The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) 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 contest 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.
Approximately 4,000 students from across the nation compete in TARC 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.
The contest challenges students to design, build and fly a rocket carrying one or more raw hen's egg(s) to an exact altitude and return it to the ground with the egg(s) undamaged within a specific flight time.
Based on local qualification flights, the top 100 teams are invited to Washington, D.C. in May for the National Finals. The top 10 placing teams split more than $100,000 in cash and scholarships and the overall winning team will travel to Paris, France to complete in the International Rocketry Challenge taking place at the Paris Air Show.
TARC is becoming a bigger and better program every year. More information is available on the Team America website.
2018 Florida Teams
Cardinal Gibbons High School, Fort Lauderdale, FL CGHS Starfleet
Christopher Columbus High School, Miami, FL Explorers
Hardee Senior High School, Wauchulla, FL Hardee AFJROTC Wildcats
Pensacola High School, Pensacola FL High Flying Tigers
Piper High School, Sunrise, FL Piper High Rocketry
Tampa Covenant Home School, Tampa FL Team Mechanicus
T.R. Robinson High School, Tampa, FL Team Andromeda
Weiss School, Palm Beach Gardens, FL Weiss Wolverines
Western High School, Davie, FL Western High School-Team 1
Western High School, Davie, FL Western High School-Team 2
Western High School, Davie, FL Western High School-Team 3
Western High School, Davie FL Western High School-Team 4
Western High School, Davie FL Western High School-Team 5
Tripoli Tampa Rocketry Association
Team America Rocketry Challenge