Help us compete in the American Rocketry Contest
Who We Are:
We are the New Roots Rocketry and Aerospace Team (colloquially known as the Rocketry Team) and we need funding for our Aerospace Engineering program to build and develop a rocket for the 2022 American Rocketry Challenge. We were founded in early 2021 to participate in the American Rocketry Challenge and to provide an opportunity for students who were interested in engineering and mathematics to apply themselves in aerospace engineering.
Our Team is currently made up of ten students: John Farrar, Connal Parker, Natasha Truman, Mitchel Hare, Desi Dickerson, Rain Bowles, Gavin Witherup, Owen Rose, and Rhoda Brown. Each and every one of our Team members displays an exceptional interest in not only engineering but in data analysis and modeling. As the senior engineer (that would be John) of the Team and one of the two student instructors on Aerodynamics, engineering, and mathematics, I have to say that my Team members are exceptionally bright and have great promise for a future in engineering fields.
The Picture Below was taken at the qualifying flights. Our Rocketry Contest Representative Tom, is on the right.
What We Are Asking For:
We are asking for $800 of funding to preform rigorous research and development, purchase a launchpad from which we can test our rockets, an altimeter to record our altitude, and o finance the engines which we will need in order to compete in the American Rocketry Challenge. We also will supplement crowdfunding with our own fundraisers (bake sales, coffee sales, etc), as $800 is unlikely to be enough to accomplish everything we want to do.
What We Offer in Return:
$800 dollars is a lot to ask, and in return we must deliver. Firstly, during the 2021 American Rocketry Challenge we were only a hair away from being admitted as a national finalist, and that was with a budget of $300, so imagine what we could do if we weren't constrained by our funds.
In turn we also offer a clear and concise budget to show where every dollar you donate goes (Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13wRlqHwtM8SnUY0tCrMa6wKOSZs6feyZ5TLVR7JmL30/edit?usp=sharing ).
Link to the American Rocketry Challenge webpage: https://rocketcontest.org/
Organizer and beneficiary