The 2010 – 2011 JBU NASA Lunabotics team recently got back from Kennedy Space Center and competed very well in NASA’s Second Annual Lunabotics Mining Competition.  The team received first place in the “Systems Engineering Paper” with a $500 scholarship.  The team should be very proud of this accomplishment.  The team received a perfect 20 out of 20 points possible on the paper, and this result is a direct testament to the outstanding job of engineering design, analysis and management the team demonstrated throughout the project.

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Of the 70 teams that registered, and 37 that competed, JBU was 9th place in the total amount of ‘lunar dirt’ collected and deposited.  The dig results are below.  JBU plans to continue our participation in this event in the year ahead. Final standing that included all elements of the rubric are unknown at this time, but University of North Dakota won first place overall.

The team did a great job and should be very proud of their results.

Total Amount of ‘Lunar Dirt Collected’(kilograms)
1: Laurentian – 237.4
2: North Dakota – 172.2
3: West Virginia – 106.4
4: Embry Riddle- Prescott – 85.4
5: Auburn – 80.0
6: Virginia Tech – 79.0
7: Colorado School of Mines – 72.0
8: Alabama – 63.2
9: John Brown – 50.0
10: Southern Indiana – 37.6
11: South Dakota School of Mines – 34.0
12: Temple University – 33.6
13: University of Akron – 32.0
14: UNC Charlotte – 6.4

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