High Power Rocketry Club

Design, build, test, and launch a high power rocket and payload system

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About Us

The High Power Rocketry Club (HPRC) is a subcommittee of WPI's chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) that competes in high power rocketry competitions. This year, we are competing in the Intercollegiate Rocketry Engineering Competition (IREC). Previously, our team competed in NASA's University Launch Initiative (USLI). We also take a large portion of our time in the club to educate members through club-run workshops on topics such as rocketry, robotics, manufacturing, computer aided design and much more.

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Members

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Upcoming Events

Apr 17 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

HPRC GBM

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Apr 24 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

HPRC GBM

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The Competition

The Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) is the world's largest university rocket engineering competition held each year as a part of the Spaceport America Cup. College teams compete with rockets built to reach a target altitude of either 10,000 or 30,000 feet and a payload weighing 8.8 pounds. Teams are judged on written technical reports, quality of final design, payload functionality, rocket performance, and presentations to judges while at the competition. For the 2023 competition, our team will be competing in the 10,000 ft COTS category and building a robotic payload.

The Leadership Team

Aunika Yasui Profile

Aunika Yasui

President
Hudson Kortus Profile

Hudson Kortus

Payload Lead
Kate Lindsay Profile

Kate Lindsay

Rocket Lead
Colette Scott Profile

Colette Scott

EnP Lead
John Blandino Profile

John Blandino

Advisor
Charlie Tribble Profile

Charlie Tribble

Logistics Officer
Jonathan Whooley Profile

Jonathan Whooley

Documentation Officer
Kelli Huang Profile

Kelli Huang

Engagement Officer
Benjamin Peters Profile

Benjamin Peters

PR Officer
Peter Korfuzi Profile

Peter Korfuzi

Sponsorship Officer
Paige Rust Profile

Paige Rust

Treasurer

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High Power Rocketry Club

100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA, 01609
United States