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For three years, the University of Sydney has supported nearly 500 students from 85 New South Wales schools in the computer programming challenge, which is run by NASA and top US tech university Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This is one of the uni’s STEM outreach activities.
In Australia, Zero Robotics – which is free for high schools students to participate – has grown significantly each year, from 10 school teams participating in 2015/16, to 55 teams participating in the 2017/18 competition, all from NSW.
“We are thrilled to open up the competition to schools from across Australia – this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to control robots in space,” said University of Sydney Executive Director of Space Engineering Warwick Holmes.