIAA Student Branch Faculty Advisor, as well as, a second faculty member. The following authorization form will need to be completed and uploaded at the same time as the final paper.

  • Abstract Deadline: 26 February 2021 11:59 pm CST
  • Final Paper AND University Authorization Form Deadline: 8 March 2021, 11:59 pm CST

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) sponsors student conferences in each AIAA Region as a means to encourage students in aerospace-related fields to discuss research, exchange knowledge, and generate interest in the field of aerospace engineering.

This Call for Papers solicits papers for the 2021 AIAA Region II Student Conference.

The conference’s three categories—Undergraduate, Masters, and Undergraduate Team— each have three prizes that are funded by the AIAA Foundation.
The prizes are as follows:

Prizes

  • First place: $500 and a trip to the 2021 AIAA SciTech Forum in January, for one author
  • Second Place: $300
  • Third Place: $250

Region II sponsors additional categories for this student conference. The prizes are as follows:

For the Regional Design Team Competition, the prizes are recognition for first, second, and third place teams.

Freshman/Sophomore Open Topic Competition

  • First place: $125
  • Second place: $75
  • Third place: $50

Outstanding Student Branch Activity

  • First place: $200
  • Second place: $100
  • Third place: $50
AIAA Foundation Categories:

Undergraduate Category
For the undergraduate student category, no more than two student authors may prepare and/or present a paper at any AIAA student competition. Topics submitted may not be the same or a part of any project involving more than two students. Papers prepared jointly by an undergraduate and Master's student will be scored in the Master's category.

Masters Category
For the Master's student category, no more than two student authors may prepare and/or present a paper at any AIAA student competition. Topics submitted may not be the same or a part of any project involving more than two students. Papers prepared jointly by an undergraduate and Master's student will be scored in the Master's category.

Undergraduate Team Category
The Undergraduate Team paper can have 3 to 10 total student authors (undergraduates only), and one listed graduate student or one listed faculty advisor.

Region II Categories:

Outstanding Student Branch Activity
The Outstanding Student Branch Activity category allows AIAA student branches to share the details of their most outstanding activity during the last 12 months. Only one paper should be submitted for each student branch. For this category a branch should submit a 1-page talking-paper and prepare a 10 minute presentation.

  • The Outstanding Student Branch Activity category is open to all student members.
  • This category requires a one page talking paper.
  • The presentation of work will be limited to 10 minutes.

Freshman & Sophomore Open Topic Category
The Freshman & Sophomore Open Topic category provides students an opportunity to experience participating in the paper competition without requiring the submissions to held to the level of depth of the technical paper competition.

Freshman and Sophomore students are welcome to submit their work in the technical paper competition instead if they feel that their work is better suited for that category.

  • The Open Topic category is open only to Freshman and Sophomores.
  • Paper submissions need to follow the same formatting guidelines as the technical paper categories (Submitting Documents (https://www.aiaa.org/publications/Meeting-Papers/Meeting-Paper-Author) ).
  • The presentation of work will follow the same guidelines (/docs/default-source/uploadedfiles/education-and-careers/university-students/regional-student-paper-conference-rules.pdf) as the technical paper categories.
  • No more than two student authors may prepare and/or present a paper in this category.
  • Any engineering related topic will be acceptable for this category (including aerospace historical topics).

Regional Design Category
Teams in this category will only submit a letter of intent.

  • Design teams are to consist of three or more students. These students may be any combination of graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Any topic appropriate for engineering design is eligible for the design competition.
  • Except by prior arrangement with the Judging Coordinator, ALL MEMBERS of the design team must attend the conference.
  • A letter of intent to participate must be received by the Judging Coordinator. The Letter of Intent will be uploaded directly through the regional conference website. The letter of intent will be due the same date as the manuscripts are due for other categories.
  • Each Student Branch is allowed to enter multiple design teams in the design competition. Student delegates should be limited to participate in only one design team.
  • The conference reserves the right to ask a school that is bringing multiple design teams, to reduce that number if the need arises due to space or scheduling conflicts.
Agenda/Schedule
2021-Region_II_Schedule

Contact

Cassy Dellinger
region2@aiaastudentconference.org

The remainder of the 2021 student conferences, Regions I-VI, have concluded. Please check back periodically for information on the 2022 student conferences, as details become available.

