Three engineering students out of Queen’s University in Kingston have created a rocket for a NASA rocket launch competition for Indigenous students. Métis students, Maranda Cherry and Jeff McCaw and Ulkatcho student, Eric Birchall are the only Indigenous team this side of the border to partake. They put together their own funds, alongside Aboriginal Access to Engineering Director and the project’s supervisor, Melanie Howard. Melanie, who is Mohawk, named the rocket, which is about 2.4-metres and 8.5-kilograms, “Kanatakon’ha 2.0,” which translates to “sparrow” in the Mohawk language.
The rocket launch takes place May 15th.
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