Rocket Science for all Ages

From the neighborhood to the TARC world championships, US boys love rockets!

Our youngest boys got a lesson in rocket science from the coach of the University School Rocketry Team -- the team, that for the first time in its short 3-year history, qualified for the National Finals of the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) Fly-Off, the largest rocketry contest in the world!

University School was one of five schools in Ohio and one of 101 teams nationwide that qualified for National Finals, to be held May 18 at Great Meadow in The Plains, VA, outside of Washington, D.C.
“The TARC competition this year provided an especially interesting challenge that the students embraced with an almost unlimited amount of energy and enthusiasm,” said Jim Seibyl, US faculty member and coach of the Rocketry Team. “Most of the team had never built a rocket much less fly one before!”

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    • The University School Rocketry Team sets up for the TARC qualifying rounds on April 2 in Amherst, Ohio.

    • The University School Rocketry Team gets ready to launch at the April 2 TARC qualifier in Amherst, Ohio: senior Trey Hammond, freshman Alex Kmetko, freshman Ben Daye, sophomore Jacob Nathan, freshman Jae Smith, sophomore Isaac Vail, freshman Ted Applebaum, freshman Ryan Johnson

    • Seniors Michael Leone and Trey Hammond present their Strnad Fellowship research: "An Advanced Design and Launch of a High-Power Rocket"

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20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
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University School serves 870 boys in Junior Kindergarten to grade 12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence.