University of Southern California The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering Pre-College Summer Programs - Student Portfolios


Purpose of the rocket: To use the concept of chemistry to shoot the rocket straight up into the air. The rocket has to be single-stage, and it would be launched by a chemical reaction that short-circuits the 

Process: We followed the directions in the packet to help us build the body of the rocket. Testing was done on Wednesday. Our rocket shot up very high and fell down in a good way. (video attached here)

Tom(left) poses with the body of the rocket

while  Noah(right) poses with the body of the glider.


Tom poses with the final design of the rocket.