Mars Rover Celebration

Volunteers are needed for the 11th Anniversary Mars Rover Celebration taking place on the University of Houston central campus on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Be a judge, tour guide, or member of the logistics and operations team.
To prepare for the Mars Rover Celebration, primary (grades 3-5) and middle school (grades 6-8) students interested in science and engineering participate in the design and construction of a model rover to carry out a specific science mission on Mars. The model is a mock-up constructed at a minimal cost, comprised of found objects and simple art supplies. Student teams build the models as part of a six-week classroom or homework project conducted during the fall of 2012. Teams conduct basic research on Mars to determine the operational objectives and structural features of their rover. For 2013, over 800 students organized into 240 teams are expected to participate.
Find out more about the event and how to get involved online.