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Awards

2020-2021

Moon Challenge

1st Place: University of California, Davis
2nd Place: University of Washington, Seattle
3rd Place: Northern Arizona University

Mars Challenge 

Canceled Due to COVID-19 

Written Reports

1st Place: Queen’s University
2nd Place: University of California, Davis
3rd Place: University of Washington, Seattle

Oral Reports

1st Place: University of Washington, Seattle
2nd Place: University of California, Davis
3rd Place: Northern Arizona University

Judge’s Award

Northern Arizona University

Altitude Award

University of Washington, Seattle

Aesthetic Award

Queen’s University

Patch Design Award

Alex Armendariz, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Next Step Awards
University of Washington, Seattle, RockOn!2021
University of California, Davis, Student Launch 2022

2019-2020

Moon Challenge

Canceled Due to COVID-19

Mars Challenge 

Canceled Due to COVID-19 

Patch Design Award

Janna Steen, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

Next Step Awards
Salish Kootenai College, RockOn!2020
Fort Lewis College, Student Launch 2021

2018-2019

Tribal Launch

1st Place: Leech Lake Tribal College
2nd Place: Kapiolani Community College
3rd Place: Aaniiih Nakoda College

AISES Launch 

1st Place: University of California - Los Angeles
2nd Place: Fort Lewis College
3rd Place: Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College 

Patch Design Contest

Michael Clarquist, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College

 

2017-2018

Tribal Launch

1st Place: Northwest Indian College
2nd Place: Kapi’olani Community College
3rd Place: Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College

AISES Launch 

1st Place: Chief Dull Knife College
2nd Place: Fort Peck Community College
3rd Place: University of California Los Angeles

Patch Design Contest

Jarret Curtis, Fort Peck Community College

2016-2017

Tribal Launch

1st Place: Northwest Indian College
2nd Place: Leech Lake Tribal Community
3rd Place: College of Menominee Nation

AISES Launch 

1st Place: Northwest Indian College
2nd Place: University of California - Los Angeles
3rd Place: Chief Dull Knife College

2015-2016

Tribal Launch

1st Place:  Northwest Indian College 
2nd Place:  University of Califonia Los Angeles
3rd Place:  Colorado School of Mines

AISES Launch 

1st Place: Northwest Indian College 
2nd Place:  College of Menominee Nation 
3rd Place:  Fond du Lac Tribal Community College 

2014-2015

Tribal Launch

1st Place:  Chief Dull Knife College
2nd Place:  Leech Lake Tribal College
3rd Place:  Northwest Indian College

AISES Launch 

1st Place:  Colorado School of Mines
2nd Place:  Leech Lake Tribal College
3rd Place:  Chief Dull Knife College

2013-2014

First Native American Team in the United States Breaks Mach 1

Congratulations to Northwest Indian College.  The nine-member student team, Team Skywalkers, and Advisor Gary Brandt launched “Machness” on April 2, 2014, at Richard Bong State Recreation Area in Kansasville, Wis., at a record-setting speed of 767 mph. The 2014 First Nations Launch Mach 1 Invitational champion rocket will be displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. 

2014 First Nations Launch Mach 1 Invitational Champions Northwest Indian College - Team Skywalkers2014 First Nations Launch Mach 1 Invitational Champions Northwest Indian College - Team Skywalkers

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