Water Rocket Competition - 2015
Mohammad Ali Jinnah University Islamabad, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Branch organized “Water Rocket Competition - 2015” on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in the university ground.
Fifty-four students from all departments of university participated in this competition. Engr. Saif Ullah Awan, Assistant Professor, ME Department supervised the event. Mr. Abdul Baseer Qazi and Mr. Rizwan Haral were the judges for this competition. The organizing team consisted of Mr. Muhammad Ahmed, Mr. Ahmed Nabeel, Mr, Usama Nadeem, Mr. Muneeb-ul-Hassan, and Mr. Muhammad Junaid, all students of BS(ME). The rocket launchers were prepared by the organizing team.
The event started at 12:20 pm, a number of faculty members were also present in the ground to encourage the students in this healthy, creative and learning activity. Due to higher number of participants, each contestant was given one chance to launch the water rocket and the distance travelled was recorded. Mr. Usama Nadeem’s water rocket travelled 201 feet and won the competition followed by Mr. Abdul Ghafoor with a distance 200 feet and won second position.
After the completion of the launches, all rockets were examined by the judges for the best design and Mr. Usama Nadeem’s name was declared for the ‘Best Design’ award by the judges.
The event provided a good overview about the design and launching of water rocket, which would be helpful for the society to attract more students in such learning based activities in future.
Mechanical Workshop Officer, Mr. Mehmood Minhas, Mr. Raza Muhammad and workshop staff Mr. Zafar and Mr. Qaiser provided technical assistance and helped in the organization of this event. Mr. Khawari provided the media coverage of the event.
At the end a prize distribution ceremony was arranged and HoD(ME) Prof. Dr. Saif ur Rahman distributed the shields among the winners. The event ended at a group photo. Students appreciated the ASME Student Section for organizing activities that help guide engineering students toward positive co-curricular learning element of the mechanical engineering and the opportunity to meet and learn from senior students, as well as faculty members.