NASA USLI Competition, "Project Hawkeye"
"The Rensselaer Rocket Society strives to provide a collaborative engineering experience to students aspiring to work in the aerospace industry." — Sean Beacham '18, president
Impact of Your Gift
Gifts will provide many opportunities for the members of the Rensselaer Rocket Society, including rockets for our new members to build and fly. This will allow them to become certified to purchase motors on their own. More members will be able to attend competitions, and we will be able to build and launch additional large scale rockets, with the potential to begin conducting research with scientific payloads!
Why Support Us
The RRS provides experiences similar to those seen in industry. This not only includes designing and manufacturing a rocket, but also writing technical reports and giving professional presentations to NASA. This work helps students succeed in their courses and prepares them for a prosperous career. As we continue to grow, so does the need for resources to sustain our club.
About the Rensselaer Rocket Society
The RRS is the premier rocket club on campus at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Our team consists of students with majors ranging from aerospace engineering to computer science, and who are passionate about rocketry. Our club was founded is the spring of 2011 to compete in the 2012 NASA University Student Launch Initiative Competition. The challenge for this event was to develop and build a high powered rocket that would reach as close to one mile as possible, while carrying a scientific payload.
Last spring the Rensselaer Rocket Society traveled down to Huntsville, AL, in order to participate in the 2017 NASA Student Launch. This year the team is focusing on preparing for the 2018 competition.
Check out our Facebook page to see the launch from the 2017 competition!