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Exploring Worlds at Home

The Queen's Space Engineering Team constructs a Mars rover each year to compete at the international University Rover Challenge in Utah. QSET brings together over 40 students from engineering, science, commerce, and the arts to design, build, and operate the rover. The rover can autonomously navigate treacherous landscapes, collect geological data, analyze samples, and remotely operate machinery. It can be seen here gazing out into the Utah desert. The rover is a culmination of countless hours of volunteer work and generous support from both Queen’s and industry partners. The team was proud to be the top team in Canada at the 2017 competition.
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Photographer's affiliation: 
Undergraduate student
Academic areas: 
Engineering and Applied Science
Art of Research categories: 
Community collaborations
Exploring Worlds at Home
Undergraduate student
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Department of Chemical Engineering
Interdisciplinary research in materials, computational analytics and human-machine interactions
Understanding the Universe, the Planet and our Place
Location of photograph: 
Mars Desert Research Station, Utah
Photographer's name: 
James Xie
Display Photographers Affiltion + Faculty or Department: 
Undergraduate Student, Engineering Chemistry