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


Transportation to UC Merced

Personal transporation to UC Merced will not be provided to registered members from hotels. However, transportation may be provided to members on a relevant case-by-case scenario. Furhter inquiries can be directed to the student organizers found on the "Contact Information" tab.


Parking for Student Attendees

 Parking is free for all attendees/visitors on Saturday and Sunday at the Bellevue Lot, Le Grand Lot, North Bowl Lots, and the Library Lots. Recommended parking for Saturday and Sunday is in the North Bowl and Legrand Lots. Do not park in judges and speakers reserved spaces. 

Students that will attend the reception on Friday night are able to park in Bellevue Lot by purchasing hourly permits. These are virtual permits that can be purchased at pay stations located within the parking lot. The pay stations accept VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, and Discover cards only. If purchasing with cash or check, hourly permits may be attained at the TAPS office.

2 hours - $2.00

4 hours - $4.00

6 hours - $6.00

All Day (expires at 11:59 pm) - $8.00


Parking For Judges and Speakers

Specially marked parking spaces will be allocated for judges and speakers at Le Grand Lot. No payment is needed for these spaces.