Boeing Supports Water Rocket Challenge by Emirates Aviation University (EAU)
- 223 students from 23 schools across UAE participated in Challenge
- Competition to encourage innovation in the field of aerodynamics for high school students enrolling in EAU programs
Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2018 - Boeing [NYSE:BA], in its mission to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, in the Middle East, supported the annual Water Rocket Competition hosted by Emirates Aviation University (EAU). The event took place yesterday on the EAU campus with over 223 students from 23 schools across the UAE participating.
Contestants were asked to design and construct a rocket that can achieve the greatest distance from a launch angle of 45 degrees; and were given exactly two hours to build, test and submit their entries. Representatives from EAU and the Boeing Middle East Research & Technology team headed the judging panel and selected the International Community School in first place, and Islamia English School in second place.
“We congratulate the participants on completing the Water Rocket Competition and are pleased to see the potential of young and bright students across different schools in the UAE. We also thank Boeing for spearheading this challenge and making it a success,” said Dr. Ahmad Al Ali, Vice-Chancellor of Emirates Aviation University.
“We have a long and strong partnership with Emirates Aviation University, but this Water Rocket Challenge in particular, is perfectly aligned with our mission as a global industrial champion to inspire the young kids of tomorrow to innovate, experiment and explore the field of aerodynamics,” commented Bernard Dunn, president of Boeing Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.
Operating on the principle of Newton’s third law of motion, the water rocket concept was developed to prepare all budding engineers enrolling in any of EAU’s many Engineering programs.
About Emirates Aviation University
Established in 1991, EAU is considered to be a leading educational institution for aviation related programs and degrees including aeronautical engineering. EAU’s Engineering programs include Bachelor Degrees in Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Technology, Avionics Technology, Aviation Maintenance Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Optimization and Statistics.
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.
Boeing’s relationship with the Middle East extends back to 1945. Since then, Boeing has established a number of offices across the region, first in Riyadh in 1982, then a dedicated Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS) office in Abu Dhabi in 1999, a regional headquarters in Dubai in 2005 and a new office in Doha in 2010. In addition, Boeing has field service teams across the region and two distribution centers for airplane spare parts in Dubai.