Philadelphia Middle School Students to Launch Power Boats and Rocket Cars at Penn’s Innoworks

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 30, 2010

WHO:

Penn student volunteers and their middle-school partners will launch rockets and power boats as part of a week-long summer course designed to get young people excited about science and technology.

WHAT:

InnoWorks is an innovative science and engineering initiative, “By Students, For Students,” designed and implemented by  college volunteers for middle-school students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Forty middle-school students spend the week on science projects not typically available in their schools.  Penn student volunteers assist with experiments incorporating the five senses.

WHEN:

Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 3 p.m.:  Boat Building and Racing, The Bio-Pond, Hamilton Walk near 38th Street, behind Richards Medical Research Building

Friday, Sept. 3, at 11:30 a.m.:  Racing Balloon Rocket Cars, Skirkanich Hall, 210 S. 33rd St.

Friday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m.:  Flying Homemade Kites, Hill Field, 34th and Chestnut streets

Friday, Sept. 3, at 5 p.m.:  Awards Ceremony, Berger Auditorium, Skirkanich Hall, 210 S. 33rd St.           

Additional information:  http://www.innoworks.org/newinno/upenn.php?chapter=6&length=1000

Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uCY-gHmOFM

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