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U of M students take home $25K prize after winning Bayer Alka-Rocket Challenge

The winning rocket team from the University of Minnesota holds the $25,000 prize check provided by Bayer following the 2019 Alka-Rocket Challenge. Students pictured are (left to right) Nick Conlin, junior, aerospace engineering and mechanics; Devin McGee, senior, aerospace engineering and mechanics; Machlen Polfliet, junior, aerospace engineering and mechanics; Nick Pahl, senior, mechanical engineering; and Andrew Van Gerpen, junior, aerospace engineering and mechanics. Photo: University of Minnesota
The winning rocket team from the University of Minnesota holds the $25,000 prize check provided by Bayer following the 2019 Alka-Rocket Challenge. Students pictured are (left to right) Nick Conlin, junior, aerospace engineering and mechanics; Devin McGee, senior, aerospace engineering and mechanics; Machlen Polfliet, junior, aerospace engineering and mechanics; Nick Pahl, senior, mechanical engineering; and Andrew Van Gerpen, junior, aerospace engineering and mechanics.

Updated: December 13, 2019 04:36 PM

A group of University of Minnesota students rocketed their way to a $25,000 prize by winning a rocket challenge in Florida.

The College of Science and Engineering students designed and launched an Alka-Rocket that went to an altitude of 535 feet, earning them the top score in the annual Bayer Alka-Rocket Challenge at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

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