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Victorian students soon to compete in the world's premier university robotics competition.
The Monash University students that make up the Nova Rover team are aiming for the stars, as the first Australian team ever to compete in the international University Rover Challenge, the world's premier university robotics competition creating the next generation of Mars rovers.
Their new robotic rover, preparing for the upcoming competition in Utah, and members of the team are looking forward to sharing their passion for space at this year’s Australian International Airshow at Avalon.
The team will be one of 28 exhibitors at the Airshow’s first ever showcase of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and space-related careers and skills. Other exhibitors include the Melbourne Space Program, Next Aero, Moonshot, the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Scienceworks and the Victorian Space Science Education Centre.
The pavilion is a Victorian Government initiative encouraging Victorians to explore STEM fields and the professional opportunities they present. The Victorian Government is boosting STEM education in our schools, making digital technology part of Victoria’s school curriculum and delivering ten dedicated tech schools across the state.
The Australian International Airshow will be held at Avalon Airport, 1-3 March 2019.
The Victorian Government careers and skills pavilion is open during the weekend, 2-3 March 2019.
Discover more about the Nova Rover – and the Monash University team competing – on the official website of the Nova Rover team.