2018-19 SECME Engineering Design Student Competition Guidelines - SECME STEM FORCE: THE BRAIN AWAKENS Water Bottle Rocketry - Middle/High School ...
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SECME STEM FORCE: THE BRAIN AWAKENS 2018-19 SECME Engineering Design Student Competition Guidelines Water Bottle Rocketry – Middle/High School Division
WATER ROCKET DESIGN COMPETITION While promoting Space Propulsion Awareness, the Water Rocket Competition serves to familiarize students with the basic principles of rocketry, design engineering, and manufacturing engineering. Students will design and manufacture a water rocket using a 2-Liter bottle as the pressure vessel. The rocket must be capable of launching from the SECME Water Rocket Launcher given specific launch criteria. Additionally, each team will develop a patch design, technical report, and technical drawing. The team’s complete success will not solely be judged on rocket performance, but the combined effort of the team. For resources on how to build a water rocket visit our website www.secme.com. THE MISSION The mission is to design a Water Bottle Rocket Vehicle capable of staying aloft for the longest amount of time (measured in seconds). MISSION SUCCESS and Safe Flying!! *** Remember you will never be a winner unless you try and if you try your best, you have already made it to the bull’s-eye :-) ***
WATER BOTTLE ROCKET NOSE CONE DIAGRAM Diagram 2 WATER BOTTLE ROCKET FIN DIAGRAM
SECME ENGINEERING DESIGN COMPETITION GUIDELINES: CALCULATION WATER BOTTLE ROCKETY SCORE MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION 1. Each team is required to submit a completed entry form, technical paper, and patch design a. (check with your Regional/State Host for local submission deadlines) 2. On the day of competition, but, prior to launch an actual operating rocket with its corresponding technical drawing must be submitted in order to compete in the competition. NOTE: At this time each entry must pass a visual inspection and height requirement in order to be eligible to compete. Entries that fail inspection will be given ONE opportunity to make modifications to pass inspection, prior to the beginning of the water rocket launching competition. 3. An overall winner will be judged upon the following criteria (based on 100 pts): Hang Time of Rocket 55 % Patch Design 10 % Technical Report 20 % Technical Drawing 10 % Interview 5% 4. Final Hang time Score Calculation Hang time… is defined as the time from when the rocket leaves the launch pad until the time it (or any part of it) reaches the ground or strikes an object. This measurement will be taken using a stopwatch by two or three (2-3) qualified judges; the average of the judges times will be used as the final “hang time”. Max hang time… maximum hang time recorded during the competition The objective of the contest is for each team to launch a rocket propelled by water and air and for it to stay aloft for the maximum amount of time (measured in seconds). The launch angle, which can be adjusted from approximately 90 degrees (90o), will be kept the SAME for all rockets launching during a particular competition. Each rocket will be launched using 12 oz of water and at 70 psi of air pressure. NOTE: The maximum final Middle/High school Water Rocketry score must range from 0 - 100 pts.
SECME ENGINEERING DESIGN COMPETITION GUIDELINES: WATER BOTTLE ROCKETY CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION REQUIREMENTS MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION 5. The pressure vessel must be ONE clear 2 liter bottle (i.e. NO tinted bottles allowed for use as pressure vessel), see Diagram 1. 6. Water and air pressure will be the sole source of propellant. 7. Do not use the following materials to construct you rocket…!!! a. Metal b. Glass c. Hard plastics d. Spikes e. Antennas of any kind f. Rocks These materials are dangerous and could cause harm to the operator and those present in the presence of the water rocket launch. NOTE: * * * USE OF THESE MATERIALS WILL AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFY THE SECME TEAM FROM THE COMPETITION * * *. 8. On the bottom of the rocket, leave 7.5 cm from the throat of the exit plane clear of any coverings (paint, markings, drawings, etc.), see Diagram 1. 9. Maximum total height of rocket is 76 cm, see Diagram 1. 10. Nose-cone tip must have a minimum radius of 1.5 cm, see Diagram 2. 11. Fins may extend to throat exit plane, see Diagram 2. NOTE: No forward swept types of fins are allowed to be used on the rocket. 12. The maximum fin width distance from the bottle is 10 cm (or 16.5 cm from center of bottle axis). See Diagram 3. 13. The use of parachutes is NOT allowed.
