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Australian Space Design Competition Finalists

L–R James Pash, Harrison Grant, Koh Kawaguchi, Oscar Chau, Alexander Hall, Tom Davie and Alex Titchen. Absent – Joseph Bailey and Sembeyan Muthu.

Recently a Hutchins team including Koh Kawaguchi, Alex Titchen, Joseph Bailey, Alexander Hall, Tom Davie, Sembeyan Muthu, Harrison Grant, James Pash and Oscar Chau (all Year 11) entered the 2017 Australian Space Design Competition (ASDC). The ASDC is designed for secondary school students with a passion for space, or are considering a future in STEM fields.

Teams of up to 12 respond to an engineering Request For Tender (RFT) and design a futuristic space settlement which includes planning structural engineering, operations and infrastructure, personnel factors, automation and business development.

The boys worked as a collaborative group outside of school hours to submit a response. Upon return from Term 3 holidays they received the news that they had won and made it through to the finals to be held in Brisbane on 13 and 14 January 2018.

At this event, along with competitors, there will be guests from sister competitions overseas, and the parent organisation – the International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC).

This is a fantastic opportunity for these students and we wish them luck for their upcoming two-day event.

To learn more about the opportunities we provide for boys to become their best, contact our Enrolments Assistant, submit an online Enquiry form or phone 03 6221 4236. We encourage you to book a tour with our Registrar as this is the best way to see our School in action. Read more…