4/2/10

Greetings From Florida!

Greetings, Earthlings! I am writing to you from a camp site in Florida, after a long day of touring the campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Sorry there aren't any pictures, My camera was not connecting to my computer for some reason, so I will just have to use a thousand words or more.

I stayed in a dorm room the first night, and got to meet some students, some in engineering, some not, but what I discovered I love about this school so much is that everyone attending share the same passion for the same subject: aerospace. Granted, they're in all sorts of disciplines related to aerospace, but everyone loves flying, airplanes, rockets, you name it. And these students are very serious about their academics. They aren't here to goof off or anything.

Rocket Club at this school means designing and building satellites, driving them over to White Sands, and launching them into orbit. Wow.

I was able to sit in on a class today with an aerospace engineering student. I'm glad I was able to follow along; it was on a subject I have already studied in physics, rotational kinematics. Only kicked up to a college level. We never used double integrals to crank out the moment of inertia in my high school physics class!

Tomorrow morning I am going to observe a student flight, meaning I'm actually going to go up in an airplane with a student and see what flight training is like. Ooooo. I haven't actually flown since I was three years old.

If I can afford it, I am definitely hoping to attend this school in the fall. Embry-Riddle is simply the ultimate school for the aerospace enthusiast.

2 comments:

R2K said...

"Rocket Club at this school means designing and building satellites, driving them over to White Sands, and launching them into orbit."

Wow is right!

Hepzibah said...

I sure hope you can go to Embry Riddle!!! I wou7ld if I were you , but then I am not, am I? Still, I think that place was awesome for your type of person.

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