Well done to all our teams who took part in the Connacht finals in the Galway Lawn Tennis Club Fionn Waters, Conor Naughton, Sam Glynn, JJ Glynn Mairead Haverty Holly Redington Aisling Finn Keely Murphy Biggins Niamh Dooley Amy Burns Mia Donoghue Katie Maloney Aoibhe Burke Emma Kelly Orla Costello Hannah Burke
Good luck to our transition year team who compete in the national finals of CANSAT in Birr Castle today, Friday 15th. The competition is run in conjunction with European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO), European Space Agency (ESA), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Cork Electronics Industry Association (CEIA) and Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT).
Their mission is to place their project into a rocket, to measure air temperature, air pressure, humidity and soil temperature. While constantly receiving data back to a laptop and tracking their project via GPS as it returns safely back to Earth using a parachute they designed and made themselves.
Photos and videos of the event will be shared on the teams Facebook page and snapchat account.
Team Facebook page: m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1935534303337512
Snapchat username: can-struction
Please follow them today to help them in their mission.
Dunmore Parents Council would like to thank everyone who attended the Family Quiz Night, all the local businesses who kindly sponsored prizes on the night and to everyone who supported the monster raffle.
Quiz Winners 3rd place – David Burke, Scott Green, Sean Kelly, & Mr. Fleming
2nd place – Liam Burns, Johnathon Comer Karl Comer & Ms Brogan
1st place – Koyla McGagh, Mr. McGagh, Mrs McGagh & Mr.McManus
Raffle Winners 3rd place – Tommie Ronayne – € 50
2nd place – Kathleen Gilmore – €150
1st place – Treasa Kivlehan – €400
Two transition year teams participated in the local GMIT regional Cansat final, with Team CAN-Struction being victorious on the day. They will now compete in the national finals in Birr on Friday April 15th. The competition is an Engineering-Science Technology Project run by the European Space Agency.The aim of the competition is to design and manufacture all the sub-systems of a satellite and fit the contents inside the volume of a coke can. Teams were required to measure air temperature, air pressure, air humidity, altitude, soil temperature once the satellite landed and transmit all the data wirelessly to a nearby laptop. Students were required to assemble the components together, programme them, and also design a parachute to allow for the safe return of the completed module once dropped from a height. Below is a short video of last years national final, to give you a brief outlay of the overall project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeUNIGFHCYQ