One team among the First Place Award winners in the six IREC categories is named the overall winner of the IREC, and receive their own copy of the Genesis Cup! A perpetual rendition of the Genesis Cup is displayed in the Gateway Gallery at Spaceport America. The recipient of this award is determined by qualitative assessments of the competition officials made throughout the event.

  • Year: 2017 – Inaugural
  • Genesis Cup – Team 79 – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA


10k ft COTS:

  • First Place – Team 70 – University of British Columbia
  • Second Place – Team 35 – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

10k ft SRAD Solid:

  • First Place – Team 103 – West Virginia University
  • Second Place – Team 41 – Missouri University of Science and Technology

10k ft SRAD Hybrid/Liquid:

  • First Place – Team 96 – University of Waterloo
  • Second Place – Team 58 – Texas A&M University