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NEISD teams qualify for nat’l rocket contest

NEISD teams qualify for nat’l rocket contest

Students at North East ISD are getting hands-on experience in aerospace and other STEM fields.

Congratulations to the rocketry teams at Krueger School of Applied Technologies (KSAT). Four teams have qualified to attend the national competition on Saturday, May 9, 2012 near Washington, D.C. The KSAT teams came in in the top 100 out of 678 other student teams.

In the Team American Rocketry Challenge (TARC), student-built rockets must climb to 800 feet and stay airborne between 43 and 47 seconds. Students compete for $60,000 in prozes and scholarships.

“TARC is a great way for students to get real aerospace engineering experience, and it’s also a lot of fun,” said Marion Blakey, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association. “We are delighted that the Krueger School of Applied Technologies has joined this important effort.”

According to NEISD officials, KSAT has sent nine teams to the final fly-offs since 2007 and placed in the top 20 overall twice.

Good luck!

Read more about this story at NEISD News.
Learn more about the Team American Rocketry Challenge (TARC).

Photo Courtesy: North East ISD