According to a press statement, two Indian student groups from Punjab and Tamil Nadu have won the NASA 2022 Human Exploration Rover Challenge.
The challenge, which was announced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA on April 29 during a virtual awards ceremony, drew 91 teams from 58 institutions and 33 high schools.
The competition required US and international student teams to design, develop, and test a human-powered rover on a track that mimicked the topography found on rocky worlds throughout the solar system.
While negotiating the course, the teams also completed mission tasks such as sample retrievals and spectrographic analyses.
“This year, students were instructed to build a course that would imitate obstacles as if they were competing in Huntsville,” Aundra Brooks-Davenport, the challenge’s activity lead, said on Tuesday.
“The safety of the squad was a primary consideration when designing their own obstacles. We’re looking forward to the virtual competition and the opportunities it has afforded our teams “According to Ms. Brooks-Davenport.
The STEM Engagement Award in the High School division went to Punjab’s Decent Children Model Presidency School. According to the statement, the team from Vellore Institute of Technology in Tamil Nadu was named the winner of the Social Media Award in the College/University section.
Aryan Jakhar works as an Editor-in-Chief at The Shining Media. Also, he is an editor at YouthPolitician (digital media situated in Taiwan). He writes his opinions on social issues at YouthKiAwaaz and also on his blogger website.