Former NAIT students win Capstone Award for internet access project
Internet access is something we can often take for granted and cannot imagine living without. And, for people who live off the grid and in remote locations, the cost of having internet is quite high, making it inaccessible for many. A former team of NAIT students has found an affordable and an environmentally friendly way to use new technology to deliver internet to those communities. Former NAIT team member Jacob Maxwell and ASET CEO Barry Cavanaugh are featured.
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Lethbridge College student part of former Capstone Award-winning NAIT team
Internet access is something many of us take for granted, but not having it is a reality for many off the grid. A student from Lethbridge College has won an award for his role in finding a solution. Jacob Maxwell is part of a former team of NAIT students that won the Capstone Project of the Year Award from the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET). Together, the former team members developed a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to utilize new technologies to deliver internet access to those who live in remote communities.
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Capstone Project of the Year Award winner announced
The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta, also known as ASET, has chosen its Capstone Project of the Year Award winner. And there’s a local connection. Seven finalist teams competed for the award, representing the best of the best of the province. The winning team pitched a concept to provide cost-effective internet access to off-grid and remote communities where internet and power are lacking.