Who We Are

The Missouri University of Science and Technology Advanced Aero Vehicle Group is the umbrella organization for the Missouri S&T SAE Aero and the High Power Engineered Rocket (HPER) Design Teams.

What We Do

The Aero SAE team was founded in 1999 to compete in SAE International’s AeroDesign competition. The High Power Rocket team was formed seven years later in 2006 to compete in the NASA sponsored United Student Launch Initiative (USLI). HPER is competing in the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition in 2015.

Where We Are Going

This year the Aero SAE team will be returning to the SAE AeroDesign competition, where they will have to carry 18lbs of payload in an airplane weighing less than half that. The High Power Engineered Rocket team will make its first appearance at the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition, where they will launch a rocket to 23,000 feet and conduct two in-flight experiments.

Officer Team

President: BrendanLaibenemail: bmlhxd@mst.edu Vice President: Brandon Colemanemail: bwc6yf@mail.mst.edu
Aero SAE Chief Engineer: Brad Parksemail: bepvy7@mst.edu HPER Team Chief Engineer: KyleBrueremail: krb7v3@mst.edu


Team Sponsors

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Interested in helping?

The opportunity to design and fly vehicles is an invaluable experiential learning instrument for members of the Advanced Aero Vehicle Group. Competing in two rigorous design competitions each year requires both financial and advising help. If you or your organization are interested in contributing to AAVG, please contact President Brendan Laiben or visit giving.mst.edu, select Designation Option Two, and choose Advanced Aero Vehicle Group.

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