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NASA Swarmathon

Students from Minority Serving Institutions who are interested in robotics and space exploration can enter the annual NASA Swarmathon, coding algorithms that might be used on a Mars mission one day. Students can enter the physical competition by building a “Swarmie” robotic rover that can collect objects (like Mars rocks), or the virtual competition by programming a digital rover to operate in a simulator. Whichever team collects the most ‘rocks,’ gets cash prizes up to $5,000.

Heather Goss is the Departments Editor at Air & Space.

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