Society for Advanced Rocket Propulsion



Jacob Sawyer

Project Manager

Aeronautics & Astronautics '25

Sophie Sinnett

Chief Engineer

Chemical Engineering '25

Neha Joglekar

Launch Logistics

Mechanical Engineering '26

Gavin Lewis


Mechanical Engineering '25

Marco Jawili

Structures Lead

Aeronautics & Astronautics '25


The Structures team makes everything that you can see on the rocket, including the airframes, nose cone, fins, and couplers that link everything together. Structures designs these systems for integration and runs structural analysis on all of the parts to ensure their integrity. Structures manufactures most components out of composites, such as carbon fiber, to reduce weight while retaining strength. Aluminum is machined to create high-strength couplers that hold the rocket together and provide mounting points for recovery and avionics equipment. Additionally, Structures runs flight simulations and calculates the optimal geometry and location of our fins to maximize stability, while minimizing drag and weight. Structures also includes the recovery system, which includes two parachutes, two pyrotechnic devices that deploy the parachutes, and the electronics that signal the pyrotechnics. If you want to learn about analysis or manufacturing with composites and metal materials, structures might be the team for you!

Ashlynn McFarland | Marcus Valentin | Forest Lin | Gavin Lewis | Ari Schenkman | Megan Clements | Travis Anderson | Jocelyn Reyes | Alex Heckel | Jacob Sawyer | Areesa Trevino | Kobe Canoy | Jonathan Sehmel | Marco Jawili | Audrey Huang | Benjamin Husarik | Andrew McCartney | Charlene Valerio | Kylie Neal | Nils Brainard | Johnny Huynh | Alex Dreistadt | Marcial Romero Gomez | Stephi Hannis | Rohan Pandey | Edward Park | Martin Gastelum | Jonah Lin | Maia Willebrand | Maya Larson | Anthony Zhang | Lucas Lestenkof | Andy Cai | Hugh Carbrey | Bryan Mortimore | Claire Fisher | Anushka Sarode | Aaron Maschhoff | Andrew McCarty | Ev Peterson | Chun-Cheng Chang | Dylan Schulze | Miles Roane | Tony McDaniel

Ian Minatani

Propulsion Lead

Aeronautics & Astronautics '24


The team that makes the rocket go! We will be testing 2019 Liquid Bi-Prop Rocket: Pacific Impulse! This rocket produces (in theory...) 1200 lbf of thrust using saturated liquid nitrous and liquid ethanol. We'll also be researching and developing our next generation engines which have features such as regeneratively cooled channels, co-axial swirl injectors, and black powder ignition! Our endgoal is to provide a 4500 lbf engine for our next rocket, Stargazer. This team is for those interested in hands-on testing, intermittent manufacturing, and getting down and dirty with the textbooks. Projects here also heavily rely on CAD, structural analysis programs, and basic coding in Python (Babies First Code).

Josh Welcher | Julius Naehrig | Alli Beaulieu | Joshua Lomeli | Evan Lapp | Conor Nickel |Yeongjun Bok | Lachlan Stewart | Oliver Fan-Dalton | Alexander Unguez | Sarvinoz Rakhmatova | Robert Quill | Josie Wilson | Sky Song | Henry Hernandez-Avila | Pujan Patel | Quentin Roberts | Mitsuki Shimomura | Sophie Sinnett | Ceyda Ertekin | Glenn Berg | Ian Minatani | Brendan Hodgson | Victor Retana | Nathalie Peterson | Jamie Xia | James Ott | Thurston Duong | Daniel Langley | Danny Molidor | Kevin Major | Benjamin Fetters | Rachel Walland | Tasbeet Iman | Andrew Stephens | Anna Yates | Prabhav Rawat | Nick Maffeo | Sebastian Bustos | Emily Dean | Aarron Watts | David Menn | Gavin Wright

Xavier Beech

Avionics Lead

Aeronautics & Astronautics '25


The Avionics Team is responsible for all of the software and electronics on and off the rocket. Avionics offers unique electronics and programming integration tasks, with projects such as building remote systems for filling and igniting the rocket, developing sensor suites to collect flight data, extending our onboard communications network and in-flight telemetry systems, and building automated testbed infrastructure. This year Avionics will also be developing a system to substitute our conventional parachute with a parafoil for autonomously guided controlled descent. Once the rocket is assembled and on the rail, it’s the Avionics' job to execute propellant fill, launch, safe landing, and recovery!

