Coláiste Chiaráin students reach for the sky

first_imgNewsLocal NewsColáiste Chiaráin students reach for the skyBy Alan Jacques – April 16, 2015 867 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Previous articleLimerick Minister targeted by online abusersNext articleMixed reaction to Horizon Mall plan in Limerick Alan Jacques TAGSCEIA CanSat competitionColaiste Chiarainlimerick Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img Print Email Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live THIS weekend a group of students from Coláiste Chiaráin will participate in the annual final of the CEIA CanSat competition at Birr Castle in County Offaly.The competition, which takes place this Saturday, April 18, requires students to design and test a satellite that fits within the dimensions of a standard drink can.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The students qualified for the final following a regional competition hosted by the Limerick Institute of Technology. They designed and 3D printed their satellite, equipped it with a range of sensors. This satellite will be launched by rocket. The students will analyse the data as the satellite falls to ground aided by a parachute. The students will present their data and the details of their project to a panel of judges from education and industry.The winner of the national competition will go on to compete in the European final in Portugal in June 2015. The team is comprised of Conor Foy, Aaron Mullane, Eoin Hayes, William Fenlon and Sterling Nelson, mentored by their teacher, Conor Power.Conor Foy says, “This competition requires a broad range of skills – design, programming and business. It is great to be able to apply what you learn in school to a real world project like this.” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img

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