Tag: Mars Rover

Missouri S&T student design teams gear up for competition

Posted by on April 25, 2022

Innovation doesn’t take a break. Missouri S&T student design teams are working on everything from rockets to underwater robotics, and are preparing to take their projects to regional, national and international competitions in the coming months.

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Missouri S&T’s 2022 Mars Rover to debut March 12

Posted by on March 9, 2022

The Missouri S&T Mars Rover Design Team will reveal this year’s student-built rover at a ceremony scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center (SDELC), housed in the Kummer Student Design Center at 1051 N. Bishop in Rolla. After the unveiling, the Missouri S&T team will host a meet-and-greet with team members and showcase various parts and aspects of the rover. The event is free and open to the public.

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Newly discovered material may ease wear and tear on extraterrestrial vehicles

Posted by on March 11, 2021

As NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover continues to explore the surface of Mars, scientists on Earth have developed a new nanoscale metal carbide that could act as a “superlubricant” to reduce wear and tear on future rovers. Researchers in Missouri S&T’s chemistry department and Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Nanoscale Materials, working with a class of […]

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Missouri S&T’s 2020 Mars Rover to debut March 8

Posted by on February 20, 2020

The Missouri S&T Mars Rover Design Team will reveal Icarus, this year’s student-built rover, at a ceremony scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in the Havener Center atrium on campus.

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Missouri S&T to host Space Week events Nov. 18-23

Posted by on November 15, 2019

Missouri S&T’s Mars Rover Design Team will host a week filled with guest speakers, observatory viewings and a movie screening this November.

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Missouri S&T Mars Rover Design Team to compete in Utah

Posted by on May 20, 2019

A team of students from Missouri S&T will demonstrate the fundamentals of remote robotic travel and task completion as part of a competition that challenges students to design and build the next generation of Mars rovers.

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Missouri S&T Mars Rover to be revealed March 9

Posted by on March 4, 2019

The Missouri S&T Mars Rover Design Team will aim to retake the title of world champion in 2019 and will begin by unveiling Valkyrie, this year’s student-built rover, at a ceremony scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in the Havener Center atrium on the S&T campus.

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S&T team places second in University Rover Challenge, best among U.S. teams

Posted by on June 3, 2018

Missouri S&T’s Mars Rover Design Team, winners of the 2017 University Rover Challenge (URC) finished second among a field of 36 collegiate teams in this year’s competition, which was won by Czestochowa University of Technology. Missouri S&T had the top score among the 12 U.S. teams in the competition.

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Missouri S&T Mars Rover to defend world title

Posted by on May 22, 2018

The world champion Mars Rover Design Team at Missouri S&T will defend its title this month in a competition designed to test the fundamentals of remote robotic travel and task completion using next-generation Mars rovers.

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S&T student design teams are ready for competition

Posted by on March 20, 2018

Spring is student design season at Missouri S&T. At any given time during the semester you can see students constructing rockets, driving Formula-style cars around campus parking lots or floating concrete canoes on a local lake.

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