Another group of Columbia Basin College students are headed to a NASA competition, this time to pit their designs for a Mars rover against those of more than 200 community college students.
Oumou Sidibe, Gabriela Sanchez and Ginger McCormick leave Wednesday for Edwards, Calif., to take part in the spring program of the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars. The scholars program aims to bring more minorities into science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, related careers.
The trip is the end result of a five-week curriculum where the students design a rover and mission to Mars. Only students whose proposals score enough were invited to the Armstrong Flight Research Center AERO Institute.
A group of CBC High School Academy students also designed and built a human-powered moon buggy for a race competition in Alabama this week.