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LEXINGTON-CONCORD CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jun 24, 2014
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YACs Launch Annual Rocket Box Program

In June, Hanscom Air Force Base and Young AFCEANs (YACs) Megan Kozacka and Kasie Moriarty teamed with Matt Deutsch, program coordinator, to plan and execute this yearís Rocket Box program. Rocket Box is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiative providing selected middle schools with grants from the chapterís Education Fund to support a week of rocketry, providing students with hands-on experience in the interdisciplinary aspects of science, aeronautics and math. Rocket week culminates with an actual rocket launch assisted by the YACs, making the experience not only educational but fun for each student. This year, the YACs awarded $3,000 in grants to four area schools, including Hanscom Middle School, Parker and McCarthy Middle Schools in Chelmsford and Freetown-Lakeville Middle School in Lakeville. Hanscom Middle School held its actual Rocket Day launch on June 24, supported by Deutsch and school science teacher Fred Lipton, who assisted the kids in setting their launch sequences and actual launches.

Event Photographs:

Bud Vazquez, chapter president (far r) joins Matt Deutsch, Young AFCEAN Rocket Box program coordinator (far l), science teacher Fred Lipton (back row, second from l), and Hanscom Middle School students in celebrating Rocket Day in June.
Bud Vazquez, chapter president (far r) joins Matt Deutsch, Young AFCEAN Rocket Box program coordinator (far l), science teacher Fred Lipton (back row, second from l), and Hanscom Middle School students in celebrating Rocket Day in June.
Hanscom Middle School students prepare their rocket for launch at the schoolís Rocket Day, held on Hanscom Air Force Base in June.
Hanscom Middle School students prepare their rocket for launch at the schoolís Rocket Day, held on Hanscom Air Force Base in June.
A Hanscom Middle School student prepares for rocket launch while one rocket is already on its way at the schoolís Rocket Day in June.
A Hanscom Middle School student prepares for rocket launch while one rocket is already on its way at the schoolís Rocket Day in June.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Pauline Froebel
781-820-4467

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