The Chisholm Catholic College STEMSEL Academy recently won first place during the 2017
Royal Adelaide Show SMART City Challenge and presented their exhibit over Skype
interview last September 6. The team
responded to a challenge that addresses the UNESCO priorities, use of STEMSEL
technology and Dr Yunus Vision of 3 Zeros (Zero Net Carbon, Zero Poverty and
Zero Unemployment). 11 students from
Year 7 to 9 volunteered their time to design and to 3D-print a robotic hand and
used their coding skills to program it using STEMSEL software.
The team was judged by international judge, Dr Jerry
Madakbas, Chairman and supplier of advanced imaging sensors (cameras) to the
NASA Hubble Space Telescope, NASA ACE Explorer Satellite, and Cancer Research,
and Mr John Phillips, STEM Task Force Manager at The Warren Centre of Advanced
Engineering of the University of Sydney.
The team is working towards creating a prototype product
of this project.