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UWESpace to host NASA’s Space Apps Challenge

The UWESpace society is to host NASA’s Space Apps challenge at The Students’ Union building on Frenchay Campus.

Speaking to HUB Magazine in an e-mail exchange, president of UWESpace, Alex Thompson, said:

“The Space Apps Challenge is your chance to collaborate on innovative solutions to global problems. Solutions are typically websites, apps, concepts, or hardware prototypes. All backgrounds are welcome.

The event takes place in the Students’ Union building located in UWE’s Frenchay Campus. High speed internet, ample parking, and close proximity to a bar and general store make this an ideal location.

Over a 31 hour period, teams will develop their solutions to selected challenges. At the conclusion of the event, teams will present their solution to a panel of judges composed of academics and members of industry to win awards. All participants will receive a space themed 3d print. The top solutions will proceed to compete on a global level. In the past, winners at the global level have received an invitation to the Kennedy Space Center.”

The event starts at 9AM on Saturday, October 19th and finishes at 7PM on Sunday, October 20th.

More information about the event can be found on the Space Apps Challenge website here.

Poster for the event.

Featured image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; the LEGUS team, B. Tully, D. Calzetti; Acknowledgment: Judy Schmidt (Geckzilla)

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