Students from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) have emerged as winners at the global aerospace competition CanSat held in Texas. They left behind 39 teams from across the world to obtain the first position.
Students from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) have emerged as winners at the global aerospace competition CanSat held in Texas, US. They left behind 39 teams from across the world to obtain the first position. The 23-member multi-domain team included engineering students of various streams including aerospace, electronics, computer science, material science, instrumentation and control engineering and design studies.
What is CanSat?
- CanSat is a prestigious annual design-build-fly competition with space related themes organised by American Astronautical Society (AAS) and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
- It tests students’ analytical, creative, decision-making, problem-solving and collaborative skills besides their domain knowledge and expertise
- It also calls for the utilisation of unique skills from different disciplines, which help to augment the multi-disciplinal skills of the contestants
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As per an Indian Express report, the winning team had worked under the guidance of their professors – Ugur Guven and Zozimus Labana. “UPES students winning CanSat parallels the recent successes of the Indian space programme and prepares students for the role they will have to play when they eventually join the booming aerospace sector,” Guven said in a statement released on Wednesday.
Various prestigious institutions like Princeton University, University of Manchester, University of Alabama, VIT University and National Aviation Academy had participated in the competition.[Source”indianexpress”]