/ September 28, 2022/

The University of Washington will host a rocket workshop for students at WA Space Grant Consortium affiliate institutions on Saturday, October 1, 2022.

Detailed guidelines, the complete agenda, and parking information will be provided to participating affiliates.

Date, time, & location

  • Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • 8:30 a.m. — 5:30 p.m.
  • Guggenheim

Please be aware of the University of Washington’s COVID precautions, as listed below.

Topics covered

  • Rocketry Basics – Certs, goals, stability and some basic terms
  • Intro: Build session or Advanced: Open Rocket – L2 Design (sessions will be concurrent)
  • Activity: Playing with bottle rockets and stability
  • Getting certified, Rocket Clubs and Associations
  • Intro: Build session or Advanced: Arduino altimeter and flight computer options (sessions will be concurrent)
  • Rocket Engines
  • Launch Day Procedures, Advice and Demonstrations
  • Engineering and careers discussion

What to bring

WA Space Grant is providing some introductory kits and rocket supplies; however, teams are encouraged to bring their rocket-building supplies so that we have enough. Rocket engines, cases, and electronics will be available for demonstration only. UW can also provide some shared laptops to students, as needed, but if you have your own, please bring as well. Come in comfortable clothes, and bring snacks and a water bottle to refill.

COVID precautions

Staying home if you are sick. The COVID-19 Public Health Flowchart indicates what you should do if you test positive, have been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms.

Wearing a high-quality mask indoors during autumn quarter. Masks are strongly recommended the first two weeks of  UW’s autumn quarter which includes the October 1 workshop. 

Taking a coronavirus test if you have symptoms or have been exposed, before and after travel — including to campus for the start of the year — and before attending large indoor gatherings.

Today’s attendance

Please complete this attendance form so that we know who was here today and how much interest we have in the upcoming October 22 rocket launch. We do ask that everyone complete the form, because NASA will ask us how many people total were involved in today’s activity.

Media release forms

We will be taking photos throughout the day and would really appreciate it if you could complete and upload a NASA media release form. Download the appropriate PDF form here, complete a copy, then upload it at the end of the attendance form below.

But it’s absolutely okay if you don’t want your face to be in photos! If you see our photographer pointing their phone/camera at you and you’d rather not be in the photo, please just tell them “no, thank you!”

Please complete this following attendance form

Student information

Rocketry questions

Some examples — launch your first rocket? achieve an L1 or L2 certification? And so on.
Please select “maybe” if you’re interested but aren’t sure if you can make it yet. Please only select “no” if you are pretty sure you can’t come. This isn’t your only chance to say you want to attend the launch! We’re just using this to get an approximate head count so we can plan.

Contact information

This email should be the address that you use regularly, so that the Washington Space Grant Consortium office can contact you if we have questions. This can be either your school address or a personal one.
We ask this as part of our reporting to NASA.

Demographic information

These demographics questions come direct from NASA and the U.S. federal government. We require this information because we must report on our Space Grant activities to NASA headquarters in order to maintain our funding. We ARE NOT sending your name or information to NASA or the government. For our rocketry events, we simply need to report on our demographic numbers.

NASA media release form

We’ll be taking pictures throughout the day today, both to post on social media and also as examples for future rocketry workshops. If you’re okay with being in these pictures, please complete and upload the media release form. If our photographer is taking a picture that you’d rather not be in, please just tell them!
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
This form accepts PDFs only. If you’re having problems saving and uploading the media release form in the proper format, please talk to one of us.