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Boeing and Space and Rocket Center celebrate Engineer Week

Rocket Day involved about 40 Boeing volunteers helping museum visitors build rockets from recycled plastic soda bottles, and then launch them outside. Rocket Day involved about 40 Boeing volunteers helping museum visitors build rockets from recycled plastic soda bottles, and then launch them outside.
"There is this misconception that engineering is just advanced math and mind-numbing details. In reality, engineering is so much more than that. It touches every part of our lives," said Roger Bolton. "There is this misconception that engineering is just advanced math and mind-numbing details. In reality, engineering is so much more than that. It touches every part of our lives," said Roger Bolton.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The Space and Rocket Center celebrated National EngineersWeek Saturday by building rockets. Boeing volunteers shared their engineeringexpertise by helping museum visitors build water-powered rockets and launchthem in the shadows of the Saturn V landmark.

"A purpose of Engineers Week is to celebrate being anengineer and encourage others to consider an engineering career," said RogerBolton, the coordinator of Engineer Week. "There is this misconception thatengineering is just advanced math and mind-numbing details. In reality,engineering is so much more than that. It touches every part of our lives. Nomatter where your interests and hobbies are, there's likely an element of engineeringto it."

National Engineers Week was launched in 1951 by theNational Society of Professional Engineers in connection with the birthday ofGeorge Washington. Rocket Day involved about 40 Boeing volunteers helpingmuseum visitors build rockets from recycled plastic soda bottles, and thenlaunch them outside.

"To strengthen the pipeline of skilled workers, Boeinginvests in program that include hands-on, inquiry-based learning, mentoring,and role modeling, as well as programs that inspire and support youthinterested in STEM careers," said Tony Jones, Vice President of the BoeingHuntsville site.

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