From left to right : Reid Miller, Brooke Bradshaw, James Talbert, Austin Schmitz, Brady Anderson, Ryan Crall, Colton Marshall, Noah Brady, Shivam Vashi, Aaron McCrary, Nick Kilzer, Christian Tanberg, Jensen Mayes, Matthew Matejka, Billy Noy, Riley Roche, Gage Lochner; Not pictured: Trevor Rowland, Paul Karanja

Deliverable: We have very nearly delivered a competition ready rover at the end of the spring 2019 semester. As can be seen in the sub teams pages, a massive amount of progress has been made this semester. This progress will lend itself into improvements that will be found in the Phoenix Mk2 rover.

Goals: Make the current rover competition ready, while also beginning design for the next generation rover. This will require finishing up small tasks for each subteam, and working over the summer to research and design the large scale features of Phoenix Mk2. Achieving a competition ready rover is very important for the learning how best to work on the next rover, and how best to go about solving the next set of challenges set forth to the team.

Mission statement: MAVRIC is an interdisciplinary team of students working to design, create, and compete a Mars rover in the University Rover Challenge (URC).  URC is an international competition which takes place from May 30th РJune 1st, 2019 in Hanksville, UT at the Mars Desert Research Station.


Project lead Gage Lochner explains the rover to children at Fellows Elementary School in Ames during an outreach event.

Midterm Project Report


Final Project Report


Midterm Critical Design Review

Mid term design review M2I

Final Design Review

Final Design Review M2I