Local teams prepare for the Moonbuggy Race Competition in Alabama

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:01pm

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Outreach Canter in the New Mexico State University College of Education supports the two teams from LCPS high schools that are competing in the new NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge (formerly NASA Great Moonbuggy Race) in Huntsville, AL April 10-12, 2014, thanks to funding from the Spaceport gross receipts tax.

The two schools are Mayfield High School, sponsors David Eason and Adan Sanchez; and Rio Grande Preparatory Institute in collaboration with Mesilla Valley Alternative Middle School (formerly MVTC), sponsors Jason McNiece and Jason Clark.

The challenge will focus on designing, constructing and testing technologies for mobility devices to perform in different environments.

It will provide valuable experiences that engage students in the technologies and concepts that will be needed in future exploration missions.

Further, the vehicle must be built and designed by the students.

For more information visit: http://www.nasa.gov/roverchallenge/home/index.html.


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