Winners selected in the inaugural Manufacturing Innovation Challenge!

On December 5, 2019, the six finalist teams presented their rover wheel solutions to a panel of judges. Read the press release from Mines Newsroom »

First Place

CLOVER (CoLlapsible GrOund Truthing RoVER Wheel)
Erchis Erdenebat, Gage Gellerman, Claire Thomas
Prize: $3,000

Second Place

R.O.L.L.E.R. (Rotational On-Demand Lunar Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Research)
Adam Marcinkowski, Charlie Fuller, Bradley Jesteadt, Deep Joshi
Prize: $2,000

Third Place

Kyle Barras, Zachary Howell, Adam Hugo
Prize: $1,000

Thank you to our judges

Charles M. Rash, president of Griffin Systems & Technology

Roger McNamara, director at Lockheed Martin Space Systems

Steven Harford, chief technologist at Ball Aerospace

Challenge Flyer

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Contest Rules

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Six teams selected for Phase 2

Six teams were selected to move on to the prototyping phase! Check out the innovative solutions these teams developed in the short videos below.

Team 1: Roller

Team 2: GRATR

Team 3: Wheely Good Innovations

Team 4: Semipro

Team 5: Moonraker

Team 6: SPACE

Honorable Mention

Team Romp ‘n Roll won the “Best Pitch” award. Watch their video: