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

 2016: TBD

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2015 Conference

The 2015 Region V Student Conference will be held in Wichita.

 April 22 - 24, 2015

The Conference is Hosted by the AIAA Wichita Professional Section

Key Dates

Online Registration Opens

January 11th, 2015

Online Registration Deadline

April 10th, 2015

Late Registration (On-Site)

April 22, 2015

Abstracts due

March 6th, 2015, 11:59:59 pm

Papers due

March 27th, 2015, 11:59:59 pm

Awards Banquet

April 24th, 2015, 5:00 pm, Location Best Western North Wichita

Please note that all times are in Central Standard Time (CST).


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.

AIAA Region V Student Conference


 The AIAA Wichita Professional Section

welcomes you to the

2015 AIAA Region V Student Paper Conference

April 23-24 2015

Wichita, Kansas


The results from the Region V Student Papers Conference are the following:


First Place: 
Aerodynamic Evaluation of the NASA Microgravity Unvmanned Aerial Vehicle  
US Air Force Academy
Joshua A. Castagnetta and Robert S. Larson

Second Place:
Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Verification for Quadrotor In-Flight Failure Testing
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Logan M. Ellis

Third Place:
Use of Sensitivity Analysis and Historical Comparison to Correct Errant Aircraft Dynamic Modes    
University of Colorado-Boulder
Alex O. Truskowski


First Place:
L1A Turbine Flow Characterization in a Cascade Facility with a T-Bar Turbulence Generator
US Air Force Academy
Gregory M. Gutkin, Geoffrey S. Whitener, and Young Y. Wu

Second Place:
Methane Engine Design for Unmanned Small Aircraft    
University of Colorado - Boulder
Christopher Jirucha, Abram S. Jorgenson, G. Grawford Leeds, Alex O. Truskowski, and Carlos Torres

Third Place:

RACER: RAppelling Cave Exploration Rover    
University of Colorado - Boulder
Thomas Green, Michael Hanson, Nicole Harris, Hunter Hoopes, Dustin Larsen, Gregory McQuie, James Penrod, John Russo, and Casey Zahorik


First Place:
Discrete-time Modified State Observer Implementation on a Two Wheeled Inverted Pendulum Robot   |
Missouri  University of Science and Technology
Jason M. Stumfoll

Second Place:
The Effect of Cure Level on Mode-II Interlaminar Fracture Toughness in Carbon-Fiber Epoxy Prepreg
Wichita State University
Aswini Kona Ravi and Bhupen Malhotra

Third Place:
Cure Dependent Transverse Thermal Expansions for Continuous Fiber Reinforced Composites
Wichita State University
Abhiruchika K. Sriyarathne and Anand Vijay

Please browse the links on the left side of this page for more information, or contact AIAA Wichita Section Secretary Jacob Lynn at jlynn@txtav.com