From left, James Newman, head of UTC’s Department of Computational Science and Engineering, student Jordan Roberts, faculty advisor Trevor Elliot, students Jace Sullivan, Caleb Pace, Austin Brewer, Ben Shell and Ashwyn Sam, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and UTC Chancellor Steve Angle are in attendance as members of the UTC Rocket Mocs team receive proclamations for their No. 1 ranking in the United States.


In honor of earning the No. 1 ranking in the country, UTC’s student rocket team—the Rocket Mocs—was recognized by Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke for the achievement.

Formed in January, the six-member team from the College of Engineering and Computer Science launched a rocket to 11,563 feet, a figure that helped them win the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space Rocketry Contest. The team placing second only hit 6,635 feet.


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