Present Your Research for Cash Prizes and More

Talk about opportunity! Every AIAA regional student conference encourages students to present research papers. You’ll compete for three cash prizes in graduate and undergraduate categories. 

First-place regional winners are then invited to the AIAA Foundation International Student Conference, held during the AIAA SciTech Forum each January. AIAA picks up the tab for your travel expenses and hotel accommodations. 

Please contact Michael Lagana with any questions regarding the Regional Student Paper Conferences at studentprogram@aiaa.org or 703.264.7503


Sponsored by
 Student Conferences FAQs

How does AIAA determine what Universities/groups will be hosting Student Conferences?
This is determined within each region on a yearly basis. Hosts change each year, and every region has a different way of determining who will host the following year.

Can I present my previously published work at an AIAA Student Conference?
No. The purpose of presenting at an AIAA Student Conference is to showcase the original, unpublished work of students. Therefore, we do not permit previously published work to be presented at an AIAA Student Conference.

When do Student Conferences take place?
Student Conferences generally take place in late March/early April each year, with the exception of Region VII – International, which takes place in November each year. Precise dates are subject to change and selected at the discretion of the conference organizers.

What is the criteria for determining the acceptability of my paper to the AIAA Student Conference Program?
All papers should be written in the AIAA Meeting Paper Format and have the following additional elements required by the Student Conference Program:

  • Be sure your AIAA status (student member) and student category (undergraduate or masters) are footnotes for the authors at the bottom of the first page.
  • 11 page limit -- Single column, single spaced, 10 point font. This includes all figures, citations and text.
  • 2 student authors and 1 faculty advisor for undergraduate / master’s papers if 1 master and 1 undergraduate must be entered into masters category.
  • Industry sponsors may NOT be listed as authors but may be thanked in the acknowledgement section.
  • PhD work may not be presented for the Student Paper Conference competition.
  • Make sure that you review the proofreading checklist for papers submitted to AIAA conferences. You can reduce minor errors and increase your score on grammar and style by checking this list before submitting your paper.

If you have any more questions about the rules or proceedings of the Regional Student Conference Program, please refer to the Regional Student Conference Rules.

Where do I submit my abstract/final paper?
Abstracts and papers must be submitted via https://aiaa-awards.org/. All abstracts/final papers are due on their due date by 2359hrs US Eastern Time. Papers in the Region VII Student Conference will be due at 2359hrs Australian Eastern Standard Time on the due date listed.

Do I need to be a student member to present at an AIAA Student Conference?
Yes, you and all members of your authorship team must be AIAA student members in order to present and have your paper accepted. Anyone who doesn’t have student membership by the time their final paper is submitted will cause the submission to be disqualified.

When do I find out if my abstract has been accepted?
Typically, you will find out within a week of abstract submissions closing.

If my abstract is rejected, will I be able to make changes and re-submit it?
Yes, you can! You will have 24 hours to re-submit your abstract.

Do I need to be registered for the conference in order to present?
Yes, all presenters need to be registered for the conference. Please find your regional conference at https://www.aiaa.org/get-involved/students-educators/student-conferences. Fees vary by conference.

Does AIAA provide travel support for attending Regional Student Conferences?
No, AIAA does not provide travel support for this program.

Are there prizes for best papers?
Yes! AIAA Student Conferences award three prizes in each category:

  • 1st - $500 and an invitation to the International Student Paper Conference at the SciTech Forum
  • 2nd - $300
  • 3rd - $250

If there is more than one author, any prize monies received will be sent to the attention of your school for disbursement.

What happens if I win 1st place in my category?
If you win first-place you will receive an invitation to present at the 2021 SciTech Forum’s International Student Paper Conference, where you will compete in your category against the finalists from the other six AIAA Member regions. Additionally, your paper will be published as part of the SciTech Forum’s proceedings.

I have a question that wasn’t answered here. Whom do I ask?
For Region II, please direct your questions to Cassy Dellinger at region2@aiaastudentconference.org. For all other regions, please direct questions to Michael Lagana at studentprograms@aiaa.org.

