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School of Engineering

Get S.E.T.

How Much Energy Does it Take to Launch a Rocket into Orbit?

Le Grand High School serves a diverse student population that is limited in technology-based activities in their curriculums. The Get S.E.T. Engineering Service Learning team partnered with the Le Grand physics department to develop and implement a water rocket project to teach topics such as acceleration, conservation of energy, and engineering design to about 150 students each year. The Water Rocket project was tested, assessed and delivered in March of 2020.


Faculty Adviser:

Associate Professor

Min Hwan Lee 

Research Interests: 

  • Electrochemical energy conversion and storage (e.g., fuel cells and batteries)
  • Next-generation non-volatile memory (e.g., resistive switching memory)
  • Electrochemical nano-patterning
  • Nanoscale electrochemistry
  • Nanoscale material interface and surface phenomena
  • Scanning probe microscopy-based observations


Le Grand High School


Team Biographies