Introductory Meeting April 27 at 7:30pm, Mercer Island, WA
MI Boy Scout Troup 647 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 6001 Island Crest Way
you ever think about space travel and working with future astronauts?
You now have that opportunity when you join our Team and participate in
Welcome to an awesome and fun challenge.
NASA award winning DIGIVATIONS CAMP DEMIGOD INSTITUTE, a 501 (c)(3)
non-profit, focused on STEM+ARTS + MOVEMENT invites aspiring Mercer
Island teen engineers to team up with University of Washington's Society
for Advanced Rocket Propulsion team member and DIGIVATIONS instructor,
Samantha Fix. Sam is a 4th year Aeronautical Engineering student
responsible for several aspects of the rocket team including propulsion.
They are launching a 2 meter tall rocket to 10,000 feet above the
ground. And you can be part of the team that designs it!
Founders, the parents of Jacob Berman, a MI Troop 647 Boy Scout, Drs.
Anne and Steven Berman have offered interested teens of Mercer Island an
amazing opportunity - To join a team that is designing and building the
payload for a 2 meter tall rocket that will compete in an international
collegiate competition this June.
27 April, at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15 pm) the rocket team leader,
Ms Samantha Fix - A 4th year University of Washington Aeronautical
Engineering student, will present the challenge at the MI Boy Scout
Troop 647 meeting. The meeting is at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 6011
Island Crest Way, Mercer Island (please park in the back lot).
a payload, you ask? It’s everything on the rocket that doesn’t have to
do with propulsion or guidance. It’s the very reason for launching the
rocket! And this payload can be just about anything you want to make it.
rocket will fly to an apogee of 10,000 feet above the ground and needs a
payload of 10 lbs. that will return to Earth intact and close to the
launch point. The MI teens get to design and build the payload with Ms.
Fix’s guidance (other members of the team, off MI, are designing and
building the rest of the rocket).
DIGIVATIONS wants to emphasize the importance of the opportunity for
students to work independently on designing the payload with minimal
parental participation as per the rules of the Intercollegiate Rocket
Engineering Competition, IREC, administering the competition.
DIGIVATIONS is also excited about the unique challenge for young men and
women to collaborate together regarding this international competition.
Team DIGIVATIONS may also include one or more of its Canadian Scouting students providing an exciting North American component.
You don't want to miss this meeting - come and learn about this fantastic opportunity!