My faculty advisor is crucial to my paper. Can he or she be listed as a co-author?
Yes, your faculty advisor can be listed as a coauthor. For Masters and Undergraduate categories, the two-author limit still applies if you decide to list your faculty advisor as an author.

 Technical Presenter Resources
AIAA Student Conferences require strict adherence to AIAA technical paper formatting guidelines. Please click here to access AIAA Technical Presenter Resources, including a word template for your paper and an optional AIAA presentation template if you wish to use that for your presentation. You will also find a proofreading checklist - please carefully review the proofreading checklist before submitting your final manuscript.
 2021 Student Conferences

AIAA has announced that the AIAA 2021 Region II Student Conference, set for 5–9 April 2021, will be fully online. This conference is intended for AIAA Region II Students from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

The AIAA Region II Student Conference is a virtual technical and oral paper competition for undergraduate and graduate students of all majors! Connect with professionals in the Aerospace industry and also meet other like-minded students who share similar interests throughout the Southeastern United States. Students have the chance to compete for cash prizes in a fun-filled event. First-place winners in the Undergraduate, Masters, and Team categories will be offered a chance to compete in the 2022 International Student Conference, taking place in conjunction with the 2022 AIAA SciTech Forum, with flight, lodging, and most expenses paid.

This is a VIRTUAL EVENT via Microsoft Teams - Meeting links and conference booklet/program will be emailed to attendees one week before the conference starts.

Registration and Cancellation

Non-Refundable Registration Fees

  • For AIAA Student Members: $25
  • For Professional Attendees: $0

The deadline to register is Monday, 8 March 2021.

Registration is now closed.

All student registrants will have the option to upload their resume to be shared with our corporate sponsors. Please be prepared to upload a PDF copy of your resume during registration if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.

Call for Papers

All papers submitted to the Student Regional Conferences must follow the AIAA Meeting Paper format.

All Region II papers must be approved by the AIAA Student Branch Faculty Advisor, as well as, a second faculty member. The following authorization form will need to be completed and uploaded at the same time as the final paper.

  • Abstract Deadline: 26 February 2021 11:59 pm CST
  • Final Paper AND University Authorization Form Deadline: 8 March 2021, 11:59 pm CST

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) sponsors student conferences in each AIAA Region as a means to encourage students in aerospace-related fields to discuss research, exchange knowledge, and generate interest in the field of aerospace engineering.

This Call for Papers solicits papers for the 2021 AIAA Region II Student Conference.

The conference’s three categories—Undergraduate, Masters, and Undergraduate Team— each have three prizes that are funded by the AIAA Foundation.
The prizes are as follows:

Prizes

  • First place: $500 and a trip to the 2021 AIAA SciTech Forum in January, for one author
  • Second Place: $300
  • Third Place: $250

Region II sponsors additional categories for this student conference. The prizes are as follows:

For the Regional Design Team Competition, the prizes are recognition for first, second, and third place teams.

Freshman/Sophomore Open Topic Competition

  • First place: $125
  • Second place: $75
  • Third place: $50

Outstanding Student Branch Activity

  • First place: $200
  • Second place: $100
  • Third place: $50
AIAA Foundation Categories:

Undergraduate Category
For the undergraduate student category, no more than two student authors may prepare and/or present a paper at any AIAA student competition. Topics submitted may not be the same or a part of any project involving more than two students. Papers prepared jointly by an undergraduate and Master's student will be scored in the Master's category.

Masters Category
For the Master's student category, no more than two student authors may prepare and/or present a paper at any AIAA student competition. Topics submitted may not be the same or a part of any project involving more than two students. Papers prepared jointly by an undergraduate and Master's student will be scored in the Master's category.

Undergraduate Team Category
The Undergraduate Team paper can have 3 to 10 total student authors (undergraduates only), and one listed graduate student or one listed faculty advisor.

Region II Categories:

Outstanding Student Branch Activity
The Outstanding Student Branch Activity category allows AIAA student branches to share the details of their most outstanding activity during the last 12 months. Only one paper should be submitted for each student branch. For this category a branch should submit a 1-page talking-paper and prepare a 10 minute presentation.

  • The Outstanding Student Branch Activity category is open to all student members.
  • This category requires a one page talking paper.
  • The presentation of work will be limited to 10 minutes.

