[OYAN] Apollo 50th Challenge for MS or HS Teams: Engineering Design, Robotics Programming, & Drones

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Tue Feb 26 12:10:00 PST 2019

Please pardon the cross-posting.


Here is an opportunity to sponsor a team of middle school or high school students to compete in the Apollo 50th Challenge. Each team will design a lunar module, use a drone to correctly place it on "the moon," and then program a robot to complete a set of challenges to explore the "lunar surface." The statewide challenge will be on July 20, 2019 in Dallas, Oregon, and the deadline to register teams is March 31st. Registration is free, no experience is necessary, there will be three opportunities and a stipend for coaches to receive training, and a free or discounted drone and robot are available to teams with a demonstrated need. Teams must be affiliated with an organization such as a school, library, museum, after-school program, or club. More details are in the email and PDF brochure linked below. Please share this information with staff who may be interested.


Jen Maurer, MLS
School Library Consultant
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From: OR_Sci_Teachers [mailto:or_sci_teachers-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of RUMAGE Jamie - ODE
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 5:33 PM
To: 'or_sci_teachers at listsmart.osl.state.or.us'
Subject: [OR_Sci_Teachers] Apollo 50th Challenge

Fifty years ago, NASA took one giant leap for mankind. - the Apollo Program!
July 20, 2019 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the landing of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon in Apollo 11.

The South Metro Salem STEM Partnership, as the designated Challenge host for NASA's Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline (NESSP), will hold a statewide challenge on July 20, 2019, at LaCreole Middle School in Dallas, OR.

The challenge - called the Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge (ANGLeS Challenge) - includes team engineering design, flying a drone and programming a Lego robot.  The team that wins the Oregon Hub Challenges will earn a Grand Prize of a trip to Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas!

A downloadable PDF brochure with more information about the challenge<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdrive.google.com%2Fopen%3Fid%3D1w7EtYFmII3kD74VJYLJPzv6IUR2yDMQd&data=02%7C01%7CMelissa.Dubois%40oit.edu%7Cf278b3f2dd10490ee35b08d69870ac70%7Cf4db50f235d14e0694e2167755273558%7C0%7C0%7C636864007038356667&sdata=wby%2BSBRxXBLQez%2FEkeHYleDXaZDv4bCMXGl0k7qHTd0%3D&reserved=0> (this info is Oregon-specific) is available.  The main challenge site (national info) is https://nwessp.org/apollo50/.  REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY OPEN<https://nwessp.org/apollo50/registration/> and will close March 31, 2019.

Coaches interested in leading a team are eligible for travel assistance, free equipment and a stipend for participation. No experience necessary.
There will be Coach Trainings in Bend<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdrive.google.com%2Fopen%3Fid%3D1ET8Gmi0R--dpOXPMv4LYIyOgwlB7NqAC&data=02%7C01%7CMelissa.Dubois%40oit.edu%7Cf278b3f2dd10490ee35b08d69870ac70%7Cf4db50f235d14e0694e2167755273558%7C0%7C0%7C636864007038356667&sdata=KRlsIPP5i2vrTJrDvfAfFJuDbG1OWJV0ZhYx3o5MHjo%3D&reserved=0>, Klamath Falls<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdrive.google.com%2Fopen%3Fid%3D1LOamYLB-NNywzMg3f-l_Xte9F1Il40gE&data=02%7C01%7CMelissa.Dubois%40oit.edu%7Cf278b3f2dd10490ee35b08d69870ac70%7Cf4db50f235d14e0694e2167755273558%7C0%7C0%7C636864007038366677&sdata=IyXrrRw5eqBOiTLKRQKrYZMWBSl0la71VA0GyNs2tOw%3D&reserved=0> and Wilsonville<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdrive.google.com%2Fopen%3Fid%3D1EqrK6uids0VB9DjK_vjh2jxTAGhCcXev&data=02%7C01%7CMelissa.Dubois%40oit.edu%7Cf278b3f2dd10490ee35b08d69870ac70%7Cf4db50f235d14e0694e2167755273558%7C0%7C0%7C636864007038366677&sdata=bm9z%2F%2BSa6T63y8dtZSH9eCV9GFZ9FeEPhx9nXByff0s%3D&reserved=0>.

Hilda Pereyo (hpereyo at uw.edu<mailto:hpereyo at uw.edu>) and Theresa Desaulniers (DESAULNIERS_THERESA at salkeiz.k12.or.us<mailto:DESAULNIERS_THERESA at salkeiz.k12.or.us>) are the Oregon leads for the competition and are happy to answer any questions.

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