NovaWurks™ Inc., a provider of high-technology space products and services, announced today that the company is supporting California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) engineering students by providing Diamond Package level ($2,500) funding for their Long Beach Rocketry (LBR) team. LBR is actively raising funds to attend the NASA 2019 University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) in Huntsville, Alabama. In addition to the financial commitment, NovaWurks will also provide on-going support for CSULB engineering students and LBR with a variety of services and resources including: mentoring and coaching, company internship opportunities, shared laboratory space and project technical assistance.
“We strongly believe that the next generation of aerospace innovations will originate with students such as the Long Beach Rocketry team,” said Talbot Jaeger, founder and chief technologist at NovaWurks. “The foundation of NovaWurks and our flagship technology, the Hyper-Integrated Satlet (HISat™), is built upon the collaboration of aerospace veterans along with next-generation scientists and engineers.”
This year, LBR is competing in the NASA 2019 University Student Launch competition. Their objective is to launch a vehicle as close to a target altitude of 5,000 feet as possible, then deploy a Drone upon landing. Student Launch is a research-based, competitive, experiential exploration activity that strives to provide relevant, cost-effective research and development of rocket propulsion systems. This project offers multiple challenges reaching a broad audience of middle and high schools, colleges and universities across the nation. LBR is made up of 50+ passionate students across all fields at California State University, Long Beach.
“The Long Beach Rocketry team’s main goal is to provide our members with the opportunity to work in a team-based operation where the design, production and execution of a fully-functional rocket will be composed entirely by said students,” said Mathew Dinh, Long Beach Rocketry Business Team Lead and DDM Engineer. “The end result will be an advanced rocket capable of carrying a payload (UAV) to an apogee altitude of 5,000 feet, safely landing and deploying the UAV so it could deploy a beacon on a specific destination.”
Currently, the Long Beach Rocketry Team is looking for additional sponsors. Sponsorship packages are being offered to organizations or individuals interested in supporting the team in their competition. They are seeking financial help for travel and lodging expenditures for 25 students to Huntsville, Alabama in April. The team’s goal is to give students an experience that will greatly assist in their academic and professional careers, as well as building a solid foundation for future aerospace industry experiences. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please visit:https://longbeachrocketry.com/.
This article was released by NovaWurks™ Inc.