Winners Announced
Open Source Collaborative 3D Printed Rocket Engine Design Competition
1st Prize for Best Rocket Engine ($5000)
Sponsored by The Bill Hytha Science Award by New Wave Partners, Inc. and Friends of DIYROCKETS.
Team Stratodyne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Student Prize ($2500)
Sponsored by Richard Fishman
 
UCSD-SEDS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deepak Atyam is the President/Founder of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space at UC San Diego and third year Aerospace Engineering student.

 

Teddy Zhang is Engine Lead for Tri-D Rocket and has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering..

 

Gene Yang is CAD Lead for Tri-D Rocket and has a B.S. Aerospace Engineering.

 

Colin Miyamoto is Engine Designer for Tri-D Rocket and has a B.S. Aerospace Engineering.

 

Joshua Benedictos is Vice President of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space at UC San Diego and a fifth year Aerospace Engineering student.

 

Kenneth Benedictos is Secretary for Students for the Exploration and Development of Space at UC San Diego and a third year Aerospace Engineering student.

 

Edmond Ngo is Treasurer of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space at UC San Diego and a third year Aerospace Engineering student.

 

Alexander Williams is Static Fire System Manager for Tri-D Rocket and a fourth year Structural Engineering student.

 

Anthony Millican is Static Fire System Fabricator for Tri-D Rocket and a 4th Year Aerospace Engineering student.

 

Jin Taek Oh is Static Fire System Fabricator for Tri-D Rocket and a fifth year Aerospace Engineering student. 

  
Collaborative Design Prize ($2500)
Sponsored by Silcon Valley Space Center
Team Sol-X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blaze Sanders, Solar System Express (Sol-X) Founder and CTO, was pursuing his MSE in Electrical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University before launching Sol-X.  He gained a deep understanding of space system requirements during two NASA internships and a civil servant appointment at MSFC, giving him insight into the future of space exploration and technology.

 

Monroe Lee King Jr.- New Space Advocate:  Adventurer / Scientist / Entrepreneur, Machinist and Electronics Engineer.  Founder of Team Prometheus a group for amateur space exploration via NearSpace Balloons, Rockets, and Robotics.

 

Michelle Cadieux, MBA, has been a space entrepreneur and engineer. She has a background in satellites, space elevator research, space based solar and more.  She assists many space nonprofit events and fundraising campaigns.

 

Kunal Ajmera, Sol-X's Chief Business Development Officer, earned his MS in Biotechnology Enterprise from the Johns Hopkins University.  He is serial entrepreneur and has a track record in taking businesses from the startup phase to high revenue generation phase.

Paul Hickey, Sol-X CEO, has a MBA from Rutgers University, BS in Mechanical Engineering, and ME in Sustainable Energy Engineering from the University of Maryland.  He possesses 20 years of management, operations, and finance experience for large billion dollar corporations.

 

 

Michael Duane Mooring is founder of the web design/development company, Mass Distribution Media. His contribution to the team was namely in the form of the project's website, SolSpike.com. The website's aim was to foster conversation and collaboration around the project with the intentions of one day hosting sales of versions of the rocket 3D printed as prototypes for test fires and eventually steel and titanium models for potential live missions for mini-sats and Sol-X's rocketed suit designs.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Michael Pearson is an undergraduate mechanical engineering student at the University of Victoria.  He grew up in rural British Columbia, where light pollution was minimal and the splendour and appeal of space was strong. He hosts a weekly astronomy open house at the university, inviting the public to use the largest teaching telescope in Canada to observe the skies.  In addition to this and other extracurricular projects, he is the mechanical lead of the university's autonomous submarine design team (AUVic) as well as a project lead for the university's UAV team (UVic AERO).  Upon graduating, he plans to work in the private space sector to aid in humanity’s expansion into the solar system. In his limited free time, he enjoys hiking, motor sports and movie-making.

 

Simon Moffatt is currently studying mechanical engineering at the University of Victoria, in Victoria, Canada. His passion for engineering and design has lead him to pursue projects outside of the standard engineering curriculum. Simon is the president of the university's autonomous aircraft team (UVic AERO), having co-designed and built two of the team's competition planes. Additionally he is the mechanical lead on the university's satellite design team (ECOsat-2), and has sixteen months of internship experience in the aerospace industry, primarily in research.  Extremely interested in aerospace research and development, Simon intends to pursue graduate studies in astronautical engineering followed by a career in the space industry.  When he isn't studying or working on a project, you will likely find him sailing, playing squash, taking photographs, or daydreaming about leaving earth's atmosphere as a nice, quiet vacation.

 

Harry Evans is an undergraduate mechanical engineering student at the University of Victoria.  An avid pilot, he is currently building his own prototype airplane from the gear up.  He is a project lead for the university’s UAV team (UVic AERO) and has worked for a number of aerospace companies as a UAV test pilot. Harry is a practiced photographer, skilled RC pilot, and dabbles in high powered rocketry. Upon graduating, Harry plans on starting his own aerospace company and breaking some FAI world record.

 

 

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