2017 Winners

2nd Place - Featherweight Award - Technology Challenge Award - AIAA Best Report Award

Getting Around On Mars

The RISD Rover team is a student run organization that designs and builds a two person, human-powered, all-terrain rover to compete in NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge. The 2017 rover was made in-house at the Rhode Island School of Design, with an emphasis on weight-reduction, improved ergonomics, and general system refinement.


The Team

Adrian Roop | Carmen Schweizer | Clare Jessey | Clarke Waskowitz | David Walden | Iman Serag | Jason Chang | Lily Douglas | Max Reice | Ryan Smith | Sung Wha Kang | Clayton Wiggers.

RISD Rover is advised by Michael Lye, NASA Coordinator for RISD's Industrial Design department.