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Feza Boys students test their Concepts in JPL Invention Challenge

On the 25th November 2017 a group of Feza Boys A level students and with their Headmaster Mr. Albert Simon and students which are Eric Christopher Kadeo, Evans Basil Ewala, James Robert Mtendamema, Martin Calvin Msuya, Samson Ladislaus Msasa, Sydney Deogratius Muganda, Baraka Gibson Mwakipesile, Epiphany Wilbard Kaishe have participated JPL’s Invention Challenge in NASA.

They travelled USD to participate in the JPL Annual Invention Challenge hosted by NASA. It was held at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California. This year’s “Wiffle Ball Loft Contest” required competitors to create a device to launch up to 10 wiffle balls into a plastic tub located 19 feet, 8 inches (6 meters) away within a one-minute time allotment. The challenges were many: launching at the best angles with the varying wind directions; making sure the device was initiated by only one method; and even preventing the wiffle ball from breaking, which would result in disqualification.

Students built a catapult device for the 2017 Invention Challenge, an annual engineering competition at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.

Our team was awarded the most artistic device in the contest.  

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