SECME ENGINEERING DESIGN COMPETITION GUIDELINES: WATER BOTTLE ROCKETY PATCH DESIGN CHALLENGE REQUIREMENTS MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION WHAT IS A PATCH? A patch is a creative display that reflects the dedication and mission of the SECME team. This symbolic picture must comply with the following patch design challenge: PATCH DESIGN CHALLENGE 1. Each entry is to be prepared and submitted by the SECME student team members that will be participating in the Water Bottle Rocket Design Student Competition. 2. Patch designs must be submitted on 13” 13” poster board. 3. All entries must contain the following: a. Follow the SECME competition theme this year, which is the following: i. SECME STEM FORCE: The Brain Awakens 4. A short (less than 1-page) explanation of the symbols of the patch must be included on the back of the patch design (Refer to example on next page). The following information should be included on the back with the written explanation of the patch design: a. SECME Competition (ex. Water Bottle Rocket) b. School Division (ex. Elementary School Division) c. SECME Team name d. Official School Name e. Official School District f. SECME Team Members' Names and Grade Levels g. SECME School Coordinator’s/Teacher’s Name h. Date of SECME Competition 5. All SECME teams participating in the Water Bottle Rocket Student Competition must display their patch prior to the launch of their rocket. 6. Patches must be hand-made by the SECME team original work and age-appropriate. 7. Only ink pens, pencils, color pencils, crayons, markers, or paint may be used. NOTE: Any patch design deemed inappropriate will be removed from the competition and the SECME team will receive zero patch design points. THE PATCH DESIGN CHALLENGE WILL BE JUDGED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: Paper Size Requirement SECME Theme-SECME STEM FORCE: The Brain Awakens Appearance Creativity Explanation of Patch SECME ENGINEERING DESIGN COMPETITION GUIDELINES:
WATER BOTTLE ROCKETY PATCH DESIGN CHALLENGE EXAMPLE PATCH DESIGN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION Example Explanation of Patch The propelled rocket represents the school system, supported by the educators and students, following a path towards excellence. The radiant five 8-point stars symbolize the enrichment of Science, Engineering, Communication, and Mathematics, whereas, the seven 4-point stars represent for the seven Universities that founded SECME. The three distinct contrails steaming behind the rocket, symbolize the support offered through SECME, Universities, and Industry partners. The ring before the rocket depicts the student’s path through the SECME program, returning full circle to support the efforts of the program. As we have entered the new millennium, the sun over the horizon symbolizes of the induction of the new Water Rocket Design Competition into the SECME Programs. Accuracy, the focus of the contest, is represented by the target created by the outer ring, deep space, and the earth. The border is supported on the left and right by symbols, respectively, for water and compressed air, which are the fluids used to propel the rockets. SECME ENGINEERING DESIGN COMPETITION GUIDELINES: WATER BOTTLE ROCKETY TECHNICAL REPORT
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL ONLY As a part of the Water Rocket Competition, the team is required to write a Technical Report describing the design, construction, and operation of the Water Rocket. Drawings, sketches, and tables may be included in appendix. YOUR TECHNICAL REPORT SHOULD BE A REFLECTION OF THIS YEAR’S EFFORTS BY YOUR TEAM. EVIDENCE OF PLAGLARISM OR RE-SUBMISSION OF PREVIOUS YEARS’ REPORTS WILL RESULT IN ZERO SCORE. STRUCTURE Double-spaced text One-inch borders at the top, bottom, and on each side 12 pts. acceptable* standard font, computer typed Report is neat and thorough; pages are numbered and in order Cover Page a. Title of the SECME Technical Report is the following: a. (ex. SECME Engineering Design Competition: Water Bottle Rocketry Technical Report) b. SECME Competition Division b. (ex. Middle School Division) c. SECME Team Name d. Each SECME student team member’s name, grade, and email e. SECME team's official school name and address f. Official School System/District Name g. SECME School Coordinator's (or Teacher’s) name and email h. Date (Date of SECME competition) EVALUATION CATEGORIES I. TABLE OF CONTENTS II. ABSTRACT ( ½ to 1 page): Includes summary of the essential points of the purpose, methods, scope, results, conclusions, and future recommendations This is SECME team’s opportunity to get the reader’s attention and maintain their attention in a clear and concise report III. INTRODUCTION Introduce the problem to be solved, your hypothesis, and your planned methods and design process to resolve the problem while dealing with any restrictions. IV. DESIGN BACKGROUND Discussion of the thoughts, design ideas, and experimental process by which the SECME team designed their water bottle rocket.
