ASU partners with NASA for challenge at the dunes Saturday

ALAMOSA — Adams State University will host the six annual Space Grant Robotics Challenge in partnership with NASA’s Colorado Space Grant Consortium.

The challenge is expected to draw teams from high schools, colleges and universities as well as private groups from across the state.

The event is designed to simulate a mission on mars. The challenge is also intended  to help further the development of robots and help to improve the operation of electronics in a difficult environment.


Participants will be required to design their robots to be able to have functionality in a wide variety of conditions.

The event will be hosted by the Great San Dunes National Park.

The park was chosen because it has a surface that closely resembles Mars.

It has been dubbed the “perfect outdoor laboratory.”

The challenge is scheduled for Saturday April 13, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. It will happen rain or shine.