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Who says you have to be a rocket scientist to do rocket science?

Release date: April 13, 2010

Dr. Ben Sugerman, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, was just awarded $850 from the Goucher College Crosby Grant to add a long-term module on rocket science in his Introductory Astronomy labs.  

Starting this fall, students will spend 5 weekly labs learning about rocketry and space travel, designing, building and testing their own model rockets, and ultimately launching them to test their flight predictions.  This is another exciting step in bringing the joy of scientific discovery into the classroom.