Members of ASME at BYU-I created bottle rockets in a variety of styles, sizes and designs to see whose rocket would shoot the highest, most straight and most effectively.
“We use compressed water and air to shoot the bottles in the air,” said John Millar, a freshman studying mechanical engineering, and memeber of ASME. “we use fins, weights and other techniques to try to get our rocket to fly the highest and straightest.”
Paul Thoelke, a sophomore studying mechanical engineering, said the event helps students with design and creativity — and the event is a good learning experience because students get to come together to test their creations and learn from each other’s successes.
“I think it’s an awesome activity–it’s fun, safe, anyone can participate in it, and it’s a good opportunity to experiment with aerodynamics and other design methods,” said Jared Bennett, a freshman studying mechanical engineering.
According to the ASME’s mission statement, the organization works to advance, disseminate and apply engineering knowledge for improving the quality of life and to communicate the excitement of engineering.
According to the ASME official Webpage, ASME is a global organization that has over 130,000 members, and is present in more than 150 countries.
“The activity was a great opportunity for students to apply what they learn in their engineering classes and to have fun at the same time,” said Kevin Roberts, a sophomore studying civil engineering.