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Sunday, March 29, 2015

The LDM's Winning Squad for Round Two. Computer Graphics for the New Voyager. Farpont's Voyagers Prep for Round Three. How to Fly a Spaceship to the Space Station. The Imaginarium.

Phoenix Squad Earns Top Squad for Round Two in this Year's Long Duration Mission

Yesterday I had to pleasure of awarding Top Squad to the Phoenix Squadron for round 2 of the 8 mission which make up this school year's Long Duration Mission.  Several members of the winning squad were in attendance at the monthly Voyager's Club meeting held yesterday at Renaissance Academy in Lehi.  Let's just say they made some noise over the announcement.   

Round Two's total points were:
Phoenix Squad:  51.63
Prometheus Squad:  46.19
Nautilus Squad:  46.13
Scorpio Squad:  45.38
Kraken Squad:  40.88

The Phoenix Squad at the end of their Round Two mission with coaches Jay and Brittney
Zeddy was the captain for this round.  His leadership was one of many reasons the team succeeded. Affan was the team's choice for MVP.  He manned the Damage Control Station and blew through the damage reports getting equipment repaired in record time.  Congratulations Phoenix Squad.  Watch your backs though. I've heard talk the other squads are already planning their strategies to win Round Three.  

Mr. Williamson

Andrew and Isaac Have Great Plans for the New Voyager's Tactical Displays

Andrew (left) is a supervisor at the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center in Pleasant Grove. Isaac (right) is a member of our Farpoint Voyagers Club.  Both are heavy into computer graphics and have great plans for the tactical animations we will use in the new Voyager, scheduled to open this summer a Renaissance Academy.  They gave me a demonstration a couple Saturday's ago.  I was impressed and gave the green light for further development.  There is one problem - they need help with this massive project.  They need willing volunteers to help them with the 3D modelling.  I invited them to assist Emily as teachers in the Farpoint Voyager's Computer Production Department.
Contact me if you have an interest in that department and are willing to put the time into learning the basics of 3D computer modelling.

Farpoint Voyagers Prepare for Round Three in this Year's Long Duration Mission

Cadets in the Farpoint Voyager's Club met at Renaissance Academy yesterday for a review of their performances in the second round of this year's LDM.  The winning team was announced.  The new Voyager's Club t-shirts were distributed. The cadets were briefed on the 'what to knows' for the third round of missions starting in a week, and the club's departments met.  It was a busy two hours.  

While Emily gave the Round Three mission briefing, the club's staff huddled in a work session around my classroom table.     


Emily paused from time to time for inspiration during the presentation.  The cadets were patient realizing how honored they were to be seated in a room with such distinguished masters of the Space EdVentures Arts.  A few had their phones out to record the briefing to share with their teammates unable to attend.  

Round three will be brutal.  The ship is heavily damaged.  The Romulans are coming at them with everything they've got, and a new alien race has joined the Romulans in the conquest of humanity. Round Three's success or failure rests with the cadet's problem solving, teamwork, and imagination skills.     

Good Luck Cadets!  I'll see you in the trenches.  

Mr. Williamson

How to Fly a Spaceship to the Space Station

The Imaginarium

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