FAQs

Is the Swarmathon open to teams located outside the United States?
No. The Swarmathon is only open to teams from Minority Serving Universities and Colleges located inside the United States and its territories.
How do I know if my school is a Minority Serving University?
Please visit U.S. Department of Education webpage at the following link to determine if your College or University has been designated as a Minority Serving Institution http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/edlite-minorityinst.html#ftn1. Contact information for the U.S. Department of Education is available at http://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/gen/index.html. You may also want to check with your University's Office of Sponsored Research or similar office.
Is there a fee to enter the Swarmathon?
No. All selected teams participate free of charge. In fact, those teams that are selected for the physical contest will receive 3 Swarmie robots on loan to their school.
If my team is selected for the Physical Competition in the Swarmathon, does my team need to travel to the Kennedy Space Center to compete?
No. Contest organizers will load each team's code onto Swarmie robots already located at the event and run them. The event will be broadcast live via an online video stream. Teams are welcome to attend in person and observe their code in action, but travel to the event is not required.
If my team applies for the Physical competition, but is not selected, can we still enter the virtual competition?
Yes. The application for the Physical competition contains the option to be considered for the virtual competition in the event you are not selected for the physical competition.
Where do I go for Technical questions?
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