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Welcome to episode 6.96!
We are joined by the University of Akron’s “Akronauts” rocket team!
The following team members met with us for this episode:
Team President – Emily Armbrust
Chief Engineer – Blake Bowser
Treasurer – Olivia Renkel
Former Chief Engineer – Mattew Reppa
Project Manager – Jon Davis
The Akronauts formed in 2014, and have been involved in a number of national STEM focused rocket competitions, including NASA Student Launch(USLI), and Spaceport America Cup
The group presents a fun and detailed overview of what their team is all about, and a couple of their recent competition projects.
NASA Student Launch Overall Winners and Awards 2020
University Student Launch Initiative Top 10
- Overall Winner: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
- 2nd Place: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
- 3rd Place: University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama
- 4th Place: University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
- 5th Place: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
- 6th Place: University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
- 7th Place: Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
- 8th Place: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
- 9th Place: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
- 10th Place: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
You can visit their website at https://akronauts.org/