Freshman & Sophomore Open Topic Category
The Freshman & Sophomore Open Topic category provides students an opportunity to experience participating in the paper competition without requiring the submissions to held to the level of depth of the technical paper competition.

Freshman and Sophomore students are welcome to submit their work in the technical paper competition instead if they feel that their work is better suited for that category.

  • The Open Topic category is open only to Freshman and Sophomores.
  • Paper submissions need to follow the same formatting guidelines as the technical paper categories (Submitting Documents (https://www.aiaa.org/publications/Meeting-Papers/Meeting-Paper-Author) ).
  • The presentation of work will follow the same guidelines (/docs/default-source/uploadedfiles/education-and-careers/university-students/regional-student-paper-conference-rules.pdf) as the technical paper categories.
  • No more than two student authors may prepare and/or present a paper in this category.
  • Any engineering related topic will be acceptable for this category (including aerospace historical topics).

Regional Design Category
Teams in this category will only submit a letter of intent.

  • Design teams are to consist of three or more students. These students may be any combination of graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Any topic appropriate for engineering design is eligible for the design competition.
  • Except by prior arrangement with the Judging Coordinator, ALL MEMBERS of the design team must attend the conference.
  • A letter of intent to participate must be received by the Judging Coordinator. The Letter of Intent will be uploaded directly through the regional conference website. The letter of intent will be due the same date as the manuscripts are due for other categories.
  • Each Student Branch is allowed to enter multiple design teams in the design competition. Student delegates should be limited to participate in only one design team.
  • The conference reserves the right to ask a school that is bringing multiple design teams, to reduce that number if the need arises due to space or scheduling conflicts.
Agenda/Schedule
2021-Region_II_Schedule

Contact

Cassy Dellinger
region2@aiaastudentconference.org

 2020 Student Conferences

AIAA has announced that the AIAA 2021 Region II Student Conference, set for 5–9 April 2021, will be fully online. This conference is intended for AIAA Region II Students from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

The AIAA Region II Student Conference is a virtual technical and oral paper competition for undergraduate and graduate students of all majors! Connect with professionals in the Aerospace industry and also meet other like-minded students who share similar interests throughout the Southeastern United States. Students have the chance to compete for cash prizes in a fun-filled event. First-place winners in the Undergraduate, Masters, and Team categories will be offered a chance to compete in the 2022 International Student Conference, taking place in conjunction with the 2022 AIAA SciTech Forum, with flight, lodging, and most expenses paid.

This is a VIRTUAL EVENT via Microsoft Teams - Meeting links and conference booklet/program will be emailed to attendees one week before the conference starts.

Registration and Cancellation

Non-Refundable Registration Fees

  • For AIAA Student Members: $25
  • For Professional Attendees: $0

The deadline to register is Monday, 8 March 2021.

Registration is now closed.

All student registrants will have the option to upload their resume to be shared with our corporate sponsors. Please be prepared to upload a PDF copy of your resume during registration if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.

Call for Papers

All papers submitted to the Student Regional Conferences must follow the AIAA Meeting Paper format.

All Region II papers must be approved by the AIAA Student Branch Faculty Advisor, as well as, a second faculty member. The following authorization form will need to be completed and uploaded at the same time as the final paper.

  • Abstract Deadline: 26 February 2021 11:59 pm CST
  • Final Paper AND University Authorization Form Deadline: 8 March 2021, 11:59 pm CST

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) sponsors student conferences in each AIAA Region as a means to encourage students in aerospace-related fields to discuss research, exchange knowledge, and generate interest in the field of aerospace engineering.

This Call for Papers solicits papers for the 2021 AIAA Region II Student Conference.

The conference’s three categories—Undergraduate, Masters, and Undergraduate Team— each have three prizes that are funded by the AIAA Foundation.
The prizes are as follows:

Prizes

  • First place: $500 and a trip to the 2021 AIAA SciTech Forum in January, for one author
  • Second Place: $300
  • Third Place: $250

Region II sponsors additional categories for this student conference. The prizes are as follows:

For the Regional Design Team Competition, the prizes are recognition for first, second, and third place teams.

