Meet geekStarter’s 2018-2019 High-School and Middle-School Teams

We are excited to welcome our 2018-2019 middle-school and high-school teams and wish them good luck on their projects! RSports – Father Patrick Mercredi HS – Fort McMurray This returning team is working on several projects with their local community: a) A football tackle robot to reduce player injury and collect data to inform coaching ; b) A bear robot decoy to train protection dogs at oil sand sites; c) Using underwater drones to monitor invasive species in waterways; d) Using drones to create 3D images from above for media and emergency services; e) Using robotics to animate stage props for a local theater production. Lethbridge High School iGEM – Lethbridge This returning team based at University of Lethbridge will start recruiting new members and launch its 2019 iGEM activities soon. The goal of their 2018 iGEM project was the removal of heavy metal contaminants from tailings ponds and wastewater using synthetic biology.  United Robotics of Lacombe – Lacombe Composite HS – Lacombe This new team plans to build a robotic dog to scare birds and animals away from gardens and farm land. Notre Dame Collegiate Synthetic Biology – High River This returning team will continue to work on their synthetic biology solution for breaking down fatty buildup in sewage pipes, while developing their skills and training their new team members. The team has recently hosted a Parents Night Synthetic Biology Celebration. The team also hosted the High River Girls Guides as part of their science badge, and taught them about bacteria and synthetic biology. The students used the Amino Labs Canvas Kit to paint with bacteria and immortalized their work using the Amino Labs Keep-It Kit so that they could take them...