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NASA Announces Student Winners for 2015 Rover Challenge

NASA named the winners of the 2015 NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, held April 17-18 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

First place in the high school division went to University Gardens High School from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The International Space Education Institute from Moscow, Russia, took home the top spot in the college division. Both teams posted the fastest vehicle assembly and race times in their divisions, with the fewest on-course penalties. The complete list of award winners is provided below.

High School Division

· First Place: University Gardens High School from San Juan, Puerto Rico · Second Place: Rafaelina Lebron Flores from Patillas, Puerto Rico · Third Place: The Academy of Arts, Careers & Technology from Reno, Nevada

University Division

· First Place: International Space Education Institute - Team Russia from Moscow · Second Place: International Space Education Institute - Team Germany from Leipzig · Third Place: Middle Tennessee State University from Murfreesboro, Tennessee

The Systems Safety Award

· High School Division: The Academy of Arts, Careers & Technology · University Division: The Mukesh Patel School of Technology from Mumbai, India

The Featherweight Award

· High School Division: Vocational High School Teodoro Aguilar Mora - Team

1 from Yabucoa, Puerto Rico

· University Division: The University of Puerto Rico at Humacao

The Telemetry/Electronics Award

· Pittsburg State University ­ Team 2 from Pittsburg, Kansas

The Team Spirit Award

· The Mukesh Patel School of Technology

The Frank Joe Sexton Memorial Pit Crew Award · High School Division: Centro de Ciencia y Tecnologia Semilla from Chihuahua, Mexico · College Division: Christian Brothers University from Memphis, Tennessee

The Jesco von Puttkamer International Team Award · High School Division: The International Space Education Institute - Team Russia · University Division: The International Space Education Institute - Team Russia

The Best Report Award

· High School Division: Escambia High School from Pensacola, Florida · University Division: The University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez - Team 1

The Neil Armstrong Best Design Award

· High School Division: Parish Episcopal School from Dallas, Texas · University Division: Auburn University from

The Crash and Burn Award

· Purdue University Calumet ­ Team 2 from Hammond, Indiana

The Most Improved Award

· High School Division: Parish Episcopal School · University Division: Bevill State Community College from Sumiton, Alabama

The Rookie Award

· High School Division: Rafaelina Lebron Flores · University Division: Louisiana State University from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Technology Challenge Award

· The Rhode Island School of Design from Providence

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