StellarXplorers National Finals Update
AFA’s newest STEM program, StellarXplorers, recently announced the ten National Finalist teams that will compete for the title of National Champion in its StellarXplorers II National High School Space Competition in Colorado Springs, CO, April 12-15, 2016. Teams will travel all-expenses-paid to compete for the title of National Champion and bragging rights in this, the pilot national deployment of AFA’s newest STEM program.
The ten National Finalist teams advanced through extremely competitive online qualifying rounds to earn the distinction of being National Finalists. They represent schools and other organizations from California, Colorado, Utah, and Alabama. Additionally, a team from U.S. DoD Dependent Schools in Kaiserslautern (Germany) qualified. At this year's National Finals Competition, teams will compete to define a space system concept to meet a different, more difficult mission scenario. Included in the competition is a briefing from each team outlining their concept and why it best meets the specified requirements. For a list of the finalists and more information about StellarXplorers, visit www.stellarxplorers.org.