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Car painter becomes rocket man (FOX 13)

A team of students from USF is getting some help from a local business. They’re building a rocket for the NASA Student Launch competition this weekend. They crafted the 12-foot rocket from red fiberglass, but USF’S colors are green and gold. Team member Stephanie Bauman had an idea. She walked into Jim’s Body Shop in Seminole and met Tyler Depergola, whose family owns the shop…

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USF to host 45th annual Engineering Expo (THE ORACLE)

…Andrew Huff is a senior at USF and a member of the Society of Aeronautics and Rocketry (SOAR) at USF. SOAR’s exhibit will feature several different rockets. Huff hopes that the exhibit will help visitors understand that rocket science isn’t as intimidating as it may seem. “We love promoting STEM to young kids, and how it’s a great field to get into,” he said…

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USF Students to Compete in NASA Rocket Tournament (WUSF NEWS)

ubeat_rocketclub_9-26-16_3_r6501Few states have as close a tie to the U.S. space program than Florida, so it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that there’s a growing number of would-be rocket scientists at the University of South Florida. In 2013, a mixture of mathematics, engineering and physic majors came together in a student club, the USF Society of Aeronautics and Rocketry, or SOAR…

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USF Students to Compete in NASA Rocket Tournament (TAMPA BAY REPORTER)

soar-bullistic-ii-768x5121A group of University of South Florida undergraduate students have earned a unique chance to test their skills in front of some of the world’s top minds this week. Using a high-powered rocket they’ve designed and built, the USF students will compete at the NASA University Student Launch Initiative…

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Team builds rocket for NASA competition (USF ORACLE)

image1A team of 10 students huddled together around an 11-foot, fiberglass rocket as they tried to protect it from the drizzle starting. Despite the rain early Saturday morning, the team launched its full-scale rocket for the first time. This year, USF students are participating in the NASA Student Launch Initiative…

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The USF Society of Aeronautics and Rocketry has successful liftoff (TAMPA BAY TIMES)


With a low hiss and a high scream, the rocket — a 12-foot, forest-green projectile resembling a gigantic crayon — hovered for a second above the ground upon a plume of white smoke. Then, as it shot straight into a cloudy sky, the young men and women…

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It is rocket science: USF students build and launch ’em (TAMPA BAY ONLINE)

Shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday, a group of University of South Florida students hooted and cheered as the product of months of research soared about 8,000 feet into the air. Members of USF’s Society of Aeronautics and Rocketry launched the 12-foot-long, never-before-tested “BULL-istic” rocket — the first one the two-year-old science club has made…

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