We compete in the AIAA Design Build Fly competition as well as the Battle of the Rockets.
The AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) chapter at the University of Illinois at Chicago is a student run organization located in Region III. It is primarily dedicated to the study of aerospace and propulsion engineering. The club was formed in 2011 because the University of Illinois at Chicago does not currently have an aerospace engineering major for undergraduate students.
We design and build remote controlled aircraft’s, high powered rockets, and quad-copters.
Design Build Fly Record:
2014 – 2015 Academic Year
: No Compete
2013 – 2014 Academic Year
: 39th/80 teams
2012 – 2013 Academic Year
: 17th/81 teams
2011 – 2012 Academic Year
: 8th/65 teams
: 2nd place in Spinning Payload Category at BoR, and took home “Closest to the Pin” award and the “Team Sportsmanship” award at our first Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC)
: Competed in first Battle of the Rocket (BoR) Compete and NAR Level 3 Certified Member
2012-2013 Academic Year
: NAR Level 1 Certified Member
Mr. Robbin Eliason, UTC Pratt & Whitney