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 home.
- Robots by Olots – Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy – Canmore
This returning team will continue to work on a solution for tagging and sorting out plastics at recycling facilities with a focus on the robotics component.
- Patriots Robotics – Lester B Pearson High School – Calgary
This new team plans to build a robotics platform to assist with forest fire management.
- Ted Harrison School: Design Thinking Team – Calgary
This returning team will continue to work on designing and building a litter picker robot for public spaces e.g park or school yard.
- Queen Elizabeth HS Robotics – Edmonton
This new team plans to build a robotic device to help people with mobility issues.