Become a Rocket Scientist.
Our team's goal is to assist in the professional and personal development of tomorrow’s engineers by pushing the boundaries of experimental rocketry, culminating in competing at Spaceport America in New Mexico for an international competition.
The start of our design and manufacturing cycle begins in the fall. New members will join the sub-team(s) of their choice to work on the development for our solid or liquid rockets over the course of the year. The sub-teams that our team consists of are:
Our team has room for everybody of any major - as the idea that bonds all our team members is the passion for rocketry and space as a whole. The majors that make up the vast majority of our team are:
New members have access to a Rockets & You lecture series we host, (this is a crash course on rocketry), as well as Level 1 program to get a high-powered rocketry certification.
Our team is unique in that we have three projects all under our umbrella: A solid propulsion rocket which is used to compete at Spaceport America, a liquid engine under development to be one of the handfuls of universities in the nation to have designed a working engine, and Contract launches, where we launch payloads for a company who wants their electronics to be tested under the conditions given by a rocket launch.
Our Level 1 Program is mentored by older team members and this culminates in a group trip to a launch site, (usually Argonia, Kansas), to launch all team members’ level 1 rockets. This is a large team bonding activity to get new members some experience with rocket design fundamentals. Some holiday events occur in our general meetings, (Costume contest, Secret Santa), but additional activities are typically done on a subgroup basis.
We would love to hear from you! If you have any questions about our team, team expectations, or how to join, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.