You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to compete in an April 13 model rocket competition sponsored by the UT Dallas chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS).
The student group is hosting the model rocket contest to engage the campus community and the public in a fun, creative and educational activity. The event will feature a friendly competition between teams from the SPS and the UT Dallas chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, but the contest is open to all UT Dallas students – no previous experience necessary.
Student teams can sign up for the competition and receive rocket kits at an April 4 informational meeting that starts at 5 p.m. in the TI Auditorium (ECSS 2.102). Rocket materials will be available for about 15 teams. Competitors will get expert advice and an overview of rocket science from Dr. Phil Anderson, UT Dallas professor of physics at the W.B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences and a member of the National Association of Rocketry. There is no cost to enter the contest.
The rocket event is supported in part by a Marsh White Outreach Award that the UT Dallas physics students received from the national SPS organization.
WHAT: Rocket Contest Informational Meeting
WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 5 p.m.
WHERE: TI Auditorium, ECSS 2.102
CONTACT: Dr. Jason Slinker, assistant professor of physics, firstname.lastname@example.org