Year 12 student Nathan Westwick has won the NE Rowe category in a national competition organised by the Royal Aeronautical Society. The first stage of the competition took place on 8 March where Nathan delivered a 20-minute lecture on ‘Rocket Nozzles, how they work and how they don’t melt’ and won the under-18s category in the Sir Michael Marshall Lecture Competition.
After this stage, he was invited to compete in the national competition where all the winners from the different branch lecture competitions submit
a 3000-word report based on their presentation to the Royal Aeronautical Society. Nathan submitted his 3,000 report on rocket propulsion and recently found out that he has won the N E Rowe award in the under 22s category of the competition.
I am looking forward to meeting all the other award receiptents as there will be leaders in the aerospace industry present to collect other prizesNathan Westwick
Huge congratulations to Nathan who travelled to the Royal Aeronautical Society’s headquarters in London this month to receive his award. Nathan is planning to go to university after Hills Road to do a degree in aerospace engineering and then on to working on rockets in the future!