ROADS (Rover Observation and Drone Survey) on Mars Challenge
The ROADS on Mars Challenge is a team STEM challenge for students in grades 3-12 designed to parallel NASA’s Mars 2020 effort. This Challenge consists of three parts: (a) ROADS Environment Mini-Challenge, (b) ROADS Search for Life Mini-challenge, and (c) Robotic Exploration Challenge. The first two mini-challenges will be submitted online, and the third challenge will take place in Las Vegas in early May. Teams across the United States will take part in the Challenge through one of the regional hubs. The Nevada Regional Hub is hosted by Nova77 STEM Workshop.
Nova77 STEM Workshop will partner with NASA scientists, earth scientists and robotics experts to provide free professional development workshops to team coaches in planetary geological and biological science, robotics, and UAV. We will provide materials support for teams in underserved areas and the opportunity to participate in the ROADS on Mars 2020 regional challenge, the first week of May. The grand prize is a trip to Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the launch of Mars 2020.