Puerto Rican Students Shine at NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Repeating Islands

humaKevin Mead (Caribbean Business) writes about the many accolades that high school and college students from Puerto Rico received at NASA’s inaugural Human Exploration Rover Challenge at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Here are excerpts:

University of Puerto Rico students took top honors in the college division and an island high school team landed in a contest that drew dozens of teams of students from around the world. The event evolved from NASA’s Great Moonbuggy Race, where island teams proved to be perennial powerhouses over the years.

A team from UPR Humacao won the top prize in the college division. Student t racers from the Vocational High School Teodoro Aguilar Mora in Yabucoa placed second in the high school division behind the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology in Reno, Nevada. They raced to victory against 70 high school, college and university teams from…

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