Freshman/Sophomore Open Topic Competition

  • First place: $125
  • Second place: $75
  • Third place: $50

Outstanding Student Branch Activity

  • First place: $200
  • Second place: $100
  • Third place: $50
AIAA Foundation Categories:

Undergraduate Category
For the undergraduate student category, no more than two student authors may prepare and/or present a paper at any AIAA student competition. Topics submitted may not be the same or a part of any project involving more than two students. Papers prepared jointly by an undergraduate and Master's student will be scored in the Master's category.

Masters Category
For the Master's student category, no more than two student authors may prepare and/or present a paper at any AIAA student competition. Topics submitted may not be the same or a part of any project involving more than two students. Papers prepared jointly by an undergraduate and Master's student will be scored in the Master's category.

Undergraduate Team Category
The Undergraduate Team paper can have 3 to 10 total student authors (undergraduates only), and one listed graduate student or one listed faculty advisor.

Region II Categories:

Outstanding Student Branch Activity
The Outstanding Student Branch Activity category allows AIAA student branches to share the details of their most outstanding activity during the last 12 months. Only one paper should be submitted for each student branch. For this category a branch should submit a 1-page talking-paper and prepare a 10 minute presentation.

  • The Outstanding Student Branch Activity category is open to all student members.
  • This category requires a one page talking paper.
  • The presentation of work will be limited to 10 minutes.

Freshman & Sophomore Open Topic Category
The Freshman & Sophomore Open Topic category provides students an opportunity to experience participating in the paper competition without requiring the submissions to held to the level of depth of the technical paper competition.

Freshman and Sophomore students are welcome to submit their work in the technical paper competition instead if they feel that their work is better suited for that category.

  • The Open Topic category is open only to Freshman and Sophomores.
  • Paper submissions need to follow the same formatting guidelines as the technical paper categories (Submitting Documents (https://www.aiaa.org/publications/Meeting-Papers/Meeting-Paper-Author) ).
  • The presentation of work will follow the same guidelines (/docs/default-source/uploadedfiles/education-and-careers/university-students/regional-student-paper-conference-rules.pdf) as the technical paper categories.
  • No more than two student authors may prepare and/or present a paper in this category.
  • Any engineering related topic will be acceptable for this category (including aerospace historical topics).

Regional Design Category
Teams in this category will only submit a letter of intent.

  • Design teams are to consist of three or more students. These students may be any combination of graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Any topic appropriate for engineering design is eligible for the design competition.
  • Except by prior arrangement with the Judging Coordinator, ALL MEMBERS of the design team must attend the conference.
  • A letter of intent to participate must be received by the Judging Coordinator. The Letter of Intent will be uploaded directly through the regional conference website. The letter of intent will be due the same date as the manuscripts are due for other categories.
  • Each Student Branch is allowed to enter multiple design teams in the design competition. Student delegates should be limited to participate in only one design team.
  • The conference reserves the right to ask a school that is bringing multiple design teams, to reduce that number if the need arises due to space or scheduling conflicts.
Agenda/Schedule
2021-Region_II_Schedule

Contact

Cassy Dellinger
region2@aiaastudentconference.org

 2019 Student Conferences

AIAA has announced that the AIAA 2021 Region II Student Conference, set for 5–9 April 2021, will be fully online. This conference is intended for AIAA Region II Students from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

The AIAA Region II Student Conference is a virtual technical and oral paper competition for undergraduate and graduate students of all majors! Connect with professionals in the Aerospace industry and also meet other like-minded students who share similar interests throughout the Southeastern United States. Students have the chance to compete for cash prizes in a fun-filled event. First-place winners in the Undergraduate, Masters, and Team categories will be offered a chance to compete in the 2022 International Student Conference, taking place in conjunction with the 2022 AIAA SciTech Forum, with flight, lodging, and most expenses paid.

This is a VIRTUAL EVENT via Microsoft Teams - Meeting links and conference booklet/program will be emailed to attendees one week before the conference starts.

Registration and Cancellation

Non-Refundable Registration Fees

  • For AIAA Student Members: $25
  • For Professional Attendees: $0

The deadline to register is Monday, 8 March 2021.

Registration is now closed.

All student registrants will have the option to upload their resume to be shared with our corporate sponsors. Please be prepared to upload a PDF copy of your resume during registration if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.

Call for Papers

All papers submitted to the Student Regional Conferences must follow the AIAA Meeting Paper format.

