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Interested in rocketry, business management, K-12 STEM education, hands-on engineering, marketing, fabrication, networking, CAD, simulations, human resources, and just about everything in between? We are actively seeking USF students of every major, and joining SOAR is easy! All you have to do to get involved is the following:

  • Join us here on BullSync
  • Join us on Slack (this is where all internal communication and announcements happen)

That's it! We'll send you a welcome message with the latest info and any further steps you can take to get involved.


We post regularly on all of these profiles, but our Instagram is updated the most often (typically 1-2 times per week). Links:


The Society of Aeronautics and Rocketry (or SOAR for short) is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the development of rocketry, robotics, and other technologies pertinent to the aerospace industry. We are all passionate about the future of space exploration and want to actively be on the forefront of technologies that help further this cause. We are actively participating in the Base 11 Space Challenge, Florida Space Grant Consortium Hybrid Rocket Competition, and the NASA Student Launch Initiative. Some of our other projects include the research and fabrication of solid state rocket motors, liquid rocket motors, a large two-stage rocket, a small research rover, and a possible CubeSat. 

SOAR operates like a fast-paced startup, so there are opportunities for all students. Of course engineering is a large part of what we do, but a business cannot run solely on engineers alone. We need people who love finance, human resources, supply chain management, marketing, design, education, communications, technical writing, public relations, networking and fundraising, event planning...the list goes on and on.

We are not a member of any national organization, therefore there are no dues or any sort of application process to join. Please check our calendar and social media outlets for upcoming events and meetings.

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The Society of Aeronautics and Rocketry (SOAR) at USF promotes aerospace engineering education and academic performance through participation in projects and competitions dedicated to rocketry and aerospace technologies.

SOAR provides an opportunity of students from all majors and fields to enhance their knowledge in research, engineering, and other tangential skills pertinent to the industry. We are a professional research organization that produces data relevant to the industry and products such as our Bullistic rocket series, our liquid engine research and development program, our hybrid fuel rocket program, and our two-stage Taurus rocket. In the mindset of professional organization we adhere to strict timelines, budget restrictions, management, teamwork, and fostering collaborations between the academic, commercial and government space industries.

Our organization competes in several competitions in addition to our independent Bullisitic Rocket designs. In 2016-2017 we participated in the Florida Space Grant Consortium Hybrid Rocket Competition, the NASA Student Launch Competition, and more. In 2017-2018, we are again participating in these competitions as well as the Spaceport America Cup and several of our own ambitious projects.

Our members prove to be a dedicated group willing to put the hours in to produce quality projects while excelling in their classes, research, and internships.


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This is your 2018-2019 Student Organization Advisor. Note: Student organization advisors must be a current full-time faculty or staff member or a graduate assistant at the University of South Florida Tampa campus with a valid USF email address and NetID.

Dr. Manoug Manougian

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Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Available Spending Amount: $36,900.00
FY2018-19: $45,000.00