Delhi University’s Kirori Mal College (KMC) recently won laurels at the prestigious, US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The college won two awards at NASA’s fourth Annual Lunabotics Mining Competition held at the Kennedy Space Center at the end of May.
The main aim of the competition is to motivate students towards taking up a career in science and technology and to design a robot that can mine the moon’s surface.
The 28-member team and their faculty adviser Dr. Sumitra Mohanty won second place in two categories: Outreach Project Report Award and Luna Worldwide Campaign Award.
“The aim of the outreach project is to create awareness about science among students. We went to schools, NGOs and slums in a bid to spread this message,” said Ritika Khatri, a member of the team.