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Last Updated: March 8, 2017

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2017 Conference

The 2017 Region VI Student Conference will be held in San Jose, CA hosted by San Jose State University

DATE: March 17-19, 2017

Conference Cost

Registration Fee*: $40

Cancellation Fee: $50

(Cancellation Deadlline: March 3, 2017)


*Registration fee covers meals, tour expenses, and tour transprotation.

Registration fee does not cover hotel cost. For hotel information please refer to the Hotel lnformation link under Main Menu. 

Key Dates
 Registration Opens: 
Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Friday, 10 February 2017
Papers Due: 
Friday, 3 March 2017
Registration Closes: 
Friday, 17 March 2017

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.

Judging Menu
AIAA Region VI Student Conference

Presentation Schedule

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time Undergraduate Session - Ballroom A University
9:30-10:00 Use of the Stark Broadening Effect to Gather Density Measurements of a Flowing High Density Plasma University of Washington
10:00-10:30 Design of Robotic Arms Based on Triangulated Cylindrical Origami University of Washington
10:30-11:00 3D Printed Micro Tethered Flying Vehicle Oregon State University
11:00-11:30 Predicting Radiation Effects from the FuZE Experiment Using the Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code University of Washington
13:15-13:45 Fabrication, Calibration and Use of Mach-Zehnder Interferometer to Measure Line-Integrated Density in HED Plasma University of Washington
13:45-14:15 Additive Manufacturing on Sattelites: Current State, Future Applications, Gaps and Needs, and Transition Strategies Brigham Young University
14:15-14:45 Embedded Piezoresistive Sensor Network for Strain Measurements in Fabric-Reinforced Composite Laminate University of Washington
14:45-15:15 Determining Radiation Damage From Analyzing Neutron Microscopic and Macroscopic Cross Sections California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
15:30-16:00 Design, Fabrication and Test of Dodecahedron Planetary Landing System Based on Triangulated Cylindrical Origami University of Washington
16:00-16:30 Development of a Wing Shape Controlled Flight UAV Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
16:30-17:00 Design of a Deployable CubeSat Rover for Extraterrestrial Exploration Applications University of Washington


Time Team Session - Ballroom C University
9:30-10:00 Field Emission Electric Propulsion Thruster Design for CubeSat Implementation California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
10:00-10:30 Computational and Experimental Analyses of Multi­configuration Sweep Morphing Wing Design California State University, Northridge
10:30-11:00 Design and Development of Amateur Rocket for NASA USLI Competition San Jose State University 
11:00-11:30 Design of a Paddle­Driven Wave Generator University of Southern California
13:15-13:45 Aerodynamic Interference in the Wind Tunnel San Jose State University 
13:45-14:15 Monopropellant Thruster Test Stand University of California, San Diego
14:15-14:45 Space Rated Fiber Optic Cable Design for NASA's Orion Spacecraft Heat Shield Spectrometer University of Arizona
14:45-15:15 Integrated Morphing Winglet Design with Shape Memory Alloy Driven Actuation California State University, Northridge
15:30-16:00 Mono­Prop Test Stand University of California, San Diego
16:00-16:30 New Macro­Fiber Composite Actuated Seamless Camber Morphing Wing Design California State University, Northridge
16:30-17:00 Improving Performance and Reliability of the SARP Hybrid Rocket Motor University of Washington


Time Masters Session - Meeting Room 3A University
9:30-10:00 Finned Projectiles in the Baffled-Tube Ram Accelerator University of Washington
10:00-10:30 Deployable Traffic Control Airship Conceptual Design San Jose State University
10:30-11:00 Origami­based Tunable Structures with Simultaneously Foldable and Stiff Behavior University of Washington
11:00-11:30 Design of a Next Generation Military Air Transport San Jose State University 
13:15-13:45 Design of a Rail Gun System for Mitigating Disruptions in Fusion Reactors University of Washington
13:45-14:15 Experimental Investigation of Throatless Supersonic Exhaust on a Rotating Detonation Engine University of Washington
14:15-14:45 RAADMod: Reentry/Ascent Aerothermodynamics Discretization Modeling Capabilities for SCIFLI San Jose State University 
14:45-15:15 Numerical and Experimental Study of an Ambient Air Vaporizer Coupled with a Compact Heat Exchanger University of Washington


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Time Undergraduate Session - Ballroom A University
9:00-9:30 Computational Study of a Low Speed, High Downforce Race Car Designed for Formula SAE Oregon State University
9:30-10:00 Calibration and Usage of Magnetic Field Probes to Charicterize Velocity Behavior of a Z-Pinch Plasma University of Washington
10:00-10:30 Airfoil Design for an Autonomous, Solar-Powered Mars Surveyor University of Southern California
10:45-11:15 Boundary Layer Effect in a Low Pressure Shock Tube University of Washington
11:15-11:45 Automatic Area-Ruling of Aircraft Geometries Arizona State University
11:45-12:15 Design and Charicterization of a Cylindrical-Orifice Injector for High Viscosity Monopropellants University of Washington


Time Team Session - Ballroom C University
9:00-9:30 Development of a Twist Morphing Wing Design Using an SMA-Based Smart Soft Composite California State University, Northridge
9:30-10:00 Reduction of Semi-Truck Aerodynamic Drag University of Southern California
10:00-10:30 Design and Manufacturing of a New Span Morphing Wing California State University, Northridge
10:45-11:15 Conceptual Investigation of Omnidirectional Decentralized Satellite Positioning System San Jose State University
11:15-11:45 Heat Management of UVLED Panels for Agricultural Applications San Jose State University