On March 17, 2017, two members of PolyOrbite (Camille and Frédéric) took part in the event “Girls and science: an electrifying duo!”. This event was organized in collaboration between École Polytechnique de Montréal and École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS). We are proud to have been present to promote careers in science and technology to young girls in Quebec.
PolyOrbite held a workshop where young girls built rockets that were launched with an air pump. They had access to a bin of supplies and had to use all their creativity to create a spacecraft that combined aesthetics, performance and solidity.
We also gave a presentation about our new CubeSat ORUS and our tasks in the technical society. Our positions in the Administration team allowed us to also address the management aspect of a project, in addition to the technical aspect of the satellite’s design.
After this event, Camille testified: “I loved working with such passionate young women. As they had chosen the workshops that interested them most, enthusiasm and curiosity were at the rendezvous! I hope I have succeeded in passing on some of my own passion for aerospace. ”
The comments were all very positive and we look forward to the next edition that will take place at École Polytechnique.
For PolyOrbite, sharing our passion and promoting the space and scientific fields are our values.
PolyOrbite held it’s first launch party on Wednesday, April 5th since its creation in 2013! The purpose of this party was to review what has been achieved over the past 4 years and to welcome the new iteration of the CSDC 2016-2018 (Canadian Satellite Design Challenge) with many challenges ahead.
The administrative team demonstrated an incredible sense of logistics to ensure the smooth running of the evening. First of all, the guests were welcomed including sponsors, former members and all professors involved in this project: Supervisor Professor Giovanni Beltrame (InfoLog), Sofiane Achiche (Mechanics), David Saussié (Electrical) and Fabio Cicoira (Chemical).
Among the sponsors present were MDA, CRIAQ, IICAP and CAE.
The guests were able to chat and get to know the members around small snacks and glasses of wine.
After that, Professor Giovanni Beltrame, current president of PolyOrbite Louis Attendu and previous president Constance Fodé (2014-2016) made a speech.
Giovanni Beltrame held a speech to highlight the importance of satellites today and their future.
During his speech, Louis Attendu thanked all members and sponsors who helped PolyOrbite become what it is today.
The rest of the evening, a few members took photos by team to show their motivation for the projects to come!
The other teams are: alimentation, control-operations, data, telecom.
PolyOrbite is also proud to welcome more and more female members to its large family: