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IREC Competition and Research Rocketry

Raised toward our $12,000 Goal
65 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 18, at 11:59 PM PST
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IREC Competition and Research Rocketry

Space Technologies and Rocketry was founded in Spring 2016 with the goal of building and launching rockets that would someday travel in the void of space. Our aim as a club has been to create and nurture a diverse community of students interested in aerospace at Berkeley. 


The past 3 years, our group of engineers, physicists, and scientists participated in the NASA Student Launch and Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) to hone our rocket-building skills. We developed our primary rockets, Spectre and Arktos, with the aim of honing our teams organizational and design skills with practical experience.


This upcoming year, we will be focused on building a new, modular competition rocket. The rocket will also be supplemented by a smaller sub-scale rocket that will test our primary subsystems. The primary goal of this rocket is to compete in IREC. We also aim to use this rocket as a key R&D platform for our more avant-garde projects, such as testing our liquid propellant engine. Ultimately, we hope that this project will strengthen both individual engineering skills and team-wide organizational methodologies. Our participation in IREC next summer will be more than enough reward, as its what was picked up along the way that is of true value. By setting our sights on these goals, we hope to further build STAR up as a pillar of engineering in the Berkeley community.

We are also continuing to engage in community outreach events that have been a cornerstone of our organization since its inception, where we aim to inspire the next generation of rocket scientists and astronomers. These involve both engaging with the campus community through workshops, and with the broader Bay Area community through hands-on activities with children from kindergarten through high school.


Our efforts this year intend to continue nourishing the flames of innovation at UC Berkeley. We are proud to be the premier aerospace club on campus, and excited to begin preparations for our first launches of the year. Your contribution is a tangible way of continuing the traditions this club has built up in the past 3 years.


Please make a gift today, and share this to your friends and family! Your support is greatly appreciated.




The STAR family


Our way
of Thanking You


Web Shoutout

We'll add your name to our website, and give you a shoutout on our social media platforms.

11 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019


Donor Only Limited Content

You'll get access to donor only media! View special videos, patch designs, flyers and more!

7 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019


STAR Stickers

We'll send you a special STAR logo sticker, along with a personalized note from the team.

19 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019


Mission Patch

We'll send you a STAR keychain and a mission patch for this year's main launch- the same received by the team members who worked on it.

5 of 25 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2020


Custom Plaque

We'll send you a custom-made plaque commemorating our mission and your donation- a perfect addition to a shelf or fireplace!

1 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2020


Custom Graphic on the Rocket

We'll work with you to create a custom graphic on our main rocket, visible to hundreds of people at the competition!

1 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2020


Resume Book

You'll gain access to a Resume Book with contact information of all consenting club members- an extremely valuable recruiting opportunity!

0 of 3 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2020
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