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CanSat Student Group

UCI CanSat, a vibrant student engineering team hailing from the University of California, Irvine, is on a mission to push the boundaries of aerospace engineering through participation in the International CanSat competition. Comprising a diverse group of passionate students, the team engages in a comprehensive design-build-launch cycle, gaining practical experience from conceptualization to real-world operation. Their stellar performance in the previous year's competition, securing the 14th position globally and the 5th position in the United States, attests to their dedication and engineering prowess.

Focused to continually improve its global ranking while providing members with valuable hands-on engineering experience and fostering their professional development. Emphasizing innovation, creativity and the practical application of academic principles, UCI CanSat aims to represent UC Irvine's commitment to student-led engineering projects. The team places a strong emphasis on teamwork, collaboration and leadership development, contributing not only to the immediate impact within the team but also inspiring broader community engagement in STEM fields. UCI CanSat is not just about building a satellite; it's about building a foundation for the future success of its members and contributing to the advancement of aerospace engineering.

Your Giving Day gift plays a crucial role in helping UCI CanSat achieve its ambitious goals. By supporting UCI CanSat, you can invest in a dedicated group of individuals who represent the future of aerospace engineering and related fields. In terms of project progression, UCI CanSat undergoes key phases, from meticulous planning to prototype development, design reviews, testing, and ultimately, the launch event. Donations are instrumental in navigating these phases successfully. They contribute to the acquisition of materials, tools, and resources necessary for prototyping and testing. Financial support also enables the team to participate in the competition, covering travel expenses, where they compete against teams worldwide.

Gifts and donations not only support a specific project but also nurture the growth of future engineers, ensuring they gain valuable experience, critical thinking skills, and exposure to real-world challenges. Your support of UCI CanSat this Giving Day is an investment in the advancement of aerospace engineering and the development of a talented cohort of students poised to make a significant impact in their field. 

Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
Samueli School David Dimas 50 Gifts for $30,000 Challenge
Help us unlock a generous $30,000 gift supporting the Faculty Research Labs at the Samueli School of Engineering from Anteater Engineering faculty, David Dimas, by being one of the first 50 donors to the School!
50 / 50 Gifts
Samueli School Gregory and Lianne Brewer 100 Donors for $80,000 Challenge
Help us unlock a generous $80,000 gift supporting the Faculty Research Labs at the Samueli School of Engineering from Anteater Engineering faculty, Gregory and Lianne Brewer, by being one of the first 100 individual donors to any Giving Day initiative at the School!
100 / 100 Donors
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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