By Randy Bolerjack, WSU North Puget Sound at Everett
Students from Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett placed second out of 30 teams from seven countries in the Mars Society’s University Rover Challenge this summer in Utah.
The 20-member Everett student club is only in its second year of existence. The team spent countless hours designing, testing, and building a vehicle meant to be able to work alongside human explorers on the surface of Mars.
“Being able to apply what we have learned to a real life project and see our designs come to reality gives us experience that few engineering students obtain through their education,” said Blaine Liukko, a mechanical engineering senior from Lynnwood who led the student team.
The students received support from the industry, including companies such as Boeing, Janicki Industries, Everett Steel, Metal Supermarkets, Protocase, Pacific Power Batteries, and Dassault Systems, as well as from the WSU Foundation, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, and the Bruce and Barbara Wollstein Endowment in Engineering.
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