Swarmathon IV Awards

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the NASA Swarmathon in 2019. The following teams won awards:

The Swarmathon team from Cabrillo College received first place in NASA’s Swarmathon University Challenge IV, during a ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida on June 12, 2019. Students and mentors from some of the Swarmathon teams were at Kennedy to participate in a student/mentor panel, hear from speakers, get a behind-the-scenes tour of Kennedy Space Center, dine with an astronaut and receive awards. For the challenge, university students developed algorithms for robotic swarms that are robust and adaptable like the foraging strategies of ant colonies. The fourth and final Swarmathon challenge was a combined virtual and physical competition. At far right is Melanie Moses, a professor of computer science at the University of New Mexico, the host location for Swarmathon. Third from left is Theresa Martinez, engagement manager of the Minority University Research and Education Program, managed at Kennedy.

$2000 – 1st place prize to Cabrillo College

Swarmathon 2019 awards at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

$1000 – 2nd place prize to University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo

The Swarmathon team from the University of Houston Clearlake and San Jacinto College received the Mission to Mars award for their achievements in the NASA Swarmathon University Challenge for 2019. They are at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on June 12, 2019. Students and mentors from some of the Swarmathon teams were at Kennedy to participate in a student/mentor panel, hear from speakers, get a behind-the-scenes tour of Kennedy Space Center, dine with an astronaut and receive awards. During Swarmathon University Challenge IV, students developed algorithms for robotic swarms that are robust and adaptable like the foraging strategies of ant colonies. The fourth and final Swarmathon challenge was a combined virtual and physical competition.

$500 – 3rd place prize to San Jacinto Community College & U. of Houston Clearlake 

$500 – Mission to Mars Video prize to San Jacinto Community College & U. of Houston Clearlake

$300 – Best Workshop Poster prize to University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo