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The Akronauts and their rocket in Amherst, Ohio, in February for the vehicle test launch and payload demonstration for the 2020 NASA Student Launch Competition.

UA Student Rocket-Design Team Places Fourth in Annual NASA Competition

The University of Akron’s Akronauts worked for eight months on their rocket for the 2020 NASA Student Launch Competition.
By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor September 21, 2020

The Akronauts, the student rocket-design team at The University of Akron, received fourth place overall in the 2020 NASA Student Launch Competition out of 54 total teams who participated this year. According...

NASA Selects UA Engineers to Test Technology for Astronauts

As part of the Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students (S.U.I.T.S.) Challenge, the seven-member team traveled to Houston, Texas.
By Megan Parker, Copy Editor April 19, 2019

For the second year in a row, NASA has invited a team of students from the College of Engineering and Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences to travel to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, from...

UA Student Rocket Design Team Heading to NASA Competition

The Akronauts will compete in the NASA Student Launch Competition to improve research and development for the Space Launch System and to gain hands-on experience in the field.
By Megan Parker, Copy Editor April 1, 2019

The University of Akron’s student rocket-design team, the Akronauts, will be competing in NASA’s 2019 Student Launch Competition in Huntsville, Alabama from April 4-6.   Founded in 2014, the...

Bridging STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman April 6, 2016

Over the weekend, The National Inventor’s Hall of Fame STEM Middle School hosted its sixth BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology) Medicine Engineering Fair. This event, orchestrated...

Kids show off their creations at the 2016 Kids Career Day at UA.

Inspiring young girls into STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman March 7, 2016

It is known that women are underrepresented in STEM fields, but an event held every year at The University of Akron is working to change that.   Last Saturday, UA held the 2016 Kid’s Career Day in...

Thomas L. Collins (left) and Himel Barua (right) are part of the spacesuit testing team.

NASA selects UA students’ spacesuit testing proposal

By Dylan Reynolds February 29, 2016

A University of Akron student-led team recently proposed a uniform testing method for spacesuits, which NASA selected as one of the nation’s three finest.   The proposal was created in response to...

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