Rocket Building for Teens!

by Maya Jones, West End Branch Library

Dr. Preston Scarber Jr.
Come join us at the West End Branch Library this month for a rocket building workshop for teens. The workshop will be taught by Preston Scarber Jr., PhD, PE.

Dr. Scarber received his PhD in physical engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 1998. He has worked at UAB as a research engineer and is currently working at the Vista Engineering Group. He has presented programs for the West End Library in the past, and we recently contacted him and asked if he would be interested in presenting a program for West End Library teens. He suggested rockets, explaining that teens love rockets and they can learn physics and mathematics while having fun.

The workshop takes place on Wednesdays, October 4-25, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. The workshop will teach physics, the scientific method, Newton’s Laws of Motion, a brief history of rocketry, rocket design, the mathematics of rockets, aerodynamics, propulsion, and rocket building and testing. This workshop includes plenty of hands-on experience in building rockets and scientific experiments.

The Rocket Building and More! classes are limited to 15 participants and registration is required. Register online through the BPL events calendar or call the library branch at 205-226-4089.