Parks College Students will be Attending the 2011 AIAA Student Conference

March 21, 2011
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Parks College News

The AIAA Region V Student Conference will take place at Iowa State University & at the University of Iowa in Cedar Rapids, Iowa from April 6th to the 8th.  

AIAA student members from colleges and universities across the region attend the conference to present their technical work for public competition.  The AIAA student competition is for both undergraduate and graduate levels.  The students’ formal presentations are judged by AIAA members based on technicality, originality and their communication skills.  Cash prizes are awarded to the top three winners in both undergraduate and graduate categories.  Winners are also invited to attend the National AIAA Foundation Conference. 

The fundamental objective of the AIAA regional student conferences is to provide student members with an educational experience that prepares them for their future as practicing aerospace engineers.  Parks College Students who are members of AIAA will attend the 2011 student conference and gain an excellent opportunity to network with other Aerospace students as well as with Industry professionals and teachers. The conference provides a great venue for students and faculty to interact and discuss current Aerospace topics while participating in social activities.

 “Conferences like the AIAA conference are great opportunities for students to go in front of an industry audience and present research papers,” said K. Ravindra, Interim Dean.

For more information visit the AIAA Student Conference website.

More about AIAA

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is called as the “heart of aerospace.” With more than 31,000 members, AIAA is the world’s largest professional society devoted to the progress of engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense.

AIAA was founded in 1963 from the merger of the American Interplanetary Society (1930) and the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences (1932).

AIAA’s mission is to address the professional needs and interests of the past, current, and future aerospace workforce and to advance the state of aerospace science, engineering, technology, operations, and policy to benefit the global society.

The Student Branches of AIAA currently consists of over 6.500 student members.  There are currently 160 active student branches divided into 9 U.S. regions.

Each of the nine branches hosts their annual student conference.  The purpose of the conferences is to provide an opportunity for the AIAA student members at colleges and universities within the region to present technical papers for public competition. 

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