Category: Youth

via the ARRL: Ambitious Arizona STEM Planetary Rover Project is a Winner

An Amateur Radio-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiative at an Arizona elementary school culminated on May 22, as youngsters competitively deployed their own radio-controlled rovers to explore a simulated planet set up in the Sonoran Desert. Following in the footsteps of NASA scientists, 25 pupils at Bouse Elementary School — several already holding […]

via the RSGB: Schoolboy makes silicon chips at home

We normally think of silicon chip fabrication as being a cutting-edge practice, requiring huge investments and hundreds of people. However, we learned recently of Sam Zeloof, a 17-year-old high school student in the USA, who is making his own chips in his garage. Using ingenuity and equipment purchased via eBay, including things like an electron […]

via the ARRL: “Scouts BSA” Program Change Expected to Enhance Ham Radio Opportunities for Young Women

Boy Scouts of America’s Radio Scouting Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, says that, although the program name for ages 11 to 17 will change to “Scouts BSA” and begin admitting girls starting on February 1, 2019, the organization’s name remains the same. “Perhaps the big difference is that girls will now be eligible to earn the […]

via the ARRL: Collegiate Radio Amateur Wins Radio Club of America’s “Young Achiever Award”

Ruth Willet, KM4LAO, a 19-year-old student at Michigan’s Kettering University, has received the Radio Club of America’s “Young Achiever Award.” The RCA Young Achiever Award is presented to students of high school age or younger who have demonstrated excellence and creativity in wireless communications, and who have delivered a presentation at the annual RCA Technical Symposium. Receiving the award […]

Wahkiakum HS places 13th nationally in radio contest (Washington)

The School Club Roundup is a contest in February among schools across the country each trying to contact via radio as many other schools as possible. The results were just published this week: Our high school radio club with support from the Wahkiakum Amateur Radio Club (N7WAH) placed 13th overall amongst high schools. The N7WAH […]

via the ARRL: Ham Radio “a Special Hobby,” Young ARRL Member Tells College Publication

A rising star in the Amateur Radio world —19-year old Ruth Willet, KM4LAO, of Lawrenceville, Georgia — has caught the eye of her school, Kettering University in Michigan, where she is majoring in mechanical engineering and engineering physics. Willet already has attracted attention through her ham radio activities. Last spring, she was the keynote speaker at the 32nd […]

via the ARRL: Sisterhood of Amateur Radio Supports Girl Scouts in Obtaining Radio Wireless Patch

The Sisterhood of Amateur Radio (SOAR), in conjunction with the Girl Scout Council of Southern Nevada, hosted a Radio and Wireless Tech Field Day on February 3 in Las Vegas, for more than 60 girls and their adult chaperones. ARRL began offering its Radio and Wireless Technology Patch Program for Girl Scouts in 2016. The program defines the requirements for Girl Scouts […]

Sea Cadets earn Ham Radio Technician License (Washington)

During the Winter break from school, local Sea Cadets of the Capitol Battalion Sea Cadets took the opportunity to earn their Amateur Radio Technician’s License. On December 18 through 20, Thurston County District 13 Griffin Fire Station hosted these local Cadets. The class and hands-on practice were provided by Lee Chambers KI7SS, Steve Ward WC7I, […]

Livermore Teen Pilot Plans Solo Flight Around The World (California)

Aviation enthusiast Trystyn Clark has soaring dreams — literally — when he turns 18. The 16-year-old student pilot from Livermore is charting, mapping and eagerly anticipating a solo, around-the-world flight, with stops in 20-plus countries, to tout the thrills of aviation. “This is my love and passion, and it’s been like that since I was […]

via the ARRL: IARU President: Traditional Aspects of Ham Radio May Not Be Attractive to Newcomers

The 24th General Conference of International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) convened September 17 – 23 in Landshut, Germany, with representatives of 40 member-societies present and another 13 represented by proxy. IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, welcomed the attendees, urging them to reflect upon what will attract the majority of young people into Amateur […]

A Successful YOTA 2017 UK Will Pass Along the “YOTA KEY” to a New Team

From talking with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station to talking around the world on HF from GB17YOTA, the 80 participants at the Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) 2017 UK event had a blast. Held at Gilwell Park, located outside of London, the IARU summer camp allowed the young participants to become international friends […]

YOTA 2017 Participants to Speak with Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA, aboard ISS

Young radio amateurs attending the YOTA 2017 event at Gilwell Park will get a chance to talk via Amateur Radio with astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA, on the International Space Station (ISS), thanks to the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program. Nespoli, a newcomer to the ISS crew, will operate NA1SS in the […]

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