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California State University, Long Beach

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

CSULB is hosting the 2009 AIAA Region VI Student Conference on March 19-21, 2009.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Student Conference is a technical paper competition for AIAA student members at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students from regional schools are invited to submit papers and given formal presentations that are judged for technical content and communication skills. Beyond the cash prizes of $500, $300, and $250 awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the undergraduate, graduate, and team categories, first place winners in each category are also invited to attend the AIAA Foundation International Student Paper Conference held in conjunction with the AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (ASM) in Orlando, Florida in January 2010.

In addition to the competition, the conference provides a venue for students, faculty, and industry professionals to interact and discuss current Aerospace topics while participating in local networking activities.

Some of the events planned:

  1. Engineering Recruitment Night at 'The Pointe'
  2. AIAA Distinguished Lecture Series* featuring Dr. Marc Rayman,

    "Now Flying Through a Solar System Near You: The Dawn Mission to the Asteroid Belt"

  3. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tour
  4. Undergraduate, Graduate and Team Presentations by students from the entire Western United States.
  5. Evening Social
  6. Awards ceremony

*The dinner and speaker series are a joint event between the professional members and the students – professional members will have the distinct opportunity to “visit” with the best and brightest students in the western region!

For details visit: AIAA Region VI Student Conference

For information, please email : Anusha Prabhakar
CSULB: AIAA Chapter and Conference Chair
(310) 344-1011

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