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Yellowhammer Rocketry returns from launch competition

By Associated Engineering Press

The Yellowhammer Rocketry team competed at the NASA Student Launch project at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Salt Lake City, Utah, from May 15 to 17.

Group leader Shelby Cochran, a senior majoring in aerospace engineering, said Hermes, the group’s rocket, was 12 feet tall and weighed 44 pounds.

They designed, built and launched the rocket with three payloads.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: June 4, 2014    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, In The News, Students    /    Features: