Worcester Polytechnic Institute is no stranger to NASA’s Centennial Challenges. Since 2011 the university has played host to the Sample Return Robot Challenge and in 2009 a WPI team won first prize in the Regolith Excavation Challenge. Now two more WPI students are looking to continue the tradition.
Sarah Chamberlain, a senior robotics engineering major, and Richard Eberheim, a junior also majoring in robotics engineering, are competing in the 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge. The mission of this Centennial Challenge is to design and build a 3-D printed house for deep space exploration, including NASA’s journey to Mars.