AIAA Student Membership

AIAA welcomes student participants to the Region I 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: EXTENSION

March 11, 2018 11:59pm EST

Technical Report Deadline: 

March 31, 2018 11:59pm EST


April 13-14, 2018  SCHEDULE

Cancellation Deadline:
April 1, 2018

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.


Judging Menu
AIAA Region I Student Conference

2018 Region I Student Conference Winners


Masters Division

First Place:

Sean Gauntt

Pennsylvania State University

Characterization of a Hybrid (Steel-Composite) Gear with Various

Composite Materials and Layups


Undergraduate Division

First Place:

Christopher G. Cantillo

United States Naval Academy 

Assessing the Transient Gust Response of a Representative Ship

Airwake using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition 

Second Place:

Skylar Trythall

University of Maryland

Laser Ablation Plume Impingement onto Spacecraft Materials

Third Place:

William V. Whitmore

University of Maryland

Tracking of Neutrally Buoyant Helium Bubbles in Low- Speed

Flow with Motion Capture Cameras


Undergraduate Team Division

First Place:

Saimouli Katragadda & Benedict A. Mondal

University of Maryland 

Stereoscopic Mixed Reality in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Search

and Rescue

Second Place:

Hannah Levin, Phillip Teng, Sergei Posnov

Boston University

Multipoint Magnetic Field Measurements: A Science- Oriented,

University 6U CubeSat Constellation

Third Place:

Blaire Weinberg, Juliette Abbonizio, Joseph Breeden

University of Maryland

Engineering of a Tribocharging Regolith Simulant Experiment