UNA Rocketry

The University of North Alabama and the Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) is pleased to present the UNA Rocketry Challenge. This event works with high schools to prepare and support student teams for regional and state competitions.

The Team America Rocketry Challenge is the world’s largest student rocket contest and a key piece of the aerospace and defense industry’s strategy to build a stronger U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR), the Team America Rocketry Challenge was created in the fall of 2002 as a one-time celebration of the Centennial of Flight, but by popular demand became an annual program.

Nearly 5,000 students from across the nation compete each year. The contest’s rules and scoring parameters change every cycle to challenge the students’ ingenuity and encourage a fresh approach to rocket design.

Each year, UNA hosts a rocketry competition to prepare local teams to compete in TARC.

2020 UNA Rocketry Competition Flyer

Get ready and mark you calendars on April 4, 2020 for next year's rocketry competition! For more information about the rules for next year's competition, view the TARC rules PDF.



2020 TARC Rules