Water Rocket Competition

The Department of Physics Annual Goddard Cup: June 10, 2015

Students with a tendency to space-out are welcome

We are inviting all schools in Worcester County, kindergarten through college, to send teams of students to the event. Each team must include a member of their school’s faculty to serve as team leader.

Why water rockets?

Dr. Goddard launched the world’s first liquid fuel rocket on March 16, 1926. To honor his achievement, we thought it fitting that the participants use “liquid fuel” as well. Of course, whereas Dr. Goddard used a combustible fuel, for safety purposes we choose non-combustible water. Novices! Do not let that disturb your orbit. Track our links to the World Wide Web and marvel at the stratospheric feats of pop-bottles filled with pressurized water.

Students of Worcester County, are you the next Robert Goddard?

Fire up your fellow students, assemble a team of rocket scientists, bombard your science teacher until she or he registers! Come have a blast-off and launch your summer in style! And hey, it really is rocket science.

Want to be a mentor or judge?

If you are a WPI science/engineering student or faculty member and would like to mentor a group of young rocket scientists; or if you are a WPI student, staff, or faculty member and would like to serve as a judge or as a member of field staff on rocket day; please contact Jackie Malone (jmalone@wpi.edu).

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Schedule of Events

June 10, 2015

  • 4:00 p.m. Check-in at the softball field on top of the garage.
  • 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Launching
  • 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony/Refreshments in the Rubin Campus Center, Lower Level, Food Court

Don't forget your sunscreen & water!

The event will take place on the softball field, located on top of the garage!

For more information please contact:

Jackie Malone
Department of Physics
Olin Hall
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
Phone: +1-508-831-5322
Fax: +1-508-831-5886