Australian Space Design Competition Finalists
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.