Katie Foley – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS StellarXplorers is a design competition that combines all aspects of development and operation with a spacecraft focus.
Captain of StellarXploeres senior William Flood said, “As a team we take an academic quiz and use a simulator to find the best solution to a set of problems. We did pretty well as we made it to semifinals and were ranked in the top 30% of 211 teams.”
According to the teams at StellarXplorers, 85% of alumni are enrolled in a four-year college program with 80% in a STEM discipline. 90% of all respondents credited StellarXplorers as influencing their education and career choices somewhat or a great deal.
As stated on stellarxplorers.org, “We believe that competition builds confidence in competitors’ ability to comprehend and solve complex engineering problems.”
Mustangs are recruiting for the club.
Freshmen and sophomores are highly sought for the four-year participation.
Mustangs can find virtual tours, team directors, and walk-through videos here.
The national program has changed the date for team registration.
These changes allow the LRHS StellarXplorers team more time to prepare for the competition.