Visitors, Spectators, Family, & Friends of the Team













Judges & Volunteers

Judging qualifications

The Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA) seeks a diverse panel of judges to evaluate rocket engineering teams and projects at the Spaceport America Cup: Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC). Individuals interested in becoming judges should have greater than entry level expertise – either by education and training, professional work experience, or equivalent amateur activity – in one or more of the following general fields or specific disciplines/topics. This list is by no means intended to be comprehensive. The panel, and by extension the student participants, will benefit from judges having a wide variety of experience and specialties.

Aeronautical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Manufacturing

Aerospace Materials

Aerospace Structures

Aerospace Systems Test and Evaluation

Amateur High Power Rocketry

Aviation Maintenance Science


Composite Materials Design and Analysis

Electrical Engineering

Guidance, Navigation, and Control Systems

Hybrid Rocket Propulsion

Liquid Rocket Propulsion

Mechanical Engineering


Project Engineering

Solid Rocket Propulsion

Systems Engineering

Test Engineering













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