PEGASUS Student Conference

The 2023 edition of the Conference will be held at the Sapienza University of Rome on April 14-15, 2023. Participants will have to send their application to their home University before January 31, and prepare the full paper before February 24.

Selected papers proposed for the conference will be published in a special issue of Aerotecnica, a Springer Journal.

The special issue of Aerotecnica, for the 2021 edition of the student conference, can be found here.

The special issue of Aerotecnica, for the 2020 edition of the student conference, can be found here.

The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for PEGASUS Students (i.e., students enrolled in a degree programme of PEGASUS institutions) but also to AIAA student members not enrolled in a degree programme of PEGASUS institutions, to present technical papers in public competition for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes in the graduate (masters candidates only) categories. 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 student conference 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.

Any Pegasus Student or AIAA student member from a non-PEGASUS European university 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. Their work may be presented for review only. The work presented should be original, not already published or presented elsewhere.

The first place paper may be invited to participate in other International Student Conferences, such as the AIAA International Student Conference, typically held in January at the AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibition in USA.

For further information, you can read the Pegasus_student_conference_rules

The student application form can be found here

The format of the papers can follow the guidelines provided by the Aerotecnica journal.

The 2023 edition of the Conference is planned to be held on 14-15 April 2023, as a on-site event.

The list of past editions of the conference can be found here