AIAA Student Membership

AIAA Welcomes student participants to the Region IV Student Conference. Students must join AIAA to be eligible to compete in the conference. For more information about Student Membership visit us online. Student membership is only $25 USD.

Questions about AIAA? Please contact the AIAA Student Programs Coordinator, Rachel Dowdy, at

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Key Dates


Registration Opens

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 12:00am

Abstracts Due Friday, February 10, 2017, 11:59pm

Papers Due Tuesday, April 4, 2017 11:59pm

Registration Closes Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:59pm

Cancellation Date: Friday, April 14, 2017 11:59pm

Conference Begins Friday, April 28, 2017

Conference Ends Sunday, April 30, 2017 

Why a Student Conference?
Why participate in an AIAA student conference? Here are a few reasons: prize money, networking opportunities, feedback from professionals/other academics on your work, experience presenting in a conference setting, meeting other students in your region, and exciting tours and guest speakers!
AIAA Author Kit

Your paper should be prepared according to AIAA Manuscript Preparation Kit. Please note that the paper can be no longer than 11 pages single column because this is a student competition. Masters Competition papers may have up to two student authors and list one faculty advisor as co-author.

Information for authors and a template can be found on the AIAA website, Author Resources.

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AIAA Region IV Student Conference

Conference Specifics

Dates: 04/29/2017 and 04/30/2017

Location: University of Houston

Tentative Schedule:



6 pm - 9 pm

Early Registration

7 pm - 9pm





8 am - 4 pm

Registration Opens

8:30 am- 10:30 am

Undergraduate papers session 1

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Coffee Break

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Undergraduate papers session 2

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm


1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Undergraduate papers session 3

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Coffee Break

3:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Undergraduate papers session 4

5:15pm - 6:00 pm


6:00 pm


6:30 pm


7:00 pm


 7:30 pm





12 pm