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.

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Important Dates

Registration Opens: 

January 1, 2018

Regular Registration Closes: 

April 14, 2018

Abstract Deadline: 

March 2, 2018

Technical Report Deadline: 

March 31, 2018


April 13-14, 2018
Document Library
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

Awards Banquet Keynote Speaker


Joseph J. Lusczek, Jr.

"Surviving in a Rapidly Changing World of Technology"

Joe Lusczek retired as the Technical Director of Air Force Aerospace Systems Design and Analysis at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

In this position, he was responsible for defining system requirements and developing candidate aerospace system designs for modernizing Air Force aeronautical systems. If an aircraft is currently being used by the Air Force, chances are Joe played a role in its development.

He was Chief Engineer leading the design and setting the design specifications for the F-15 fighter bomber, A-10 attack aircraft, and the AGM-86 Air Launched Cruise Missile.

Other high profile projects on which he helped set requirements for include the Short Range Attack Missile (SRAM), B-1 bomber, F-16 fighter, C-17 transport, B-2 bomber, F-22 fighter/attack aircraft, and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

He is internationally known and recognized as an aircraft conceptual design and systems engineering authority. The Air Force, aircraft companies, Navy, NASA, and foreign governments sought, and continue to seek, his advice and counsel.