Each year, the University of North Dakota’s Frozen Fury Rocketry Team designs and constructs a high-power rocket, named Aurora, for NASA’s Student Launch Competition. Along with designing and building the rocket and payloads, competing teams develop a website, participate in STEM outreach for K-12 students, and design and sew their own parachutes for rocket retrieval. The UND rocketry team works diligently to pass the competitive proposal process, a Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review, Flight Readiness Review, and Launch Readiness Review throughout the school year. The faculty lead is Dr. Tim Young with undergraduate and graduate student participants.
For more information on the competition, see the NASA website here.