Philadelphia Middle School Students to Launch Power Boats and Rocket Cars at Penn’s Innoworks

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604August 30, 2010


Penn student volunteers and their middle-school partners will launch rockets and power boats as part of a week-long summer course designed to get young people excited about science and technology.


InnoWorks is an innovative science and engineering initiative, “By Students, For Students,” designed and implemented by  college volunteers for middle-school students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Forty middle-school students spend the week on science projects not typically available in their schools.  Penn student volunteers assist with experiments incorporating the five senses.


Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 3 p.m.:  Boat Building and Racing, The Bio-Pond, Hamilton Walk near 38th Street, behind Richards Medical Research Building

Friday, Sept. 3, at 11:30 a.m.:  Racing Balloon Rocket Cars, Skirkanich Hall, 210 S. 33rd St.

Friday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m.:  Flying Homemade Kites, Hill Field, 34th and Chestnut streets

Friday, Sept. 3, at 5 p.m.:  Awards Ceremony, Berger Auditorium, Skirkanich Hall, 210 S. 33rd St.           

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