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Aerospace Engineering: Rocketry

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics - NCSSM Durham Campus

Monday, June 6, 2016 - Friday, June 24, 2016
NCSSM Durham Campus 1219 Broad Street DurhamNC  27705
Monday, June 6, 2016 - Friday, June 24, 2016
NCSSM Durham Campus 1219 Broad Street DurhamNC  27705

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What's Included

In this course we will explore topics in aerospace engineering related to rocket design. Topics will include characteristics of propulsion systems (efficiency, thrust and complexity), materials, aerodynamics, launch velocity and payload calculations. Students will use a computer aided design tool to optimize rocket designs to meet specific challenges, build scale models and participate in launches to assess performance (weather permitting). Participants will come away with an understanding of the engineering design process, specific skills in engineering related to modeling and analysis, understanding fundamentals of rocket dynamics, hands-on building experience and an increased interest in mechanical/aerospace engineering.

About This Organizer

The North Carolina School of Science of Math Summer Accelerator Program extends to a global audience our 30 years of experience educating talented high school students and enriching their lives.


• Our highly skilled faculty focus their talents on building the strengths of high achieving students in advanced science and math topics.

•Our Student Life Instructors live on campus year round and develop the life skills of our summer students and school-year residential students.

•We uniquely craft college-level academic experiences, as a campus and flagship high school of the University of North Carolina system, in an appropriate setting for high school students.


Go beyond what feels comfortable this summer and join our community to accept the greater challenge. Our Accelerator provides a number of academic possibilities.

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  • North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

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NCSSM Durham Campus 1219 Broad Street DurhamNC  27705
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