All Region II papers must be approved by the AIAA Student Branch Faculty Advisor, as well as, a second faculty member. The following authorization form will need to be completed and uploaded at the same time as the final paper.

  • Abstract Deadline: 26 February 2021 11:59 pm CST
  • Final Paper AND University Authorization Form Deadline: 8 March 2021, 11:59 pm CST

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) sponsors student conferences in each AIAA Region as a means to encourage students in aerospace-related fields to discuss research, exchange knowledge, and generate interest in the field of aerospace engineering.

This Call for Papers solicits papers for the 2021 AIAA Region II Student Conference.

The conference’s three categories—Undergraduate, Masters, and Undergraduate Team— each have three prizes that are funded by the AIAA Foundation.
The prizes are as follows:

Prizes

  • First place: $500 and a trip to the 2021 AIAA SciTech Forum in January, for one author
  • Second Place: $300
  • Third Place: $250

Region II sponsors additional categories for this student conference. The prizes are as follows:

For the Regional Design Team Competition, the prizes are recognition for first, second, and third place teams.

Freshman/Sophomore Open Topic Competition

  • First place: $125
  • Second place: $75
  • Third place: $50

Outstanding Student Branch Activity

  • First place: $200
  • Second place: $100
  • Third place: $50
AIAA Foundation Categories:

Undergraduate Category
For the undergraduate student category, no more than two student authors may prepare and/or present a paper at any AIAA student competition. Topics submitted may not be the same or a part of any project involving more than two students. Papers prepared jointly by an undergraduate and Master's student will be scored in the Master's category.

Masters Category
For the Master's student category, no more than two student authors may prepare and/or present a paper at any AIAA student competition. Topics submitted may not be the same or a part of any project involving more than two students. Papers prepared jointly by an undergraduate and Master's student will be scored in the Master's category.

Undergraduate Team Category
The Undergraduate Team paper can have 3 to 10 total student authors (undergraduates only), and one listed graduate student or one listed faculty advisor.

Region II Categories:

Outstanding Student Branch Activity
The Outstanding Student Branch Activity category allows AIAA student branches to share the details of their most outstanding activity during the last 12 months. Only one paper should be submitted for each student branch. For this category a branch should submit a 1-page talking-paper and prepare a 10 minute presentation.

  • The Outstanding Student Branch Activity category is open to all student members.
  • This category requires a one page talking paper.
  • The presentation of work will be limited to 10 minutes.

Freshman & Sophomore Open Topic Category
The Freshman & Sophomore Open Topic category provides students an opportunity to experience participating in the paper competition without requiring the submissions to held to the level of depth of the technical paper competition.

Freshman and Sophomore students are welcome to submit their work in the technical paper competition instead if they feel that their work is better suited for that category.

  • The Open Topic category is open only to Freshman and Sophomores.
  • Paper submissions need to follow the same formatting guidelines as the technical paper categories (Submitting Documents (https://www.aiaa.org/publications/Meeting-Papers/Meeting-Paper-Author) ).
  • The presentation of work will follow the same guidelines (/docs/default-source/uploadedfiles/education-and-careers/university-students/regional-student-paper-conference-rules.pdf) as the technical paper categories.
  • No more than two student authors may prepare and/or present a paper in this category.
  • Any engineering related topic will be acceptable for this category (including aerospace historical topics).

Regional Design Category
Teams in this category will only submit a letter of intent.

  • Design teams are to consist of three or more students. These students may be any combination of graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Any topic appropriate for engineering design is eligible for the design competition.
  • Except by prior arrangement with the Judging Coordinator, ALL MEMBERS of the design team must attend the conference.
  • A letter of intent to participate must be received by the Judging Coordinator. The Letter of Intent will be uploaded directly through the regional conference website. The letter of intent will be due the same date as the manuscripts are due for other categories.
  • Each Student Branch is allowed to enter multiple design teams in the design competition. Student delegates should be limited to participate in only one design team.
  • The conference reserves the right to ask a school that is bringing multiple design teams, to reduce that number if the need arises due to space or scheduling conflicts.
Agenda/Schedule
2021-Region_II_Schedule

Contact

Cassy Dellinger
region2@aiaastudentconference.org