Open to all majors, the Northern Illinois University Mars Rover Team is a student organization in NIU's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. The team offers students the opportunity to learn about the design, fabrication, and integration of mechanical, electrical, and computer systems - key aspects of the rover's operation. All of these components come together to perform scientific tasks such as analyzing soil samples for life. The team competes in the University Rover Challenge, held each year in May.
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