July 8 - August 8
Students entering Grades 6-9
The Idaho Museum of Natural History offers a unique chance to work in outer space! Zero Robotics is a 5-week computer programming competition for middle school students entering grades 6-9. Participants will write code for the SPHERES robots on the International Space Station (ISS). SPHERES consist of 3 free flying satellites on board the ISS that test a diverse range of hardware and software from scientists all over America. Zero Robotics gives students unprecedented access to the ISS.
Participants will program code which will be tested in simulation, and the finalists will get to see their code tested aboard the ISS. Finalists will go head-to-head against teams from across the country, and astronauts will referee the competition live from space.