SECME ENGINEERING DESIGN COMPETITION GUIDELINES: WATER BOTTLE ROCKETY TECHNICAL REPORT MIDDLE AND HIGH DIVISION SCHOOL ONLY Continued EVALUATION CATEGORIES I. CALCULATIONS (See the Calculations Manual at www.secme.org > Resources & Forms > Student Resources>Water Rocketry Calculation Manuel) ALL Calculations should be handwritten. If SECME student teams do not submit handwritten calculation the team will receive zero points. Equations and constants used to design your rocket High time assumptions Handwritten mass flow rate calculations Handwritten drag calculations handwritten Final time aloft in seconds Handwritten calculations will be scored on units, assumptions, accuracy, and etc. ALL Calculations have be neatly handwritten calculations by the SECME student team II. CONCLUSIONS/RECOMMENDATIONS Discussion of the results of your final design and why you feel it is superior to prior designs III. ACKNOWLEDGMENT/REFERENCES IV. APPENDIX MECHANICS: I. Correct punctuation, capitalization, and spelling II. Use of past tense and passive voice III. Report flows logically from one idea to the next with minimal fragmentation NOTE: In years past, couple middle and high school water rocketry teams have earned the maximum possible pts. To remedy any first place ties, each team’s technical report MUST be submitted to the SECME National Office where it will be scored by professional engineers. The new score will be combined with the team’s performance score for a final score. Technical Reports are due on or before Friday, April 22, 2019. Competition hosts will need to submit the Middle and High School Division water bottle rocketry scores in five categories (Hang time, Patch Design, Technical Report, Technical Design, and Team Interview). PLEASE NOTE: Late written reports will not be accepted and will receive a zero score. YOUR TECHNICAL REPORT SHOULD BE A REFLECTION OF THIS YEAR’S EFFORTS BY YOUR TEAM. EVIDENCE OF PLAGLARISM OR RE-SUBMISSION OF PREVIOUS YEARS’ REPORTS WILL RESULT IN ZERO SCORE.
