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Young people competed at NASA with their project

Students designed a submarine for the collection of small debris in the oceans. We'll tell you what it's all about.


Young students designed a submarine for the collection of small, micros and plastic nanos in the ocean. It is a group of six university students, three from the Universidad Nacional Tecnológica Regional Mendoza and three from the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Of which, five study Engineering and one study Marketing and Musical Composition. It consisted of a hackathon promoted by NASA worldwide. It was done simultaneously in different parts of the world. There were 25 challenges of environmental problems and aerospace, which is the aspect of the NASA.

One student, Agustín López, explained: “The challenge was to use NASA data to create a solution, which in our case was the collection of water waste. During the event we had access to 3D printing, so we made small-scale prototypes, based on a prototype, so that we could see the part of operation, structure and so on.”

Then the students sent the report for the second stage, in which two teams from each venue participated, that is, 400 teams internationally. There will be 30 NASA finalists and, of them, the six winners will travel to NASA, the Kennedy Space Center, to see the takeoff of a rocket.

Julieta, another of the inventors of the submarine, said that “this is a very viable project with social impact because it can reduce pollution. It's a very important point in today's society. It's something that needs to be solved. There are many initiatives employed to reduce pollution on the surface of the oceans. But there are microphones and plastic nanos that remain and do not dissolve.”

We suggest you continue reading the following notes:

contaminacionHidden damage: children and pollution
ULAFree University of the Environment

Publication Date: 28/05/2020

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