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