GREENFIELD — Greenfield-Central High School teams placed sixth and 13th in the high school division of a NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge in Alabama last month.
The competition, which took place April 17 and 18 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, challenges students to design, construct and race human-powered rovers through an obstacle course simulating the terrain potentially found on distant plants, asteroids or moons. Teams race to finish the course with the fastest times.
Greenfield-Central student participants included Spencer Baker, Miranda Shook, Rachel Visnack, Adam Grimes and Graeme Basey. Teacher and parent advisers were Scott Kleine, Kelley Basey, Bill McKenna and Beth Shook.
Greenfield-Central students were among nearly 100 teams from high schools and colleges from 15 states and Puerto Rico, as well as international teams from Mexico, Germany, India and Russia. The Greenfield-Central team was the only high school team from Indiana; Purdue and Trine universities also sent teams.
Last year, the team placed 31st out of 91 teams. Sponsors include the Greenfield-Central School Foundation, Keihin and Hancock Wellness Center.