Awards

NASA Student Launch Awards
  • Northrop Grumman National Champion
    2020, 2019
  • Orbital-ATK National Champion
    2018, 2016, 2015, 2014
  • ATK National Champion
    2013
  • National Space Club Second Place Overall
    2021, 2017
  • Third Place Overall
    2012, 2011
  • NASA Rocket Design Award
    2020
  • NASA Payload Design Award
    2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
  • NASA  Educational Engagement Award
    2021, 2017, 2014, 2012
  • NASA Website Design Award
    2015, 2014, 2010
  • NASA Project Review Award
    2019, 2016, 2014
  • NASA Closest to Altitude Award
    2014, 2009
  • NASA Rocket Fair Award
    2017
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) National Awards
  • AIAA Abe Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement in Astronautics
    Chris Lyne; 2017
  • AIAA Abe Zarem Educator Award
    Professor Amrutur Anilkumar; 2017
  • AIAA Faculty Adviser of the Year
    Professor Amrutur Anilkumar; 2016
  • AIAA Associate Fellow
    Professor Amrutur Anilkumar; 2012
     
International Astronautical Federation (IAF)
  •  Association Aeronautique Astronautique de France Pierre Contensou Medal : Chris Lyne; 2016
Vanderbilt University Awards
  • Founders Medal: Luke Neise; 2020
  • Chancellors Cup: Professor Anilkumar; 2017
  • VUSE Award For Excellence in Teaching: Professor Anilkumar; 2007
NSF, NDSEG, NSTRF Fellowships
  • Conner Morency: NDSEG 2021
  • Luke Neise: NSF 2020
  • Kis Tamas; NDSEG 2020
  • Chris Lyne: NSTRF, NDSEG 2019
  • Rebecca Riley: NSF 2019
  • Kevin Bush: NSF 2014
  • Sam Nackman: NDSEG 2011
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Regional Awards
  • TN AIAA Special Awards for Outstanding Mentorship
    William Emfinger, Ben Gasser; 2016
  • TN AIAA Special Award for Outstanding Outreach Leadership Rebecca Riley; 2016
  • AIAA Region II Graduate Division Second Place
    Chris Lyne; 2016
  • AIAA Region II Undergraduate Division: Second Place
    Patrick Foran; 2014
  • TN AIAA Special Award for Winning NASA USLI Overall Championship in 2013
    Student Launch Team; 2014
  • AIAA Region II Team Division Second Place
    Student Launch Team; 2013
  • TN AIAA Special Award: Outstanding Rocketry Mentor
    Robin Midgett; 2013
  • TN AIAA Special Award for Educational Outreach
    Student Launch Team; 2012
  • AIAA Region II Undergraduate Division Second Place
    Zach Smith, Chris Lioi; 2011
  • TN AIAA Special Award for Outstanding Success at NASA USLI
    Student Launch Team; 2010
  • TN AIAA Special Award for Outstanding Mentoring
    Professor Amrutur Anilkumar; 2010
  • AIAA Region II Team Division Third Place
    Student Launch Team; 2009
  • AIAA Region II Team Division Second Place
    Student Launch Team; 2008
  • TN AIAA Special Award for Outstanding Success at NASA USLI
    Student Launch Team; 2008
  • TN AIAA Faculty Booster Award
    Professor Amrutur Anilkumar; 2008