Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2022 – Emirates Aviation University held its 5th annual water rocket competition, in collaboration with Boeing. With the UAE campus as a backdrop, nearly 100 students from 12 schools in the United Arab Emirates came together to build a simple water rocket in the university’s special workshop.
The students, working in groups of four, were tasked with designing and building a rocket using simple materials and creating the conditions for optimal aerodynamics to achieve the greatest distance when launched at an angle of 45 degrees.
The students had two hours to build the rockets, using materials like plastic bottles, foot pumps, clay blocks, electrical tape, as well as grocery bags and plastic folder sheets. plastic. Teams could only propel the rockets using water and air pressure propulsion, and were encouraged to design and experiment with creative nose cones and fins for their rockets.
The teams had two attempts to test the longest distance their creations could reach. After careful deliberation, the UAE and Boeing judging panel selected Our Own High School as the winning school, with Al Maaref Private School as the first runner-up and Delta English School as the second runner-up.
Dr Ahmad Al Ali, Vice-Chancellor of Emirates Aviation University, said: “We are delighted to once again bring the best and brightest future engineers and challenge them with this competition for the fifth time. We had some amazing entries this year and congratulate the participants for completing the water rocket competition. We hope they will be inspired to pursue further studies for an exciting and diverse career in engineering. We also thank Boeing for their support and for making this challenge a success once again. »
Kuljit Ghata-Aura, President of Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), said, “Boeing people and products have made leaps and bounds in human space exploration over the past five decades. It was therefore inspiring to see the creativity and imagination of these young engineers. We thank Emirates Aviation University for this strong partnership, which highlights the importance of STEM education, and congratulate the winning teams. Operating on the principle of Newton’s third law of motion, the water rocket concept aims to prepare all future aeronautical engineers who wish to enroll in one of the many engineering and aviation related programs in the Emirates Aviation University (UAE).