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Raised toward our $6,000 Goal
4 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 29, at 11:59 PM PST
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The University Rover Challenge (URC) is the world's premier robotics competition for college students. URC challenges student teams to design and build the next generation of Mars rovers that will one day work alongside astronauts exploring the Red Planet. 

With the aim of competing, we have formed an organization of over 65 students of UC Davis from various backgrounds and majors. We have 8 sub-teams: artificial intelligence, business, communications and control, dynamics, robotics, scientific exploration, structures, and suspensions/stability. We have created learning opportunities for students outside of the classroom and enhance their undergraduate experience. Each student is able to improve on the skills they need for their separate careers as well as creativity, professionalism, teamwork and more. 

We appreciate that UC Davis provides us with resources like labs, computers, books, and our faculty advisors and gives us a platform where we were able to come together and meet new people. Our project exists for science and learning opportunities. Keeping these aims in mind, we hope you will consider giving a gift towards our fund to support RoveCrest and share our page with your family, friends, and colleagues through social media platforms.


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Help provide our team with software technology to assist in building the rover. Also, get weekly updates on our progress



Help the Rover stay warm and powered on Mars and get weekly news curated towards scientific exploration and our rover updates



Help us comprehensively stress test the Rover structure and suspension. Along with constant updates our team, we will send a personalized thank you note



Help enable communication between base camp and the rover. Get updates on our progress and pictures of our rover as he's being built.



Help build a Robotic Arm to assist astronauts in maintenance tasks. Get a typed thank you note from our robotic arm with a picture.



Help us give the Rover autonomous navigation capabilities. You get to vote on the name of our rover and mini printable stickers of all things Mars.

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