Final call for entries to the UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge 2014

Mark Tami MP for Alyn & Deeside is calling on students in the constituency to enter the UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKAYRoC) before the competition entry deadline of 31 January.

The competition sees teams of students up and down the country design, build and launch a rocket to exacting specifications.

Mark Tami MP commented:

“The Rocketry Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for students to stretch their imagination and build a rocket. It is a fun but challenging engineering project and I am keen to encourage as many schools and colleges in Alyn & Deeside to enter the competition as possible.”

The UKAYRoC is organised by aerospace trade organisation ADS Group, Space Connections and the Royal Aeronautical Society. The challenge provides secondary school student teams (three to five members), aged between 11 and 18 with a realistic experience in designing a flying aerospace vehicle that meets a specified set of mission and performance requirements.  Students are required to work together in teams, just as aerospace engineers do.  The challenge is not intended to be easy, but it is well within the capabilities of secondary school students with a good background in science and maths, and some craftsmanship skills.

Regional winners will go forward to take part in the UK final which will take place in June 2014. The overall UK winners will take part in an all-expenses paid trip to Airbus Group in Toulouse and will represent their country at the International Rocketry Challenge against the US and French winning teams at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014.

Schools and colleges can find out more about the Challenge, including details on how to enter at www.ukayroc.org