SNOHOMISH WASHINGTON NEWSPAPER Sunday, June 24, 2018   
Snohomish Times News
Home | Business News | County News | Entertainment | Local News | Photo Gallery | Prep Sports | Roads Traffic News | Snohomish News Archive | STSPN.COM

WSU Everett Mars rover team

Champion Security Solutions
Published:2016-06-06 Business
WSU Everett Mars rover team    Print Snohomish Times    
WSU Everett Mars rover team

EVERETT, Wash. – The rust-colored badlands of the Mars Desert Research Station became a proving ground for aspiring engineers from around the world through the weekend. And at the end, it was students from the Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett Mars rover team standing on the second-place podium, surrounded on either side by first- and third-place finishers from Poland.

The team of nearly 20 mechanical engineers from the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, several of them recent graduates who have held off job searches in order to compete in the June 2-4 challenge, spent more than a year designing and building a Mars rover of their own. That rover is meant to be able to work alongside human explorers on the surface of the Red Planet; tough enough to move over rough terrain, agile enough to pick up and move a variety of tools and smart enough to test soil for elements that might help sustain life.

Blaine Liukko, a 24-year-old mechanical engineering major from Lynnwood, has been president of the WSU Everett Engineering Club for the 2015-2016 academic year.

“I have never had a trophy mean so much to me,” Liukko said. “We started with a vision my junior year, and throughout my educational career, I have put in well over 1,000 hours of blood, sweat and tears to make that vision become a reality. My team came together, each person taking on different responsibilities, to build the best machine we could. Hard work does pay off and the emotions that came along with this accomplishment are second to none.”

The WSU Everett team was one of 30 semifinalists representing seven countries, including the United States, Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt, India, Poland and South Korea.

The only other American teams to place in the University Rover Challenge (URC) finals were Cornell University, eighth place, Brigham Young University, 11th place, and the University of Michigan, 12th place.

Phil Engel, who will return to WSU as a senior next year, was the only student in the competition to earn an individual science award.




Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Everett detectives need your help Everett detectives need your help
Everett detectives look for a person of interest in recent homicide


Published: Monday, June 11, 2018
Seattle Jobs Tax Seattle Jobs Tax
Seattle jobs tax gets well-deserved pink slip


Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Farwest Motel shooting Farwest Motel shooting
Everett detectives seeks public help to locate suspects in recent Farwest Motel shooting.


Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Needle Clean-Up Kit and Disposal Program Needle Clean-Up Kit and Disposal Program
Pick-up and drop-off locations added as part of ongoing response to opioid epidemic


Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Fire District 7 and Camano Island Fire mourn loss Fire District 7 and Camano Island Fire mourn loss
Fire District 7 and Camano Island Fire mourn the loss of one of their own


PUBLIC MEETING

Snohomish Sports Network

Advertisement

Live Police Scanner

Snohomish County Sheriff, City of Snohomish,
Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Everett - Police & EMS/Fire


Speedway Chevrolete

Advertisement

mondotimes
The Worldwide Media Guide

 


SNOHOMISH contact