A group of Dartmouth engineering students recently won a challenge from NASA to design a greenhouse for Mars. The challenge was laid out by NASA: Create a system to feed four astronauts on a 600-day mission to Mars. Of the five teams from around the country that made it to the final stage of the BIG Ideas competition, the team of 8 students from Dartmouth won for their greenhouse called DEMETER. DEMETER stands for Deployable Enclosed Martian Environment for Technology, Eating, and Recreation. “We wanted to use the acronym because Demeter is the Greek goddess of agriculture, harvest, growth and nourishment and we thought she would be a food figure to represent our greenhouse and what we want it to do,” fifth year Dartmouth engineering student and...
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Dartmouth Engineering Students Win NASA Competition To Design Greenhouse For Mars