Oklahoma Aerospace Institute for Research and Education
OAIRE at OSU
Hamm Institute for American Energy
Space Grant is a national network of colleges and universities. These institutions are working to expand opportunities for Americans to understand and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space projects by supporting and enhancing science and engineering education, research and public outreach efforts.
Combining assets, curriculum and expertise from NASA and OSU, NSPACE pioneers STEM education opportunities for students, educators, and more across the nation.
Students and OAIRE
Speedfest is a high-speed aircraft design, build-and-fly competition for high school and college students hosted annually by Oklahoma State University. OSU teams have placed first and second in Speedfest since the event began in 2011. Prior to hosting Speedfest, OSU dominated in the nation’s largest aerospace engineering contest — American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Student Design/Fly/Build competition — beating rivals like MIT and the University of Texas, winning first and second five times between 2004 and 2010.
NASA’s Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams program challenges undergraduates to design and test a tool that addresses a current space exploration problem. OSU has had at least one team selected for the program annually since 2015.
OSU’s rocketry team has won the Argonia Cup rocket competition since its inception in 2017. OSU’s latest design includes an autonomous glider that ejects from the rocket at an altitude of 12,000 feet and returns the payload to within two-tenths of a mile of its launch site.