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RIT Launch Initiative

The RIT Launch Initiative is a multidisciplinary student organization that applies the principles of rocket design and manufacturing for learning and competition. The team aims to prepare students for excellence in aerospace, to conduct novel research and development, and put RIT at the forefront of the emerging space push. This year the team has expanded, introduced numerous new projects, and made great strides towards becoming a leading competition team in the college of engineering here at RIT. The team has successfully flown three L3 rockets, ten L2 rockets, and has certified over 70 members to fly L1 rockets under the National Association of Rocketry (NAR). Additionally, several team members hold individual L2 and L3 high-powered rocketry NAR or Tripoli certifications.
Team
Nate Aquilio
Nate Aquilio Captain
2 Challenges Won
Gillian Doolittle
Gillian Doolittle
1 Challenge Won
Joy Sangsrichan
Joy Sangsrichan
1 Challenge Won
Jayse Petersen
Jayse Petersen
1 Challenge Won
Alex Durand
Alex Durand
1 Challenge Won
Surya Srinivasan
Surya Srinivasan
1 Challenge Won
Jake Halpern
Jake Halpern
1 Challenge Won
William Siegener
William Siegener
1 Challenge Won
Yevgeniy Gorbachev
Yevgeniy Gorbachev
1 Challenge Won
Mike Elrod
Mike Elrod
1 Challenge Won
Dante Sivo
Dante Sivo
1 Challenge Won
Henry Yuqing
Henry Yuqing
1 Challenge Won
Matthew Klein
Matthew Klein
1 Challenge Won
Brahm Soltes
Brahm Soltes
3 Challenges Won
Ben Hyman
Ben Hyman
1 Challenge Won
Jonathan Russo
Jonathan Russo
1 Challenge Won
Ryan Cross
Ryan Cross
1 Challenge Won
Seth Davidson
Seth Davidson
1 Challenge Won
Will Merges
Will Merges
2 Challenges Won
James May
James May
1 Challenge Won
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