The University of New Hampshire Durham

Apr 20, 2017 9:37 AM

Local NH university to host NASA Space Apps Challenge

DURHAM — The University of New Hampshire Durham will be hosting the NASA Space Apps Challenge this month.

On April 29 and 30, The UNH InterOperability Laboratory and UNHInnovation will host the event, which is open to high school seniors, college students and young professionals.

This year’s theme is Earth science and participants are tasked with the challenge to develop mobile apps, software, hardware, data visualizations and platform solutions that could contribute to space exploration missions and help improve life on Earth.

Participants will be judged based on creativity, sustainability and potential impact of their project upon Earth science. Winners will have the chance to move on to another round where they can potentially win badges to see a NASA launch.

The host of the two day event will be Caleigh MacPherson a NASA Solar System Ambassador and the New Hampshire High Tech Council’s TechWoman of the Year.

For more information, check out the NASA Space Apps Durham page.

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