The Voice for Industry
|April 14, 2010|
The Ingraham High School Rocket Club departs today for the NASA rocket exhibition in Huntsville, Alabama, thanks in part to the generosity of our readers who contributed over $3,000 to support the trip.
The final contribution came from Local 751 of the International Association of Machinists, donating $751.
Another chunk came from Charlie Billow, an Ingraham grad who with himself and a single pick up truck three decades ago founded Charlie's Produce, now one of the largest produce distribution companies in the United States. Go Rams!
Just to confirm it's a small world after all, contributors included Kevin Sutherland, president of Commercial Floor Distributors in Georgetown. Kevin is the former scout master for Troop 186 whose roster includes Patrick Ma, a current Ingraham student who is the mastermind of the rocket club.
Another major boost was provided by Tina Meadows, an engineer at Ederer Crane. Tina helped the club figure out the electronics for the rocket's flight sensor package that will allow the students to evaluate the performance of the rocket's gyroscopes during the flight in Alabama.
The club earned its way into the NASA exhibition by finishing 7th in a national contest last year. It is one of 20 high school programs invited to the show. The Ingraham rocket stands 10 feet tall, weighs 14 pounds and can climb 6,000 feet straight up in less than 20 seconds. It will hopefully be returned safely to earth through a dual parachute descent system triggered electronically by a series of black powder charges.
The club is coached by Ingraham science teacher Peter Shurke, with an assist from Carl Hamilton, a Google employee who mentored the club on behalf of the National Association of Rocketry. The engine for the rocket was donated by Puget Sound Propulsions.
Seattle Industry donations will cover the club's hotel rooms in Huntsville. Any additional funds will support club activities next school year.
In alphabetical order, the other contributors are:
Warren Aakervik, Ballard Oil; Hon. Sally Bagshaw, Seattle City Council; Johnny Bianchi, B&G Machine; Bert Cehovet with a match from Washington Chain; Jeff Darling, Washington Liftruck; Susan Garber-Yonts, Duwamish TMA; Shaunta Hyde and Liz Warman, The Boeing Company; Mike Kelly, ASKO Processing; Matt Lyons, Nucor Steel Seattle; John Odland, MacMillan-Piper; Cody Olson, Puget Sound Energy; Vince O'Halloran, Sailors' Union of the Pacific; Pam Romine, Manufacturing Industrial Council; Linda Styrk, Port of Seattle; Kim Suelzle, CityIce; Terry Seaman, Seidelhuber Iron and Bronze Works, and Ron Taylor, Capital Industries.
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Northbound I-5 CLOSED at Night
Crews will close northbound I-5 between Boeing Access Road and Spokane Street at 11:59 p.m. on the following nights:
Friday, April 16
Friday, April 23
Saturday, April 24
Friday, April 30
Saturday, May 1
Crews will also close northbound I-5 between SR 599 and Boeing Access Road at midnight and reopen the roadway at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 17. Drivers will be detoured to SR 599 and will return to northbound I-5 via Boeing Access Rd.
DETOUR: A signed detour will direct drivers to exit at Martin Luther King Way (exit 157) to Airport Way and back onto I-5 via Edgar Martinez Way/SR 519. Crews will reopen the roadway by 8 a.m. each morning.
Drivers should consider taking alternate routes such as I-405 or SR 99 to avoid long delays and backups during the closures.
I-5 Martin Way to 48th Street NB and SB (milepost 109 to 114)– LONG TERM ROAD AND LANE CLOSURES
WSDOT is replacing 295 concrete panels and installing more than 56,000 dowel bars to support the roadway on 25.5 miles of I-5 between Martin Way in Lacey and 48th Street in Tacoma to create a smoother driving surface. Construction will require nightly lane closures and some weekend closures of I-5 in Thurston and Pierce Counties through August 13th. During construction there will be a total of nine weekend closures. Detours will be in place when possible.
April 24 to 25 - I-5 northbound CLOSED beginning 10:00 PM Saturday to 10:00 AM Sunday from exit 111 to exit 114.
April 30 to May 2 - I-5 Lakewood/Tacoma SB - Extended Triple Lane Closure (7 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday)
Weekend lane closures on I-5 between Martin Way and Mounts Road could create up to 15-mile backups.
Weekend lane closures on I-5 between Gravelly Lake and 48th Street could create up to 10-mile backups.
And it goes on until Auguat 13th!
MORE INFORMATION: For more information and a full calendar of closures and detour routes visit: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/pavementrehab/i5martinwayto48thst.
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