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A team of 13 Indian students wins ‘Team Spirit Award’ at NASA competition

A team of Indian engineering students has won the team spirit award in NASA’s prestigious global competition

Houston, July 4 (UITV)- A team of Indian engineering students has won the team spirit award in NASA’s prestigious global competition to build and design Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) from scratch.

The team name ‘Screwdrivers’ comprised of nine men and four women, were presented the “Aloha Team Spirit” award during NASA’s 15th annual Mate International Remotely Operated Vehicle Competition at the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab.

The award is given to the team that shows enthusiasm, exemplary communication within the team, helps and interacts with other team best and has the best team jersey. Apart from this the team also conducts lectures and events at various colleges and schools to share their experience and encourage others.

There are about 5-7 awards that are based on different judging criteria, like safety, innovation, product demonstration, marketing and display team spirit. The theme of the competition was “From the Gulf of Mexico to Jupiter’s moon Europa: ROVs exploring inner and outer space”. In this competition the team presented an ROV that can travel and can be deployed to Europa’s deep oceans and can deploy instruments, recover critical equipment, collect and analyze oil sample and survey corals as well as carry out wellhead decommission and conversion.

The team competed against 40 other teams from countries like China, Scotland, Russia, USA, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, Denmark, Egypt, Turkey and Poland in NASA’s 15th annual international Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) competition in Houston.