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B9317108698Z.1_20150424174710_000_G3GAJPAPB.1-0The 43rd Space Congress®

A Showcase of Space, Aviation, Technology, Logistics and Manufacturing

Hosted by the Canaveral Council of Technical Societies (CCTS) in collaboration with Career Source Brevard (CSB) and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC), April 28-30, 2015 at the Radisson Resort at the Port

 

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2014 Robotics Showcase

The 2014 Robotics Showcase was held at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa, FL on October 16, 2014.  This was an evening of professional networking for the Space Coast technical community.  Members of competitive robotics teams from numerous high schools were present to demonstrate their work as were members from the Florida Tech NASAbotics team and the Cura Oceanus Foundation, a professional group developing a robot for exploration of the Indian River Lagoon.
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The 2014 Robotics Showcase was sponsored by the Canaveral Council of Technical Societies with the WID Space Coast STEM Council, and the Cape Canaveral Section of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) with additional financial support by the North Florida Section, Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEi); International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Space Coast Chapter; and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Melbourne Section.  The Florida Solar Energy Center hosted the event at their facility in Cocoa, FL.

 

FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Teams Participated in an Open Practice at the 2014 Robotics Showcase.  In addition, FLL held training for coaches, judges and team mentors.

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Members of the Florida Institute of Technology NASAbotics team presented their entrant in the NASAbotics competition, which simulates autonomous mining of regolith.

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Four Brevard County FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams were on hand to present and demonstrate their Robots.  Pictured here is the Robot from Team Horsepower playing catch with visiting children.

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Pictured here, members of Team Voltage and the Pink Team discuss FRC with visiting professionals.  Team Voltage won the 2014 Creativity Award sponsored by Xerox at the South Florida Regional FRC competition.  The Pink Team won the 2014 Chesapeake Regional Engineering Excellence Award sponsored by Delphi.
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Palm Bay Magnet High School support six teams participating in the VEX® Robotics Competition (VRC).  Members of these teams were on hand to demonstrate their hardware and demonstrate VRC competition in a full-size competition field.  The Palm Bay teams Qualified for VRC World competition for the past 5 years and went to French Nationals Competition in 2013.

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The Cura Oceanus Foundation exhibited technologies for exploration of rivers, including the Indian River Lagoon, at the 2014 Robotics Showcase.

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15th Annual Exemplary Science Teachers’ Awards

15th Exemplary Teacher Awards Banquet

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2013 Engineers’ Week Photos

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42nd Space Congress Photos

42nd Space Congress  Registration

Registration desk at the CCTS 42nd Space Congress.®  From left to right: William Macdonald, CCTS Secretary; Rich Kiefer, CCTS Treasurer; Bob Shaw, CCTS Vice Chairman; unknown registrant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

42nd Space Congress  Registration

Registration desk at the CCTS 42nd Space Congress.®  From left to right: William Macdonald, CCTS Secretary; Linda Bradley, 42nd Space Congress Vice Chair; Frederick Martin, 42nd Space Congress General Chairman; unknown registrant.

 

 

 

 

42nd Space Congress  Presentation

Presentation at the CCTS 42nd Space Congress® in the auditorium of the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa, FL, Dec. 7, 2012.

 

 

42nd Space Congress  General Chairman and Program Chair

General Chairman of the CCTS 42nd Space Congress ® Frederick Martin (right), and Program Chairman Nicolas Pelaez (left)

 

 

 

 

 

 

42nd Space Congress  Exhibit Floor

Exhibit area of the CCTS 42nd Space Congress ®, held at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa, FL, Dec. 7, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

42nd Space Congress  Break Hosted by MSRP

Afternoon break hosted by Missile, Space and Range Pioneers, Inc. (MSRPI) at the CCTS 42nd Space Congress ®.

 

 

 

 

 

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CCTS Robotics Day, 2012 Photos

CCTS 2012 Robotics Day – NASA Lunabotics

Members of the NASA Exploration Office demonstrate a NASA Lunabotics robotics, and discuss the Lunabotics competition at the 2012 CCTS Space Coast Robotics Day, held at Roosevelt Elementary School in Cocoa Beach, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

CCTS 2012 Robotics Day – Keynote Speaker Gary Dahlke

Keynote speaker Gary Dahlke speaks on the robotic exploration of Mars at the 2012 CCTS Space Coast Robotics Day, held at Roosevelt Elementary School in Cocoa Beach, FL.

 

CCTS 2012 Robotics Day – FTC Purple Haze

The Space Coast Jr./Sr. High Purple Haze team demonstrate a robot for the FIRST® Tech Challenge at the 2012 CCTS Space Coast Robotics Day, held at Roosevelt Elementary School in Cocoa Beach, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCTS 2012 Robotics Day – FRC Team Voltage Demo

The Melbourne High School Team Voltage presents their FIRST® Robotics Competition robot to a large audience at the 2012 CCTS Space Coast Robotics Day, held at Roosevelt Elementary School in Cocoa Beach, FL.

