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Registration Count

 2018 Counts

At Large: 0
Auburn: 18 
FIT: 11
GT: 8
KSU: 5
MSU: 35
Tuskegee: 3
UA: 54
UAH: 45
UCF: 1
UF: 18
UGA: 5
UMemphis: 8
U South Alabama: 20
USC: 2

Professionals: 8

Total: 247
10 Faculty, 229 Students

2017 Counts

At Large: 1
Auburn: 23
FIT: 21
GT: 0
MSU: 54
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico: 1
Southern Polytechnic: 0
Tuskegee: 4
UA: 31
UAH: 26
UF: 8
UGA: 2
UMemphis: 9
U South Alabama: 7
UT: 1
Vanderbilt: 0

Professionals: 6

Total: 196
11 Faculty, 179 Students

2016 Total: 239
10 Faculty, 209 Students

2015 Total: 223
12 Faculty, 205 Students

2014 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

2018 Counts

Undergrad: 32
Masters: 8
Team: 17
Open Topic: 9
Design Team: 8
Community Outreach: 4
Exhibitions: 2
Total: 80

By University:
At large: 0
AU: 11
FIT: 6
GT: 2
KSU: 2
MSU: 13
Tuskegee: 1
UA: 8
UAH: 12
UCF: 1
UF: 6
UGA: 2
UMemphis: 3
USA: 6
USC: 1

2017 Totals: 65

2016 Totals: 84

2015 Totals: 74

2014 Totals: 42

2013 Total: 58

2012 Total: 60

2011 Total: 53

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AIAA Region II Student Conference

hosted by

Mississippi State University AIAA Student Chapter


2017 Winners

The 2017 Southeastern Regional Student Conference of AIAA was held in Starkville, MS on March 20th - March 21st. The conference included around 178 student delegates from 13 universities from within the Southeastern Region. The Student Branch from the Mississippi State University was the host for this event. Pictures from this year's conference can be found at  Thank you to Alan Lowrey for sharing these photos with all of us!

We would like to congratulate our 2017 Winners for an excellent job! This year's winners are:


Undergraduate Division
1st Place
Stan Powell Prize
IEC Plasma Thruster Design and Thrust Characterization
Johnie Sublett Mississippi State Universtiy
2nd Place Measurement of Specific Heat of a RTV-655/Polyimide Aerogel Aerogel Compound for Cryogenic Tank Applications
Ken Mitchell University of Memphis
3rd Place PILOTS: Embedded Software Testing for High-Power Rocketry Payloads
Daniel Corey and Sarah Dangelo University of Alabama in Huntsville
Masters Division
1st Place Linear Inlet Optimization for Capture of River Kinetic Energy
Chiu Yan University of Memphis
2nd Place Influence of Internal Flow Passage Shape on Turbine Blade Trailing Blade Trailing Edge Cooling
Nadim Reza University of Memphis
3rd Place - TIE A Small-Scale Hybrid Wind Turbine & Fuel Cell Electrical Generator
Suman Acharya University of Memphis
  Design of an Atmospheric Sensing Package for a Quadrotor
Lisa Schibelius University of South Alabama
Team Division
1st Place

Concept Study of a Reusable Suborbital Launch Vehicle
University of Alabama in Huntsville

2nd Place Project Cerberus: A Vectoring Formation Flight and Project Cerberus: A Vectoring Formation Flight and Space Debris Space Debris Removal Spacecraft Prototype
Florida Institute of Technology
3rd Place - TIE

Experimental and Simulation Analysis of a High-Power Rocket
University of South Alabama

Preliminary Design of a Solid-State Thermoelectric Preliminary Design of a Solid-State Thermoelectric Cooling System Cooling System for Small Satellite Sensors
University of Georgia
Regional Design Team Division
1st Place MSU Xipiter UAS Team
Mississippi State University
2nd Place - TIE Project Thorntail Project Thorntail
University of Alabama

Project Firefly VTVL Rocket

University of Alabama
3rd Place The Design of the Enterprise Launch Vehicle
Mississippi State University
Freshman/Sophomore Open-Topic Division
1st Place An Iterative Approach to the Development of Liquid An Iterative Approach to the Development of Liquid Rocket Engines
Peter Torsone and Noah Yudewitz University of Florida
2nd Place Design Considerations When Upgrading the Impulse of a High- a High-Power Rocket
McKynzie Perry University of Alabama in Huntsville
3rd Place Microbial Fuel cell in Microgravity
Meetu Kawatra Florida Institute of Technology
Community Outreach (Sponsored by Dynetics)
1st Place UF AIAA - Community Outreach - Aerospace Day
University of Florida
2nd Place AIAA at Florida Tech Community Outreach
Florida Institute of Technology