Welcome to Launchpad!
As of February 2023, Launchpad is held every Sunday from 2-4pm at the Brownsville Public Library – Main Branch in Space-14 or the Multipurpose Room.
What is Launchpad?
Launchpad is an exciting program that gives local students the opportunity to work together to design, build, and launch a model rocket by the summer of 2023. Through this program, students will learn about the science and engineering aspects needed to design and build a functional rocket.
Additionally, students will have the opportunity to work with mentors who are experts in various STEM fields—including physics, engineering, and mathematics—to accomplish the end-goal of designing, building, and launching a functional rocket.
Throughout the program, students will participate in workshops, training sessions, and design reviews that cover all aspects of rocket design and construction. This includes topics such as aerodynamics, materials science, propulsion systems, and electronics. By the end of the program, students will have a deep understanding of the science and engineering principles that go into designing and building a successful rocket.
Why is Launchpad Important?
Launchpad is an excellent opportunity for students to explore different aspects of science and engineering and gain practical experience in a collaborative setting. This program provides students with a chance to develop important skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork. Students who participate in Launchpad will also have the opportunity to network with experts in various STEM fields and find out about the pathways that got them to where they are now, which can be helpful as they look for their own future careers to pursue.
Whether students are interested in pursuing a career in STEM or just want to explore a new area of interest, Launchpad is an excellent opportunity for personal growth and development. By participating in this program, students will gain valuable experience that will prepare them for success in their academic and professional lives.