Adam Vore is the student lead for the "Gold Rush" rocket project at California State University-Long Beach. There are two rocket programs at "the Beach", Prospector and Gold Rush. The Prospector program is run by Dr. Eric Besnard with help from John Garvey of Garvey Spacecraft Company. It is part of the California Launch Vehicle Educational Initiative (CALVEIN) program and has been in existence since 2001. It has conducted 11 engine static firings and 10 test flights. The Gold Rush program is advised by Charles Hoult, and adjunct faculty member with over 40 years' experience in sounding rocket and military programs. It was started more recently, and emphasizes student design of rockets. The Gold Rush rocket flew flawlessly at the 4th Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition, and CSULB won the competition on their first attempt.