Wood Middle School teacher Nga Nguyen sets off a rocket as his students look on. The launch was part of Nguyen’s bottle-rocket challenge on Oct. 30 and 31.

Students launch handmade rockets for design class

Wood Middle School teacher Nga Nguyen is introducing his students to more advanced levels of engineering, science and technology. Nguyen teaches a technology and design (TaD) course to get students interested in design and engineering. The TaD lab is part of the newly restructured Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) program at Wood School.