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The Aerospace Industries Association and National Association of Rocketry are looking for stories of students who have participated in the Team America Rocketry Challenge and gone on to study engineering and/or work in the aerospace industry. These success stories are people we are calling our “TARC Stars.” Submit your 200 word story (photos optional) about one or more “TARC Stars” you know. Now through February 15, every mentor who participates will receive an “I Inspired a TARC Star” pin and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 gift card to purchase supplies for your team.

Using the form below, in 200 words or less, tell us about one student who has participated in TARC anytime between 2003- 2014. You may submit information about more than one student for more chances to win, but you must submit a separate form for each student.

The student should have been an exemplary TARC team member and gone on to study Aerospace Engineering in college and/or another related major and/or work in the Aerospace Industry. Please be sure to mention if the student is currently working for a TARC sponsor. We also encourage you to submit a .jpeg digital photo or photos of your “TARC Star” either participating with your team or doing something in the field today however this is not a requirement.

Your TARC Star may be selected to participate in publicity about TARC― demonstrating to sponsors, media and other organizations the impact TARC has across the country. AIA will contact the mentor of each selected student for information on how to get in touch with their TARC Star to see if the Star would be willing to tell his or her story. So, please be sure to have current contact information for the students you nominate.

Every mentor who participates will receive an “I Inspired a TARC Star” pin. In addition, AIA will randomly select several mentor teachers to receive $100 in gift cards to be used to purchase supplies for their rocketry program. Selections will be made and gift cards and pins will be mailed in late February.

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* 1. Mentor Information

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* 2. TARC Star Information

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* 3. Years participating in TARC

  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

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* 4. Tell us why your nominee is a "TARC Star" (200 words or less please)

Have photos you want to include? Please email them to with "TARC Star" in the subject line. Be sure to include the name of the student so we can match the photos with your entry.