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GSHS Students Engineer and Launch Model Rockets

Greensburg Salem High School students participating in Kennametal's Young Engineers Program partnered with students from Greater Latrobe High School to engineer, build, and ultimately launch model rockets in early November.

The model rocket project provided students the opportunity to use real-world critical thinking, problem solving, engineering and design skills as they collaborated with their team to create a rocket that was as stable and aerodynamic as possible.

Senior Sabrina Martin stated, "The activity got us into an engineering mind set where we had to take as many variables and factors into account as possible."

Kennametal launched the Young Engineers Program in September 2011 in Latrobe to attract young people to learn first-hand about the rewarding careers available in engineering and advanced manufacturing technology, helping to build the workforce of tomorrow. 

View the Young Engineers' rocket launch!