Rocket Science For Teenagers

Talk by Andy Brice 👩‍👧

Saturday from 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM in Stage B

Model rocketry is great fun and an excellent way to get young people interested in science and engineering. In 2022 and 2023 I mentored a team of 3 teenagers to enter UKROC, the UK youth rocketry challenge. The team had to design and build a rocket to take a raw egg to 250m and return it to the ground in 45 seconds, without breaking the egg. The team went in 2 years from not knowing much to (spoiler alert) winning UKROC and then the International championship at the Paris Airshow. I will talk about the basics of model rocketry (physics, engineering, legal, financial, safety etc), what is involved in entering UKROC, our experiences and how you can get involved in the next UKROC competition.

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