SECME ENGINEERING DESIGN COMPETITION GUIDELINES: WRITTEN REPORT REQUIREMENTS MOUSETRAP CAR MIDDLE AND HIGH DIVISION SCHOOL ONLY ACCEPTABLE FONTS: Arial This is an example of 12 point Arial font Calibri Courier New This is an example of 12 point Courier New font Times New Roman This is an example of 12 point Times New Roman font ***HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR TECHNICAL REPORT*** 1. Upon Certification of your winning student/student teams, you will receive an email from the SECME National Office that will include a link to electronically submit your required report/s. The following documents are needed: a. Technical Report (middle or high division) (PDF format) b. Photograph Permission Slip (included in the guidelines) (PDF format) c. Student or Student Team photograph (jpeg or png format) 2. The file name should follow this naming convention: , , , , , . Example 1: “MTC-HS-WR-Eagles-Northside High School-SECME National District”. 3. To save a MS Word document as a PDF file, click the “File” button, choose “Save As,” name the file in the “File name” field, change the “Save as type” to PDF, then click the “Save” button. 4. TIPS: a. Keep the report saved in several locations or on multiple computers so that all team members and the school coordinator have access to it at any given time. b. Make sure that all copies stay updated with the latest changes and edits. c. Plan time to work on the written report from the beginning of the project. Do not wait until the last minute. d. Because resubmissions are not allowed, before submitting teams should: i. Make sure all required sections are included ii. Run spell-check/grammar-check iii. Carefully re-read the entire completed document e. Upon finding mistakes: i. make changes/edits ii. resave the updated document iii. repeat these suggestions until satisfaction is achieved f. Electronically submit documents on or before the due date 5. RESUBMITTING YOUR WRITTEN REPORT Teams are not allowed to resubmit their Technical Report. Technical Reports submitted after Monday, April 22, 2019 will not be scored and result in a score of zero. YOUR TECHNICAL REPORT SHOULD BE A REFLECTION OF THIS YEAR’S EFFORTS BY YOUR TEAM. EVIDENCE OF PLAGLARISM OR RE-SUBMISSION OF PREVIOUS YEARS’ REPORTS WILL RESULT IN ZERO SCORE. SECME ENGINEERING DESIGN COMPETITION: WATER ROCKETRY TECHNICAL DRAWING
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL ONLY As a part of the Engineering Design Competition, each team is required to prepare a scaled drawing depicting the rocket that they have designed and built. The drawing evaluation, which is normally completed during the competition registration, must take place before the start of the rocket launches. If the drawing is not evaluated before the rockets are launched then the technical drawing points will be forfeited. ENGINEERING PAPER REQUIREMENTS: 1. The engineering paper is required to be the standard ANSI C 17" 22" paper (see page 86 for online paper vendor) 2. The paper must be a plain, non-grid, 16-pound vellum sheet 3. There must be a 1" border on all sides 4. A legend is to be drawn in the bottom left corner of the drawing inside the 1” border (see example below) GUIDELINES: 1. NO MOUNTING OR FRAMES ALLOWED BUT DRAWING MAY BE LAMINATED FOR PROTECTION IF DESIRED. 2. Allowing for the required 1" border on all sides, the actual drawing is to cover the exposed area of 15" 20.” 3. The Water Rocketry Drawing entry is required to illustrate the actual rocket that will be used in the competition (photographs and computer generated drawings will NOT be allowed). 4. All dimensions are required to be illustrated on the drawing. 5. The scale and the units are required to be indicated on the drawing. 6. The team's Water Rockery Drawing is required to show at least the front and top views. 4. All parts of the rocket are required to be labeled. 5. Ink pens, pencils or markers may be used. 6. A legend is to be drawn in the bottom left corner of the drawing inside the 1” border with the following information: SECME Competition (ex. Water Bottle Rocketry) School Division (High School Division) SECME Team name Example: Official School Name Official School District Name SECME Team Members' Names and Grade Levels SECME School Coordinator’s/Teacher’s Name Date of SECME Competition AT ALL COMPETITIONS, THE WATER ROCKET DRAWING WILL BE JUDGED ON: Engineering Paper Requirements Resemblance (between the final version of the rocket and the drawing) Scale Naming/Labeling (of all parts) Appearance/Neatness SECME ENGINEERING DESIGN COMPETITION GUIDELINES: WATER BOTTLE ROCKETRY TEAM INTERVIEW REQUIREMENTS WITH JUDGES MIDDLE AND HIGH DIVISION SCHOOL ONLY
