This event is all part of the first ever Materials Camp hosted by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in conjunction with the Birmingham chapter of ASM International.
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The camp included daily hands-on interactive experience for high school juniors and seniors. Students also took a trip to Acipco to see Materials Science in operation. But the week was highlighted by the challenge to design, build and launch a rocket.
The rockets are based on model kits but they are built by the high school students strictly from composite materials. The competition went beyond building a rocket by teaching the students how to work together to reach a goal in an intense environment.
We can easily say "Houston, we did not have a problem." Every rocket launched. No rockets caught on fire. Everyone had a blast!
Your winning team featured:
Destiny Askew (John Caroll HS)
Courtney Johnson (Shelby County School of Technology)
Destinie Pippen (Fairfield High School)
Runner Up teams:
Kennan Lewis (Isabella HS)
Caroline Ludirdja (JCIB)
Ellis Powell (Altamont)
Raven Hatcher (JCIB)
Keyonna Fuller (Moody HS)
JoShea Carson (Woodlawn HS)
Brandon Burroughs (Pleasant Grove)
Best Name: Mango Fortress
Highest Rocket: approximately 345 ft
Best Looking: White glass fiber composite body with black carbon fiber lightning-shaped fins