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NASA Presentation Rehearsal



4:00pm - 5:00pm ET


Ahead of their final NASA's Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge presentation, catch the Dartmouth Engineering finalist team's virtual practice.

This year, NASA sought innovative ideas that will support exploration of the Permanently Shadowed Regions (PSRs) in and near the Moon’s polar regions. The Dartmouth team developed "SHREWs: Strategic Highly-compliant Roving Explorers of other Worlds," inspired by shrews who gain mobility by latching onto each others' tails, forming a train or caravan.

The students — Adam Gronewold, MS candidate; Austin Lines, PhD candidate; Joshua Elliott, PhD Innovation Program candidate; Chris Lyke ’21; Marguerite Genereux ’21; and Grace Player ’21 — have worked hard on their SHREWs design all year.

Zoom link


For more information, contact Laura Ray at laura.e.ray@dartmouth.edu.