Young Manitoba Hams Travel the World to Show How it's
Done ... Go, Canada, Go!
These guys launch balloons to the edge of space, deploy robot aircraft at altitude and build ground stations to talk to the space station. Not bad for a bunch of teachers and kids on the Canadian prairies eh? -VE4BAW/VE4AE
SHARP Students Go to England and Australia
Shaftesbury High Altitude Robotics Project member Dylan Fijal (VA4DFJ) will be travelling to Camborne in Cornwall England at the end of the month to participate in the International Student Science Fair (ISSF) at the Camborne Science and International Academy. The ISSF brings together students and school leaders to share and develop their ideas about science.
The goals of the ISSF are to provide students with opportunities to:
· communicate scientific knowledge and concepts to an international audience
· think critically about how effective leadership in science can provide solutions to complex societal issues, and make cross-cultural connections with gifted science students, teachers and principals
Dylan will be highlighting how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education at Shaftesbury High School is facilitated by amateur radio through the Shaftesbury High Altitude Robotics Project.
“Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!”
Diljot Garcha, (VE4DSG) and Navjot Garcha (VE4NSG) will be going Down Under to represent Shaftesbury and SHARP at the Australian Science & Mathematics School Science Fair in Adelaide Australia this September. Participating students at this international event make presentations and poster displays on the innovative aspects of the work done at their schools. The theme of this year’s fair is “Shining a Light on Communication for a Sustainable Future”. The SHARP team will focus on how amateur radio at Shaftesbury is being used to broaden communications for students around the world and to low earth orbit via amateur radio. SHARP’s SOAR-1 project (Shaftesbury Overhead Amateur (radio) Repeater) and the ARISS telebridge project (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) will be featured by the Garcha brothers.
Robert Striemer VE4SHS
Teacher, Shaftesbury High School, Pembina Trails School Division, Manitoba