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Rankings

Since 2011, WVU and the Statler College have made a name for themselves in robotics competitions.

2019

  • RASC-AL Moon to Mars Ice and Prospecting Challenge
    Langley Research Center, Virginia
    Overall finish: first

2018

  • NASA Mars Ice Challenge
    Langley Research Center, Virginia
    Overall finish: second

2017

  • NASA Mars Ice Challenge
    Langley Research Center, Virginia
    Overall finish: first

2016

  • NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    First place, final challenge, $750,000 prize
  • Remote Robot Challenge
    Oklahoma State University
    Overall finish: third and sixth
  • NASA/NIA RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops
    Student Challenge
    Johnson Space Center, Texas
    Overall finish: second

2015

  • NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    First place, level two challenge, $100,000 prize
  • NASA/NIA RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops
    Student Challenge
    Johnson Space Center
    Overall finish: second
  • Mercury Remote Robot Challenge
    Oklahoma State University
    Overall finish: third

2014

  • NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts
    First place, level one challenge
  • NASA Robotic Mining Competition
    Kennedy Space Center, Florida
    Overall finish: first
    First Place, mining competition
    First Place, STEM outreach
    Second Place, presentation
  • NASA/NIA RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops
    Student Challenge
    Johnson Space Center, Texas
    Overall finish: first
  • Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems
    Robotic International Space Mining Competition
    Mauna Kea, Hawaii
    Overall finish: first

2013

  • NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition,
    Kennedy Space Center, Florida
    Overall finish: second
    Second Place, Spirit Award
  • NASA/NIA RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops
    Student Challenge
    Johnson Space Center, Texas
    Overall finish: fourth
    Best Paper Award
    Best in Show Award
    Best in Agility Award

2012

  • NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition
    Kennedy Space Center, Florida
    Overall finish: third
    Second Place, presentation
  • NASA/NIA RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops
    Student Challenge
    Johnson Space Center, Texas
    Overall finish: fourth

2011

  • NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition
    Kennedy Space Center, Florida
    Overall finish: second
    Third Place, mining competition