The Sooner Rover Team was one of only eight teams selected to compete in the 6th Annual NASA RASC-AL Robo-Ops Challenge. The team received $10,000 from NASA to build a planetary rover prototype, which they will use to complete a series of competitive tasks in field tests at the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Rock Yard in Houston, Texas in May 2016. The winning competition team will win a $6,000 prize.
The other teams selected for the competition include California State University Long Beach, University of California at Berkeley, University of Maryland, University of Buffalo in New York, University of Utah, University of Wyoming and West Virginia University.
The competition team, made up of AME students, includes Bill Doyle (BS ME), Jacob Jordan (BS ME), Nathan Justus (BS AE), Dane Schoelen (BS ME) and Brent Wolf (BS ME). The team is advised by Dr. David Miller.
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Congratulations to the Sooner Rover Team. Next stop: Texas!