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IEEE YP Barbecue – July 7 2015

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

IEEE YP Winnipeg is hosting their annual barbecue in conjunction with the Winnipeg section on Thursday, July 7



  • Admission: $5 for IEEE members, $10 for non-members
  • Location: Site 4 volleyball court – Assiniboine Park
  • Time: Tuesday July 7, 2015, 6:00PM
  • Food will be served (standard barbeque fare) with vegetarian options available

Please RSVP via  


Winnipeg Space Apps Challenge 2014

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of collaborators and 100+ local partner organizations.

The challenges are divided into five categories: Technology in space, Human Space Flight, Asteroids, Earth Watch, and Robotics. Each category features a number of challenges for all age groups and interests. From software development, to website design, to video editing, and hardware development. There is a challenge for everyone.

The event takes place from April 12-13, 2014 in 90+ cities around the world and on the International Space Station in low-Earth-orbit. Winnipeg will be hosting one of the sites at the University of Manitoba.

This event is free and open to anyone ages 16+. The top two solutions will receive prizes and be entered into the worldwide competition where they will be judged by a panel of NASA judges.

Highlights from last year can be found at

To register visit .

Event Details:

  • When: April 12, 2014 from 8:30am until April 13, 2014 at 6:00pm.
  • Where: E1-270 EITC, University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus

Event Sponsors:

  • WISE Kid-Netic Energy
  • UofM Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • IEEE Winnipeg Section
  • Canadian Space Society Winnipeg Chapter
  • University of Manitoba Space Applications and Technology Society

Space Camp 2013

Thursday, April 25th, 2013



August 19-23, 2013, from 8:30-5:00pm daily.


E2-229 EITC, University of Manitoba


This summer, Grade 9-11 students can get a chance to explore the frontiers of Science and Engineering! Meet university students, professors, industry experts, and an astronaut! The Camp forucses on aerospace and space ideas, with exciting demos and hands-on activities!

What will be happening at camp?

  • Space physics and rocket theory
  • Satellite communications
  • Detecting illegal transmitters
  • Remote sensing
  • Picosatellites and nanotechnology
  • High altitude balloon launch, tracking, and recovery operations
  • Model rocket building and launch
  • Various lab tours and demonstrations in the Faculty of Engineering
  • Robotics workshops
  • And lots more!


Camp is $125 per camper. Payment in full is required to confirm registration.  Maximum Number of participants is 45.  Bursaries are available for families in need. Register online by clicking here!

For more information, visit Or you can contact Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) at 474-8148 or

Manitoba Robot Games 2013

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013


The 18th annual Manitoba Robot Games will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Tec Voc High School. The competition encourages elementary and high school students to learn about robotics and look to a career in engineering.

The event is opened to the public. All interested should visit Tech Voc High School to see some of the creative designs from the students, learn how to get involved, and event test out some of the robots.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Games!

For more information, visit

“Dark Side of the Jam” (NASA Game Jam)

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

What is the Dark Side of the Jam? (

On March 9th and 10th, game developers around the planet will gather to make games about space and science. NASA is opening up its 3D asset vault for this event.

Winnipeg is hosting its own satellite NASA “Dark Side of the Jam.”

10 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday March 9, and 10 am to 6:00 pm,
Sunday, March 10. (Showcase at 3pm Sunday Open to Public)
University of Manitoba Smart Park Event Centre,
2nd Floor 100 One Research Road Winnipeg, MB R3T 6E3 

Register for the Winnipeg Event or ask: 

The Dark Side of the Jam is open to all, whether you’re a veteran developer, hobbyist, or student. Ideally your games will not only be great achievements in coding prowess, but will help capture the public’s interest in the real science and technology advancements being made in aerospace exploration.

There is no fee; soft drinks and snacks provided. We ask that each registrant be ready to make a ~10$ donation to Winnipeg Harvest; bring goods: and we will drop them off.

  1. Canned fish and poultry – tuna, or salmon (packed in water) chicken or turkey
  2. Canned fruit and vegetables (packed in own juice)
  3. Canned stew, chili, brown beans
  4. Peanut Butter
  5. Baby Food – jars of chicken, beef, vegetables or fruit, infant cereal such as oatmeal, barley or rice, Formula with added iron (While donations of infant formula with added iron are needed, Winnipeg Harvest supports breastfeeding.)
  6. Whole grain pasta/whole wheat pasta
  7. Rice – brown, converted or parboiled
  8. Canned spaghetti sauce or tomatoes
  9. Cereal – high fiber, non-sugar coated
  10. Canned soup – lentil, pea, vegetable