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Okanagan student wins gold at national website design competition

Okanagan student wins gold at national website design competition

An Okanagan student topped the field this week at a national website design competition. Aidan Eglin, a Grade 11 student at Pleasant Valley Secondary School in Armstrong, competed in the technology division at the Skills Canada event in Halifax. His website entry on a maritime seafood restaurant was judged the best of all the national competitors. WATCH BELOW (Aired Dec. 21, 2019): Okanagan teen’s scheduling app gaining momentum 1:56 Okanagan teen’s scheduling app gaining momentum Okanagan teen’s scheduling app gaining momentum “We don’t know yet how the judges scored, but my observations were that Aidan completed the tests in […]

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University of Waterloo team competes in NASA retrieval robot competition

University of Waterloo team competes in NASA retrieval robot competition

TORONTO – A team of 60 engineers from the University of Waterloo competed against teams from across the globe on Thursday, hoping to impress NASA with their retrieval robot. NASA’s Sample Return Robot Challenge kicked off with small mechanical creatures searching through an 8,000-square-metre park at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass. to track down and collect geological samples. The competition’s objective is to encourage innovation in “autonomous navigation” and “robotics technologies” to improve NASA’s missions both in space and on earth. The treasure hunt-like event sees robots search for samples in a variety of environments – from hills […]

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