The American Rocketry Challenge

The American Rocketry Challenge is the world’s largest rocket contest with nearly 5,000 students nationwide competing each year. The contest gives middle and high school students the opportunity to design, build and launch model rockets and hands-on experience solving engineering problems.

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The World's Largest Student Rocket Contest

Registration for the American Rocketry Challenge is open now through December 13! Learn how your team can compete in this exciting STEM competition.

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Competition Updates

The American Rocketry Challenge Registration EXTENDED Through December 13!

Registration for the 2021 American Rocketry Challenge is open now through December 13, 2020! All teams registered to compete in 2020 will automatically be signed up to compete in 2021.

2021 Title I Grant Program

New to rocketry? The American Rocketry Challenge offers grants to Title I schools to provide resources and initial funding to help launch a rocketry program 

25 grants are available for the 2021 competition, all for schools that have not competed previously in the American Rocketry Challenge. The deadline to apply for a 2021 Title I grant is December 11, 2020. 

Thank You To Our Sponsors & Partners

The American Rocketry Challenge allows me to engage and participate in a nationwide competition while learning and having fun with people that have similar likes and talents.

Kyra Wagner, Team Captain
Webster City, IA

The American Rocketry Challenge provides me the opportunity to give my students an endeavor that fosters curiosity, imagination, and scientific skills in the firmest spirit of collaborative enterprise.

Greg Severino, Teacher
Philadelphia, PA

TARC introduces students to the realities of the real world engineering pursuits, teaching them to attack not just the solvable problems but also face and learn how to mitigate the factors that they do not have control over.

Pavel Pinkas, Mentor
Madison, WI

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Click here register for the American Rocketry Challenge before December 13: https://t.co/4FHhrr0bwb https://t.co/Jt1p9lIow8
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Sending emails is apparently harder than rocket science. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

If your team's registration status is NOT "Open - 2020 Rollover," please disregard our last email! If you are listed as 2020 Rollover...visit the Rocket Contest Portal and press submit! https://t.co/bUGdtdyel6
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2 days ago
Planning to win #TARC2021 and compete in the International Rocketry Challenge? Then you should participate in our Presentation Competition, modeled after the same rules used at the IRC!

You must be registered for the rocket contest to compete in this virtual competition:
3 days ago
The Marketing Competition returns for #TARC2021! This is your team’s chance to show everyone your work and help get others excited about rocketry, #STEM, & #aerospace.

And remember, you must be registered for the American Rocketry Challenge to compete in our virtual contests:
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The American Rocketry Challenge registration deadline is extended through December 13! Don't miss out on your chance to compete in the world's largest student rocket contest: https://t.co/O9hvshMSLE #TARC2021 #STEM https://t.co/XbNogqEYFP RocketContest photo
1 week ago
And of course, we're thankful for our entire American Rocketry Challenge family! YOU make this the largest - and best - rocket contest in the world.

From our team to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! https://t.co/mO8EVfyVCb
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