The American Astronautical Society is excited to host a student poster contest at the 15th Annual Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium, held on October 26-28, 2022 in Huntsville, Alabama.

We are releasing a Call for Abstracts for student design and research projects that show an explicit connection to aerospace systems. This competition is open to any individual or group projects of ongoing or completed work from students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs from a higher learning institution.

About the Event:

The Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium brings together high-ranking government officials, industry executives, academia, and others from the aerospace community. The event is organized by AAS in collaboration with UAH and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. With this year’s theme being, “Space at the Table: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Inclusion”, this symposium aims to discuss relevant topics on the latest developments and future opportunities and challenges in space science and exploration. This event has many student-focused opportunities including a student-only leadership meeting with Deputy Administrator, Pam Melroy, and this student poster contest.

Contest Information:

  • Abstracts should be a summary of the focus of the project no more than 250 words.
  • Due by midnight EST on September 23rd, 2022.
  • Two Categories: Engineering/Physical Sciences and Liberal Sciences
  • Two Divisions: Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Posters should cover student work either currently in process, work completed in Summer 2022, or work completed during the 2021 Academic Year.
  • AAS is offering the opportunity for one of the best poster winners to present their work in a project paper format at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Baku, Azerbaijan (2-6 October 2023).

For full information on the student poster contest, and how to properly submit abstracts, read this document.

Submit your abstract here by September 23rd.

Enter today!