 

 

 

CCTS 2012 Robotics Day – FRC Team Horespower

The Horsepower Team, representing Merritt Island including students from Merritt Island High, Edgewood Jr./Sr. High, Merritt Island Christian School, presents their FRC robot at the 2012 CCTS Space Coast Robotics Day, held at Roosevelt Elementary School in Cocoa Beach, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

CCTS 2012 Robotics Day – FRC Pink Team

The Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High, Rockledge High, Viera High Pink Team,  2012 WORLD Championship Finalist, presents their FRC robot at the 2012 CCTS Space Coast Robotics Day, held at Roosevelt Elementary School in Cocoa Beach, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCTS 2012 Robotics Day – FRC Bionic Tigers

The Cocoa High School and Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Bionic Tigers FRC team presents their robot at the 2012 CCTS Space Coast Robotics Day, held at Roosevelt Elementary School in Cocoa Beach, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCTS 2012 Robotics Day – Florida Tech Lunabotics

Members of the Florida Institute of Technology 2012 Lunabotics competition team with their display at the 2012 CCTS Space Coast Robotics Day.

 

 

CCTS 2012 Robotics Day – FIRST Lego League Open Practice

Participants in the FIRST® Lego League open practice at the 2012 CCTS Space Coast Robotics Day, held at Roosevelt Elementary School in Cocoa Beach, FL.

 

CCTS 2012 Robotics Day – CCTS Members

CCTS Officers and planning committee members at the 2012 CCTS Space Coast Robotics Day.  Left to right: Rich Kiefer, CCTS Treasurer; Bob Shaw, CCTS Vice Chairman; Joe Brown, CCTS Robotics Day Planning Committee member; David Fleming, CCTS Chairman.

 

CCTS 2012 Robotics Day – Basketball shootout

FIRST® Robotics Competition robots from the Bionic Tigers and the Horsepower Teams participate in a basketball shoot-out at the 2012 CCTS Space Coast Robotics Day.

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CCTS 2012 Annual Exemplary Teachers’ Awards Banquet Photos

At its Annual Exemplary Science Teacher Awards Banquet, held 8-11-11 at the BCC Planetarium  & Observatory, the seven Brevard County Science Teachers selected were:  (Left to Right) Wendy Shelden, Ralph Williams Elementary; Nicole Turner, Westside Elementary; Meredith Fredricks, Edgewood Jr/Sr High; Lucretia E. Balch, Satellite High; Beverly A. Moser, Melbourne High; Deborah Austin, DeLaura Middle School; and Janna Johnston, Roy Allen Elementary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 9, 2011 Kathryn Strickland of James Madison MS receiving CCTS Excellence in Science Certificate Award from Ken Jongebloed, CCTS Secretary.

 

 

 

 

 

May 9, 2011 Kathryn Strickland of James Madison MS receiving CCTS Excellence in Science Medallion Award from Ken Jongebloed, CCTS Secretary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2011 CCTS Engineers’ Week Banquet

Members of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Student Branch of AIAA speaking to participant at the 2011 CCTS/AIAA/ASCE Engineers Week Banquet

 

 

 

 

Mike Gordon, Space Shuttle Orbiter Leading Edge Structural Subsystem Manager 2001-2010 (left), and Matt Melis, Aerospace Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center (right).  Speakers at the 2011 CCTS/AIAA/ASCE Engineers Week Banquet, “Lessons from Columbia.”

 

 

 

 

 

Overview of the 2011 CCTS/AIAA/ASCE Engineers Week Banquet, held at the Radisson at the Port, Cape Canaveral, FL.

 

 

 

Florida Tech Blended Wing Body UAV “Ralos” on display at the 2011 CCTS/AIAA/ASCE Engineers Week Banquet.  Project leader, Sharif Abdel-Magid.

 

 

 

 

CCTS Chairman Jerry Johnson (left), CCTS Vice Chairman David Fleming (center), and Mike Gordon (right), on of the speakers at the 2011 CCTS/AIAA/ASCE Engineers Week Banquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 CCTS Engineers Week achievement award presented to Ms. Laura Hammer (right) by CCTS Awards Chairman, Mr. William Macdonald (left).  Ms. hammer was recognized for her leadership of Melbourne-based Harris Corporation’s Space Structure business.  The award was presented at the 2011 Engineers Week banquet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 CCTS Technical Achievement  Award winner, Mr. Michael Sham (left), being presented the award by CCTS Awards Chairman, Mr. William Macdonald (right) at the 2011 Engineers Week banquet.  Mr. Sham was recognized for his rapid development of critical hardware to support the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty between Russia and the United states.

 

 

 

 

 

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