AIAA Student Membership

AIAA Welcomes student participants to the Region V 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 Coordator, Rachel Dowdy, at

Future Conference Locations

The AIAA Region V Student Paper Conference will rotate to the following sections:

 2017: TBD

Exact dates and locations will be added as available. Bookmark this site for the latest information.



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2017 Conference

The 2017 Region V Student Conference will be held in Denver, CO.

 April 7-8, 2017

The Conference is Hosted by the Metropolitan State University student branch of AIAA.

Key Dates

Online Registration Opens

January 17, 2017

Late Registration Deadline (On-Site)

April 8, 2017

Abstracts due

February 10, 2017

Papers due

March 17, 2017

Awards Banquet

April 8, 2017 

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 V Student Conference

2017 Region V Student Conference

Hosted by Metropolitan State University of Denver and USAFA AIAA Student Branches

April 7-8, 2017


Metropolitan State University Denver is proud to host the AIAA Region V Student Paper Conference.

The conference begins April 7 at MSU.

Registration begins on January 17, with the arrival of over 200 of students, faculty advisors, judges, and conference committee members.

Student presentations begin (date) morning during the Technical Sessions. There are typically two or three sessions running concurrently. During the luncheon on the first day, students are welcomed by a distinguished guest speaker. Technical sessions resume until evening, when the career and professional development panel begins. The panel will be composed of industry and academic professionals who will be present to discuss topics ranging from post-graduate education to non-standard career paths.

After concluding the morning sessions on the second day, attendees will take a once in a life time tour of the (enter tour information)



Before the day is finished, the judging coordinators review the written and audio judges’ feedback and scoring to determine the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the several categories. This year’s categories include: Undergraduate, Masters, Team, and Community Outreach. All papers are evaluated for technical content by industry professionals prior to presentations.