NOC Rocket Team in Wisconsin April 29-30

Ponca City Now - April 25, 2023 6:46 am

For the second straight year, Northern Oklahoma College is participating in the First Nations Launch Competition Sponsored by the Wisconsin Space Grant in Kansasville, Wisconsin, April 29-30.

The Team “Cohete Disidente” will be competing in the Moon Division.  Team members have been working toward building the competition rocket during the Spring Semester and are looking forward to a successful launch on Saturday April 29.

On Sunday April 23, Team members participated in the Tulsa Rocketry Launch weekend at Leonard, OK where their competition rocket was ground tested.

Two team members, Chloe Wilkins and Jared Meeks, passed their Level 1 Certification during the weekend.

The Rocket Team is led by Abbigayle Vargas, and the team includes Grant Biggers (Enid Campus), Timothy Edwards, Chloe Wilkins, Raven Bruce, and Jared Meeks.

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.

NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater.  Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.

For more information about Northern Oklahoma College please call (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at


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