Tuesday, May 12, 2015

GCHS Rover

Scott Kleine, Kiwanis member and volunteer with the GCHS Moonbuggy Rover project told Kiwanians about the 2015 challenge.  The team consists of  Austin Jones, a Senior; Rachel Visnack, a Junior; Miranda Shook, a Sophomore; Spencer Baker, a Sophomore; Graeme Basey, a Junior; Adam Grimes, a Senior; Bill McKenna, GCHS  Radio/TV teacher;  Rebecca Schini, GCHS Science Teacher; Scott Kleine, Professional Engineer and team volunteer; Beth Shook, Parent and Transportation; and Susan Baker, Webmaster. 

The NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge was held April 16-18, 2015, at the U. S. Space & Rocket Center. The challenge focused on designing, constructing and testing technologies for mobility devices to perform in these different environments, and it provided valuable experiences that engaged students in the technologies and concepts that will be needed in future exploration missions.

Rovers are human-powered and carry two students, one female and one male, over a half-mile obstacle course of simulated extraterrestrial terrain of craters, boulders, ridges, inclines, crevasses and depressions. 

The Team was sponsored by Kehin, Ninestar, Hancock Wellness Center, Greenfield-Central School Foundation, Mary Haberman, Owner, Pins & Needles, and Family Bike Chain.  To see pictures and video of the competition, rovers, and team go to the website at .

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Greenfield Kiwanians perform service projects to help people and organizations. We also perform service projects to raise funds to support Riley Children's Hospital and many local charities.