Matthew He | Anastasiya Makarevich | Amy Keller | Owen Wilhere | Owen Johnson | Marc Arzaga | Matthew Pana | Keejay Kim | Xavier Beech | Afifah Kashif | Larry Jing | Amrutha Srikanth | Vickie Knight | Maxime Dahan | Avi Mittal | Josh Cheng |Ramine Jarrahian | Lahari Nidadavolu | Allie Surprise | Yikun Wang | Carl Searle | Anthony Chu | Dylan Renard | Malcolm Cisler

Conner Fallot

RCS Lead

Mechanical Engineering '25


RCS is a new team to SARP. Previously SARP had a payload subteam that would design a new payload every year. Moving towards space is a goal that SARP has dedicated all resources to, part of this is changing the payload team into a team that would help get our rocket to space.

The Reaction Control System is an arrangement of cold gas thrusters used to supply corrective impulses to our rocket. As our rocket ascends in altitude, the fins used to stabilize the rocket will lose their effectiveness. To support it in place of fins, we’ll use outward-facing cold gas thrusters. A strong combination of controls, electronics, fluids, and mechanical engineering, RCS is an integral part of SARP’s journey to space. This team is an ideal spot for those who want to push themselves to make something that hasn’t been achieved by a collegiate team before, those who want to do a little bit of everything, and those who want to rapidly learn and apply skills.

Alex Benson | Ethan Armstrong | Collin Decker | Haoran Xue | Connor Fallot | Patrick Duffie | Ryan Higgins | Fergus Xu | Julie Aldar | Alex Jolley | Emily Ku | Aidan Rolfs | Kayden Greenup | Elyse Lian | Jayson Fernbacher | Malcolm Cote | Christopher Hancock | Baker Wong | Zach Ridgway

Walker Holmquist

Solids Lead

Mechanical Engineering '26


The Solids Team is used to teach high-powered rocketry to incoming members and serve as a “testbed” for SARP’s more advanced and experimental projects. This year, Solids will be working with two rockets. Pocket Rocket, which will have its first flight this year, is a level 3 rocket designed to fly to 7,000 ft at Mach 0.7, to test our recovery and RCS flight control systems. The second, Short King, will be a competition rocket to be entered into the IREC competition in Summer of 2024. Flying at just under Mach 1, and reaching an altitude of 10,000ft, it will pave the way for SARP’s higher and faster flying rockets as we work towards the ultimate goal of space.

This team will be a great way to develop early engineering skills such as 3D modeling, an engineering mindset, and some more advanced rocket calculations. Being a brand new team, Solids will give you an opportunity to take ownership of your own project and expand the capabilities of SARP!

Davis Ryan | Samuel Hsu | Kit Nguyen | Brendan Mullins | Neha Joglekar | Lucas Vos | Malcolm Cisler | Jason McCabe | Donghyun Kim | Walker Holmquist | Christina Ren | Collin Blair | Vania Moreno-Colin | Benjamin Dinh | Anthony Guinto | Matt Saludares | Bianca Guerrero | Kae Ransom | Grace Kenny | Trent Brown | Sol Badeaux | Ashlyn LeClercq | Jayden Shafer | Kevin Paul | Laszlo Torok

Brendan Mullins

Manufacturing Lead

Aeronautics & Astronautics '25



Gabe Airth | Benjamin Husarik | Sam Bolduan

Evelyn Hootman

Finance Lead

International Relations '25

Sierra Wang

Marketing Lead

Education '25


Love the idea of building a rocket, but daunted by the engineering behind it? Or maybe you’re an engineer who wants to dip their toes into the business side of things? Behind every excellent engineering project is an equally elite business team. The management of finances, procurement, marketing, and promotion are just as important as assembling the rocket itself. On the business team, we’ll be managing the master budget for our fundraising campaign, shooting promo and build videos, and coordinating outreach between our sponsors, families, and supporters. Important administrative steps are planned this year to give SARP more autonomy as an independent RSO, and plenty of opportunities to showcase your design and videography skills will be available as we step up our visibility on campus. As a member of the business team, you’ll get the chance to learn how to gain sponsors, produce content for social media, plan events, and do all the behind the scenes work that turns our rocket from sketches on paper to an engineering marvel at 30,000 feet in the air.

Vandhana Manoj | Kenai Dindia | Alexandra Namuco | Ben Luu | Evelyn Hootman | Sierra Wang | Maxwell Jesme