Hack-A-Thon Is On!!

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HACK-A-THON DETAILS

Who:
Grades 9 –12

When:
February 23, 2019

Time:
9:00am — ~3:00pm
Lunch will be provided

Where:
Medicine Hat College
Carpentry Lab

How:
Pre-registration is required by February 13th. Email praxis@praxismh.ca with your team names. Once received, your registration will be confirmed.
Registration is capped at 40 participants.

What:
This year’s challenge is to create ways to stop a remote-controlled drone, lightweight unmanned aerial vehicle from flying, including: helicopters, quadcopters, and small fixed wing aircraft less than 250g mass.

Objective:
You are to stop the drone from flying through a 1.0m X 1.0m space. Stopping may consist of any action that prevents the drone from flying, including trapping the propellers, sticking the mechanical parts together, damaging the drone in any way that ceases it to fly, confusing it so it can’t fly, etc.

You will be given time to brainstorm and then time to construct your solution. There will be technical staff on hand to assist you with constructions ideas, safe practices, and implementation. You shall use the tools and materials provided to create solutions; you do not need to bring anything (this will not be permitted).


Inside Education

Students from three school districts participated in the Inside Education Student Summit - Grasslands, Prairie Rose and Horizons. A huge thank you to Cathy Linowski from MHC, Patty Rooks from Praxis, Charlene Gilmore-Schauf and Craig Marshall from Methanex, Ken Pearl from Palliser Airshed, Tracy Kupchenko from Alberta Energy Regulators, Brooklyn Neubeker from SEAWA, and the Pheasants Forever: Alberta Fish and Wildlife. Each presenter posed a big questions for the students and helped them brainstorm answers.

We’d also like to thank the City of Medicine Hat for allowing the group to tour the Solar Plant and the Windmills. It was an amazing day for the students!


Operation Minerva

Operation Minerva is fast approaching! Be sure to speak with your grade nine teacher for more information. You can also call our office for more information, or download our brochure here.


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Calendar of Events:

January 12: Hack-A-Thon

January 22: Operation Minerva

 

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