UNL students to compete in NASA's Robo-Ops contest

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineering students will compete this summer in NASA's RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops Competition.

The competition will be held in June at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

UNL was one of eight teams chosen to compete in the engineering competition sponsored by NASA and organized by the National Institute of Aerospace.

Selected teams of undergraduate and graduate students build planetary rover prototypes to perform a series of tasks. UNL will put its "Rover of the Corn" up against seven other teams: Arizona State University; Florida A&M University and Florida State University; University of Maryland; University of Massachusetts-Lowell; University of Utah; Worcester Polytechnic Institute; and West Virginia University and Bluefield State College.

Each team receives a $10,000 award to aid in its participation.

First prize is an additional $6,000.

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