History Created LPU Students won the NASA Award in USA
· 'Visionauts', a team of 7 LPU students from BTech (Mechanical Engineering) won the "STEM Engagement Award" in the 2019 Human Exploration Rover Challenge · LPU students also met Sunita Williams, NASA astronaut and two-time spaceflight veteran
The team comprised of 7 LPU students from BTech (Mechanical Engineering)
Karan Singh shared: "We are thrilled to win the STEM Engagement Award from NASA. The competition is extremely challenging and offered us a chance to test ourselves against the best in the world. To have won an award in a competition of this stature is a moment of great pride for all of us. We are thankful for the exceptional support offered to us by our faculty and the university, who stood by us throughout the competition."
LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal holds: "It is great to see our students placing a firm faith in their capabilities to be world beaters and demonstrating it on a global stage. This will inspire many more students at LPU to think global and win more such laurels."
The 25th NASA Rover Challenge saw participation from over 100 teams from across the globe, including the US, Germany, India, Mexico, Morocco and Peru. The competition challenges high school and college teams to design, build and test human-powered roving vehicles inspired by the Apollo lunar missions and future exploration missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. It continues the agency's effort to use the appeal and intrigue of its space missions and programs as catalysts for engaging students in STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics.