This WORKSHOP will unite the competing finalists of our worldwide Mars City Design 2016 challenge. Esteemed teams from MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, Ares Astronautics, and more will come together for this expert-lead workshop to finalize their designs for a sustainable city on Mars.
You can join us by becoming our backers, and meet our great selected design teams, and our speakers from NASA JPL, some private aerospace companies, experts from Purdue University and Buzz Aldrin Space Institute.
This unique workshop will be hosted at the new space freshly built at the University of Southern California (USC), on September 15-28th, 2016.
Mars City Design's mission is to design the blueprint for sustainable cities on Mars.
"It is not enough to just travel to Mars and survive. Now we must develop a way in which we can sustainably live and love on Mars. It is essential that we call on a new generation of thinkers and innovators to make this a reality.” -Vera Mulyani, Founder & CEO of Mars City Design.
We put together a competition this past year that brought together the brightest minds in engineering, architecture, and design.
The results were unexpectedly amazing and it inspired us to open up the conversation with a workshop. Our jury member have selected the best innovative designs. In this workshop, the selected teams will collaborate with aerospace engineers, cultivate those designs and develop technological solutions.
Our best student category contestants come from MIT, CMU, Ballstate University, University of Virginia and University of Manchester in the UK, Math & Engineering School in Bucharest, and School of Urban Design in Turkey.
We also have local and international professionals from different fields; agricultural, innovation, architecture, urbanism, math and engineering.
We aim to build the winning prototypes, by 3D printing and testing them in their real scale in Mojave Desert, within the next 3 years.
We need your help to bring this workshop to life! We have some great rewards that will directly impact our ability to make this workshop a reality.
Risks and challenges
Some of our International contestants travel from across continents (Europe, Australia, Asia...) the only risk we have is if they cannot make it.
At the moment, for sure most of them cannot make it because of the financial challenge. But maybe YOU can help change that.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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