The first event conducted by IgnitedThinkers was in Vizag, India at Sherlie's Home. Using Estes model rockets and motors, the kids learned about the importance of aerodynamic principles and the basics of rocketry. Over 60 kids were able to see the launching of rockets and learn about the basics of physics in model rocketry. It was an amazing experience, and all the kids thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Gitika Gorthi and Dr. Scribner are planning to conduct another workshop in the future to get these kids into space careers and to further the kids' understanding of rocketry in the future. IgnitedThinkers provided resources for kids to continue in model rocketry and space education, as well as giving awareness to these kids on how to get into the space industry.
Visit the Sherlie's Home website to donate to their home and help support these creative and intelligent kids with basic needs and school supplies: http://childrensfund.net/
This event was a proof of concept of future workshops IgnitedThinkers plans to host, and paves a pathway for future workshops for kids of all ages around the world.