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WSGC Student Spotlight: University of North Carolina Pembroke FNL Team

May 04, 2022

Congratulations to this week’s #WSGCStudentSpotlight, UNCP Rocket Team! The team joins the FNL program from University of North Carolina Pembroke.


The Team includes:

Alex Velarde (Applied Physics)

Sydney Allen (Biology)

Micah Ferguson (Applied Physics)

Caleb Locklear (Applied Physics)

Bryan Martinez (Chemistry)

Benjamin Savage (Applied Physics)

Eric Schwarz (Biology)

Mace Velarde (Applied Physics)


This is the first year that UNC Pembroke has participated in the First Nations Launch Competition.

University of North Carolina, Pembroke received the following awards in the 13th Annual FNL competition for the Mars Challenge:

  • Oral Presentation - 3rd Place
  • Altitude Award
  • Grand Prize - 3rd Place

Congratulations UNCP Rocket Team, and best of luck to you in your future!

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