Project Teams
CanSat

Team Lead: Ryan Ichinose
Meetings:

  • 4:30-5:30pm Wednesday

Contact: ichin002@umn.edu

The Annual CanSat Competition is an annual competition hosted by the American Astronautical Society in Burkett, Texas. Every year, teams from around the world compete, placing their designs against each other in streaming atmostpheric and flight data to a ground station using only solar power as the CanSat glides to a landing. This will be AIAA Minnesota Student Chapter's 5th year of competition. More details about this year's competition are available here.

Design, Build, Fly

Team Lead: Austin Kopesky
Meetings:

  • 7:00-8:00pm Thursday
  • Akerman 317

Contact: kopes010@umn.edu

Design, Build, Fly is an annual design competition that revolves around using fixed wing aircraft to solve a problem. This year’s goal is to design a dual purpose passenger and cargo aircraft to compete in the national competition in April. More details about this year's competition are available here.

Liquid Propelled Rocket Design

Team Lead: Glen Smith
Meetings:

  • 7:00-8:00pm Thursday
  • ME 2134 (Anderson Labs)

Contact: smit8297@umn.edu

LPRD Rocketry is a project dedicated to learning through Engineering and pushing the boundaries of what students can do. Our main goal is to launch a liquid rocket engine safely and successfully with many disciplines of Engineering working together for a common goal.

R.C. Club

Team Lead: Hamidreza Rezaei
Meetings:

  • 7:00-8:00pm Thursday
  • Akerman 317

Contact: rezae018@umn.edu

The RC Club is, simply speaking, "the fun branch" of AIAA. We build drones, then we fly and wreck them. Our arsenal is made up of a 1.5m Corsair model, a 550mm Quadcopter, and a 0.75m scratch-built aircraft that is currently under construction. We also have access to First Person View (FPV) Flight gear. We compete in many competitions, including when we won the Quadcopter Competition held at UW Platteville in 2014. We are currently trying to expand our membership and integrate more projects.

Space Transportation Design Competition (STDC)

Team Lead: Kail Laughlin
Meetings:

  • 7:45-8:45pm Wednesday
  • Akerman 215

Contact: laugh055@umn.edu

Space Transportation Design Competition is an annual design paper managed by AIAA. More information on this year's competition go here.