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The Gathering Part Three: Wednesday

July 13th, 2020|

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 and loves inspiring everyone to do their best. With her ability to encourage everyone to think outside the box, be creative and use their ingenuity,

KIBO Robot Programming Challenge Training & Support

July 12th, 2020|

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 of the participants knowledge and experience. There was also a late start and extra logistical challenges due to COVID-19 restrictions. OGLAF believes this challenge is

The Gathering Part Two: Tuesday

July 12th, 2020|

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 a new program started to coincide with the next launch window. This might not be for another two years, cause a lot of wastage of

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

July 9th, 2020|

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.

The Gathering Part One: Sunday and Monday

July 9th, 2020|

‘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.

UBTECH Scholarship Press Release

June 29th, 2020|

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!"

New Passion Discovered: Scuba Diving

June 29th, 2020|

When I attended the One Giant Leap Australia USA Tour in 2019, I had so many amazing challenges and experiences. One of those was to try scuba diving. I was super keen to start scuba after I got back home. I love it as much as I thought I would.

KIBO Robot Programming Challenge – GADGET GIRLS

June 19th, 2020|

Several of our One Giant Leap Australia Foundation student ambassadors joined with some of their friends to create a team , ‘The Gadget Girls’, to enter this year’s KIBO-Robot Programming Challenge (RPC). This is an educational competition to solve various given problems by designing code to control real robots in the International Space Station (ISS). The program is hosted by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). One Giant Leap Australia

Swimming Training Continues Despite Lockdown Restrictions

June 15th, 2020|

Since returning from the One Giant Leap Australia Space Camp USA Tour in 2019, I have been following my passion for open water swimming. To be more specific - my goal of swimming the English Channel in 2021. I have a renewed enthusiasm and belief in myself. Swimming training has been a bit tough with the Covid-19 restrictions, but I have not allowed that to deter me. I have not been able to train in the pool due to all

Future Leader Academy

June 10th, 2020|

In January I was invited to travel to Sydney to participate in the ‘Future Leader Academy’, run by the One Giant Leap Australia Foundation as part of their Student Ambassador Program. It was such a great time spent with other student ambassadors, where were given so many opportunities to try new things and speak to amazing people. Over the 5 days spent in the Hawkesbury region, north-western Sydney, we participated in several teleconferences. One was with Professor Greg Chamitoff, who

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