AIAA Student Membership

AIAA welcomes student participants to the Region VI 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 Coordinator, Rachel Dowdy, at

Presentation Count

Undergraduate:  3

Master's:  2

Team:  9

Last Updated: March 27, 2018

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Important Dates

Registration Opens: 

January 1, 2018

Abstract Deadline: EXTENSION

March 8, 2018 11:59pm
Technical Report Deadline: 

March 17, 2018

Regular Registration Closes: 

March 30, 2018


April 6-8, 2018


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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. Undergraduate and Graduate Competition papers may have up to two student authors.

Information for authors and a template can be found on the AIAA website, Author Resources.

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AIAA Region VI Student Conference


Technical Paper Submission

PLEASE NOTE: Starting with the 2010 conference, there is a new process for submitting papers. If you have questions or problems, make sure you email the judging coordinator right away so that we can help you take care of it.


All steps will be completed on the regional student conference website.


Submission Process:
  1. Register for the conference.
  2. Create/join your Technical Paper on the "My Registration" page.
  3. When you create your Technical Paper the form will include a text field for you to type your abstract in.  Your abstract should be a BRIEF description of your manuscript.
  4. The Chair of the Student Conferences under the Student Activities Committee will then have the opportunity to approve, deny, or ask for an updated abstract.
  5. You will be notified via the email you listed on your registration form the status of your abstract and if you need to make any updates.
  6. Once your abstract is approved, you will then be allowed to upload your manuscript (pdf only).
  7. The Chair of the Student Conferences under the Student Activities Committee will then have the oppportunity to approve, deny, or ask for an updated manuscript.
  8. Again, you will be notified via the email listed on your registration form the status of your manuscript.



Please refer to the Important Dates page for the specific deadlines with submitting a manuscript.



There is an author kit available that reiterates the formatting of your paper. Please make sure you follow the formatting guidelines or you may be subject to disqualification. NOTE: Don't fill out the copyright forms in that document.

For formatting samples, the conference committee suggests you search for some professional papers at You should be able to view the first page of these without purchasing them and they will give you a better idea of the formatting style.