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Two Hawai'i community colleges came out on top at the annual CanSat International Competition

KCC Can Sat TeamKapi'olani Community College's CanSat team took home the top prize for designing, building and launching a space-related mission at the annual CanSat International Competition held in Abilene, TX in June, while Leeward Community College's CanSat team placed 8th overall. The students prepared for nearly eight months for this final showdown in Texas, out-performing stiff competition from top universities from around the world.

According to Kapi'olani CC team faculty advisor Hervé Collin, these students went through a complete engineering design process from presenting a Preliminary Design Review (PDR) to building and testing the designed and/or modified system, and finally, launching the payload on a rocket flying at about 2000 feet in the atmosphere. Students used CAD software to design the units, and used 3D printers to build them.

The project was supported by various grants from the National Science Foundation, Space Grant Hawai'i, and in collaboration with Windward Community College, which provided support to the Kapi'olani team with two test launches.

Press Release:
Kapi'olani CC students win first place in Cansat International Competition

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