Mars Rover Celebration, University of Houston, University Center, Houston Room, January 30, 2016, 9am-2pm. In cooperation with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The Elementary division, students in grades 3-5. Up to 40 elementary schools will be represented with up to 120 teams at the elementary level. Designed for students interested in Science and Engineering. Students design and construct a model of a Mars Rover to carry out a specific science mission on the surface of Mars. The model will be a mock-up, constructed at a minimal cost, and of mostly found objects and simple art supplies. The students are given design criteria for a rover, and are required to do basic research on Mars that will determine the operational objectives and structural features of their rover.