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:

 2018: 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 

Conference Cost

Registration Fee*: $45

Cancellation Fee: $50

(Cancellation Deadlline: March 31, 2017)


*Registration fee covers meals and other costs associated with hosting the event.

Registration fee does not cover hotel cost. For hotel information please refer to the Hotel lnformation link under Main Menu. 

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 2017 AIAA Region V Student Paper Conference.

Student Registration deadline has passed!

The conference begins Friday, April 7th with the arrival of over 100 of students, faculty advisors, judges, and conference committee members. Click here for the detailed schedule of events.

Rolling check-in begins at 4PM on April 7th at the 7th Street Building. After check-in, MSU Denver is offering a unique tour of the World Indoor Airport Laboratory, colocated in the 7th Street Building. Groups of 10-15 people will be given a private tour through the World Indoor Airport. After this tour, join your fellow AIAA members at the Tivoli Brewery for an engineering shindig with your closest AIAA compadres.

Student presentations begin the morning of Saturday, April 8 in the Plaza Building on the MSU campus. There will be three Technical Sessions running concurrently. During the luncheon on the first day, students will have a chance to network with other students, faculty, and the judges from industry.

There are two components to the scoring of each research project: the written paper (due March 17) and the oral presentation (on April 8). At the end of April 8, the judging coordinators review the paper and presentation judges’ feedback and scores to determine the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the several categories. This year’s categories include: Undergraduate, Masters, and Team. Award winners will be recognized during the awards banquet and dinner from 6PM to 8PM on April 8th.