EWU's rocket reached a height of 10,676 feet at the annual Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition, hosted by the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association.

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The team of Eastern Washington University Rocketry and K-12 partner Riverpoint Academy of Spokane soared to unprecedented heights this summer.

EWU earned honorable mention – third place out of 50, behind only teams from MIT and ITA Brazil – at an international collegiate rocket launch competition.

“This is an extremely good result for EWU, particularly since the top finishers are dedicated technology schools with aerospace programs,” says EWU professor Martin Weiser, the team’s faculty adviser. “Not only did we do well, but we did so on a very limited budget of about $12,000 compared to budgets of over $50,000 for some schools.”

Eastern’s rocket reached a height of 10,676 feet at the annual Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition, hosted by the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association. The competition emphasizes student design and the construction of as many parts of the rockets as possible, including propulsion, structures, avionics, recovery and payloads.

EWU is dedicated to STEM education and outreach to support the demands of a society becoming increasingly dependent on advanced technology.

Learn more: ewu.edu/rocketry.