One Giant Leap Australia Foundation Student Ambassadors and the STEM Girl Power Initiative

Four of our female One Giant Leap Australia Foundation Student Ambassadors (Nicola, Coco, Jessica and Suzana) have been selected by a representative of the Queensland Government to make a presentation via teleconference to girls registered for their STEM Girl Power Program. Our ambassadors will be talking about their individual journeys in Science, Technology, Engineering and…

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The Gathering Part Four: Thursday

One of our new student ambassadors, Ezra Miller, joined us today. Before his arrival Ezra said, “I am super excited to connect with like-minded passionate students and participate in experiments and programs about space and technology. I love learning and these opportunities to make and meet new and old friends.” Ezra hadn’t met some of…

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The Gathering Part Three: Wednesday

Today was a day of fun and creativity with Jenna coming to spend some time with the Student Ambassadors. Jenna is a photography and visual arts teacher in an all girls’ public high school in Sydney. She is a huge supporter of One Giant Leap Australia and is extremely creative. She is a cosplay guru…

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KIBO Robot Programming Challenge Training & Support

Over the last few days One Giant Leap Australia Foundation (OGLAF) facilitated and hosted a special training and support program offered to all Australian teams registered for this year’s KIBO Robot Programming Challenge (RPC). There are many keen teams participating in the challenge but over the last few months there were gaps identified in some…

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The Gathering Part Two: Tuesday

This morning the student ambassadors did a hands-on activity, simulating and comparing various orbits to calculate the best time for launch to Mars. They learnt and discussed why there are launch-windows, times in which is it suitable to launch to Mars and if that opportunity is missed, whole programs might need to be scrapped and…

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Gadget Girls and the KIBO Robot Programming Challenge Training and Support Program

The Gadget Girls team are competing in this year’s KIBO Robot Programming Challenge (RPC). Most of their team have been able to travel to north-west Sydney to participate in the KIBO RPC Training and Support Program offered by One Giant Leap Australia Foundation (OGLAF). The program has been organised by OGLAF to help address gaps in knowledge and experience identified amongst many of the challenge participants, especially as the teams have been facing extra challenges due to COVID-19 restrictions and a later start to the challenge than originally planned.

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The Gathering Part One: Sunday and Monday

‘The Gathering’ is the name given to the most recent Future Leaders Academy event. One Giant Leap Australia Foundation student ambassadors have come from all over New South Wales to gather with some of their fellow ambassadors. Some know each other from when they attended our Space Camp USA Tour. Some have also met at previous events. Others are meeting each other for the first time.

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UBTECH Scholarship Press Release

Imagine coming home from school and there is a knock on the door. Your mum opens the door and a stranger walks in and gives you a cheque for $4,000 and a robot. This is exactly what happened to Luke Aylmore from Western Australia.

He recently received a wonderful surprise when Andrew Waddington turned up at Luke’s home to present him with an UBTECH scholarship. The scholarship is to assist Luke to achieve a long-held dream to go with One Giant Leap Australia on their Space Camp USA Tour in 2021. Andrew also presented Luke with one of UBTECH’s robot kits. Andrew said, “It was wonderful to see the excitement in Luke’s eyes when we were able to fulfill one of his dreams. It is one of those moments I will never forget!”

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