The conference registration is on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm at the Courtyard Marriott in Starkville (100 Mercantile St). We ask all attendees to check-in with the AIAA registration table before checking in with the hotels. Attendees will be staying at the Courtyard Marriott and the Comfort Suites.
Presenters will have the opportunity to upload their visual aids during check-in. For more information regarding visual aids, please review the session format page.
A welcome social sponsored by the Greater Huntsville AIAA Section will be held at Moe's Original Bar B Que from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Join us to meet corporate sponsors, AIAA professional members, and student members from the Southeastern Region.
The conference will be held at The Mill, which is next door to the Courtyard Marriott. The opening ceremony will be Monday morning at 7:45 am and will be followed by the technical sessions. A luncheon featuring guest speaker, Gene Goldman, Director of Marshall Space Flight Center Programs for Leidos, Inc. will be served at 12:00 pm, followed by afternoon sessions that will continue until 5:15 pm.
Monday evening all attendees are invited to join us at 6:00 pm at Raspet Flight Research Laboratory. AIAA will be providing a Starkville classic, Mugshots Bar and Grill's hamburgers and fries. The famous MSU Lab Rats Comedy will be performing. Come and enjoy music, entertainment, and the aircraft Raspet has on display.
The Monday Social Scavenger Hunt will be about meeting fellow students. There will be prizes available for those who complete the most tasks from those stated. The focus of the hunt will be about meeting new people and making connections.
Tuesday will continue with technical sessions from 8:00 am until 12:15 pm. A tour of Airbus Helicopters and Aurora Flight Sciences facility will be held Tuesday afternoon for any U.S. citizens that signed up for the tour. Foreign Nationals will receive a behind the scenes tour of the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems.
The conference will close with our Awards Banquet sponsored by our Corporate Sponsor, Jacobs, on Tuesday evening. Alex Velicki with The Boeing Company will be our distinguished speaker. Business attire is requested. A social hour will begin at 5:30 pm outside of the Mississippi Ballroom at The Mill. Dinner will be served promptly at 6:30 pm.
Immediately following the Awards Banquet all winners and professional members are invited to a Winners Reception.
Students' rooms will be reserved for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights so everyone can get a good night's sleep before they have to drive home.