“DBF provides students from a variety of backgrounds with hands-on experience in aircraft design. Every member comes away from the experience better equipped to thrive in environments where interdisciplinary teamwork and creative problem solving are necessary.” – Kenneth Varghese '17
Who We Are and Our Mission
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Design/Build/Fly Team is a student-run club founded at Rensselaer in 2006. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team competed yearly in the AIAA Design/Build/Fly competition with teams from around the world. Team members rely on their own engineering intellect and available resources to solve technical problems throughout their product development projects. In its decade of history, the team has graduated engineers prepared to tackle the most difficult problems in both industry and academia. Donating to Design/Build/Fly will ensure the team can continue to grow and produce leaders in the aerospace field.
What You're Supporting
Your gift to Rensselaer Design/Build/Fly (DBF) will enable us to continue our mission of developing R/C aircraft and apply the knowledge we learn in the classroom in a competitive interdisciplinary environment. Additionally, this year your support will allow us to improve our testing and flight performance technical analysis capabilities, as well as ensure the team can continue to grow and produce leaders in the aerospace field.