• Newshub
  • News
  • Allied Electronics partners with Colorado State University students for the 2018 NASA Robotic Mining Competition

    Fort Worth, Texas, 16 November 2017 - Allied Electronics is sponsoring the team from Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, Colorado, in the 2018 NASA Robotic Mining Competition (RMC).

    Vice President of eCommerce and Marketing Dan Stewart and Director of Brand and Supplier Marketing Elisa Weber travelled to Fort Collins to deliver RS Pro, and other products distributed by Allied, for use in the competition.

    “The students were excited to see equipment that will help create a prototype to the competition’s specs,” said Stewart. “These products will help students design and build an innovative excavation system to provide solutions to lack of power supply and retrieval of another planet’s resources in major space travel.”

    Jianguo Zhao, CSU Assistant Professor and Lead for NASA Robotic Mining Competition, is helping the students navigate this year’s competition.

    “As a student in China, I developed an interest in robotics competitions after my introduction to the field of robotics,” said Zhao. “With the support from Allied Electronics, these students may be profoundly impacted, as well.”

    The CSU team is comprised of students currently enrolled in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering. More than 50 teams from the U.S. are entered into the competition, which is in its ninth year. Winners will be announced next May at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

    Photo caption:
    Allied Vice President Dan Stewart and Director Elisa Weber deliver a box of RS Pro and other electronic components to the Colorado State University engineering students who are competing in the 2018 NASA Robotic Mining Competition.

    About Allied Electronics
    Allied Electronics is a high-service level, authorised distributor of industrial automation, interconnect, cabling, and electromechanical products with sales offices serving the Americas. With more than 3.5 million parts online, engineers and purchasers often look to Allied for a broad range of product solutions from more than 300 world-class suppliers. Allied Electronics is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers headquartered in Oxford, England.

    Visit us at www.thinkallied.com