As a part of the Engineering Design-Water Rocketry Competition, each student team will be interviewed by a panel of judges. The team interview will last for 5 - 10 minutes and the discussion(s) will cover details of the team’s water rocket design, construction, and testing as well as the Technical Drawing and Report. TEAM INTERVIEW REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES: 1. Team members are interviewed as a group. 2. Each team individual member is expected to be able to serve as a spokesperson in response to questions from the judges (NO ONE MEMBER ANSWERING ALL QUESTIONS). 3. Some questions may allow the whole team to respond while other questions may require only the team member asked to respond. 4. School coordinators, chaperones, and/or parents (or any other adults) are not allowed to accompany their team during the interview. Only the 3-member student team and the judges will attend the team interview (with exception of other competition staff/facilitators, photographers, etc.) 5. The team interview will be conducted apart from but prior to the water rocketry hang time performance. 6. The team interviews may or may not take place simultaneously to the scoring of the Technical Drawing. 7. The team interviews may take place before or after the inspection and measuring (height, width of fin, throat exit, and nose radius) of the rocket. AT ALL COMPETITIONS, THE WATER ROCKET TEAM INTERVIEW WILL BE JUDGED ON: Teamwork Application of Technical Principles Knowledge of Design Oral Communication Skills SECME ENGINEERING DESIGN COMPETITION WATER BOTTLE ROCKETRY TECHNICAL REPORT EVALUATION MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL ONLY Please check which division: Middle School High School Official School Name
Official School District State SECME Rocket Name Student Name #1 Grade (Mission Captain) Student Name #2 Grade (Mission Specialist) Student Name #3 Grade (Mission Specialist) Judge’s Name Date STRUCTURE (0 – 10 pts): POINTS 1" margins (0 – 1 pts) /1 12 pt./Standard Font/Computer Typed (0 – 1 pts) /1 Double-spaced Text (0 – 1 pts) /1 Report is neat and thorough; pages are numbered and in order (0 – 2 pts) /2 Cover Page with required information (0 – 5 pts) /5 Title of the SECME Written Report is the following: (ex. SECME Engineering Design Competition: Water Bottle Rocketry Written Report) SECME Competition Division (ex. Elementary School Division) SECME Team Name Each SECME student team member’s name, grade, and email SECME team's official school name and address Official School System/District Name SECME School Coordinator's (or Teacher’s) name Date (Date of SECME competition) STRUCTURE TOTAL /10 EVALUATION CATEGORIES (0 - 70 pts): Table of Contents (0 - 1 pts) /1 Abstract (0 - 2 pts) /2 Introduction (0 - 10 pts) /10 Design Background (0 - 20 pts) /20 Handwritten Calculations (0 - 25 pts) /25 Conclusions/Recommendations (0 - 10 pts) /10 Acknowledgement/References (0 – 1 pts) /1 Appendix (0 – 1 pts) /1 EVALUATION TOTAL /75 MECHANICS (0 - 20 pts): Correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling (0 – 10 pts) /10 Correct use of past tense and passive voice (0 – 5 pts) /5 Report flows logically with minimal fragmentation (0 - 5 pts) /5 MECHANICS TOTAL /20 TOTAL: /100 SECME ENGINEERING DESIGN COMPETITION: WATER BOTTLE ROCKETRY TECHNICAL DRAWING EVALUATION MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL ONLY Please check which division: Middle School High School Official School Name Official School District State
