Leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, Tektronix, Inc. has donated DPO2012B oscilloscopes to 2013 NASA Student Launch Projects Challenge winning teams.
Donating oscilloscopes as major prizes to winning project teams for the third year, Tektronix awarded the oscilloscopes in 2013 to Vanderbilt University for winning the 2013 NASA Student Launch Program Best Payload Design and to Tarleton University for winning the 2013 NASA Student Launch Program NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Payload Award.
The NASA Student Launch Projects challenges middle, high school and college students to design, build and launch a reusable rocket to one mile above ground level while carrying a scientific or engineering payload. Of the 57 teams of engineering, math and science students participating in the annual challenge organised by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala, 21 comprised of middle and high school teams entering the non-competitive Student Launch Initiative, while 36 college and university teams competed in the University Student Launch Initiative.
According to David Farrell, General Manager of Mainstream Oscilloscopes, Tektronix, the Student Launch Projects challenge is a highly effective and important way to train and mentor future generations.
Vanderbilt was selected by NASA engineers for this highly competitive award for the third consecutive year. 2013 was the first year that Tarleton University participated in the NASA Student Launch Program, making their achievement even more noteworthy.
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