Monday, December 29, 2014

January 12th, 2015: Pedaling to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond - The NASA Human Powered Rover Team

We are pleased to welcome The Academy of Arts, Careers & Technology (AACT) Faculty Advisors from the NASA Human Powered Rover Team to present: “Pedaling to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond.” 

The faculty advisors will present an overview of the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, which is an engineering contest to design, fabricate, and race a human powered vehicle on a half mile course, over rough terrain that simulates the surface of the Moon, Mars, and beyond.  It is part of NASA’s directive to use educational resources to further research and development.

They will highlight the AACT Rover Team, which won 1st place, Best Rookie Team, Featherweight Award, and the Neil Armstrong Best Design Award. During the competition, students were required to assemble their rovers, and then race them on the course with the fewest on-course penalties.

They will also discuss how in this public education setting, students from various academies (engineering, communication arts, business and finance) collaborated in this hands-on educational program, designed to meet the challenges of our 21st century science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) needs.

The meeting will be on Monday, January 12th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders and Freeside.

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