SECME Rocket Name Student Name #1 Grade (Mission Captain) Student Name #2 Grade (Mission Specialist) Student Name #3 Grade (Mission Specialist) Judge’s Name Date ENGINEERING PAPER REQUIREMENTS (0 - 5 pts): POINTS ANSI C Size Engineering Paper (17” 22”) ______/1 1" Border (All Sides) ______/1 16 pound Vellum Paper ______/1 Title and legend (on bottom left hand corner of drawing) ______/2 SECME Competition Division Team name Official School Name Official School District Name Team Members' Names and Grade Levels School Coordinator’s Name Date of Competition ENGINEERING PAPER REQUIREMENTS /5 EVALUATION CATEGORIES (0 - 95 pts) RESEMBLANCE – between the drawing and actual rocket (0 – 30 pts) /30 SCALE (0 – 20 pts) /20 NAMING/LABELING OF ALL PARTS (0 – 25 pts) /25 o All parts should be clearly labeled. APPEARANCE/NEATNESS (0 – 20 pts) /20 EVALUATION CATEGORIES /95 TOTAL: (The highest possible score is 100 pts) ______/100 Judge’s Notes: (please use reverse for additional comments) SECME ENGINEERING DESIGN COMPETITION: WATER BOTTLE ROCKETRY PATCH DESIGN CHALLENGE EVALUTION MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL ONLY Please check which division: Middle School High School Official School Name Official School District State SECME Rocket Name
Student Name #1 Grade (Mission Captain) Student Name #2 Grade (Mission Specialist) Student Name #3 Grade (Mission Specialist) Judge’s Name Date EVALUATION CATEGORIES POINTS PAPER SIZE REQUIREMENT (0 – 10 pts) /10 Correct patch size is 13” 13” SECME THEME SECME Theme-SECME STEM FORCE: The Brain Awakens (0 – 15 pts) Incorporation of SECME’s competition theme (and team name) /15 APPEARANCE (0 – 20 pts) /20 Attractiveness and neatness of the patch CREATIVITY (0 - 25 pts) ______/25 Uniqueness of the information depicted EXPLANATION OF PATCH (0 – 30 pts) /30 Description that explains each parts or ideas of the patch (on the back of patch) TOTAL (The highest possible score is 100 pts) /100 ____________________________________________________________________________________ Judge’s Notes: (please use reverse for additional comments) SECME ENGINEERING DESIGN COMPETITION: WATER BOTTLE ROCKETRY TEAM INTERVIEW WITH JUDGES EVALUTION MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL ONLY Please check which division: Middle School High School Official School Name Official School District State SECME Rocket Name Student Name #1 Grade
(Mission Captain) Student Name #2 Grade (Mission Specialist) Student Name #3 Grade (Mission Specialist) Judge’s Name Date EVALUATION CATEGORIES: (0 – 2.5 pts) POINTS I. TEAMWORK (0 – 2.5 pts) /2.5 Each member contributed with identifiable roles in final design and preparing their rocket to run in competition. II. APPLICATION OF TECHNICAL PRINCIPLES (0 – 5 pts) /5 Team analyzed requirements for rocket to perform and efficiently transfer energy from spring to propel their rocket III. KNOWLEDGE OF DESIGN (0 – 5 pts) /5 The design reflects understanding of the formula used to judge performance The design demonstrates systematic efforts to maximize score IV. ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS (0 – 2.5 pts) /2.5 Each team member speaks clearly to the basis for their rocket’s design and what was applied in construction and testing. TOTAL SCORE: (maximum 15 pts) /15 TOTAL TEAM INTERVIEW SCORE (Average of all interviewers) /15 Judge’s Notes: (please use reverse for additional comments) SECME ENGINEERING DESIGN COMPETITION: WATER BOTTLE ROCKETRY CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION EVALUATION MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL ONLY Please check which division: Middle School High School Official School Name Official School District State SECME Rocket Name Student Name #1 Grade (Mission Captain) Student Name #2 Grade
(Mission Specialist) Student Name #3 Grade (Mission Specialist) Judge’s Name Date WATER ROCKET REQUIREMENTS: Requirement Met (check one): Overall Height: (maximum 76 cm) Yes No Fin Width Distance (from pressure vessel): (maximum 10 cm) Yes No Nose Cone Tip Radius: (minimum 1.5 cm) Yes No Throat Exit Clearance: (minimum 7.5 cm) Yes No SCORING: Hang-time (s) JUDGE#1:_________________________ ______________________________ JUDGE#2:_________________________ ______________________________ JUDGE#3:______________________________ ______________________________ AVERAGE HANGTIME (s): FINAL SCORE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION: FINAL SCORE: NOTE: The maximum final Water Bottle Rocketry score must range from 0 - 100 pts. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Judge’s Notes: (please use reverse for additional comments) SECME ENGINEERING DESIGN COMPETITION GUIDELINES: VEX ROBOTICS Vex Robotics
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