TheBiomimicry and Art of Aeronautics in Nature
The objectives of this program are to...
There will be four events centered on engineering challenges. Competitors will operate bird and insect ornithopters in two separate events wherein the competitors must complete an unknown task. BAAN will provide teams with their own pair of ornithopter drones. In a third event, competitors will apply principles of glider flight to complete an unknown task using their prebuilt vehicles. Competitors will apply their knowledge of freefall and terminal velocity to complete an unknown task using prebuilt vehicles. The two non-ornithopter events will require competitors to submit detailed documentation of their engineering design process. Competitors are encouraged to compete in more than one engineering event.
The Visual Art Symposium will challenge competitors to create pieces of original art that address one of four themes. Competitors are limited to four media: 2-dimensional, sculpture, photography, and videography. Competitors will present their pieces to a jury of local art authorities for scoring.
All teams must compete in every event -academic and engineering- as well as the art symposium.
How to participate in BAAN:
BAAN seeks at least 40 teams.
Schools and youth-serving community organizations can enter teams. Teams can have up to 12 students, plus three supervising adults to include a Coach.
Students must be in good academic standing in order to participate in BAAN.
BAAN will host Level 1 teams, Gr. 6-8, and Level 2 teams, Gr. 9-12.
There is no registration fee to participate in BAAN. In fact, the Competition will be assisting all teams by matching part of their fundraising efforts.