Who we are

The Michigan Mars Rover team (MRover) is a student-run, multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to design, build, and test a rover for the exploration of extraterrestrial environments and to assist astronauts on a mission to Mars. Our members consist of everyone from freshman to graduates that represent a range of majors from the College of Engineering and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. We strive to inspire and educate students about space, Mars exploration, and engineering in general, and we focus on promoting good engineering practices and multidisciplinary design and helping students grow as engineers.

What we do

MRover is a competition-oriented team whose goal is to compete in and win the University Rover Challenge (URC) that takes place every year at the Mars Society’s Mars Desert Research Station near Hanksville, Utah. The competition has gained worldwide attention from academia and industry, and teams from all over the globe come to compete. This year, the URC will be hosting 30 teams from seven countries around the world, and the Michigan Mars Rover Team is only one of twelve representing the United States.

Where we are

We meet throughout the week at the Wilson Student Team Project Center on North Campus and hold weekly team meetings at 12:00pm in 107 GFL every Sunday. Feel free to stop by and see what we are up to.

Join?

Interested in joining MRover? It probably couldn’t be any easier. Just show up to our Sunday meetings at 12:00pm in 107 GFL (right behind the FXB) on North Campus! Or you can contact us by clicking the link below.

Donate?

Interested in helping us win the University Rover Challenge? Any little bit helps and we would greatly appreciate your support! Just click below and we would to talk about it.