Welcome to the 2015-2016 Mars Rover Design Team competition season! We all had busy summers with internships, preparing for Poland, competing in the European Rover Challenge (ERC), and getting ready for the exciting year we have ahead of us.
We would like to take the time to thank you all again for your generous support. We couldn’t have traveled to the European Rover Challenge without you. We were able to send six students and an advisor and they spent nearly two weeks outside of Kielce, Poland before ERC rebuilding Horizon, which had to be taken apart for shipping, and preparing for competition.
Out of 44 teams from around the world, we took 10th at competition, a feat that we are extremely proud of! We were the only US team to compete in ERC history and it was an incredible honor to get to not only represent our school, but also our country, and you, our supporters. Many lessons have been learned that we believe will greatly improve our performance in the future and we hope to compete again at ERC in the future.
On one last note, our last few rewards are slightly delayed, but they are in progress and you have not been forgotten! You can expect them within the next couple weeks.
Thank you again for following us on this journey. We are still in awe everyday of how supportive you are and we will always be grateful to you, who allowed us to make this dream of competing at ERC a reality. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We always look forward to hearing from you!