Sage is a Slocan Valley student who loves downhill biking , nature and being outdoors and listening to punk music! Sage participated in the Kootenay Contraption Contest with other students from W.E. Graham Community School in Slocan. His teacher, Signy Frederickson, sent us the class contraptions and the whole class will be taking home a sweet prize thanks to Sage’s innovative entry. The classroom prize STEAM Kits include a robotic arm, catapult, smartphone microscope and Makey Makey Go. Thank you to IO Design & Engineering for partnering with us on the STEAM Kits for classroom winners.
Sage’s entry is focused on a solution to reuse and recycle paper and elastic bands and turn them into new masks for COVID-19 Safety. The technical part that makes it all happen is a conveyor belt that will send recycled paper and elastic bands to a sewing machine that will then assemble everything together. There would be a possibility to automate a custom printing on the new masks and it would be powered with solar panels.
Sage’s parents, Jennifer Hewitt and Jesse Novak are so proud and our GLOWS team is so happy to be able to show off Kootenay ingenuity, like Sage has displayed with his contraption.
GLOWS and the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology would like to thank FortisBC for their ongoing support and title sponsorship of the Kootenay Contraption Contest. Without sponsors like FortisBC it would be very difficult for KAST to continue to offer Growing and Learning Opportunities With STEAM to youth in our region.