D.C. Everest Senior High School students enrolled in the Engineering Design course are working on four distinct projects that challenge them to develop and use their design, engineering, problem-solving and teamwork skills. The projects are model rocketry, a remote-control boat, Vex Robotics and construction of a Rube Goldberg device.
The model rocketry group is participating in the Team America Rocketry Challenge competition. The team must custom-design and create a rocket that contains two eggs — one must be placed within the rocket horizontally; the other must be placed vertically. The rocket must launch as close to 500 feet as possible and be recovered with both eggs intact. The students must launch and recover the rocket three times within a specified time frame.