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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. Masters Competition papers may have up to two student authors and list one faculty advisor as co-author.

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

Registration Count

2015 Counts

At Large Members: 1
AU: 22
FIT: 23
GT: 17
MSU: 42
Tuskegee: 16
UA: 15
UAH: 27
UCF: 1
UF: 19
UMemphis: 4
U South Alabama: 6
U South Carolina: 4

Professionals: 6

Total: 223
12 Faculty, 205 Students


2014 Counts

AU: 20
FIT: 7
GT: 6
MSU: 41
NCSU: 13
Tuskegee: 7
UA: 17
UAH: 17
UF: 7
UMemphis: 11
U South Carolina: 1
Vandy: 2

Professionals: 5

Total: 162
9 Faculty, 148 Students

2013 Total: 169
6 Faculty, 155 Students

2012 Total: 252
9 Faculty, 221 Students

2011 Total Delegates: 228

Presentation Counts

2015 Counts

Undergrad: 21
Masters: 12
Team: 15
Open Topic: 5
Design Team: 3
Community Outreach: 6
Exhibitions: 12
Total: 74

By University:
At Large: 1
AU: 12
FIT: 3
GT: 12
MSU: 21
UA: 1
UAH: 12
UCF: 1
UF: 4
UMemphis: 2

2014 Totals: 42

2013 Total: 58

2012 Total: 60

2011 Total: 53

AIAA Region II Student Conference

hosted by

University of Florida AIAA Student Chapter


2015 Winners

The 2015 Southeastern Regional Student Conference of AIAA was held in Savannah, GA on April 9th - April 10th. The conference included around 205 delegates from 15 universities from within the Southeastern Region. The Student Branch from the University of Florida was the host for this event. Pictures from this year's conference may be viewed at https://www.flickr.com/photos/galowrey/sets/72157651568121268/.  Thank you to Alan Lowrey for sharing these photos with all of us!

We would like to congratulate our 2015 Winners for an excellent job! This year's winners are:

Undergraduate Division
1st Place
Stan Powell Prize
Correlation-based Depth Estimation with a Plenoptic Camera
Wil Roberts
Auburn University
2nd Place How Communication Data Rate Requirements Drive Satellite Subsystem Design
Adam Bower
University of Alabama in Huntsville
3rd Place Role of Progress Variable Contour Definition on Turbulent Flame Speed Determination in H2-Doped Methane Flames
Henderson Johnson
Georgia Institute of Technology
Masters Division
1st Place On Steady Trkalian High Speed Flows: Swirling Compressible Motion in Solid Rocket Motors
Orie Cecil
Auburn University
2nd Place On the Quadrupole Vortex Motion in a Right-Cylindrical Hybrid Rocket Engine
Timothy Marquardt
Auburn University
3rd Place Modeling Nonlinear Waves in a Resonating Shock Tube using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics
Viraja Khollam
Auburn University
Team Division
1st Place

A Feasibility Experiment of a Small Scale RTV-655 Cryogenic Liquid Container for Space Applications
University of Memphis

2nd Place High Powered Composite Payload Fairing Rocket
University of Alabama in Huntsville
3rd Place Design of a Quad-copter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Platform for the University Rover Challenge
Florida Institute of Technology
Regional Design Team Division
1st Place Mississippi State University Space Cowboys Asimov Launch Vehicle
Mississippi State University
2nd Place Sustainability Indicator Set and Corresponding Metrics for Aircraft Design Assessment
Georgia Institute of Technology
3rd Place High Altitude Balloon Platform Testing
University of Florida
Freshman/Sophomore Open-Topic Division
1st Place Blended Wing Body Propulsion System Design
Parth Kumar
Cambridge High School
2nd Place Designing and Implementing a Level II High Power Rocket with Dual Electronically Triggered Parachute Deployments
Aaron Blacker
Georgia Institute of Technology
3rd Place Upward and Onward: History and Designs of Vertical Take-Off and Landing Systems
Ashley Scharfenberg*, Cody Chittenden
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Community Outreach
1st Place A Highly Effective Rocket-Based Outreach Program for Youth STEM Engagement
Auburn University
2nd Place MSU Space Cowboys Outreach Program
Mississippi State University
3rd Place Atlanta Public School Family Science Nights and Community Outreach within the Ramblin' Rocket Club at Georgia Tech
Georgia Institute of Technology