The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for PEGASUS Students (i.e., students enrolled for a degree programme of PEGASUS institutions) and student members of the European Sections of AIAA to present technical papers in public competition for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes in the graduate (masters candidates only) category. The conference serves to give the students an opportunity to practice the presentation of technical work at meetings.
Papers based on independent student work (max. 2 students) that was part of any project completed in their final year (BAC+5 level) should compete in the Graduate Division of the Student Conference (examples could be the "projet de fin d'études" in France, the "tesi di laurea" in Italy, the "Studienarbeit" or "Diplomarbeit" in Germany). At the time of the PEGASUS or AIAA conferences the students may have completed the diploma and even be working on an advanced degree (such as Ph.D.) but are still eligible for this graduate division based on work performed before they completed their diploma.
Students having received the title over one year before the date of the conference are excluded from participation.
The fundamental objective of the conference is to provide students with an educational experience that prepares them for their future as practicing aerospace engineers. Students attend and present technical work as they would at a professional meeting. In addition, they establish professional relationships, learn from others, and improve their communication skills. Their work, both written and oral, is evaluated by professional members serving as judges, with the primary intent of providing substantial feedback on the quality of their work. The highest scoring papers are also recognized with awards and prize money, supplied by the sponsoring industries.
Any PEGASUS Student or student member of the European Sections of AIAA is invited to participate in the conference. Only Masters' level student papers are accepted for competition. Ph.D. student papers are not eligible to compete for awards or prize money. Their work may be presented for review only. The work presented should be original, not already published or presented elsewhere.
The 13th edition of the conference was held in Berlin (Germany) on April 5-7, 2017.
The 12th edition of the Conference was held in Valencia (Spain) on April 20-22, 2016 (visit the dedicated website)
The 11th edition of the Conference was held in Salon de Provence (France) on April 20-22, 2015.
The 10th edition of the Conference was held in Prague (Czech republic) on April 23-25, 2014 (visit the dedicated website).
The 9th edition of the Conference was held in Milano (Italy) on April 3-5, 2013 (visit the dedicated website).
The 8th edition of the Conference was held in Poitiers (France) on April 12, 2012 (visit the dedicated website).
The 7th edition of the Conference was held in Torino (Italy) on April 28, 2011 (visit the dedicated website).
The 6th edition of the Conference was held in Sevilla (Spain) on 28-30 April, 2010 (visit the dedicated website).
The 5th edition of the Conference was held in Toulouse (France) on 12-13 March, 2009.
The 4th edition of the Conference was held in Prague (Czech Republic) on 23-25 April, 2008.
The 3rd edition of the Conference was held in Napoli (Italy) on 12-13 April, 2007.
The 2nd edition of the Conference was held in Munich (Germany) on 20-21 April, 2006.
The 1st edition of the Conference was held in Toulouse (France) on 19-20 May, 2005.
Master's category first place paper may be invited to compete in the AIAA International Student Conference, typically held in January at the AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibition, USA.
For further information, you can download the document with all the rules
The student application form can be found here
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