Cubes In Space MPAC Group Top Design Award

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12 June 2014

idoodlesoftware inc. Announces the 2014 Cubes In Space™ MPAC Group Top Experiment Design Award.

Enterprising Students From Trinidad and Tobago Win the Inaugural Title.

OTTAWA, CANADA and LONDON, UK - June 12, 2014 - idoodlesoftware inc., an education software company offering innovative solutions to bridge the gap between traditional and digital learning announced today the global winners of the 2014 Cubes In Space™ MPAC Group Top Design Award. The design from the students at Northgate College, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago took the top award for their experiment. The Cubes In Space program is a partnership between Rubik Learning Initiative, idoodlesoftware inc., the Colorado Space Grant Consortium's RockSat-C program and supported by the Sounding Rocket Program Office at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.

"The team from Northgate College took to heart the goals of the program", said Amber Agee-DeHart, Founder of the Cubes In Space program. "The goals of the Cubes in Space program are to show students the interconnections between STEM concepts and to teach students to become analytical and effective thinkers. The team from Northgate College captured those ideas with their experiment "Ionization Investigation".

The Northgate College experiment along with the other designs from around the world will be launched into space via sounding rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, VA on June 26th, 2014."

"Being part of such an exciting global educational program is very fulfilling to us." said Nicholas Andrews, Managing Director of The MPAC Group, London. "Nurturing the young minds of the future with programs like Cubes In Space helps build the business and scientific leaders of tomorrow. MPAC is proud to be part of the shaping of the future and I would like to thank idoodlesoftware and NASA Wallops Flight Facility for offering such an amazing opportunity for the students."

"It was an intense, but absolutely enjoyable experience for NorthGate College. We have always encouraged our students to think beyond the curriculum. The Cubes in Space program presented a wonderful opportunity for us to witness this in action as the teamwork, creativity and excellence we encourage all our students to strive for, were on full display", said Dr. Noel Woodroffe, Chairman and Founder of NorthGate College. "This is indeed a proud moment for our Northgate College family across the world."

Leveraging the excitement of space exploration, the Cubes In Space program offers students and educators the opportunity to learn about the methodology for taking an idea from design through the review process. Throughout the experience, students acquired key 21st century skills necessary for success in a highly connected, global society.

Teachers and educators around the world can visit the Cubes In Space website at http://www.cubesinspace.com and watch the rocket launch on June 26th, 2014 through the live feed.

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About Cubes In Space

Cubes In Space™ is a no-cost global design competition for students aged 11-14 years old to develop STEM-based experiments for launch into space.

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About The MPAC Group

The MPAC Group is the UK's leading corporate compliance and regulatory advisory firm and targets to service the needs of multi-national and UK companies, who required cutting edge advice on various issues within the regulated sector.

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About Northgate College

NorthGate College is a values-based secondary school, founded in Trinidad and Tobago in 1999, and operating in Jamaica, Kenya and Zambia.

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About The Rubik Learning Initiative

The Rubik Learning Initiative provides revolutionary and engaging educational tools, programs and global expertise that foster the development of creative and multilateral thinking thus empowering people of all ages to discover their own solutions.

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About idoodlesoftware inc.

idoodlesoftware inc. is an education software company that bridges the gap between traditional and digital learning. Founded in 2008, the company is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and London, England and has a portfolio of educational software installed in over 8,000 schools representing 4,000,000 students.

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About NASA's Wallops Flight Facility

The research and responsibilities of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, part of Goddard Spaceflight Center, are centered around the philosophy of providing unique expertise, facilities, and carriers to enable rapid response, frequent, low-cost flight opportunities for a diverse customer base.

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About Colorado Space Grant Consortium

The Colorado Space Grant Consortium is an affiliate of NASA's National Space Grant College and Fellowship program. COSGC uses the excitement of the space program to inspire, educate and develop the future technological workforce by enabling a diverse group of students to participate in space-based, hands-on projects, courses and outreach activities.

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