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Vanderbilt Aerospace Club members fan Clay County students’ interest in engineering

by Dec. 5, 2013, 10:31 AM

Brandon Dimmig, a senior mechanical engineering student and president of the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club, and seven other club members spent a Friday in late October at the  Celina K-8 School in Clay County, Tenn., about 100 miles northeast of Nashville. They split teaching duties between fifth, seventh and eighth grade science classes, using frictionless fan carts and plastic soda bottle rockets to teach Newton’s laws of motion, to help explain rocket design, and to spark an interest in rocketry and engineering.