SECAUCUS, N.J. April 25, 2012 Morristown, NJ New Jersey New Jersey Institute of Technology Hackensack, NJ Chatham High School
The theme of this year’s challenge "Mars 3000," required each team to design and build a remote controlled robotic device capable of maneuvering through an obstacle course and completing several tasks associated with space exploration, including landing the device; maneuvering out of a crater and through difficult terrain; and delivering materials to a space craft. The space-theme of this year’s competition was based upon ongoing efforts in the international aeronautics community to determine the presence of water on Mars, and thus, its habitability.
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New Jersey Joseph M. Taylor
The Panasonic Creative Design Challenge scores student teams not only on their success at designing and maneuvering a robotic device, but also judges competitors on all phases of design and execution. Modeling a real-world engineering process, the Creative Design Challenge requires students to keep an engineering log book with their robotics designs and notes, submit a written report and give an oral presentation that tests their communication skills. All 27 teams competing in the finals had already completed a rigorous preliminary competition in which 49 New Jersey schools competed for a spot in the finals.
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