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 is NOW OPEN!
The conference begins Friday, April 7th with the arrival of over 200 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 are typically two or three Technical 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.
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.