The 2016 competition featured a total of 55 students that formed 22 teams. Students use a variety of methods and supplies to construct their rockets such as 3D printing, laser cutters, store-bought materials, and more. The rockets are designed in open-source software called OpenRocket which allows the students to know important properties of the rocket […]

The 1st Annual Student Launch Competition started a movement among BYU students that were interested in rockets and space. The competition was organized through the university chapter of AIAA. This event brought together many students who pushed for more advanced projects, including 7 members of the 2017 IREC team, and the eventual establishment of the BYU Rocketry […]

Mechanical Engineering students recently joined forces with Manufacturing and Math students to launch the most accurate rocket amongst more than 20 entries at the 2013 international competition in Green River, Utah. With a goal of 10,000 feet above ground, the 10 ft carbon fiber “FireFly” peaked at just 100 feet above target – BYU’s best […]

Students from BYU’s Mechanical Engineering Department attended the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) near Green River, Utah on June 21-23, 2012. Members of the team were Cody Peterson (MET junior), Levi Rupert (ME senior), Brettany Rupert (ME BS ’12), Ben Halling (MET senior), Eric Wilcox (ME senior), and Eric Hardester (MBA/ME […]

As part of the 2010-2011 NASA University Student Launch Initiative competition, the BYU Mechanical Engineering Department and the Fulton College of Engineering sponsored capstone team 12 in building a rocket that would compete against other universities. The rocket had to carry an innovative payload to 5,280 ft AGL and land within 2500 ft of the […]

BYU Mechanical Engineering students took second place in the 5th annual Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) held June 16-18, 2010, near Green River, Utah. The team consisted of Matt Campbell, Robert Campbell, Chris Howald, Tommy Hyatt, Michael Jarvis, Vicky Lee, Kasey Pearce, Chad Pharo, Roger Smith, David Standring, and Samikshya Subedi. After the launch, the […]

BYU Mechanical Engineering students attended the 2009 Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. Their rocket, Cosmo, has a successful test flight at the Utah Rocketry Club’s meet. However, at the competition, Cosmo burst into flames on the pad due to a faulty commercial motor.