The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) strives to inspire the next generation of engineers and technicians to join the aerospace industry. The challenge is an extracurricular, hands-on, project-based learning program incorporating aerospace-specific science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Teams of three to 10 students design, build, and fly a rocket. Each year a unique task is included in the challenge.
Eligible Organizations: Eligible applicants are public, private, and independent schools; homeschools; and nonprofit youth or educational organizations. There is no limit to the number of teams from a single institution that can register. Team members must be students currently enrolled in grades 7 through 12. Teams must be supervised by an adult and have the approval of the principal of the sponsoring school. There is a $125 entry fee per team.
Awards: $100,000 in prizes and scholarships
Deadline: Annual; 2018 Registration Deadline is December 1, 2017
More Information: http://www.rocketcontest.org/