UPAEP resumes space rocketry competitions

UPAEP resumes space rocketry competitions

PUEBLA - The Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) announced that it will resume the space rocketry competitions, since not only does it seek recognition in the aerospace field, but it will also contribute to the technological development of the country, training engineers capable of facing challenges in various areas of science and technology.

Casimiro Gómez González, professor of the Dean of Engineering at UPAEP, said that both the aerospace competitions and the Mexican Meeting of Experimental Rocketry Engineering (ENMICE) are emblematic projects that promote technological development in Mexico, where students studying engineering develop their skills, put their knowledge into practice and encourage disruptive thinking.

He highlighted the importance of these competencies in the context of the accelerated growth of the aerospace industry in the country. He pointed out that Mexico has had a little-known history in rocketry since the middle of the last century, but the lack of knowledge transmission led to the disappearance of these efforts.

He said that this competition, which will be held April 11-13, 2024 in Chihuahua, seeks to evaluate the technological design of students through technological reviews conducted by experts in the aerospace industry. The goal is to build rockets that reach significant heights and contribute to national technological progress.

For his part, Adrián Cruz de Jesús, also a professor at the UPAEP Engineering Department, shared details about the AeroDesign competition, which will take place on March 23 at the National Polytechnic Institute.

He highlighted the multidisciplinary nature of the project, which involves students from different engineering fields in the creation of aircraft. The UPAEP team, made up of more than 30 students, has demonstrated its ability to design, build and operate this equipment competitively.

Both professors highlighted the importance of training new generations of aerospace engineers at UPAEP. They indicated that multidisciplinary work, self-management of the equipment and the practical application of knowledge are fundamental elements for success in these projects.

UPAEP, through these competencies, trains engineers capable of facing challenges in various areas of science and technology. With the support of society and the media, it is hoped that these projects will inspire more young people to explore the fascinating world of aerospace engineering in Mexico.