3, 2, 1, launch!

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It is important that young people who chose to pursue a degree in engineering stick with their choice. Unfortunately students often loose their motivation during their first year. This paper gives an example of how the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of Delft University in The Netherlands manages to keep a large number of freshmen motivated and at the same time acquaint them with the wonderful world of aerospace engineering through the design, build, launch and analysis of PET bottle based water-rockets.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventSEFI 37th Annual Conference 2009 - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Jul 20094 Jul 2009


ConferenceSEFI 37th Annual Conference 2009


  • Aerospace engineering
  • Freshmen retention
  • Project education
  • Water-rocket


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