Welcome to the 2013-14 Vanderbilt Student Launch web page!
Navigate the site using the menu options to the left. Find out what this year's team is up to and track its progress through the many facets of the Student Launch competition as they unfold.
The Vanderbilt Aerospace Club was set up in 2007 by Professor Amrutur Anilkumar to meet the emerging needs of Vanderbilt mechanical engineering students to pursue careers and advanced studies in aerospace engineering. Its main agenda is to design unique rocket-flyable payload systems that highlight major challenges in energy conversion and utilization as applicable to the aerospace sector. It also has a robust outreach program that works to build STEM enthusiasm in aerospace engineering among middle and high school students in Tennessee.
The majority of the club's membership consists of those engineering students who have chosen to participiate in the School of Engineering's Senior Design Project under the supervision of Dr. A. V. Anilkumar. The current function of the club is to compete in the NASA Student Launch (previously USLI) competition and to present the project at both the regional AIAA Student Conference and the various events included in the Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Project.
You can meet us here.