AIAA Student Competition 2011
The 2011 AIAA Undergraduate Student Conference will be held at RMIT University in Melbourne from 24-25th November. The conference provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to write a technical paper and to present their work in front of an audience. Both the full paper and the oral presentation will be reviewed. The topic of the paper must be related to aerospace or aviation, but does not have to be on mainstream topics. For example, business, chemical engineering (eg. bio fuels), sustainability, etc. are also eligible topics. Papers on undergraduate thesis projects, as well as other bodies of work, such as design projects, major assignments, work placement, etc. are encouraged. Students who are unable to attend in person can arrange to present their paper via video conference.
The publication of a conference paper is an excellent addition to a graduates CV and the AIAA offers prizes for the best three papers. The first prize is $500 USD and a trip to the AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting in January 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee for one author to present their winning paper and compete for further prize money. The Aerospace Sciences Meeting is one of the largest and most interesting aerospace conferences in North America - a fantastic experience for any student. Second prize is $300 USD and third prize is $200 USD.
Abstracts are due by Wednesday 28th September and full papers are due by Wednesday 26th October.