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Sewanee Elementary Studies Rockets at UTSI

Sewanee Elementary School’s fifth graders visited The University of Tennessee Space Institute on May 20 and learned all about air pressure as they created “bottle rockets” from 2-liter soda bottles and sent them skyrocketing. Shown from left to right in the back row are UTSI Graduate Research Assistants (GRA’s) Densu Aktas and Nick Lister, UTSI Summer Interns Marie Jarvis and Dan Krywaruczenko, and GRA Joel Thompson. In the fourth row are SES students Namkha Norbu, Ethan Evans, Jay Patton, Aaron Willis, Andrew Heitzenrater, Kainan Whitsett, and Diana Rink. The third row shows UTSI’s Business Manager for the Center for Laser Applications Carole Thomas and SES students Krystal Fowler, Daniel Watson, Anne Russell Webb, Eva Claire Miller, Jessica Grammer, Erin McAdams, Emily Masters, and Casey Willis. Seated in the second row are Casey Davis, William Gilchrist, Matthew Baranco, Peter Sommerschield, Noa Camp, Emily Rivero, and Julie Glenn. Shown down in front are Edwin Keeble, Fields Ford, Sara Allison, Jim Kershner, Justin Stubblefield, Callie Brown, and Davis Emory. SES fifth grade teachers Larry Jones(sitting on the wall) and Kim Foster(not pictured) accompanied the group.