On Saturday, October 28, two Nardin teams joined students from 16 local schools in the MOOG Regional Rocketry Challenge at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, New York. Of the two teams, one brought home 1st place in the competition. Nardin also received the Best Team Spirit Award.
This challenge, held by the MOOG Corporation and Rochester MARS, supports young people interested in engineering and rocketry. Teams who participate have the opportunity to qualify for the national level competition. Participants built rockets from scratch following restrictions and rules in order to qualify for competition: designing, sketching and cutting rocket parts from wood, cardboard and plastic.
Nardin sophomore Phuong Ngo describes the competition as a great opportunity to learn about science and math. "It makes the dream of becoming a rocket scientist more approachable," she said.
More information can be found in a The Buffalo News article written by Nardin sophomore Sarah Crawford.
Congratulations to our talented students!