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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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Mars rover competition fast approaching


The deadline to participate in the 12th Annual Mars Rover Model Celebration and Competition at UH is right around the corner: Friday.

Houston-area students from third to eighth grade are called to create operational models that might one day carry out a mission to Mars, but with a budgetary stipulation: only found objects, minimal art supplies and a $25 limit. Teachers were encouraged to get involved, with whole lesson plans pre-prepared for educators interested in getting their class involved in building rovers.

Rover submissions are separated into two categories — solar-powered and free-form, or unpowered — that will be judged separately. Though the program works with local-area schools, individuals are allowed to enter as well. They will have a separate deadline, which has not yet been released.

The celebration will occur from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Conrad Hilton Ballroom of the Hilton UH. The event is open to the public.

Event registration and other information can be found at https://marsrover.uh.edu/eventregistration.aspx.

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